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Pros
  • Work Life Balance is a focus with an understanding family relationships are critical for happy successful associates (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, you can learn a lot about business here (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Also some roles have poor work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • No work life balance, except for some (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Supply Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time

    Pros

    Management is very flexible and understanding. Perks of casual Fridays and make your own hours. Work from home 1 day a week if wanted.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and cohesiveness in the office. Lack of team environment. Training could be better and take time on issues that come up. More of a put out the fire now and we will explain later...if there is time later.

    Advice to Management

    Build a strong culture where people enjoy spending time together.


  2. "Back AGAIN."

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Thaxton, VA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Thaxton, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you've been here for a while, you get to know a lot of good people.

    Cons

    Company is top heavy with management. When we have to work Sunday, quite often those hours must be lost somewhere during the week to avoid OT. Back when I first started, There was no problem with OT. There was also very few managers at this location. Now if someone gets even 15 minutes, you are told to leave.

    Advice to Management

    If the company is going to force people to work Sunday, at least let them keep the money they made for it. It's bad enough to have to come in, but to have to lose those hours by the end of the week is just wrong.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time

    Pros

    Small company feel, good office, some people can be nice

    Cons

    Company is known as the titanic in the industry. Managers have no desire to make the company better, only care about covering their back and blame others to receive regular fat paychecks. Everyone desperately hanging onto dear life with no morale. Anything goes in the company, what a shame. Bullies are at all levels, from management to executive.

    A few people abruptly left the company after one month. Nobody knows why. HR too busy filling people into their roles and don’t care about low morale or making people lives better.

    Nobody gets promoted. Gossip is gospel. The work is unchallenging and usually means working through admin work because there’s no improvement anywhere in the company. CEO doesnt know or care what to do.

    Advice to Management

    Get upper management to feel motivated to improve the morale and structure of the company. Everyone just collect paycheck without wanting to make company better. Company has been stagnant and will be for long time.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice diverse brands and people

    Cons

    really bad management, going on for years....


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Eat lunch at desk everyday"

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    Current Contractor - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some sample provided
    Industry standard compensation
    There is no more that I can think of

    Cons

    Long hours
    High turnover rate, one quit after 1 day of working.
    Micro Managing


  6. "Listen to the employees ideas..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The product is nice. The early Friday hours are a plus as well.

    Cons

    The management team is struggling to understand the needs of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Give more ownership and responsibility to the employees. Less micro management , more responsibility will allow for newer ideas and opportunities to get the business's back on track.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place for long term career growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, decent pay and employee discounts, summer Fridays

    Cons

    Culture of blame, incapable senior management team that has failed many times to steer the company in the right direction, lack of communication from senior management- which has led to a culture that perpetuates anxiety and rumors- no training opportunities, limited opportunities for growth, company constantly trying to meet numbers by inflating last min shipments before fiscal closes

    Advice to Management

    Define a clear strategy, stick to it, communicate it clearly to all employees

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible executive team probably won't be able to turn the ship around - awful morale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance - company is supportive in that way. Freedom for some to work remotely; good discount on product, and nearly free "mystery box" every holiday season. Compensation fair.

    Cons

    Morale is awful - lots of backstabbing, though maybe that is normal. Recent shakeup in executive team (new CFO) may or may not help, as company performance continues to tumble. Wave of recent layoffs with more to come, but not addressing core issues. CEO out of touch, and exec team primarily interested in their own personal survival.

    Advice to Management

    Have more town meetings where open discussion is truly encouraged and not just given lip service. Be more transparent in order to lessen the terrible rumor mill.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Retail Executive
    Current Employee - Retail Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, you can learn a lot about business here.

    Cons

    No home work life balance. No respect for personal time. 15 hour days even when 9 months pregnant. Not a good company for people with families. There is not a lot of room for advancement for field employees. Company is growing but at the detriment to their loyal employees.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and their personal time.


  10. "Ok, but could be better."

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Roanoke, VA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Seeing people that I've worked with for years go from temporary jobs to permanent jobs.

    Cons

    Seeing people who just became permanent get jobs over people who have been there longer & some who where already doing those higher paying jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Won't do any good. From what I've noticed, if it wasn't "their idea" it's not gonna happen. Now you might see shades of what you said years later. All you can do is just think to yourself, wow now you do that.


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