Estée Lauder Companies

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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
320 Reviews
3.5
320 Reviews
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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Review Highlights

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. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great company lacking in some areas

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    A Company who believes in Developing and Promoting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Administrative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    10 plus years at EL

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Convenient location. There are many opportunities to move up. Company used to be too family friendly. It is better now that they evaluate you on your capability, not so much how well your boss likes you

    Cons

    Lower pay than peer cosmetics companies seems to be the perception. Workload is almost unbearable, but we heard that help is on the way and "new" management is working on modernize the system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    make up artist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

    great training and support

    Cons

    heavy push towards sales and goals

  11.  

    Awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, GA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Phoenix, GA

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, people, excellent traing, career advancment, Senior leaders

    Cons

    travel, work life balance, pay, reports are difficult to understand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise Executive pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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