Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated 2 May 2015
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Elizabeth Arden Chairman, President, and CEO E. Scott Beattie
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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. Helpful (3)

    Director

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    Former Employee - Economic Director, Global Marketing (Skincare) in Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Economic Director, Global Marketing (Skincare) in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees., fabulous brand., intriguing history., upscale and wonderful product lines. 1/2 day Fridays year round!!

    Cons

    Terrible upper management -empty suits from J & J. Finger pointers. They push out long term employees for their own soldiers. They have taken a creative marketing driven company and made it operations driven.

    Advice to Management

    Be available., constructive., nurturing.,team oriented.. Stop finger pointing. This is prestige mentality - not mass market. Make time to create and think outside the box. Read the history of EA and understand where the co came from - if you don't know the past you can't possible understand its future!


  2. Helpful (1)

    director

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    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 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice diverse brands and people

    Cons

    really bad management, going on for years....


  3. Helpful (3)

    Eat lunch at desk everyday

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    Current Contractor - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY (US)
    Current Contractor - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

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

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

    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


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  5. Listen to the employees ideas...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Not a good place for long term career growth

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (1)

    This company did not treat employees well.

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Care about your people. They are your greatest asset.


  8. 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is fair and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Leadership is poor and company values are lacking.

    Advice to Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Toxic!!!

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    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Would not recommend

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Retail Executive
    Current Employee - Retail Executive

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Respect your employees and their personal time.



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