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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Global Talent Coordinator"

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    • 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. "Regional Training"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Trainer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Regional Trainer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance, retirement, company car, bonuses

    Cons

    Lack of oversight, hands off management


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture, amazing benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Director 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

    The prestige beauty halo surrounds you anywhere you go and whomever you speak with. Great culture, benefits (incl. health care) are outstanding, women in leadership positions, great work-life balance, people are smart but not very innovative/inspiring.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and slow-moving. Extremely territorial and risk-averse. Working in the online division especially gets frustrating because you expect things to move quickly and launch projects soon. But it is very slow. Lots of red tape and bureaucratic among the brand teams.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out ways to eliminate some of the red-tape. Give more creative flexibility to teams outside of the brands. Encourage risk-taking and embrace failures.


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  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance
    Room for growth
    Good vacation time
    Summer Fridays
    Direct managers are great
    Commuter program
    Discounts on products
    Good benefits
    Overall a great working environment. I love my job & this company

    Cons

    Some upper management can get nasty in other departments
    Salary could be higher


  6. "Conflicted"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Have come across many smart and professional individuals.

    Cons

    Management style, lots of turnover in some departments leading to stop gap in information flow.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce need for SOP in all areas of the business so that they can easily be distributed and referenced when needed.


  7. "Supply Chain Disorganization"

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    Former Employee - Director - Demand Planning in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director - Demand Planning in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts on products
    Location of some Brands - If you work for MAC or Bumble they have offices in SOHO/Meatpacking that you get to work from at times. The other brands were all at the 110E. 59th street location and its a great location, but the office leaves a lot to be desired. Its very dim and run-down and the energy level is on zero.

    They have a great stock options and bonus programs.
    You can get promoted easily....this is a place where the big titles mean very little....everybody is a Director/Executive Director.

    Cons

    So if you come from a company that has a strong Supply Chain department you will be extremely let down by the antiquated, bureaucratic process. The team has poor leadership that is stuck in its ways and offers up no new way of doing things. Oh and don't come up with a new way because you'll be penalized for not following "protocol" Extreme lack of productivity, collaboration is not encouraged....lots of self important, community school grads that graduated at the top of their class and now they think they are smart. Marketing and Sales sits in a different building so you'll email them back and forth and spend a lots of time on c-y-a. Just a waste of time...

    Advice to Management

    Like it really matters.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Design Associate"

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    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "No Place to Grow"

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    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


  10. "Visual Merchandising Assistant Manager"

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    • 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


  11. "Ok company"

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    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.


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