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Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated November 12, 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. "I love the fact that the company vision has remained steady since it was founded."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Make-Up Artist in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Make-Up Artist in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The products are amazing, and the company is sound! I'm in love with Prevage. I really believe in it. And Double Density Mascara is the best ever made.

    Cons

    The pay could be better, and advancement isn't always possible, but then again, no one ever really leaves the company once they start working for Arden.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, freelance artists aren't paid the same rate as other companies. Arden offers about 5 to 7 dollars less than other companies to artists. And I personally believe that if Arden would expand the freelance budget, it would create more excitement and interest in the brand. Everyone knows the skincares is second to none, but not as many see Arden as an artistry line, and that needs to change. Besides, the artists always sell the skincare anyway. :)


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. I rarely work later than 5, which is amazing these days. To make it even better there are half day Fridays ALWAYS.

    Very friendly employees all around.

    Manager is very helpful with reviews.

    Raises happen every year unless the company is doing terrible.

    Stamford office is amazing with a very bright environment

    Cons

    No sense of company culture (happy hours or department dinners)

  3. Helpful (1)

    "long term Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great job, great people to work with

    Cons

    company is not stable now, they might possibly be sold

    Advice to Management

    corporate needs to spend more time in the field and change how they approach in store visits. There is a disconnect as to what is going on in the stores and what corporate perceives as to what the real marketing needs to be and what the needs of the consultants are. They are disconnected from what marketing really needs to be outside of NYC


  4. "Great company to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Quality of life and stable management

    Cons

    if you're not interested in stability and quality of life, might not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "HR Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good place to work at; people are nice

    Cons

    office is a little bit small


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Selling Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I highly recommend this company. It allows flexibility in my position. The company has very seasoned corporate people that quickly respond to any questions in the field.

    Cons

    The position I am in really has no cons. The only thing I can think of is no benefits because I am part time.


  7. "PR Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning a ton about industry and I'm always involved in their projects/events

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Pay all your interns!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Uncertain Future Ahead"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn
    "Summer" hours on Fridays ALL YEAR LONG!
    Mystery boxes of product every Christmas
    4 day weekends for Memorial Day and Labor Day
    Nice new office, everything is really clean

    Cons

    Medical benefits are not that great
    The real upper management, especially the CFO, are sneaky and untrustworthy. They smile in your face while they whip the carpet out from under your feet
    The office is cold
    They are not very good at managing their resources although they are getting better
    They've been sold and everybody is anxious
    It can be pretty awful in the office when the fragrance team is testing a really noxious brand.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and be transparent. Stop treating your employees like commodities and remember they are people.


  9. "Beauty Expert"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Beauty Expert in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Beauty Expert in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products , super training, great support team

    Cons

    High volume sales requred,


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Elizabeth Arden Counter Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counter Manager
    Current Employee - Counter Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent quality skin care products! My AE is the best, she bends over backwards to help me succeed! Excellent training! I couldn't ask for a better cosmetics company to work for.

    Cons

    No Con's that I can think of. I've been very happy working for EA

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great AE's, like the one that I have!


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