The Estée Lauder Companies Employee Reviews in New York, NY

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Good potential, if you find the right people
Producer and Video Editor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 30, 2018
The company places a premium on culture and is actively trying to modernize to compete with startup brands. There is a lot of dead weight, however. A lot of lifers that just want to plan their next vacation and expect you to do their work for them. Management is typically very slow to address issues and is serially out of touch. Like most things, your opportunities for advancement come down to who you’re connected to, not how well you perform your job duties. Don’t expect to be noticed. Do expect to fight for credit on your work.
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Amazing growth opportunity.
Strategic Capability Building Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 28, 2018
Working at Estee Lauder Companies helped me to discover my own talents and connect with employees across the world. My experience provided me with a global understanding of the business and I am still connected with most of my colleagues.
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It's okay for awhile
Director of Global Creative Operations (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 24, 2018
EL Companies is lean and mean. The pay is okay, the hours are long. There's not a lot of autonomy. It's very bureaucratic. The top people are indecisive.
Pros
Prestigious company for your resume
Cons
Pay is just okay, hours are long, Marketing is indecisive
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Unfair and poorly managed
3rd Key Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 21, 2018
If you are working for a company for over 10 years you expect to keep your pay, when your show closes and they force you to take a position somewhere else that is now no longer equivalent to yours, not by any choices or actions you made, but because they refused to attempt to put you in one of the several open positions at other stores with open equivalent positions for some reason, that's never been explained. You're now treated like you know nothing and you know more than you're literal entire management team. It's disgusting how they treat you now that Estee bought out MAC, vile and sickening.
Pros
Amazing discount, Gratis, Free Replenishment 2 twice yearly, fun environment, current, trendy
Cons
Upper mgmt no longer cares, Gratis almost taken away & in some cases is, if you get it, they make up rules "you were out sick, you were on leave, They didn't send enough"
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3.0
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Good Company with benefits
Finance Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 12, 2018
Company lacks programs to develop existing staff and in recent years have looked outside to fill upper management positions. Unless you are a "chosen one" with influential contacts within the co. Compensation is also not competitive compared to industry standards.
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4.0
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Build life long relationships
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 1, 2018
Work hard, be consistent, honest, positive and want the best for everyone around you/ your team and company. Those around you will see your progress and depending on your manager will acknowledge it, and reward it.
Pros
The People
Cons
Not Consistant with it's talent and fairness
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Great company with great benefits
Beauty Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 1, 2018
Loved working for brand and the company. I have the best experience with the team and management. Learned to cross selling with other brand and companies.
Pros
Free breakfast with training
Cons
None
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Wonderful Company to Work For
Sales and Education Executive (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 12, 2018
It was incredible experience to work for the Estee Lauder Companies. Wonderful sense of collaboration and investment in development from direct management.
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Not all crack up to be
Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 26, 2018
Success is more about the politics of the office and who you know than skill. The company cares very little about employee growth and promotion outside of being an attractive employer and maintaining a good reputation in employer rankings. The salaries are on the low side in the industry. The benefits seem to balance it out, but it's hard to beat cash.
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Involved in professional development
Business Development Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 21, 2018
Transformed my skill set. Provided corporate athlete program enrollment, sales training, ability to have autonomy in decision making and team support.
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Great company to work for!
Sales Planning & Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 15, 2018
Employees are proud to work for ELC and work hard to drive the success of all brands. It is an amazing feeling to be apart of this team and contribute to the growth. Work/life balance is prioritized and hard work / results are rewarded. Highly recommend!
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4.0
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good place, low pay
Manager of Financial Reporting (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 13, 2018
i liked my job, the pay was not great and not comparable. Advancement or movement to other areas could be difficult, especially if you were good at your job
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Many opportunities to grow in other areas.
MAC Artwork Manager, Packaging Operations (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 3, 2018
Exposes you to many different aspects of product launches and corporate strategy. Opportunity to learn functions of all departments and grow in many different areas. Everyone is willing to help you and talk about their experience.
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Poor experience
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 23, 2018
Store Manager.
Very stressful position. Corporate changes policy’s almost daily. They give away employee discount to customers to make up for sale loss. Pay is extremely low for the amount of work they expect to be done.
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Benefits
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Pay, corporate
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Run for your life.
Executive Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 23, 2018
All talk and no show. Poorly run. MAC is going down hill - worse place to work and so is the entire company Estée Lauder.
They lost who they are and forever will be lost because they’re trying way too hard.
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None
Cons
Management that is catty and unprofessional
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great people to work with
Developer/Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 19, 2018
The brands are passionate people. It's a lovely but competitive environment. People have tons of fun, but you are expected to do a great job. After all it's a global company, it's a great workplace for women and diversity.
Pros
collaborative environment
Cons
mobility is limited
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Administrative Assistant, VP Retail Events, MAC (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 10, 2018
The culture at MAC was lacking but only because the VP had been dismissed shortly after I started. The department as a whole was dissolved which caused a bit of uncertainty
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Cutthroat
Human Resources Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 20, 2018
Doesn't get more cutthroat than that place. A million women stabbing each other in the back. Luckily I survived and made the best out of an interesting situation.
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3.0
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Excellent benefits and discount
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 14, 2018
The benefits are great and so is the product discount. Not the greatest work/life balance under new leadership. It is a fast-paced environment and can be challenging at times.
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Stressful
Director- Global Brand Supply Chain (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 14, 2018
Stressful, sometimes chaotic. Alot of changes to the way the brands are managed. Different direction, constant changes and lack of clarity on what needs to be done.
Pros
Snacks
Cons
Stressful
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