Clinique Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2021

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Clinique President & CEO       Fabrizio Freda
Fabrizio Freda
116 Ratings
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  • "They say you'll get a certain % of sales goals but if you make your sales goal which didn't happen offer as targets are too high(in 16 reviews)

  • "My counter manager was VERY disorganised(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Everything I have ever wanted in a career"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Clinique Counter Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team is like a family - relationships with other elc brands Training and education is superb - so easy to access and understand They want you to succeed Information easily communicated Company values amazing and education on current issues wonderful

    Cons

    Debenhams and John Lewis both going has meant Cliniques in store positions are now minimal - a common issue for all cosmetics counters now

  2. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clinique full-time

    Pros

    Staff are well treated Excellent discount and free products Valuable training in sales, makeup and management Always praised for doing well

    Cons

    Pay wasn’t great for the job expectation There is a lot to do as an account manager such as leading and training a team, giving performance reviews, creating business plans, rotas and dealing with attendance and commissions as well as serving customers in between so there’s sometimes not enough time in the day to complete things on time.


  3. "Good Company to work for"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Clinique part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good discount off all Lauder brands, nice managers, busy on counter

    Cons

    High targets sometimes but usually manageable

  4. "Confidence"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clinique part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent pay and free products

    Cons

    Traffic stopping, constantly hunting for sales and selling yourself

  5. "Amazing company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Counter Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing training, a hugely successful but family business under the Lauder umbrella. Great discount, great training, inspiring management.

    Cons

    Obviously with Retail comes working weekends/late nights.

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  6. "Okay job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Beauty Assistant in Manchester, England

    I worked at Clinique part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun job with good discount

    Cons

    Don't feel valued and ridiculous targets

  7. "Nice"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clinique full-time

    Pros

    good staff discount good paid holidays incentives share benefits with staff from other brands under the Estee Lauder Company

    Cons

    pay not high compared to other similar companies

  8. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at Clinique part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good discounts and great commission. Couldn’t say anything bad about the company !

    Cons

    No extra hours are available

  9. "Good training but lack of progression"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good and informative off-site training courses on products and how to sell Friendly staff Good incentives and bonus schemes

    Cons

    Progression somewhat limited, no clear progression path and can only move upwards if someone else leaves.

  10. "Great company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clinique part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very supportive on development Free products and good discount Good teams Fairly easy job

    Cons

    Hard to get the necessary hours due to retail changes

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