Estée Lauder Companies Reviews | Glassdoor

Find your next job here

Estée Lauder Companies Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
922 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

922 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Great Career Opportunities and Work/Life Balance (in 62 reviews)

  • Great benefits to employees all over (in 73 reviews)

Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. "So far very disorganized from top to bottom the department store is worse"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ummm still waiting for that, I received my free three step full size so I guess yeah for that I was really excited to get to work but now I really don't know my rep is kinda rude to me as well and when spoke up now in trouble really no communication what the plan is so pro is I am getting paid

    Cons

    Department store no direction and little communication from either side speak to you did you are a mind reader

    Advice to Management

    Please state expatation of what you think a business manager is from what I can tell from your point is to check sales daily and that is it so sad


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Senior CHEMIST in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative time, Best, loyal, busy, occasional rewards, best friends, caring professionals, brilliant work, hard workers, nice hearts, soft personalities, long standing relationships.

    Cons

    Nerdy. When in doubt, more direction. When in doubt, more direction. When in doubt more direction. Especially for the very young.

    Advice to Management

    We need a running group.

  3. "Associate Consultant"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule. Ability to move around and experience diverse work settings.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are not enough hours


  4. "Payroll"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork, benefits, 401K is very helpful

    Cons

    Management, mobility, raises are not high percentages


  5. "Associate Design Director"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good hours. That's the pros of working at in-house.

    Cons

    Poor management. Everyone just being too comfortable and not putting effort into their job

    Advice to Management

    Please get your ships together. Before briefing creative, please make sure what you brief is well thought, well discussed, and well planned. Otherwise you are just wasting money and people's time


  6. "Working for such an amazing company such as Estee Lauder, has given me a great sense of purpose."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Talent Acquisition Function in the Corporate Entity - AVOID"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discounts on cosmetics. Summer Fridays.

    Cons

    A toxic working environment, where one risks getting fired just for voicing her/his opinion. The management structure is entrenched from what it looks like older days of Estee. It is full with ego driven individuals with contempt for anyone challenging their views. I guess this depends on the team, but this negative corporate culture seems to be pervasive in the company. I've witnessed many senseless firings of intelligent people for voicing their opinions. Needless to say such manifestations of power kill the moral among employees. Another glaring issue is lack of diversity in management and they tend to hire clones of themselves resulting in a cliquey sorority club. If you are not part of such groups you are treated as an outcast without a voice., and expected to blindly follow their directives. One outcome of such an approach is the effect on the quality of the work. The deep pockets of Estee allows mediocre individuals with influence among the management to impose their (lack of) vision, which translates in lots of inefficiencies and wasted money and opportunities. Estee Lauder Companies is probably good to start one's career but not a place for experienced and ambitious individuals. Or it would probably be better to work within one of their many brands rather than the corporate entity. It even seems that leadership in the brands and across the affiliates are frustrated with how badly things are run from the Corporate Entity.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a Global IT department. Keep an eye on managers who seem to go through people like toilet paper. You shouldn't allow them to treat contract workers any way they want. Stop abusing contract workers. You make it really hard for employees to apply for internal jobs because if we do, our manager gets notified after we hit the submit button. That speaks volumes about internal mobility and value Estee places on it.

  8. "Not too bad."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed bag"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Estée Lauder Companies full-time

    Pros

    Met some of my greatest friends and worked with some very smart people.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks an understanding of digital and social.
    Teams regularly referred to it as Game of Thrones.
    People tend to manage up, not down.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


Showing 922 of 1,055 reviews
Reset Filters