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Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated October 15, 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. "controller"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    People used to be the main pro. but that changed with the recent acquisition by Revlon

    Cons

    Bullying, harassment, unfair treatment. Poorly managed. No work life balance, except for some

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding people with no experience or qualifications, no track record, no real achievements, no interview.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Negative work environment and team culture"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits- 401k matching, decent health benefits

    Cons

    Coworkers were more than capable and very helpful. However, it was otherwise a toxic work environment where certain VPs use condescension and manipulation instead of leadership and mentorship. You are expected to increase your workload significantly without any payoff due to high turnover with no replacement employees. Did not feel appreciated or heard at all. Lack of organization and real strategy- direction changed all the time and at the last minute. Similarly to a previous review... have heard people being literally yelled at.

    Advice to Management

    When multiple employees come to you with legitimate and consistent feedback, please actually hear them out and take steps to improve.

  3. "No gratis but want you to wear expensive products"

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    Current Employee - Cosmetics Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden part-time

    Pros

    Very nice products and a put together uniform

    Cons

    You do not get gratis and the products are so expensive but they want you to wear them but they do not pay you well enough. It's hard when you work part time and you can't get the products. Every other counter alllll employees get gratis.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees products to use to be better brand embassadors. It's hard to sell when you are not wearing it


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Sorry Ms. Arden"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time

    Pros

    great people great products great heritage

    Cons

    management gets worse by the day ran a great company in to the ground not sure they can make it back

    Advice to Management

    hire and keep people that know what they are doing-not your friends and people with degrees that don't matter. don't layoff people the week before bonus payout-they earned their bonus and deserve it-bad enough you lay them off-stop being SLEEZY and not paying out bonuses due to your mismanagement while you walk away with millions


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Rudderless Ship"

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

    Pros

    Compensation was fair considering, but bonuses were quickly cut.

    Cons

    No clear process, procedures or direction. Constantly chasing the elusive quarter end number.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Eh..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time

    Pros

    Good team dynamic within all departments, company lunch activities, free samples once in a while

    Cons

    I'm disappointed in the company for allowing unprofessional behavior to be tolerated in ecomm dept (i.e. yelling, screaming, bullying on a ridiculous/crazy level especially by the head of the department who has years of experience). Shame on Elizabeth Arden for allowing this negative & unprofessional treatment. I can also hear similar yelling in another department once in a while.

    Advice to Management

    Be professional


  7. "Get your act together..."

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The rate of pay for full time employees is competitive. Company lets you take liberty in re-arranging store, decorating for holidays ETC. Managers get accrued time for any OT they put in.

    Cons

    Micromanaging from afar, constant video surveillance from corporate, insane daily goals, back and forth answers with higher-ups, poorly written instructions for the stores to operate on, no plan-o-grams to keep the stores looking fresh and intriguing to customers. Same promotional sales constantly. Not enough store visits from higher-ups, feels like there is no connection with them.

    Advice to Management

    Expanding corporate to not have so little people to reach out to would be beneficial. Having more relate able higher-ups who come to visit with more of a caring demeanor towards their employees and not just a lust for bottom line sales. RESPECT. Don't treat the people running your company so poorly.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company HAD potential!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahopac, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahopac, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and early Fridays all year long.

    Cons

    Acquired by Revlon, don't know how it is going to shake out at this point.

    Advice to Management

    Too late! Revlon will soon be driving!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Run DONT WALK"

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

    Pros

    none absolutely none I cannot think of any

    Cons

    Bad benefits. Low pay. No breaks. Bad management. Condescending. Corporate doesn't take blame for anything and blames staff. Terrible booking system all the clients hate it.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees And don't give attitude. They will go above and beyond but you continue to belittle us.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "CSR"

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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

    Pros

    Good with sick days and time off

    Cons

    Terrible training/no real formal training. Several of the Managers are terrible and don't know the first thing about managing. Not willing to work with you if a mistake is made. Sorry, I never try to burn bridges with any company, but this is definitely the most disorganized place I've ever worked for.... If you are a hard worker and get along with everyone, you are still not
    recognized. Please don't waste your valuable time.

    Advice to Management

    Please learn how to give constructive criticism and never give up on your employees. Know how to manage.


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