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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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  • No work life balance in any way shape or form (in 40 reviews)

  • Physically challenging if you work at store level; can be difficult on the body to be in your feet for long hours (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Global Talent Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Talent Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Global Talent Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture; the people are very kind and supportive here. ELC has a fantastic leadership team. This industry is growing and fun. I love working here!

    Cons

    Sorry - I can't think of any!


  2. "Good First Job out of College"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Bristol, PA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Bristol, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good first job out of college
    Good management experience
    Benefits are very good

    Cons

    Frustrating dealing with co-workers people at times


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company gifts. Great learning experience and company culture/values.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company. Not enough positions in hierarchy.
    Too little vacation days. No option to work from home or flex-time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let favoritism play a role in day to day work life. Give all an equal chance.


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  5. "Great Benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, free makeup, high hourly

    Cons

    work hours, mornings, weekends, different schedule every day


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture, that cares for the employees.

    Cons

    Turn over rate can be a little high of recent college graduates, who learn and develop many talents and go to other competitive companies.

    Advice to Management

    Pay at lower positions may not be as competitive with other companies, which may cause higher turn over rates.


  7. "Executive Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great company with operations all around the world.

    Cons

    Can tend to be hierarchical and not open to quick change or risks.

    Advice to Management

    Modernize the Company. Make parental leave policies the best in the industry and you'll get the best people. Allow for flexible work environments in order to compete.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "ehh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Development Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Only good thing is the benefits

    Cons

    Can't move up unless you switch jobs. you'll never get promoted on your own team


  9. "great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    benefits
    culture
    work / life balance
    strong direction and leadership

    Cons

    favoritism
    a beauty company that rewards beautiful people

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Estee Lauder is a strong company with excellent brand presence. The opportunity to learn how a prestige business operates and grows market share is available at the Estee Lauder Companies. There is an opportunity to support the transformation of a company looking to be an industry company of choice for talent.

    Cons

    Talent looking to have a positive impact is usually relegated to remedial task and closely micromanaged. This is from Vice President level down. The ability to develop talent is minimized due to the culture of escalating every issue and project to the senior level for resolution or leadership. There is little to no constructive feedback on performance until you are looking to move to another role. EL is working to strengthen their Performance and Development Process, The PDP is only 3 years old, thus, much of development depends on who likes you, with little emphasis on results or how the results were delivered. I've been on calls where VPs and SVPs that cursed you out based on a failed launch. Estee Lauder is paying 15% to 25% less (total compensation) for similar roles at other companies. A Director at Estee Lauder is a Manager at other companies based on salary and scope of role.

    Advice to Management

    Talent circulation is critical to retaining talent. An employee that is rated exemplary or highly effective 3 consecutive years should not struggle to find the next development opportunity. There is a gap in the PDP and talent management (fix it). The competitive landscape for talent is changing rapidly, become a better talent management company. I heard the CEO speak on several occasion, now translate those words into actions that will protect the history and brand equity of Estee Lauder. A new vision requires new leadership at all levels. Good Luck


  11. "Back up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good co workers, big place to work in

    Cons

    Machine makes too much noise and all



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