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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated April 28, 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 (4)

    "Global Talent Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bristol, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, access to discounted or free products, good local management and coworkers are friendly. Committed to breast cancer research foundation.

    Cons

    Corporate execs are set in their ways, don't always pay attention to consumer reports. Some coworkers can be catty but that happens anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Select random consumer reviews and listen carefully to why they are making complaints. For every 1 person who complains, there are 3 who don't.


  3. "Design Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Face paced environment, international scope, networking, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Unfriendly superiors, mediocre benefits, competitive environment


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  5. "Visual Merchandising Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandsier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandsier in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Not much career opportunities given


  6. "No Place to Grow"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Talent Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people and comfortable working environment

    Cons

    No place to grow upward, no development, no career planning

    Advice to Management

    need to pay more attention to growing and developing own talent within


  7. "Ok company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    I worked under Macys through Estee Lauder. So not directly for Estee. But we would be sent to school training which was fun and get gratis. My coordinator was very nice

    Cons

    Didn't care too much for the products. Some of them I really liked. The type of customer is attracts isn't the kind of customer I enjoy, more snooty. I wanted to grow and company didn't want me to but then they didn't want me moving to another area ether.


  8. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of opportunities; good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of hierarchy involved in all aspects of business.


  9. "Good First Job out of College"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  10. 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.


  11. "Ok Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexible work schedule, discounts, etc

    Cons

    politics, little room for growth


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