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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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Pros
  • Great Career Opportunities and Work/Life Balance (in 62 reviews)

  • Great benefits to employees all over (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team work
    Great culture
    Amazing brands
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Limited opportunities to grow within the company

    Advice to Management

    Add more layers to help employees grow


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of production around strategy sessions - but it is cascaded to employees company-wide, with clear vision for the next 3 years set. Helps employees understand the set direction for the future of the company. Also, the portfolio of brands is strong and keeps growing - made me feel excited and proud to work there.

    Cons

    While there are some great leaders at the top, there are some not-so-great leaders also at the top. Those who are unfortunate enough to work with a bad leader will likely pick up those same bad habits and continue the endless cycle of bad behavior. Teams are only as strong as the leaders who drive and support their team members. While I worked under a great leader, it was difficult to collaborate across functions with other teams who did not have great leadership support from the top. Being a team-oriented working environment, this aspect of collaboration and driving projects forward at Estee Lauder Companies was crucial.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding bad behavior from leaders. Make sure management development on how leaders support and run their teams starts at the top.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Overall good benefits package but think it can be improved upon to stay competitive with what other companies are offering

    Cons

    As mentioned they need to change some of the culture to remain competitive with other companies. For a company that employs 70% women they should offer a more competitive maternity leave policy and flex options once back to work full time.


  4. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment, people are generally friendly and nice.

    Cons

    Very political, more often people get promoted based on knowing people, rather than hard work.


  5. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Fast development, amazing brands, culture and people

    Cons

    Slow to move people internationally


  6. "Production Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and experience

    Cons

    Long days but you know what youre signing up for


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Constant layoffs and very long hours"

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

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Generally nice people; great brands; charitable initiatives throughout the company; opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Everyone is working in fear of the continuous layoffs that have been going on for the past two years. The company is cheering how well they are doing as they simultaneously layoff employees who have been there many years. Staff cuts mean people are working extremely long hours and are burnt out. Even departments that used to have a good work-life balance no longer do. Leadership and team communication depends entirely on the brand/function you work in.

  8. "I was a temp, became a perm."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, great discounts and birthday gratis. Excellent paid time off.

    Cons

    Demographic can be a challenge. I love the diversity but the barrier can hinder communication


  9. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for executives.

    Cons

    Long hours and six day work weeks are excepted.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more work life balance so employees don't burn out.


  10. "QA Chemist I"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great learning opportunities. Good Benefits. High compensation relative to other similar companies.

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is very limited. Different departments work independently. Very reactive nature.

    Advice to Management

    Improve inter department communication. Provide pathways for career development and advancement.


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