Elizabeth Arden

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Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated 11 August 2014
Updated 11 August 2014
52 Reviews
2.7
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Elizabeth Arden Chairman, President, and CEO E. Scott Beattie
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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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    So much potential, but terrible place to work

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    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
  6.  

    Would not recommend

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    Current Employee - Retail Executive
    Current Employee - Retail Executive

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time for 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
  7.  

    Poor business strategy and organization

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    Former Employee - Ar Representative  in  Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Ar Representative in Geneva (Switzerland)

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time for 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
  8.  

    They have lost their way since the senior management changes of a few years ago.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A place to go to get some experience.

    Cons

    Poor management of people and projects. They try to do too much with too little so expect long hours in a noisy office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start placing the customer and products first, not the dollar.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Ok, but could be better.

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator  in  Roanoke, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Roanoke, VA (US)

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Seeing people that I've worked with for years go from temporary jobs to permanent jobs.

    Cons

    Seeing people who just became permanent get jobs over people who have been there longer & some who where already doing those higher paying jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Won't do any good. From what I've noticed, if it wasn't "their idea" it's not gonna happen. Now you might see shades of what you said years later. All you can do is just think to yourself, wow now you do that.

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Exit interview process

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Reporting Analyst  in  Stamford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Reporting Analyst in Stamford, CT (US)

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    interview done in a neutral area

    Cons

    inability to ask specific reasons for termination to manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mentor your employees rather than leave then to fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting

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    Current Employee - Retail Executive  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Executive in Raleigh, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    flexible work environment, great products

    Cons

    company is very much like a click, either you are in or out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management really should look at individual performance, not keep employees who they like just because they are in the click. Several hard working people displaced due to not being in the right group, we are not in High School

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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