Bare Escentuals Reviews

Updated June 19, 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. Ba

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    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


  2. Beauty Ambassador

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    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


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

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    • 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.


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  5. ok company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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


  6. Sales Associate

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    • 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.


  7. Good people & middle management

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    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


  8. Only good for the discount.

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    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    The "girlfriend experience" is at the core of every interaction. Customer service, makeup, skincare, and having fun are part of every shift. If you like makeup or just like the btand, it is an amazing job.

    Cons

    In-store politics are exhausting. A female/gay-male dominated company leads to lots of drama and focus that is not on the business or the clients. Poor district management leads to lacking wages, minimal feedback on operational matters. Lots of gaps in communication from corporate to boutique level. I have experienced several times managers who are not keen on promoting from within. The practice of "temporary key holders" leads to lower wages if the associate becomes a permanent key.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so afraid to promote from within.


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    beauty ambassador

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    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Whitehall, PA
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Whitehall, PA

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

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

    Pros

    bonuses when store sales goals are met, free makeup certification and courses

    Cons

    little to almost NO GRATIS. worked there for a 8 months and got less then 10 pieces of gratis in total

    Advice to Management

    every week there is a new focus, and the week before is just forgotten. I dont understand how im told to focus on a different task every week and then judged on my progess overall.


  10. A dynamic company committed to making the lives of women better.

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Cares about employees. Exciting products.

    Cons

    Need to mature their design and development process. More discipline

    Advice to Management

    Keep being authentic


  11. It was ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals

    Pros

    Fun easy pay growth yep

    Cons

    Hours work gratis yeah buddy



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