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Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated October 5, 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 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. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Promotes Family, fair benefits, good holidays

    Cons

    Office politics dictate a lot. You can be really valuable and do good work but if you don't mingle with the office politics you won't get far

    Advice to Management

    Promote employee growth with outside conferences and training


  2. "Great place to experience a sales driven, fast-paced environment"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    Pros

    Great place to experience a sales driven, fast-paced environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  3. "Accounts Payable Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time

    Pros

    Arden has a great work environment.

    Cons

    Raises are not that great.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time

    Pros

    Exciting beauty perks, got to learn a lot about the industry

    Cons

    Not a lot of communication, didn't involve intern that much


  5. "Makeup Artist / Promotion and Sales"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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

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

    Pros

    Really great, genuine, kind people

    Cons

    Resources are very lean these days


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    • 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.

  8. "Mostly positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very collaborative work environment amongst the different departments. Much of the staff is willing to mentor and provide constructive feedback.

    Cons

    Small departments for the workload.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Been around a long time. Wish company was run better."

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

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

    Pros

    Great quality skincare products. Once you can get someone to try products they will love them. Haven't worked for company in awhile and I still buy skincare.

    Cons

    Always trying to re-invent brand, make it seems like not good enough. Own who you are and be proud of heritage. Poor color products. Fragrance does not last needs more oils. Management has unrealistic goals. No growth for employees. What hired in at is where you will leave.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management doesn't think their choices are ever going down the wrong path. Have many long term employees that have seen it all. Would rather ask a 20 or 30 something what is hot now instead of asking the appropriate aged customers what they need. You must stay current but don't forget your current customer base. You always must be trying to bring new customers to the brand but you can't exclude your current ones by not launching things for them, such as seasonal color stories for only one demographic. A marketing team should be all ages when you are trying to appeal to all ages. Promote from within who knows your brand better.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Best of both worlds"

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    • 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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