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Elizabeth Arden Chairman, President, and CEO E. Scott Beattie
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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. "A lot of turmoil"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well known name in the industry

    Cons

    Poorly managed and staffed. No real chance of promotion. A lot of good people work there that are not adequately compensated and then they are discarded. HR also needs to be a little more transparent. They often know important information that will affect decisions that employees make. It appears that they are complicit in 'getting one over' on employees.

    Advice to Management

    They would get a better product from their staff if they invested more into them. They rely too heavily on contract workers that are poorly paid to do the work of management. Hopefully now that they have been acquired, there will be more stability.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Elizabeth Arden Marketing"

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

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time

    Pros

    nice office space, oxford street

    Cons

    non collaborative or forward thinking

  3. "overall it's a descent place to work.it's a climate controlled warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Reach Truck Operator In the Stock/Pick Department in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Reach Truck Operator In the Stock/Pick Department in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part you have set hours

    Cons

    Management, not much to say about moving up in the company


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Field Sales Director"

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

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great products that should be in the top 10 cosmetic companies. Most employees have many years of longevity. Upper management and loyalty drove this company. The employees work very hard and are well compensated. Field team is amazing to be able to accomplish what they do without the tools other companies take for granted.

    Cons

    Company started taking drastic measures to stay afloat. Miss steps occurred. The Field team was reduced again. Key people started leaving who made this company great.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people starting with the consultants in the stores and AE's.


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company with small company feel. Opportunity to get involved in many aspects of the business without the major functional silos typical of many companies.

    Cons

    Business continues to struggle on overall strategy development and then supporting execution plan. Lots of turnover in management as result, with new execution strategies each year.


  7. "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.

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    stable work environment; however, it's very hard to become a part of the team due to long term employees are not willing to seek new ways to do things to help the company grow into the future.

    Cons

    Management top heavy with little room for advancement. No work life balance month to month.

    Advice to Management

    reduce management numbers and find methods to resolve work life balance.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Economic Director, Global Marketing (Skincare) in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Economic Director, Global Marketing (Skincare) in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great employees., fabulous brand., intriguing history., upscale and wonderful product lines. 1/2 day Fridays year round!!

    Cons

    Terrible upper management -empty suits from J & J. Finger pointers. They push out long term employees for their own soldiers. They have taken a creative marketing driven company and made it operations driven.

    Advice to Management

    Be available., constructive., nurturing.,team oriented.. Stop finger pointing. This is prestige mentality - not mass market. Make time to create and think outside the box. Read the history of EA and understand where the co came from - if you don't know the past you can't possible understand its future!


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