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"Great place to start my career"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Industry leader in prestige beauty

Cons

Hierarchy is tough to break through

Advice to Management

Could do a better job of encouraging communication between the different divisions

Other Employee Reviews for Estée Lauder Companies

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Sounds good on resume but a lot lacking to growth opportunities, not merit based at all."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Generous gratis for products and good benefits.
    New CEO Fabrizio Freda is making wonderful improvements.

    Cons

    Low salary, poor personal career path with promotions unless you are favored. Very little respect or appreciation for advanced degrees. Very little staff diversity and very little diversity at higher level of management.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all these layers of management with people with titles that contribute very litte the staff does all the work ie Executive Directors and Directors in same department with little staff.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Trim the fat - redundant VPs and EDs, and business would be far more efficient."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Innovation in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Innovation in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Time is pretty flexible.
    Great products/company store
    Good opportunities for travel (but not training)
    In certain fortunate groups, promotion is almost inevitable if you do the time (whether you are competent or not)
    Good opportunities for lateral movement within the company and the brands

    Cons

    Very laid back job (good and bad) - like many reviewers have mentioned, there is no sense of immediacy and simple projects can endlessly languish. For most projects, there is a much higher ratio of VPs and EDs involved than the people that actually get things accomplished. Ironically, when problems occur, career preservation perseveres, and very few of these entrenched managers are motivated to take a leadership role when responsibility and risk are involved. Meaningful training and advanced schooling are minimally recognized, encouraged or supported.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk. There are way too many upper level managers/administration with overlapping responsibilities. Trim this fat quickly and decisively, reward individuals with proven and successful results, truly seek and encourage leadership at every level, and support training and education. These things are severely unsupported at this time.

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