Estée Lauder UK Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2020

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2.9
49%
Recommend to a Friend
34%
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Estée Lauder UK President & CEO Fabrizio Freda
Fabrizio Freda
43 Ratings
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  • "No work life balance (true of most retail jobs)(in 5 reviews)

  • "The majority were racist bullies who offered no positive feedback, and no constructive criticism(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "I worked as an art director at the NY corporate office for several years."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Art Director, Creative Services Deppartment in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Estée Lauder UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This was quite a few years ago but the working environment was really pleasant, the offices were comfortable and the other creatives were very talented. All the creative departments were pretty close to each other along with the other brands also: Clinique, Perscriptives, Origin, etc. Nice bonuses and good benefits

    Cons

    At that time the art directors didn't have a lot of say in the mailer design department a in the model art direction category, just in the product category...it got a little boring at times.

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  2. "stock"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Stock Person in Miami, FL

    I worked at Estée Lauder UK

    Pros

    excellent benefits, great pay,great coworkers

    Cons

    bad management, not interest in their employees situation

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work/Life Balance? What balance"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estée Lauder UK

    Pros

    Cheap cosmetics - that's about it.

    Cons

    Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians,

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work for"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estée Lauder UK full-time

    Pros

    Good company, decent compensation, ongoing training, invested in employees

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement; poor communication

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, dynamic, and plenty of rooms to grow"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Estée Lauder UK part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the environment is dynamic and fun as the cosmetic industry is so quick to change and follows trends by season. There are a lot of rooms for growth. Management people are nice and the whole team/company feels like a family.

    Cons

    No rooms for new hire Low pay

  6. "Sales"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Cosmetic Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Estée Lauder UK full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gratis is good and working for Ester Lauder is good

    Cons

    Working for Ester Lauder at Palai Royal not a good combo.

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  7. "Family focused"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder UK full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They understand that you have a family

    Cons

    They seem like they are currently trying to push out all of the existing employees

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  8. "engiineer"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Estée Lauder UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great people, team effort, amazing brand

    Cons

    nothing. This company is awesome

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder UK full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People are great, office is nice.

    Cons

    Annual merit increase is the only opportunity to increase salary - there is no standard cost of living increase each year. It's near impossible to get the full 4%, most supervisors simply say they "don't give" 4% because there's always room for improvement. Salaries aren't readily adjusted to account for standard pay increases over time...so, a first-year manager hired from outside the company would have the same salary as an Estee Lauder manager of 4 years. Annual bonus amounts pre-manager level are ridiculously low. Seriously ridiculously low. (maximum of $2,500 after taxes). Many of my colleagues worked long hours on a regular basis - and it's really hard to move up and get recognized for contributions. These are the main reasons I wouldn't recommend the company to a friend.

  10. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Estée Lauder UK full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Culture, Benefits, Work/life balance, Coworkers

    Cons

    Politics, A lot of red tape to complete anything

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