Elizabeth Arden

  www.elizabetharden.com
  www.elizabetharden.com

Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
62 Reviews
2.5
62 Reviews
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Elizabeth Arden Chairman, President, and CEO E. Scott Beattie
E. Scott Beattie
32 Ratings

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.  

    Great work experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fragrance Model in Roanoke, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Fragrance Model in Roanoke, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good schedule Mon. - Fri. 7:00am - 3:30pm
    Some overtime

    Cons

    Hard to advance
    Little to no overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication with co workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting

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

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    90% off of services.....This is it and it's not very appealing once you meet your co-workers.

    Cons

    Gossip and a ton of high school like behavior. Not a very good environment to work in. The name is deceiving because you think it's a repiable company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in touch with your employees. Why don't you do an undercover boss cause your very out of touch with the people of that keep the company running (The Workers)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eat lunch at desk everyday

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden

    Pros

    Lots of training, gratis, bonus opportunities. Great products.

    Cons

    Low wages, no TV marketing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put money into advertising.

  6.  

    Listen to the employees ideas...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place for long term career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with a lot of history and an awesome vibe but horrible management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very fun environment to work in, very stylish and hip. Compensation is on the lower end for entry level jobs but an opportunity for upward mobility.

    Cons

    Management is uninvolved with the day-to-day operations, the company discriminates based on ethnicity. Need to take on a lot of responsibility and pick up the slack from other employees, very often in higher positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to redefine the organization

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Prestige company, business development, leadership

    Cons

    Limited chance to grow, lack of assistant, perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work

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

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No Pros in this company

    Cons

    Bad salary and compensation.
    Bad behaviour. Work environment is not friendly. No training. Awful management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management to be fully changed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible corporate management

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

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best thing about working there are friendships with fellow staff, other than that there's not much to recommend.

    Cons

    Micromangement by out of touch and uncaring corporate office, they expect loyalty from staff who are underpaid and just used them. There is zero holiday pay even though we give up our holidays, overtime only when extremely short staffed(they make sure that's kept to a minimal), no benefits for part time staff, and of course hours cut during slow seasons, sometimes to less than 10 hours per week. For that, they expect loyalty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your staff who are running your stores, you get what you give.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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