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Ulta Beauty Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
849 Reviews
2.8
849 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.  

    Overall, decent experience. Great place to start for a first job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Decent discount on merchandise, especially when the holidays came around.
    Flexible schedule if you're in school.
    No competition between employees.

    Cons

    Rarely out on time if closing.
    Wouldn't be asked to cover shifts, but just put on the schedule if they were running short on people to work.

  2.  

    love what i do

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

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great environment, great co workers. advancement was easy

    Cons

    not enough hours for cashiers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everyone needs to be on the same page. communication is key

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Positive Experience

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

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time

    Pros

    Good relationship between management and employees, working in an industry I was passionate about, decent pay. I overall enjoyed my experience there.

    Cons

    Working the cash register was overwhelming when no one was willing to help, poor communication between the salon and the regular store employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prestige Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Prestige Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company has grown tremendously in the past decade. It has so many oppty for growth in its career options. Its a fun atmosphere to work in. They really care about the guest and empower all employees to do whats right for our customers.

    Cons

    Working in a dominant female feild can get catty and frustrating at times.there can be Lots of drama at times. But if you can get through that its a great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time for your employees. Really listen to their needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Job

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

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The employees are great, none are catty. Management is very flexible and friendly. If you love beauty, this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    They require you to do a lot of work, but with little pay. I find myself doing three different jobs, yet getting the salary for only one. Sometimes your hard work can go un-noticed. Long hours on feet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Salon manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Fun environment
    Education
    Salon in retail environment beauty is a plus

    Cons

    Work load
    General managers lack of salon knowledge can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better understanding of salon verses retail industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Rock Hill, SC
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Rock Hill, SC

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great hours you will get hours ! A Lot of call in so more hours for you . 25% discount off anything

    Cons

    You have to push Ulta reward cards, even to grumpy customers. If you have lip stick/gloss make-up MAKE sure you get it checked off by a manager. Even if you didn't buy it from Ulta they Will think you stole it. A lot of standing and if you work 5/6 hours no Breaks ! It sucks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great team environment, nice part time work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Great managers
    Flexible schedule
    Professional atmosphere
    Great team of co workers

    Cons

    Minimum wage
    Part time only
    Swing shifts

  10.  

    Highly recommend for good people who are hard workers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Great environment
    Great management
    Very reliable
    Good gratis gifts given to hard working employees
    If you want to work and get money, life on the job will be 20X easier
    Very nice co-workers
    Dress code is professional and stylish for a beauty store

    Cons

    There is nothing that I can think of about this store that has any cons for me

  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Fun atmosphere
    Great discount
    Good training

    Cons

    Coworkers can be a bit snobby

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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