Elizabeth Arden

  www.elizabetharden.com
  www.elizabetharden.com

Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated 11 October 2014
Updated 11 October 2014
59 Reviews
2.6
59 Reviews
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Elizabeth Arden Chairman, President, and CEO 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.  

    Great company to work for

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    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.

  2.  

    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)

    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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    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  

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

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    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
  6.  

    Great

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    • 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
  7.  

    Horrible place to work

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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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
  9.  

    "The Arden Way"

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    Current Employee - Supervision in Roanoke, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Supervision in Roanoke, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Modern tooling: workforce amiable, but their A to Z enterprise process, which include proper training and orientation is forty years past.

    Cons

    " Egos, and Department management has rather inflated ones. Front line supervisors are good.
    " Tooling is modern, product is somewhat in demand, Directors are full of themselves.
    * But EA is a source for income and most companies have their challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your eyes off your offices, dream of what can be. A streamlined, "Lean" pick and output.

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

    Horrible corporate management

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    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional company!

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Good discounts on products.

    Cons

    I worked for the Elizabeth Arden outlet. It was a terrible abusive atmosphere. Our district manager had a huge anger problem and would fire anyone at whim! We had an employee who was a bully and always got her way with corporate. She set out to get me and my store manager fired, and got her wish! She still works there and was even promoted to my job. They offered little to no training for management, and low pay. Please stay away from this company, it is bad news.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn not to have favorites and give your employees some proper training!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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