Mary Kay Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Mary Kay President and CEO David B. Holl
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Pros
  • Mary Kay is a debt-free, privately held company that operates by the Golden Rule, and teaches God first, Family second, Career third (in 14 reviews)

  • Culture is "go-give" and they work by the Golden Rule (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • If you don't have self discipline and an entrepreneural spirit, this is not the career for you (in 10 reviews)

  • It's is so haard after coming home from your regular full-time job and then having to drive to visit 4 people in one night to meet sales goals (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Customer Service Bilingual

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Bilingual in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Bilingual in Addison, TX

    I worked at Mary Kay (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to work great people I highly recommend it!!

    Cons

    as a contractor could not enjoy all the benefits of a regular employee!!


  2. best place to intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Addison, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Addison, TX

    I worked at Mary Kay as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    various intern opportunities and events to help you understand company culture/business processes great benefit/pay for interns great company culture. Everyone is very nice.

    Cons

    strict dress code (business professional for the majority time) fast pace


  3. Independent Beauty Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Self-Employed
    Current Employee - Self-Employed

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Choose who you work with. Create your own hours. Great training and support! Incentives!

    Cons

    You must be disciplined with no boss.


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  5. Disabled mother trying to make a living....

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Consultant in Adairsville, GA
    Current Employee - Beauty Consultant in Adairsville, GA

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Get to have fun being Beautiful and being a Woman! Imagine makeover parties! Bridal Parties instead of just a Bridal Shower.... Sweet 16 B-day parties.....options are endless

    Cons

    Unless you find people that aren't hurting for $$$ it will be hard to make sales...


  6. Great Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Associate in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Associate in Novato, CA

    I worked at Mary Kay (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great products, amazing discount, full team and director support when wanted or needed, work at your own pace, create your own schedule, awesome incentives.

    Cons

    If you don't already know a lot of women, you will need to create ways to meet them. Success is based on how many people you know or are willing and capable of meeting and what their financial status is.

    Advice to Management

    Great company, great products, love the code of ethics, cant wait to start my consultant ship back up now that I am settled in at my new residence.


  7. Senior Sales Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Director in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Director in Johnson City, TN

    I have been working at Mary Kay

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work from home, company priorities, friendships and fun, tax advantages, free cars and car insurance

    Cons

    no boss, so you need self disipline


  8. Great Company

    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Broken Arrow, OK
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Broken Arrow, OK

    I have been working at Mary Kay (More than a year)

    Pros

    Set your own schedule, excellent pay for the industry, get to meet lots of people

    Cons

    Must be a self starter, but be willing to work very hard for the money you do make.


  9. Make as much as you want

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Mary Kay (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Own schedule you can make as much as you want

    Cons

    You must like walking up to people you don't know


  10. Great company!!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company takes care of employees very well. Most managers are very understanding and accomodating

    Cons

    Slow in growth unless you have some ties to upper management or you work 16 hours a day.


  11. Sales Director

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Own schedule, Extra money and commission

    Cons

    Not at this moment, thanks



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