Estée Lauder Companies

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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.3 235 reviews

88% Approve of the CEO

Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda

Fabrizio Freda

(108 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent work-life balance, which - for most people - offsets the low pay(in 23 reviews)

  • Great benefits,Amazing, creative, friendly, great customer service, quickly recognized(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance in Marketing role not always achievable(in 9 reviews)

  • And that is why some senior management don't seem to be competent at all(in 14 reviews)

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    The company culyure is that of growth, of people and business

    Senior Sales and Education Executive (Former Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGreat benefits. They have a generous 401K match, pension plan and stock awards for performance. There are opportunities for career growth but there are so many internal canidates interviewing for the same job plus outside applicants. You can get there if you hone your skills, work hard and become the best

    ConsThey are the lowest paying cosmetic company on an Executive level. It is very hard to get promoted unless you are willing to relocate. It took me 10 years and 5 relocations to be at a Sr Sales and Education Executive level

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more career enrichment opportunities for lower level managers such as Account Coordinators, Counter Managers and Business Managers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Still a great company, but not like before it went public.

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFantastic people and beautiful brands!

    ConsToo much short term thinking based on quarterly financial performance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNorth America is part of the brand DNA and should be as important a focus as China.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management coop

    Production Supervisor (Former Employee) Bristol, PA

    Prosgood team environment, and talented management teams

    Conschallenging task of time sensitive work environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Origins, Part time Counter Manager

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood quality products, yearly gratis, opportunity to earn bonuses, and excellent training workshops

    ConsHourly pay somewhat low, opportunity to get a decent raise is not likely, work environment depends on the attitudes and rules of store or mall the counter is located...terrible experience with that

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe an advocate for your employees. Be open to better wages.

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    Meh

    Beauty Advisor (Current Employee) Lithonia, GA

    ProsGreat discount, meet new people, great product

    Conssales goals are attainable but if you work at dillards it's inflated almost unreasonable, i loved the people I worked with but hated the store management. But any retail position you get is always taxing. My advice: stay as long as you can stand it, make as much money then move on. If you wish to stay with this company and into corporate network at the estee lauder meetings, network network network!! Good luck!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe lower level managment, phenomenal group of ladies, wouldn't know what goes on at headquarters didn't care enough

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    SAP documentation and Training intern

    SAP Intern (Current Employee) Long Island, NC

    Pros` Supervisor is very nice and tries to teach and help you as much as possible.
    ` There are lots of external consultants from IBM, SAP and other companies working here, it's a great opportunity to build your networking.
    ` Get chance to learn many advanced softwares.
    ` Get chance to work with people from different functional groups.

    Cons` Internship is unpaid.
    ` Internship is not very formal and systematic, not fixed assignment, my work is based on what they need. And it's possible to get some tedious work to do even though they are not SAP related.
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    Advice to Senior Management` Pay the interns even though it could be legal min payment.

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    Very Average Workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, good balance, friendly, diverse

    ConsManagement is not always respondent

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more and better feedback.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing Experience

    Education Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsYou learn a lot about the Industry, you are respected and admired by others. If you manage the Politics well, you can be promoted. Good bonuses and free products. Job security.

    ConsI don't think they really want to listen to the sales field. Follow the protocol and nobody gets hurt. Your boss might work against you to keep his/her position. You better live in the East Coast and talk some hefty BS if you want to grow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI believe Upper Management should initiate some confidential morale reviews. They might be surprised with the lack of incentive to work harder. Encourage upfront communication instead of attitudes to push people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Director of R&D

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEstee Lauder has a comprehensive benefits package. Compensation is more than fair. Great chances for growth. Very supportive of their employees

    Consway too busy at times.

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    Poor growth, poor pay.

    Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsTerrific co-workers in my department.

    ConsIf they find out that you are looking for another job, you will be fired.
    People are often promoted who do not have the requisite skills.
    Limited opportunities for career advancement.
    Highly disorganized HR department.
    Tons of red tape.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more flexible with your employees in terms of compensation, job advancement, process.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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