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Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Estée Lauder Companies President, CEO, and Director Fabrizio Freda
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  1. "Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and lots of enthusiam

    Cons

    Slow to act; getting things done can take a long time

    Advice to Management

    See cons


  2. "Regional Training"

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    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. "Contracting perspective"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture in general, with committed employees among those with over a decade of employment at the company.
    Brands have fairly strong autonomy, which allows them to pursue policies that are in their best interests (if not necessarily the best interests of the company as a whole.

    Cons

    Somewhat hesitant to adopt - as opposed to willingness to consider which they are - standardized practices that would help the company in the middle to longer term. Part of this is even due to occasionally intransigent and experienced employees, and also due to one of their strengths noted above as a "pro", which is the autonomy of their brands.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great culture, amazing benefits"

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    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.


  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. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits, good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bristol, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Bristol, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, access to discounted or free products, good local management and coworkers are friendly. Committed to breast cancer research foundation.

    Cons

    Corporate execs are set in their ways, don't always pay attention to consumer reports. Some coworkers can be catty but that happens anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Select random consumer reviews and listen carefully to why they are making complaints. For every 1 person who complains, there are 3 who don't.


  7. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of opportunities; good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of hierarchy involved in all aspects of business.

  8. "Good First Job out of College"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Bristol, PA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Bristol, PA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good first job out of college
    Good management experience
    Benefits are very good

    Cons

    Frustrating dealing with co-workers people at times


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company gifts. Great learning experience and company culture/values.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company. Not enough positions in hierarchy.
    Too little vacation days. No option to work from home or flex-time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let favoritism play a role in day to day work life. Give all an equal chance.


  10. "Overall good company"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring senior management who are wiling to help you, but only if they like you

    Cons

    Not many openings, a lot of people getting hired as temp with no promise for opening


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