Estée Lauder Companies

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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
294 Reviews
3.4
294 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.  

    Lots of change and no standardization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and a good relationships company

    Cons

    Inside is totally disorganized, no standard processes and nothing but change, change, change,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Easy place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are friendly and managers are courteous.

    Cons

    Old technology and tools to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need total overhaul in the top ranks, the company has loose work culture and slow decision making processes.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Work Life Benefits, Training Opportunities

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, lots of baby sitting, politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall very good!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, Product Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Product Development in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Gives employees a good quality of life in terms of work/life balance. People don't stay "crazy late". The employees are great. Great discounts. You are working on amazing products.

    Cons

    Salary is not as high as at major competitors but then again, I think the balance is better, so that has to be factored in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more opportunities for part-time/job sharing, especially important for women with children.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of perks, great training and education

    Cons

    Low pay, very political, slow movement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    WWTD

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Oakland, NJ
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Oakland, NJ

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The manager, Terence, was absolutely the most involved he could possibly have been. I learned a lot from the internship thanks to his tutelage. He is such an impressive example of what a manager ought to be that I actually used him as an example in some of my management coursework in a section called, 'What would Terence Do?' in a reading journal.

    Besides he and the other consummate professionals I got to work with, I was assigned a very serious project which I had full control over. That sort of experience is invaluable, and looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Working in production is loud, and not transferable to some of the more refined positions you might be interested in pursuing afterward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just ask yourself... WWTD?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    This is a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - SAP Portal Developer in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - SAP Portal Developer in Melville, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Estee Lauder has a very friendly environment.

    Cons

    Office space was small and there was not many interaction between the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Workload should be distributed evenly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 10 people found this helpful  

    Great people, Future TBD

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some of the most committed, wonderful people have built this company and working with them is a delight
    Very family oriented culture that looks out for its people and offers a personal level of belonging
    Great products and a very solid financial foundation
    Globally involved and very diverse

    Cons

    Company is changing dramatically to being stock price driven and eroding its foundations of family and belonging
    HUGE issues with processes and standardization. The stuff that should be easy, isn't.
    New leaders are cut throat and short term in their thinking as the maximize income while sacrificing longevity
    Tough to get a good foothold as the company is very relationship oriented
    HR is very weak and splintered making your experience from manager to manager VERY inconsistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sacrificing heritage for profit, Invest in your people not consultants, listen to your people on the front lines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of education, training program, paid hourly plus commission

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow and retail hours with lots of black out dates. Taking vacations with your family is hard.

  11.  

    Great to try.

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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Elmhurst, NY
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Elmhurst, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's getting more money than other beauty company.

    Cons

    The people around you have to be aware, very stress in work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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