The Estée Lauder Companies
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Great place to learn and work on your skill as a makeup artist.

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Great place to learn customer service and makeup application. Good managers invest in training and retaining staff however it differs from location to location.
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Not recomend for Canada Site

They don't care about the Canadian site, especially for product development. The company in Canada only take advantage of cheap labours or coop students.A big company without innovation results in low market competitiveness. Short-sighted top managers cause the increasing cost of products and huge wastes of internal resources. Low efficiency for internal departments leads to super-long product development processes.


Great company culture and good safety environment.


Not a research driven company. All OEM.
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Good place to work

The best thing I liked about the Estee Lauder is that there are people working from many countries Like Brazil, Iran, Iraq, Zimbabwe, and of course India. Supervisors were so nice and supportive.
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Great part time and freelance job

Management is great and they support you . Great benefits. Less pressure for sales. Good team work. Enjoyed working with Estee lauder companies in part time and freelance positions


1 hr lunch


Cleaning store at the end of the shift
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Fun workplace

It was a good place to work with a good commission bonus! Always fun doing makeup for others as well!! Easy schedule to work with and friendly coworkers
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Great time

Very good company to work with in the beauty industry. Opens a lot of door. Great trains and education. Really great products, but they could give more gratis.




No growth. Higher ups will never retire.
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Toxic environment, regular restructures, poor leadership and mean girl mentality

In a word: Toxic. There is a mean girl mentality at the Canadian corporate office (ie: MAC brand). The complete opposite of the inclusivity. There is an utter lack of representation of BIPOC communities. Simply look at the leadership roles.The pay is not competitive nor the vacation. The company continues to go through several restructuring based on poor leadership and revolving doors. Do yourself a favour and enjoy the products but find work elsewhere.
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Can’t wait

Excited to start work here and to see what a process operator does and also how the job fits me. Can’t wait to see how it goes and help be productive within the company
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Lots of sales pressure, Workplace gossip/competition is an issue, steals the fun out of makeup

Pay is garbage for the sales goals they put on you per month. Co-workers gossip, are extremely fake and are catty. Workplace culture is shallow and competitive. Management only cares to help you if you bring in the sales. Overall a really sales hungry business, and full of miserable women that stab you in the back.


Higher wage, but barely enough to sustain a living


Gossip, Catty, Horrible Management, Sales Hungry Misery
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Good culture

Has a good working environment.Great global brands!Opportunity for process improvementInternational brands with fun and creative people to work with.




Work load
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Hudson’s Bay - Estee Lauder

This review is more for the bay. Very competitive job. Other beauty advisors running to customers as of was commission based. No room to grow and learn.
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Good place to work

Overall environment is good. Management is seriously taking your concerns and health and safety issues. Cahnce of getting new role within the company.
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Fun and easy job

Very easy but repetitive work. If you can handle the repetitive work, it'll be a breeze working here. The people I was working with and the line leader/supervisors were all great too.
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Challenging and Exciting Career

The best company to work for; excellent perks, training, and advancement opportunities. ELC values its employees - great company culture and team building strategies.


Gratis, fun work


Occasionally there may be frequent management changes.
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Decent work culture

Company has good intentions but the delivery is awkward. So much money spent on glitzy management initiatives, training and performance reviews that have goals that are too esoteric and not practical. Some of their job descriptions in job postings are not relatable at all to the professional applying. Too much talk of obscure objectives and not of real tasks required.


short friday


bizarre management from headquarters
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Good place to work

Nice and safe environment then most of other companies.Good facilities and lots free gifts every 3months and special employee discount on all products.
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If you're not Indian, forget it. You'll be poorly treated, you'll experience favoritism, you'll struggle for a spot to work. Management does next to nothing about these issues most especially when you're from a different racial background.
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Productive and fun.

Different culture but we respect each others culture. We work as a team that's how we manage our duties at work. A lot to learn. I learned how to communicate different people.
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No job-work balance at all

Excellent products of high quality are made at this place, unfortunately the current leadership is awful, always asking for hundreds of things at once but they don't provide the necessary support and definitely, zero leadership. If you want to work in a company that will brake your life-work balance, a company that got stuck in the 70's, that demands results but no support, then this is the perfect place to join.
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Fast paced environment

Fast paced environment. You will catch up eventually. Option to sit and work which is a major pro. .
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Very respectful and fair environment:

People in this company have the sense of sympathy and appreciation. They are persuasive, understanding and caring. The trainers are very patient and everyone work like a family. I fell I belong to this place and I whole heartedly want to help this company to be its best.
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Based on 2,315 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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