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New York, NY (US)
10000+ employees
1946
Company - Public (EL)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products.

As the global leader in prestige beauty, we touch over half a billion ... Read more

Mission: The Estee Lauder Companies has the values of a private company and the financial sophistication of a public company. We care about our people; we take a long-term view of the future. We are driven by passion and ideas.

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    "Amazing employer but serious diversity problem"

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    Pros

    Discounts across the company portfolio, perfect location in central London with nice restaurants and cafes nearby, amazing office facilities, great colleagues/team and there are opportunities to be promoted within company.

    Cons

    This is a world class employer and definitely the best company I've worked for so far, but one issue I have is the shocking lack of ethnic diversity at corporate level. During my time at the company, there weren't many people of colour in assistant or coordinator roles (across all departments i.e. education and marketing) let alone at a managerial level. I love that there's diversity when it comes to retail staff, but that also needs to be reflected in the UK head office.

    Advice to Management

    Make a real effort to be open to people from all backgrounds whether it's to hold events for university students or initiatives like cultural sensitivity training. Diversity will only benefit the company, especially because women of colour are huge spenders when it comes to the ELC brands like Bobbi Brown and MAC. ELC brands were the first to champion women of colour by offering foundations and other makeup in darker shades, but please let that reflect in the office because a team with no diversity at all just screams out of touch, or even worse - that the company doesn't want to employ them - and may deter great talent from applying.

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    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Estée Lauder Companies (London, England) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The HR team were already in my contacts so I approached them about a role and secured an interview. I came in for a laid back and pleasant interview with relevant questions and a good sense of the role. I was invited to present to senior management a couple of weeks later and worked hard. My efforts were acknowledged and the interview was again filled with relevant questions and positive. Unfortunately the HR department were not responsive after a chase email sent two weeks after the interview. Finally a month later after chasing again, I was told the role had changed and I hadn't got it. No further feedback was supplied. A good interview but a weak HR team with communication issues. Sadly, this wasn't the first time either

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Estée Lauder Companies Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • Barron's 500, Barron's, 2009
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