Bare Escentuals Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Great discount, great products, empowers women (in 23 reviews)

  • Great product, customers, retail partners (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is non existent (in 14 reviews)

  • Inconsistency with upper management (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to play with makeup helping people seeing all the new collections come out good start off pay great people

    Cons

    Doesn't benefit enough not good pay if don't make your goal you won't get any raise what so ever doesn't comply

    Advice to Management

    Give workers more benefits


  2. It's all about the people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So, Bare is a respected brand and great product. The work is challenging and the subject matter is fun. There are many company activities that are fun. The people there are very talented and inspiring.

    Cons

    The stress level and expectations are very high. It's not out of the question to give someone twice the workload that they can handle. It's gotten very political over the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Make it more clear to employees about what they have to do to get to the next level. Be honest about things, do not sugarcoat them.


  3. Worked there for years

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great makeup, great discounts and a great job if you've never sold makeup before. Full-time has good benefits.

    Cons

    Part-time does not have a lot of benefits. Stores are far from each other and not a lot of ability to transfer or grow quickly.


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  5. Boutique Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Madison, WI

    I worked at Bare Escentuals full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with innovative ideas. Was started by an awesome woman who's goal was to change the way women see themselves.

    Cons

    The still are in their infancy, and have recently sold the business to a bigger corporate cosmetic company that is of course, making more corporate changes.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your Boutique Managers. Leaders do not like to be micromanaged; they want a trustworthy partnership. Micromanaging will only hurt the business. Work along side of the Boutique Managers, not against them.


  6. Ba

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Mishawaka, IN
    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Mishawaka, IN

    I worked at Bare Escentuals part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great clients! Free make up. Learn much about the make up industry.

    Cons

    Short shifts. Many stores carry the same brand so it can be difficult to compete.

    Advice to Management

    Depends


  7. Beauty Ambassador

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bare Escentuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly managers easy to work with

    Cons

    None I liked working at BE


  8. Sold cosmetics and cosmetics, beauty and skincare products.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Bare Escentuals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Frequent feedback from manager. Gratis. Recognition for meeting goals and good job performance.

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized at times. No commission despite having sales goals.

    Advice to Management

    If sales goals are to be stressed and tied to performance evaluations, then must pay commission in order to retain top talent.


  9. ok company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder in West Nyack, NY
    Former Employee - Key Holder in West Nyack, NY

    I worked at Bare Escentuals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    50% off products and gratis

    Cons

    poor management high sales goals

    Advice to Management

    be realistic


  10. Sales Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT

    I worked at Bare Escentuals part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Gratis, employee discount, weekly status meetings and performance feedback, recognition for accomplishments

    Cons

    Employees were expected to meet individual sales goals, but were not paid commission.

    Advice to Management

    Give more competitive pay and commission.


  11. Good people & middle management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people & middle management; interesting fun work

    Cons

    most staff are getting laid off now; some senior management doesn't enforce some staff to show up and do their jobs; some middle male managers allowed to be demeaning to women.

    Advice to Management

    replace the contractors that aren't pulling their weight. Keep the staff that are adding value



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