Estée Lauder Companies

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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
253 Reviews
3.4
253 Reviews
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
Fabrizio Freda
119 Ratings

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 10 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fantastic people and beautiful brands!

    Cons

    Too much short term thinking based on quarterly financial performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    North America is part of the brand DNA and should be as important a focus as China.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Management coop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Bristol, PA

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies as an intern for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good team environment, and talented management teams

    Cons

    challenging task of time sensitive work environment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Origins, Part time Counter Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hourly 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be an advocate for your employees. Be open to better wages.

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  5.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor  in  Lithonia, GA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Lithonia, GA

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great discount, meet new people, great product

    Cons

    sales 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, lots and lots of red tape.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with talented people, high standards, many opportunites to advance if you have the ambition, prestigious company, good heritage. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Work load is ridiculous, they are conservative with adopting new technology. pay is not great for mid-level unless you threaten to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create lunchroom/cafeteria space in the office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Average Workplace

    • 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

    Flexible hours, good balance, friendly, diverse

    Cons

    Management is not always respondent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more and better feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    SAP documentation and Training intern

    Current Employee - SAP Intern  in  Long Island, NC
    Current Employee - SAP Intern in Long Island, NC

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies as an intern for less than a year

    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.
    `

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ` Pay the interns even though it could be legal min payment.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Education Executive
    Current Employee - Education Executive

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

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Director of R&D

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Pros

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

    Cons

    way too busy at times.

  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor growth, poor pay.

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

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

    Pros

    Terrific co-workers in my department.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible with your employees in terms of compensation, job advancement, process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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