Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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Pros
  • Gives employees a good quality of life in terms of work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Great benefits and a good relationships company (in 16 reviews)

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

  • Upper management doesnt do anything but micromanage (in 10 reviews)

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  1. I love working for Estee lauder

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment. Great management. Lots of opportunities to hone my craft. Its an exciting career. I love going to work every day and who i get to work with

    Cons

    if sales are down it gets discouraging. Preselling is difficult in this economy. We no longer get commission on Blockbuster gift sales

    Advice to Management

    Give us back our commission on Blockbusters so we have more incentives to presell


  2. Helpful (1)

    very happy and satisfied with my job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Tullahoma, TN
    Current Employee - Counter Manager in Tullahoma, TN

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    estee lauder has wonderful trainning and seminars, meet wonderful clients at your counter,

    Cons

    at times business is slow

    Advice to Management

    more contact.


  3. Fosters growth and rewarding opportunities on a regular basis.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    All managers foster an environment of education and growth and welcome insight from those around them. A true sense of team and positive challenge is present at all times.

    Cons

    Salary is considered part of a larger compensation package (including benefit options going beyond basic healthcare) and therefor may not seem to be as competitive as other, smaller companies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to go down the path of "leadership training" and fostering the growth of employees from within -- investing in your employees makes an immeasurable difference in their performance and skill level, not to mention loyalty, which in turn results in outstanding bottom lines.


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  5. Estee Lauder is a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great sense of community and flexibility

    Cons

    They do not use the leading edge of technology for their systems


  6. Global company with strong growth history and many opportunities for hard working professionals

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global company growth opportunity High quality products and prestige Professional team Innovative Strategic

    Cons

    Do more with less Weak process discipline Reengineering process too slow

    Advice to Management

    Continue with strategic plan


  7. Wonderful to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist Key Holder in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist Key Holder in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always educated on new product. All managers were so nice! Everyone was always easy to talk to. Great work environment that supports education. They even do tuition reimbursement which promotes lifelong learning.

    Cons

    Not enough advanced job openings. Many of the upper management jobs are in New York. There are some very long days on your feet. Wear flats and enjoy having an easy dress of all black.

    Advice to Management

    Motivation is always important even during slow days in sales. Notice the talents of sales associates and bring attention to their hard work.


  8. I believe my experience at Estee to be positive, I am treated with respect and fairness.

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

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company provides great benefits. It is a stable company that is doing well in this economy. There are frequently job posting allowing for an individual to grow in experience. They also provide a fair amount of vacation days and summer friday's.

    Cons

    Greater effort should be put in to grow the people within the organization. The company seems to have an attitude that it’s employees are not as valuable as people that can be acquired from the outside. i.e. people from the outside are paid much more money going into a position then a current employee.

    Advice to Management

    Lately we have seen that the company is trying to grow its employees. This is great, however, there isn’t a practical way that is making this happen. i.e. giving some incentive to a manager to have his direct reports advance in the company. While I am very fortunate to have an excellent director and executive director. This is not the case with all. I think that attitude and treatment of others should be a greater factor in the promotion of people who will manage others. There are some people who are very talented but should not be managing people.


  9. Executive Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company, career mobility, good work/life balance, good benefits.

    Cons

    They need a real career development program.


  10. Wonderful place to work, great culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Great discounts. Very flexible

    Cons

    Hours, Retail hours, not consistent.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Marketing Manager Travel Retail Americas Designer Fragrances, Aveda, Origins & Beauty Bank

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People Career Advancement Products Culture, lider in the beauty industry

    Cons

    Salaries, Salaries, Salaries, Salaries, Salaries

    Advice to Management

    Work in a more fair compensation according to the market and the industry



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