Elizabeth Arden

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Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated 15 November 2014
Updated 15 November 2014
62 Reviews
2.5
62 Reviews
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Elizabeth Arden Chairman, President, and CEO E. Scott Beattie
E. Scott Beattie
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They also offer great discounts on products and spa services which is an enormous plus as a female employee (in 3 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about the beauty business, experts teach you makeup techniques, how to prepare gifts and you learn about all the fragrances (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance, constantly working around the clock (in 5 reviews)

  • No room for growth, at leats in the department that I worked in (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eat lunch at desk everyday

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some sample provided
    Industry standard compensation
    There is no more that I can think of

    Cons

    Long hours
    High turnover rate, one quit after 1 day of working.
    Micro Managing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Listen to the employees ideas...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The product is nice. The early Friday hours are a plus as well.

    Cons

    The management team is struggling to understand the needs of the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more ownership and responsibility to the employees. Less micro management , more responsibility will allow for newer ideas and opportunities to get the business's back on track.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place for long term career growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, decent pay and employee discounts, summer Fridays

    Cons

    Culture of blame, incapable senior management team that has failed many times to steer the company in the right direction, lack of communication from senior management- which has led to a culture that perpetuates anxiety and rumors- no training opportunities, limited opportunities for growth, company constantly trying to meet numbers by inflating last min shipments before fiscal closes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a clear strategy, stick to it, communicate it clearly to all employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This company did not treat employees well.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Miami, FL (US)

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Elizabeth Arden has great product. There is some flexibility in your schedule, except for holidays. The salary was decent.

    Cons

    No work/life balance at all. If I broke down the salary based on how many hours were expected, the pay would be terrible. They expect miracles, but do not provide the tools necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your people. They are your greatest asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible executive team probably won't be able to turn the ship around - awful morale

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance - company is supportive in that way. Freedom for some to work remotely; good discount on product, and nearly free "mystery box" every holiday season. Compensation fair.

    Cons

    Morale is awful - lots of backstabbing, though maybe that is normal. Recent shakeup in executive team (new CFO) may or may not help, as company performance continues to tumble. Wave of recent layoffs with more to come, but not addressing core issues. CEO out of touch, and exec team primarily interested in their own personal survival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more town meetings where open discussion is truly encouraged and not just given lip service. Be more transparent in order to lessen the terrible rumor mill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Elizabeth Arden was a good place to work but upper management is not getting the job done and the company is struggling.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is fair and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Leadership is poor and company values are lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to ramp up sales force and be creative with marketing. Have heard that sales force is paid too well to strive for additional sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, summer hours all year round

    Cons

    Executives act like bullies, disorganized, small company mentality, poor management, do not value employees, limited advancement opportunities, cliquish, very unprofessional, gossip and lies are treated as gospel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be respectful of your employees, focus on promoting from within, management needs to work on their people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Executive
    Current Employee - Retail Executive

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, you can learn a lot about business here.

    Cons

    No home work life balance. No respect for personal time. 15 hour days even when 9 months pregnant. Not a good company for people with families. There is not a lot of room for advancement for field employees. Company is growing but at the detriment to their loyal employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees and their personal time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much potential, but terrible place to work

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

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time

    Pros

    Hours and holiday schedule are perks.

    Cons

    Toxic atmosphere. Open office environment. No forward thinking, just reacting to achieving sales goals for current period with no consideration to the effect on future sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be in touch more with the employees who make the company tick, and more than a random town hall meeting. Plan for the future and stick to the plan - don't rearrange launches on items to get the bump in sales now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Poor business strategy and organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ar Representative in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Ar Representative in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge employee discounts at staff shop
    Holidays

    Cons

    incompetent management, poor organization, mobbing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider people managing courses for managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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