Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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Pros
  • Fair work life balance if you are willing to get your job done evenings and weekends (in 27 reviews)

  • Great benefits, lots of education, training program, paid hourly plus commission (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • home based offices make work life balance an opportunity (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. Good overall experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Motivated employees, surrounded by smart people

    Cons

    not a great work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. It was wonderful!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Bristol, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in Bristol, PA

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

    Learned a lot about manufacturing

    Cons

    intern pay was below average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to allow employees to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good people, very traditional, hard to accelerate within the company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good working environment.

    Cons

    Hierarchical, traditional, do not see this company existing in 10 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask the younger generations what they believe the company needs to change and survive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Learned a lot!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Hours are great.

    Cons

    Not a clear brand aesthetic moving forward.

  6. One of the better beauty companies but still has its challenges.

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

    Family oriented, pleasant work environment. work life balance respected.

    Cons

    Technologically behind makes it difficult to get info. Slow process to get to market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your senior management and executive teams. A effective leader is better than a results driven employee that causes a revolving door of talent. You loose more money in the end.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

    Great people to work with, somewhat relaxed environment but still very hard working.

    Cons

    Only 10 days vacation a year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. A Company who believes in Developing and Promoting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Fun Company who cares about a work life balance and developing their people.

    Cons

    Only so many positions in each location usually means you have to be mobile to move up the ladder.

    Recommends
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Great company lacking in some areas

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The culture is great once you find the right fit of people to work with. The CEO has infused some great advantages into the company since his arrival. I wish they would overhaul the HR department.

    Cons

    HR can be a challenge to work with, unfortunately the culture is geared toward helping only upper level management. They can be sneaky and manipulate situations to suit the advantage of the executive or the company. HR doesn't care about the little guy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the little guy supports you in everything you do. Stop treating the subordinates like they are dispensable, you are dispensable also.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Administrative

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work at

    Cons

    No cons at all good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are great people to work with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Highly rewarding experience with a company culture focused on its employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong mentors, work life balance and respect for the employee both personally and professionally. Opportunity for internal mobility and growth at other brands is strong. The company itself has a vision and has effectively found the right way to communicate it to employees at all levels, across all brands.

    Cons

    Every company has challenges however what you put in is what you get out of your experience!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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