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"Disappointing & Demoralizing Experience"

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Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Nice co-workers, good work-life balance

Cons

If you're a Results-Driven, motivated and skilled employee who supports a rational, merit-based approach to employment decision-making and takes ownership and accountability for your work, this is NOT the place for you; organizational/"reporting" structure in many departments is senseless and irrational; policies and procedures are implemented with little to no regard for actual substantive value or effect; promotions, salary has little to nothing to do with actual merit; culture is one that tends to avoid confrontation of issues so problems seem to linger on needlessly, yet ever so pervasively; in certain departments the employees who are the best workers and most skilled & accomplished are treated the poorest (i.e., more and more work is given to them and taken away from the less diligent and responsible ones -- yet the latter is rewarded with advancement opportunities and in pay while the former receives nothing . . . but for the additional work originally assigned to others for completion); again, and it is worth repeating: advancement opportunities and salary grade essentially has nothing to do with merit.

Overall, opportunities are minimal; environment is demoralizing, bleak.

Other Employee Reviews for Estée Lauder Companies

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Political and passive-aggressive culture"

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    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance, which - for most people - offsets the low pay.

    Cons

    Pay is some of the lowest in the industry. Corporate structure is incredibly layered. No reason for Director, Executive Director, Vice President levels, especially within marketing. Even senior level employees lack autonomy.

    Advice to Management

    Empower and enable employees to actually do their jobs. Stop rewarding face time.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Extremely poor management guidance."

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and gratis are great. Very laid back atmosphere. Work-life balance is very good. Company looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to competitors. If you know someone in the company you can get away with just about anything. Very hard to move up in the company unless you know someone. Management are too afraid to deal with conflicts and major issues never get resolved- you basically have to fend for yourself. HR does not keep conversations confidential.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing problems to the side and deal with them head on because they will only get worse the longer you wait. Reward or acknowledge your good employees. When you treat the horrible supervisors the way you treat the great ones they will lose motivation to continue to be great.

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