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Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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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. Helpful (2)

    "Rudderless Ship"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Wonderful Company"

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

    Pros

    Arden, as a company, is like a family. For the most part, when you come to Arden, you have a home.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Elizabeth Arden Marketing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time

    Pros

    nice office space, oxford street

    Cons

    non collaborative or forward thinking


  4. "overall it's a descent place to work.it's a climate controlled warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Reach Truck Operator In the Stock/Pick Department in Roanoke, VA
    Former Employee - Reach Truck Operator In the Stock/Pick Department in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part you have set hours

    Cons

    Management, not much to say about moving up in the company


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Elizabeth Arden Counter Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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!


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Eh..."

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "EA Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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


  9. "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.


  10. "Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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