Elizabeth Arden

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Elizabeth Arden Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
53 Reviews
2.7
53 Reviews
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Elizabeth Arden Chairman, President, and CEO E. Scott Beattie
E. Scott Beattie
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  1.  

    Learned a lot, fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in London, England

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Open work environment, lots of collaboration, rebranding process was helpful and fun to be a part of

    Cons

    Some miscommunication among upper management. My boss for the internship was not helpful and did not take the time to teach me. Instead, she did everything for herself and left me bored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assign interns specific long term projects instead of smaller tasks.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than a 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
  3.  

    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 for 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
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  5.  

    "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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    Unprofessional company!

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time for more than a 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
  7.  

    Lack of credible leadership direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Has hired top talent. Good products.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from the CEO. More of a Wall Street deal-maker than a leader. In denial about tragic state of business.
    A lot of scrambling at end of quarters to build and ship cheap products without considering longterm consequences. Any sale, anywhere, at any price is acceptable at Arden.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure about competence of the Board of Directors - way past time for them to step up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Elizabeth Arden was a good place to work but upper management is not getting the job done and the company is struggling.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is fair and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Leadership is poor and company values are lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to ramp up sales force and be creative with marketing. Have heard that sales force is paid too well to strive for additional sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible executive team probably won't be able to turn the ship around - awful morale

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance - company is supportive in that way. Freedom for some to work remotely; good discount on product, and nearly free "mystery box" every holiday season. Compensation fair.

    Cons

    Morale is awful - lots of backstabbing, though maybe that is normal. Recent shakeup in executive team (new CFO) may or may not help, as company performance continues to tumble. Wave of recent layoffs with more to come, but not addressing core issues. CEO out of touch, and exec team primarily interested in their own personal survival.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more town meetings where open discussion is truly encouraged and not just given lip service. Be more transparent in order to lessen the terrible rumor mill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Internship!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern

    I worked at Elizabeth Arden as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere. Great learning experience! Amazing discount for interns as well (60% off) and awesome to have on resume for future jobs!

    Cons

    no cons! great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great benefits excellent people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elizabeth Arden

    Pros

    Benefits. Pay. Perks. training. vacation

    Cons

    job cuts recently and up and down market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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