Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated 10 March, 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. Great Team Support For Different Events

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Demonstraor in Montreal, QC
    Current Contractor - Demonstraor in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Excellent Product Knowledge - Positive Motivation and Commitment

    Cons

    Would prefer to have a greater budget for Spring Demoing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would like to have quarterly meetings on PK (Product Knowledge) to keep us up to date with perfumes as well as makeup.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Flexible, rewarding at times, a challange with so much competition!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Edmonton, AB

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden

    Pros

    Everyday is different. You are given the opportunity to meet and help new people everyday. You get to learn a lot about cosmetics and skin care. A gratis fr free product is given every few months. Rewarding.

    Cons

    If you are working as a "demo" , or on contract as a freelancer, you are not always guaranteed a certain amount of hours, although it is flexible work for a mother with children or a full time student for example.

    It can be challenging as well as frustrating to meet sales targets with so much competition from other beauty lines and outlets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. Exciting... Love the business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Freedom to make your schedule but there are times of the year you can not take off.

    Cons

    Workload is enough that 2 people could be sharing the position and still not get everything done the way it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire AC's to help AE's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Very Good Local Office in Bentonville, AR.

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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 full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere with a small group.
    Support from each person on the team.
    Opportunities are available to move up and do more for anyone on the team.
    Creativity and excitement are valued and needed for success.
    Influence on the business is redily available.
    Local Leadership is good with caring personalities.
    Work Life Balance is a focus with an understanding family relationships are critical for happy successful associates.

    Cons

    The business is not on a great path at the moment. Things are changing with new Sr. Managment in Marketing.
    Change to busienss trends has been slow in the past but are bing addressed now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to look for new opportunities as the business changes.
    Build excitment amongs all employees to rally around new businss opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Full time key

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Time Key in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Full Time Key in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden

    Pros

    Great pay, weekly pay, great benifits

    Cons

    constant changing of promotions, poor communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Quality of life and stable management

    Cons

    if you're not interested in stability and quality of life, might not be the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Horribly run company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    Good salary that's about it, easy parking, pretty office clean bathrooms.
    Benefits are okay, holidays are more than most Florida companies dish out

    Cons

    Horrible CEO that appears for half a year and mistreats employees by slamming doors in their faces literally he slams doors in your face
    Directors and evps mistreat and talk down to staff
    It's Cuban run if you aren't Cuban you are talked about behind your back in Spanish
    The company sells garbage cologne from the 1980s which no one will buy, very stressful failing environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to treat employees with some decent courtesy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. If you fresh out of school. Try It!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Nail Technician in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Nail Technician in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    90% off services, Good shopping and eating in the area, and The name will take you far.

    Cons

    You will not move up no matter how hard you work. Some ladies have been there 15 years plus with no raise, so learn what you can build a clientele and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are working there behinds to the bone. To be a high end spa you lack the caring affection, and understanding Mrs. Arden built her empire on. Yes people on the out side see you as a company of class but you employees know the truth. Maybe you should work on that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Eat lunch at desk everyday

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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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