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Updated February 20, 2018
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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 63 reviews)

  • Great benefits to employees all over (in 74 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    -Great culture
    -work life balance
    -company resources
    -benefits
    -leadership

    Cons

    -no true cons stand out. great experience overall.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "A Mixed Bag - Read this if you have an interview planned"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and 401(k) match. People who care about your wellbeing. Company store and product discount. Prestigious brand reputation.

    Cons

    This is a very "emotional" Company, which has its pros and cons. While there are genuinely good people who go out of their way to make sure that people are taken care of, on the flip side, important decisions are based on emotions and relationships - not on facts and what makes the most sense. The behavior tolerated at higher levels of the Company is at times unbelievable. I've seen people get away with things that would never pass at any other company of this size and influence.

    On the outside, the company is currently doing well in terms of their growth and profit, however, on the inside, employees are very strained and are being burnt out in order to keep this momentum going. They are also not being fairly compensated for the efforts that they are putting in to make the big changes that the Company is demanding.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to demand a lot of from your employees, at least pay them fairly. People are working around the clock at this company and you should reciprocate those efforts in a fair way.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Pay is decent and health insurances benefits are better than most. Some of the cosmetic perks can be good IF the account executive knows how to get them to you.

    Cons

    Most entry positions have terrible retail hours and Account Executives who have no idea how to manage a large portfolio of brands.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need much better training and understanding of their roles- especially when they operate inside of another establishment (i.e. Dillard's, etc.)


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Great Company to work for! Mgmt quality varies"

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

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Large well known company, structured training and on boarding, generous pay rate, entry level openings

    Cons

    Limited internal advancement, displaced employees

    Advice to Management

    I feel a lot of people were moved into positions they either weren't developed to be in, or were over qualified and sold short. The politics and favoritism got to be a bit taxing at times. I feel the non seasoned of executives and coordinators should go through a more extensive interview and training process to be able to better lead the teams under them to success.


  5. "Best Place with Best in class employees"

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

    Pros

    -Amazing benefits (free expensive makeup, summer Fridays)
    -All employees and executive at the top of their field
    -Amazing networking opportunities

    Cons

    -Harder to move up
    -Pay should be a bit higher

    Advice to Management

    -Pay your employees more


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Estee Lauder Melville"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture- best people in the world

    Cons

    systems and management practices need attention

    Advice to Management

    listen to your people and respect the company's heritage. put equal focus on your existing talent base in addition to the new talent coming into the company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Design Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work your way up. Decent pay and good benefits. Stable company.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn’t have clear vision for several of the brand’s futures. Scared to make authentic changes.

    Advice to Management

    Check if senior management really has a clear vision for the future of brands and aesthetic. Also raise pay to levels of competing brands to keep employees. Also make sure staff workload is allocated properly.

  8. "Process operator"

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

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies part-time

    Pros

    You can call out and take a leave whenever you want

    Cons

    No downsides at all , just need some raise

    Advice to Management

    .....


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Designer"

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

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and access to the employee store is amazing!

    Cons

    Too many layers to get things approved. A lot of higher ups have their own opinions.

    Advice to Management

    Better time management and communication.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Associate director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company and brands. Great people to work with. General appreciation by superiors & management. Mostly flexible hours as long as work is performed at high level.

    Cons

    Sometimes nebulous transparency. Random hiring/firing sprees throughout. In creative dept, it is very difficult to move up. New hires brought in for top jobs. HVAC quality in GM building is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at promoting from within the creative department. Upgrade from GM building location.


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