Coty Reviews

Updated May 23, 2020

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2.8
41%
Recommend to a Friend
52%
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Coty CEO Pierre Laubies
Pierre Laubies
93 Ratings
Pros
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  • "No work-life balance, overload with work(in 52 reviews)

  • "Quite literally the most abusive senior management I've ever had the misfortune of encountering in my entire career(in 34 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "On the job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coty full-time

    Pros

    It is a Beauty company

    Cons

    To much Workload. Work/life balance not optimal

    Coty2020-03-18
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Stay far away"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coty full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The only pros are free products (in mass and prestige brands) and summer hours. Only come here if the opportunity is a step up in your career - this is not a place you'll want to stay for long. Be prepared to be very unhappy for the duration. One more pro: the location is prime and the office is pretty. But honestly, I'm just reaching.

    Cons

    Coty has a toxic culture full of snakes who have zero people skills. Watch your back as nobody can be trusted, even if they're on your own "team." There is no proper training or worklife balance if you work on a mass brand. HR doesn't exist. Leadership doesn't exist. When someone leaves the company, it's like they fell off the face of the earth and nobody talks about them again - very strange. The place is a mess that it almost seems like a social experiment.

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    Coty2020-04-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "No balance"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Market Planner in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Summer Fridays and excellent health insurance

    Cons

    Constant turn over and high workload. Lack of empathy from Upper Manager

    Coty2020-02-06
  4. "Field Education Business Manager Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Education Business Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great brand portfolio, ability to travel

    Cons

    Disorganized, restructuring, lack of communication

    Coty2020-01-10
  5. "Good"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Educator 

    I worked at Coty full-time

    Pros

    Good experience and customers

    Cons

    Downsizing and cost cutting but overall good

    Coty2019-12-19
  6. "Fuzzy future"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit. Strong brands in fine fragrances.

    Cons

    So many question mark brands after pg acquisitions. Infrastructure not strong enough to support doubling volume.

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    Coty2019-10-26
  7. "Average"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Coty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very nice office and lots of young employees

    Cons

    No work life balance at all

    Coty2019-10-30
  8. "Flexible Work and Decent Pay"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Freelancer 

    I have been working at Coty part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    making great connections, flexible schedules, regular training and product knowledge

    Cons

    High targets, retail workers can at times be difficult with us, no growth opportunities

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    Coty2019-09-02
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Stay far away"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Summer Fridays Good office location (connected to the Path) Some very hardworking, dedicated employees General Manager leads by example

    Cons

    HR is non-existent. Employee retention is terrible and the company is too cheap to offer the right salaries to attract actual talent. Zero work-life balance; employees are forced to take on more and more work as "development opportunities", without any real chance to get promoted or even a higher bonus or raise. Senior management is petty, narrow-minded, and short-sighted, always making poor decisions for short-term gain and then acting surprised when they don't pan out. The General Manager is great, but completely hobbled by his senior management's ineptitude. Infighting, politics, and finger-pointing are the norm, with zero accountability.

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    Coty2019-08-28
  10. Helpful (3)

    "The merger pain is almost over, outlook is good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Coty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lovely office, downtown location, fun brands, investment in your career if you’re worth investing in, not strictly processs driven, ability to influence strategy with creative thinking- not possible at larger more rigid companies, respectful culture

    Cons

    The merger was rough on a lot of people as mergers tend to be. This is why there are so many negative reviews during that time frame and high turnover. Although most of this pain is over after 2.5 years there is still workload inequality and an issue with not hiring experienced people in important roles to save a buck.

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    Coty2019-06-13
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