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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated November 20, 2018
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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566 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Decent work/life balance; good organizational values" (in 73 reviews)

  • "The company provides great benefits and worked with a lot of talented colleagues" (in 86 reviews)

Cons
  • "but as someone who's been in the industry many years Estee tries their best to give a work life balance in an industry that doesn't have one" (in 52 reviews)

  • "Long hours, tough corporate managers" (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Feasterville Trevose, PA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Feasterville Trevose, PA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice and willing to help; Great learning experience

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet


  2. "You must have a passion to be successful in the beauty industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Southhaven, MS
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Southhaven, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get to do what I love and get paid for it. I love his company

    Cons

    I dislike the ugly uniforms. They look unprofessional and brings the image down.

    Advice to Management

    We are professionals please let us dress ourselves.

  3. "Brand Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work well with schedule, great hours

    Cons

    Not enough hours sometimes and drive


  4. "A place that cares about the employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was nice to work for a company that cares about the employees. They do a lot to show appreciation.

    Cons

    Some things they are behind the times on.


  5. "site Review"

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

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Experience, Good Customer, Beauty Advisor, Experience,Color

    Cons

    Favortism,Mannerism,Unorganized,too many executives, not fair

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Manager 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

    Life-work balance; easy to move internally

    Cons

    compensations are below industry average


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Director, Indirect Procurement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people, great benefits (company paid mammograms, employee discount.etc.

    Cons

    Very low salaries for middle management, little to nothing increases regardless of your high performance, HR is a joke, racial and age discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    You need to spend more time investing in your good employees regardless of their age and ethnicity.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Employment politics are very out in the open here."

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

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

    Pros

    They have great benefits and great perks. It's relatively easy to move within the company.

    Cons

    Company politics are a little too intense here.


  9. "Beauty"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative work environment, fun freebees

    Cons

    On your feet all day, pressure to get credit applications from Macy’s management

    Advice to Management

    Stress relationships and performance over Macy’s credit card applications


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great perks and benefits in IS dept.

    Cons

    Lots of layers to go through for your contribution to be evident.


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