Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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)

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

    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!

  2. Awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Raise Executive pay

  3. Helpful (4)

    You can get lucky but full of insecure and abusive women who are not as smart as they think

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well known brands and fancy office keeps people applying but doesn't make them stay.
    Decent benefits but still doesn't match up to competitors.
    Fancy address
    Well dressed employees with great sense of style

    Cons

    Low pay and abusive management is the number one reason people leave. They keep many bad apples because they are protected by other a users. People sue all the time so if you are being abused sue it will at least give you the salary you should have had.

    Advice to Management

    Pay and keep good talent instead of constantly losing people over 20k!
    Get rid of bad apples. Notorious leaders are in many brands like Estée Lauder and ADF.
    Move mid level management around through rotational programs other companies like loreal and CPGS let people travel.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    A prestigious company with luxury work environment but slow growth

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

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

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

    Pros

    good health insurance, strong team members, family atmosphere

    Cons

    low end on the wage spectrum, career growth slow for the industry, more value placed on newcomers than promoting within

  6. 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

  7. Helpful (1)

    10 plus years at EL

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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

  8. Good Company, Very Fast Paced

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

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong leadership, good benefits, great perks if you're into cosmetics and museums

    Cons

    Political Environment, Work Life Balance not always there

  9. The job was good

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You don't need to say much, the brand already have enough advertisement itself.

    Cons

    hourly paid was a bit low and gratiss was very slow and product is very limited

    Advice to Management

    Te be more fair,

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on the employee improvement and advancement in recent years

    Cons

    The salaries could be higher.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your best asset. Continue training management to be good coaches.

  11. Good benefits

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great starting position.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great.

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