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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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  1. "Working for such an amazing company such as Estee Lauder, has given me a great sense of purpose."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denham Springs, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denham Springs, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The products are all they are cracked up to be. You get to make a difference in women's lives. You make Wonder relationships with your client's.

    Cons

    You really need to know your products, in order to sell you need to be able to suggest any product based on her problem. If you aren't prepared to study Estee Lauder than don't bother applying.

    Advice to Management

    I would love to be reached out to more concerning certain situations.


  2. "Not too bad."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pretty good pay, depending on what you're doing for the company. Sometimes you get gratis.

    Cons

    Generally you'll be working retail hours.

  3. "Prestigious Global Corporation That is Still Family Friendly"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Bentonville, AR
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented, constantly growing and changing to stay ahead of the curve.

    Cons

    Implementation of new systems can be frustrating in the interim.


  4. "Freelance Esthetician La Mer Cosmetics"

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    Current Employee - Freelance Esthetician in Clifton, NJ
    Current Employee - Freelance Esthetician in Clifton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice hourly rate
    Good products and easy to sell
    Great training for the employees
    Well known product that really works

    Cons

    No stable hours for the freelancers
    No health or medical benefits at all.
    No product discount in any given time


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Excellent place for temps. Not a good place to be a permanent employee."

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    Current Employee - Temp Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Temp Marketing in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a temp looking for an easy job with good pay, short hours, and limited responsibilities, this is the place to be! The company really tries to save money by hiring many temps so they don't have to pay for the benefits.

    Temps enjoy light workload and a set 9-5, mon-fri daily schedule while enjoying the benefits of having a prestigious brand/company in their resumé. Since by law, the company cannot have temps do the same job as permanent employees, the permanent employees have to do the heavy lifting.

    For permanent members, having calls and meetings at 8pm or later is pretty common. I've heard some people had to work until 2am! Can you imagine being worked to the bone like that? (S*ckers)

    To be fair, permanent members do enjoy higher pay and benefits but if you calculate the pay on hourly basis, I believe the pay comparison ends up quite similar.

    And temps get to enjoy the same benefits of having the prestigious name of Estée Lauder Companies, the global leader of prestige beauty, in their resumé.

    Cons

    The day gets boring sometimes but not really an issue considering the benefits that come with it. I have been temping for 2+ years now and I have many recruiters approaching because of the prestigious brand name and job title in my resumé.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing. Although, I'd like to thank you for such a great time with the company. Keep up the generosity and the good work!


  6. "Very Good Company - A Leader in Prestige Beauty"

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    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Diverse cultures across the brands
    Salary + Bonus + Stocks & Options = Generous Compensation

    Cons

    Very poor work-life balance
    Many organizational changes impacting those who are leaving and the ones that stayed behind

    Advice to Management

    Senior and Upper Management need to try to have a deeper understanding of the impact on its people with many of its decisions affecting the company's structure.


  7. "The absolute best company to work for in the beauty business!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture of teamwork and kindness. Team members are brilliant and everyone is a A player. Great benefits, excellent leadership, amazing products.

    Cons

    As with most prestige beauty companies the pace is fast and the hours can be long. This would be a tough place for someone who's new to the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Try to crack the code on work life balance

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Visual Merchandise Manage field"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great innovative company with solid foundation

    Cons

    Many divisions are without proper direction, specifically MAC cosmetics. No clear concise line of communication between divisions. Common courtesy’s and work place etiquette non existent.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on developing the business as well as proper work place etiquette.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive - Field
    Current Employee - Sales Executive - Field
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a company that puts their actions where their values lie. The benefits are great; tuition reimbursement, help with college loan payments, health insurance, 401K, etc. For as large as the company is, and the various personalities of the brands and departments, there is a cohesive mission and value system apparent.

    Cons

    There is not much opportunity for growth and upward mobility. Learn and grow your skills here, but have a plan for a career path outside of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be so entrenched in the family values that new talent isn’t brought in on a regular basis and those not adapting to change moved out more quickly.


  10. "Good benefits for retirement funds"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits for retirement funds and stock options

    Cons

    The GM building headquarters, though in a great location, is a very stuffy and bland environment.


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