Elizabeth Arden
2.8 of 5 38 reviews
www.elizabetharden.com Miramar, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 03, 2014

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2.8 38 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

Elizabeth Arden Chairman, President, and CEO E. Scott Beattie

E. Scott Beattie

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Would not recommend

Retail Executive (Current Employee)

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

ProsGreat benefits, you can learn a lot about business here.

ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementRespect your employees and their personal time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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So much potential, but terrible place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time

ProsHours and holiday schedule are perks.

ConsToxic 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Poor business strategy and organization

AR Representative (Former Employee)
Geneva (Switzerland)

I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHuge employee discounts at staff shop
Holidays

Consincompetent management, poor organization, mobbing

Advice to Senior Managementconsider people managing courses for managers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsA place to go to get some experience.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementStart placing the customer and products first, not the dollar.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok, but could be better.

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

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

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

ConsSeeing 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 Senior ManagementWon'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.

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Exit interview process

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

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

Prosinterview done in a neutral area

Consinability to ask specific reasons for termination to manager

Advice to Senior Managementmentor your employees rather than leave then to fail.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting

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

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

Prosflexible work environment, great products

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

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overwork

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Elizabeth Arden

ProsDay goes by fast, with lots of work not enough people

Cons10-14 hour days, no time for home life. Lack of appreciation for hard work, expect more work. Bullies in senior level mgmt. I've heard one senior leader tell an employee that he should be working as a sheep herder. Also heard senior leader tell a working mother to find another way for her children to be picked up at 6:30 pm daycare.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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They don't have enough budget

Sales Representative (Current Employee)
Miami, FL (US)

I have been working at Elizabeth Arden part-time for more than 8 years

ProsI have a great experience working with Elizabeth Arden because , they really have a good professional people heading the company

ConsFor some reason I haven't get any raise for the last four years

Advice to Senior ManagementWe need more tools and gift with purchases, to achieve the goals

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Inconsistent

GSR (Former Employee)
Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

I worked at Elizabeth Arden part-time for less than a year

ProsDeeply discounted services
discounts on products
flexible schedule
Intensive training

Consmanagement is unreliable
clear company favoritism
Schedule sometimes came out just a couple of days before the week was set to start
Moving up in the company has nothing to do with Talent but everything to do with who you know, they would rather hire their friends rather than promote from within

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to management is, if you will be asking your team to do more work outside of their job duties, you need to pay them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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