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Ulta Beauty Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
921 Reviews
2.8
921 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is probably one of the best perks of this position (in 64 reviews)

  • 50% discount on salon services, and 25% discount on products (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't have a very good work/life balance because I'm always at work (in 25 reviews)

  • Upper management is not always aware of activities that go on in the store (in 52 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Great gratis, learn a lot.

    Cons

    If in management, you don't get paid a fraction of what you deserve for what you deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a team, help your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place

    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Industry, work life balance really nice place to work at if you like hair and makeup and want to be in that industry

    Cons

    Shifts and upper management doesn't visit as often as they should. Thy cut shifts a lot also if the store numbers aren't doing well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention

    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly staff, hours are not reliable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    occasionally given gratis. I enjoy demonstrating makeup techniques. my coworkers are friendly. the discount is also nice. especially 50% off in the salon.

    Cons

    there needs to be more communication.. hours are unreliable.overall, it is a nice place to work, especially if you are looking for a part time position.

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  5.  

    Enjoyed my time!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Management was really great to work with, so helpful and made work all around fun. If you did something exceptional you would get pick something from the gratis box (filled with makeup, bath, and skincare goodies) so that was good incentive to work hard!

    Cons

    Varied schedules, early mornings (shipment) and late nights (holiday hours), sometimes it would be so busy you wouldn't be able to take any breaks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good for your first Esthetician job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Esthetician in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Esthetician in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Steady hours
    Great gratis
    Sick days
    Vacation
    Training

    Cons

    Poor Weak pay
    No mentor for skin care therapist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Once GM changed the store got much better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ulta stylist

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Houston, TX

    I worked at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    full service salon to gain experience

    Cons

    low pay, starting was only 8.25 hr

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better communication to new hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Prestige manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prestige Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Prestige Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    I can do what I love: Make people feel good about themselves. The hours and benefits are great, and I work with a fantastic team.

    Cons

    Working for a corporate company can be challenging, as you have I adhere to rules that don't always fit specific scenarios.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a former Merchandise Sales Coordinator, I realize how much work goes into that position. Give them more time to do their tasks. They also deserve benefits. So much is expected of them and they deserve it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Beauty Advisor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Tuscaloosa, AL

    I worked at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Very fun place to work

    Cons

    Do not work with your schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more leadership opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great job in the salon

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Stylist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Stylist in Austin, TX

    I worked at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of Great people that work for this company. Lots of walk in business for hairstylists with a good opportunity to build clientele.

    Cons

    As a hairstylist, when you are not booked you are asked to stock product and assist customers in the store.

    Recommends
  11.  

    It was a good experience, it's just long hours with small pay.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Get 25% off store pls 50% off salon. Gratis is a huge plus as well.

    Cons

    Hourly pay and crazy hours

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