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Shiseido Cosmetics Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Shoji Takahashi
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Pros
  • Good benefits, summer flex hours, management listens (depends on dept (in 4 reviews)

  • also make up is number one with high quality and natural glow (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover since new CEO in place- he brought in some horrible people (in 3 reviews)

  • Very low salary, no room for upward mobility, raises are low, would rather hire new than invest in current employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Fast paced environment"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Shiseido Cosmetics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging, good connections, great company.

    Cons

    Work environment might get stressful sometimes.


  2. "Great benefits, good culture, bad business strategy"

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    Former Employee - ECommerce Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - ECommerce Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Shiseido Cosmetics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedules, nice group of people to work with, and there was plenty of work to do. Autonomous.

    Cons

    Management was not leading the company, the buyers were. No solid strategy for promoting the company, and completely floundering on digital.

    Advice to Management

    Create a business plan that is actually achievable, and then stick to it.

  3. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Shiseido Cosmetics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free items and holiday schedule

    Cons

    Overtime, Upper Management, and Scheduling


  4. "I have mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in East Windsor, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in East Windsor, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shiseido Cosmetics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    opportunities for training, yearly gratis, fantastic products, employee sales, summer hours, opportunities for international travel

    Cons

    very strict with hours, no flexibility at all, Japanese culture very dominant, difficult to understand what they really mean or want. the R&D is a mess. I hope they will survive

    Advice to Management

    If you want to bring people from Japan, please find the technical strong ones


  5. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shiseido Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    I like cosmetics and working with them

    Cons

    nothing bad I can say, but would love to work for them again

    Advice to Management

    none.


  6. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shiseido Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, summer flex hours, management listens (depends on dept.), excellent brand portfolio, established company.

    Cons

    Very low salary, no room for upward mobility, raises are low, would rather hire new than invest in current employees


  7. "company reorganization"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shiseido Cosmetics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great cosmetics and skin care

    Cons

    company wide reorganization that laid off 50% of the field staff. The people left untouched were given multiple brands to represent.

    Advice to Management

    people can only do so much and remain profitable. This reorganization left no one a winner.

  8. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Shiseido Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful brands, good business support system

    Cons

    lack of career mobility and advancement


  9. "Database Coordinator"

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

    I have been working at Shiseido Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Health Insurance, Gratis and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Very hard to move within the company


  10. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Windsor, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Windsor, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shiseido Cosmetics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bagels on friday. Good work life balance

    Cons

    They are hiring like crazy and paying well but screwing long term employees.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for upward mobility


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