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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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  • "Issues with work life balance and personal development" (in 56 reviews)

  • "Long hours, tough corporate managers" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Company is flexible and caters to your personal needs

    Cons

    Can be hard to have flexible schedule of role supports operations


  2. "Good benefits, opportunities to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good benefits and company gratis

    Cons

    low salaries, tend to have too many meetings and no time to process requests/emails

  3. "Very dynamic and an ambitious work environment"

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    Great location in NYC to work. Good work experience to be quickly trained about its products & work efficiently on their systems. It has a supportive work culture.

    Cons

    Long hours and short breaks. Very demanding work schedule to finish projects.


  4. "Every company can be beautiful...But"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k and match, tuition assistance, student loan repayments, maternity/paternity leave, bonuses.

    Cons

    Leaders talk the talk but trip when they try to walk, if they even try. You’ll go places if you tell leaders what they want to hear whether it’s true or not (a Pro if that’s ok with you). It’s a shareholder driven company so the salaries are kept low with below inflation raises when given.

    Advice to Management

    Speak to the people doing the work for what is really going on. The executive leadership needs to get out from NYC more often and make unannounced visits to the distant sights; talk to their fellow employees to get first hand accounts of the state of affairs.

    Don’t retaliate (it happens) against employees who do step forward to give honest appraisals of company affairs.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Average salary, good benefits within company"

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    Current Employee - Production Artist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Artist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Average salary, good benefits within company

    Cons

    no growth, and micromanagement


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fabulous Company"

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    Current Employee - Director in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangement with ability to work from home ; Care about the employee; Great benefits

    Cons

    Process oriented and often impedes progress

    Advice to Management

    Look internally for career advancement


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people.

    Cons

    salary is not competitive enough compared to other beauty companies.

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    "Great team"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, holiday schedule and summer hours, casual environment and dress down

    Cons

    Pay grade could be better


  9. "Lean Manufacturing? ? ?"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Trevose, PA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Trevose, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company , no history of layoffs

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant here. They hire, and promote people who know nothing about manufacturing, but get their jobs because of their last name. They tout Lean Manufacturing, yet all of the seven deadly Lean sins are constantly broken!

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting and tons of opportunity

    Cons

    Workload is unmanageable and focus is on cost cutting