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Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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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 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Also some roles have poor work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • The only thing I can think of is no benefits because I am part time (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Makeup Artist / Promotion and Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Freelancer - Makeup Artist/Promotion and Sales in San Juan, PR
    Former Freelancer - Makeup Artist/Promotion and Sales in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They teach you everything about the products so that you fall in love with them. They have a lot of continuous education and support. The official team of the brand is very professional and very friendly.

    Cons

    The pay is very short.
    Since I worked as a subcontractor through a temporary employment company, I was not assigned to a specific store. I worked the same in Walgreens as in JC Penney or Sears and sometimes I was assigned stores that were far away and the payment did not compensate for the expense of gasoline and time. I ran into a Walgreens manager who felt dislike for me because one day she smiled at me and I did not realize because I was busy and when I applied for the official work for Elizabeth Arden's counter she told me that she had already hired another person. I worked about two weeks covering that position and at first everything was very good, but the moment that happened, she began to treat me as if she did not exist, even in front of the other employees who got along with me. They salar

    Advice to Management

    That happens because the contractor is the management of the pharmacyThat happens because the contractor is the management of the pharmacy and not the staff of Elizabeth Arden.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good people and great brands, entrepreneurial spirit. You receive high levels of exposure because it is a lean team.

    Cons

    Company performance has been poor for several years and lay offs have been annual.
    Inconsistent performance reviews have not received recent opportunity for personal development

    Advice to Management

    Make senior management more accountable for professional development. 360 degree feedback as part of overall feedback.
    Clearer paths for professional development.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best of both worlds"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Customers are awesome
    Tight knit employee relationships
    Awesome discount
    Make up.... Need I say more.

    Cons

    Corporate micromanages everything
    Extremely unorganized and lazy with training
    They are always jumping your bones even if you are already bending over backwards for them

    Advice to Management

    Refer to the cons.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Entrepreneurial company, flexible and optimistic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Accountability and exposure. The company is ready to listen to new ideas in order to get more business. They trust you.

    Cons

    Uncertainty about the future of the company. Apathy from many colleagues towards the on going business due to this uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    The integration process could improve.


  6. "Not for everyone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Massage Therapist in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Massage Therapist in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I love my coworkwrs. My Ops manager is absolutely lovely. And this is the most I've been paid as a massage therapist in my 4 years of being a professional therapist.

    Cons

    No flexibility. Absolutely none. I barley see my friends or family. As a therapist you expect to have some say of when you work and your hours. Not here. And it will be the reason. I leave. Not even for school will they allow me to have flexibility in my schedule. Long 9-10 hours shifts. Lead is an amazing teacher but far to pushy and sometimes rude.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind that your employees are humans. Have families and friends and social lives.


  7. "Planner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful people that are open and interested in building relationships with coworkers. Depending on your team you could have flexibility in your work schedule and work plan.

    Cons

    Heavy workload is mostly administrative versus strategic. Not much room for growth in sales career. Work does not change, always doing the same tasks month to month.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how managers treat their direct reports. Look at results and skills versus time spent at the company when looking to fill open roles/promote employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales associate"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Central Valley, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Central Valley, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has good products and the potential to do very well with the commission that they offer their employees.

    Cons

    This companu can br a very competitive and almost catty environment depending on the employees. The incentive pay and the environment tends to create a stressful working environment.

    Advice to Management

    It is good to encourage a healthy competitive environment. But be carefull not to create one that Pitts employees against eachother. Also upper management should give their employees a chance to costumer service the customers rather then ponce on the large sale for themselves.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked at the outlet and I got a bunch of free samples and things and it was one of the easiest jobs I've ever had.

    Cons

    Management was constantly changing and they worked me more hours than they should have because people kept quitting


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with a lot of history and an awesome vibe but horrible management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fun environment to work in, very stylish and hip. Compensation is on the lower end for entry level jobs but an opportunity for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Management is uninvolved with the day-to-day operations, the company discriminates based on ethnicity. Need to take on a lot of responsibility and pick up the slack from other employees, very often in higher positions.

    Advice to Management

    Need to redefine the organization


  11. ""The Arden Way""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervision in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Supervision in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Modern tooling: workforce amiable, but their A to Z enterprise process, which include proper training and orientation is forty years past.

    Cons

    " Egos, and Department management has rather inflated ones. Front line supervisors are good.
    " Tooling is modern, product is somewhat in demand, Directors are full of themselves.
    * But EA is a source for income and most companies have their challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Take your eyes off your offices, dream of what can be. A streamlined, "Lean" pick and output.


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