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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Global Consumer Engagement"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Great employees and atmosphere. Good mobility for those willing to work for it. Strong employee programs to help with development.

    Cons

    Not ideal for having a family. Long hours with lack of respect for personal life.

    Advice to Management

    We have the opportunity to be the leaders in creating the ultimate company that serves the women who make products for women. We are very far from stronger work life balance, flex work or even an on site day care. This would secure the greatest female staff in the industry, increase retention and give the consumer a reason to love the company even more.


  2. "Director - Package Development"

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

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits. Great experience level running the brands. Good work life balance. The training is thorough and not rushed. Multiple locations. Family oriented.

    Cons

    The pay is low for industry standards. Career growth is very slow and difficult.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Salary is not very competitive"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Job Security and some benefits are good

    Cons

    Salary is not very competitive. Upward mobility is hard. The raises are below inflation. Still very old style of leadership. Company cares about their bottom line more than employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Job"

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

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee friendly company - many growth opportunities

    Cons

    commute is getting hard on me


  5. "Love the company and the people!"

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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

    Smart, engaging people ... great benefits ... has the intimacy of a family company with the breadth of a multi-national corporation ...

    Cons

    Can be a bit hard to get promoted or move around within the company because people stay in coveted roles for a long time ... the salary isn't as high as other companies but I think that the impressive benefits package helps offset that point.


  6. "A View From Below"

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment with pleasant surrounding and they have great benefits.

    Cons

    Can have difficulty gaining growth and opportunities when in a supportive role such as administrative/coordinator. People not too friendly and can be click-ish at times.


  7. "Company can do better..."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Name
    O.K benefits
    Great Co-workers
    Good Perks
    Corporate Discounts on big names (Apple, Verizon, Car deals)

    Cons

    Not enough emphasis on development
    No direct path for opportunity
    Management level bias
    Slow to catch up with current times (social media, development, process emphasis)

    Advice to Management

    Live what the brand preaches, develop your internal talent for those who WANT to be there. There are some who fall to the back and do not want to progress their careers however they are the first to move forward. Those who come in early/stay late and work hard are often noticed but not advanced forward due to "needed demand". This is quite the morale killer and will be detrimental in the growth of the company in long term as the next generation will be less understanding than the current. Upper management needs to let go of the favoritism & bias, learn more about their employees and strive to make the company as good as we preach!

  8. "Freelance makeup and skincare artist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies part-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for - manager cares about me as an employee and a person

    Cons

    Not necessarily a 'con' but if you don't like working under pressure, it's not the job for you


  9. "ELC Director of Global Communications"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    HQ positioning, excellent benefits, feeling of job security

    Cons

    corporate bureaucracy, lower on the pay scale, slow to change processes

    Advice to Management

    invest more in retaining good talent


  10. "Very good company"

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    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am really enjoying the work environment, great people and good work spirits.

    Cons

    Great benefits, flexible work opportunities


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