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Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated February 10, 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)

  • sinking ship, against innovation, lack of communication and understanding between executive levels and others (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful people and great teamwork"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time

    Pros

    great collaboration amongst departments, great people, fun and exciting brands, and overall professional environment

    Cons

    lack of budget for the implementation of innovation, new trends, and new ideas

    Advice to Management

    be open to growth and new ways of doing things


  2. "EA Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Architect in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly Seniors, Peers, co-workers. Very convenient location e.g. just off I-95 and next to Stamford Metro-North station.

    Cons

    Nothing as such to mention about

    Advice to Management

    Nothing specific


  3. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst, Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst, Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Elizabeth Arden has a great company culture that is the perfect hybrid of a large corporation and a small entrepreneurial company. Most people are friendly and there is a lot of transparency with little hirearchal politics.

    Cons

    Most departments needed more bandwidth, most people were there after hours and they needed more resources.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of change.


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  5. "Planner"

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    Current Employee - Supply Planner in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Supply Planner in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been with the company for 7-8 years. I love the experience I have gained over those years by doing different jobs within the company. I love the culture the company has and the willingness to work with you as an employee.

    Cons

    There is a lot of uncertainty now with being bought by Revlon. Moral is low now more than ever as everyone is scared they are going to lose their jobs. It sad to watch the company I love fall into this rut. There are also many people in jobs that i truly think are not qualified for and the only reason they have those roles is due to seniority and not skill set. Also some roles have poor work/life balance. All you do is work and you get burnt out quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees and let them know what is going on, especially now. You have many very valuable employees that hold certain departments together that are looking at jumping ship because of all the uncertainty and lack of communication.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very lean organization, exposure to all areas of the business

    Cons

    Work overload, tends to burn people out which end up leaving. Micromanaging precludes opportunities to focus on value added work.

    Advice to Management

    Need to think about work life balance for employees, and address the situation when a manager has several turn overs in a short period of time.


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Heritage company with tradition of prestige markets. Flexible hours. Some potential for career development.

    Cons

    Lost sight of tradition. Maximizing short term profits while cheapening brand image. Mid to upper level management

    Advice to Management

    Should spend some time with the lower level employees. They know where the waste and inefficiencies can be found.


  8. "Very good place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    EA has offered a lot of opportunities for growth and travel over the years. A wide variety of projects, many having a positive impact on the company and its bottom line. Knowing what I know today, would make the choice to work here again!

    Cons

    The company is struggling and is being acquired by Revlon. Limits the work that can be done and opportunities for growth.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "makeup artist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent training excellent hire up managers

    Cons

    not really any cons besides that there isn't much room to grow


  10. "Good place to get experience, but not to grow."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden part-time

    Pros

    The employee's are like family, pay is reasonable, and it is open 7 days a week.

    Cons

    Growth within the company is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on how to appeal to more younger clients.


  11. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great colleagues, products, people
    - Corporate culture is fantastic, you feel like a family
    - Amazing work/life balance
    - Office location is awesome

    Cons

    -Lots of corporate restructures which made it difficult to really excel at the job...was moved to 3 different teams in 2.5 years

    Advice to Management

    N/A



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