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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated July 13, 2018
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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Pros
  • "Decent work/life balance; good organizational values" (in 68 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits, Great company, Great Work Environment" (in 81 reviews)

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  1. "Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    n/a besides heavy travel durning peak times


  2. "Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free goods. own office, fair market salary & benefits

    Cons

    Mixed position of accounting and finance with late nights during monthly close.

  3. "ELC"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Benefits program is robust
    - Can move from one brand to next where you see opportunities and roles that interest you

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic, takes a long time to move up


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    "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and career opportunities

    Cons

    Slow on promotions and salaries increased


  5. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great brands and discounts, good benefits, etc.

    Cons

    Pay is less than competitors and hard to transfer internally


  6. "Good place to start career and learn- limited advancement"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Bristol, PA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Bristol, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to build knowledge base for supply chain and manufacturing processes.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunites, nepotism, not the most diverse or minority friendly management, subpar HR


  7. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits were good and development.

    Cons

    Your years of experience do not matter to Corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Discrimination exists on hearsay not facts. Relationships used to be important but not anymore. Work life balance never existed. Hypocrisy among leadership because you do not support the field when they are on the front line. Hiring process is unethical and biased.

  8. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Big company with opportunity to grow and develop

    Cons

    Success is more about the politics of the office and who you know than skill

    Advice to Management

    Fill positions in a timely manner - it puts tremendous strain on a team if people leave and the position doesn't get filled quickly.


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    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are lucky enough to join the right team you will be surrounded by smart, driven, kind, and interesting people.

    Cons

    The company cares very little about employee growth and promotion outside of being an attractive employer and maintaining a good reputation in employer rankings.

    Advice to Management

    Quit with the shady HR tactics and be more transparent with your employee; they will appreciate the honesty and feel more empowered in their choice to continue working for you.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Package Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Package Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company. Good products with a focus on quality. Great executive leadership team. Benefits are good, including health, retirement, and holidays.

    Cons

    The salaries are on the low side in the industry. The benefits seem to balance it out, but it's hard to beat cash.

    Advice to Management

    The annual review process is robust, and it's nice that it's standardized, but for some departments, no one believes it affects anything.


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