Bare Escentuals Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Great Discount, bonus good (when can hit sales goals), great products and customers (in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits and a great product make it a really easy company to work for (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • NO WORK LIFE BALANCE, don't expect to have any kind of life ever (in 14 reviews)

  • upper management isn't very concerned with opinions or needs of employees (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Great work environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals

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

    Pros

    Great customers fostering the girlfriend experience. Good pay.

    Cons

    Qualified applicants. Better bonus structure

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. beauty ambassador

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    you get to sit down a lot of clients and connect with people

    Cons

    low pay. low hours. highly sales driven. little room for growth.

  3. Awesome perks, not so awesome management

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    Former Employee - Key Holder
    Former Employee - Key Holder

    I worked at Bare Escentuals

    Pros

    Free makeup all the time. Cool classes every season to learn new tips and tricks.

    Cons

    My particular store had horrible management.

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  5. It was ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  6. Beauty Ambassador

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

    I worked at Bare Escentuals part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay, Awesome Discount, High Quality Product

    Cons

    Catty, Unorganized, Cult Like, No Moving Up

    Advice to Management

    Management was incredibly poor. It was like stepping back into high school. Basically, if you wanted more hours or a chance to move up in the company, you had to go out drinking/clubbing with management.

  7. A lot of interaction, great products

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

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals part-time

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

    Pros

    Bonuses, gratis, great natural brand

    Cons

    I work in the outlet they don't give a lot of hours

  8. I liked this company, but its time to leave.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free product, Management (varies by store), Easy daily goals, Seasonal trainings held 2-4 times per year, good pay since they recently upped hourly wages to compete with similar companies, You get to help women feel beautiful every day! I loved working for this company for two years, but i am moving to a cosmetics company that knows what they are doing.

    Cons

    Slow months = no hours, lots of our girls had to leave because they weren't getting hours and had to find different jobs, low retention rate in lower positions, stressful when traffic is down and you don't make your goals, drama (as is any setting with primarily women), the company has no direct vision and (though 20 years old) is still a very new cosmetics company and has a lot to work on.

    Advice to Management

    More training, promote from within the company like you say you do, don't let the new rebrand stop employees from being artists. You constantly change our focuses, one month its skincare, one month its foundation, i understand that you want to be "the best makeup company by 2020", but constantly changing the focus isn't going to achieve that. Let the focus be on the clients and their needs, not on a specific percentage of sales. The sales will come.

  9. Dishonesty, Lack of promotions, underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Processor in Groveport, OH
    Current Employee - Processor in Groveport, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, free products, company picnics, and being told we can succeed is great....... But.....

    Cons

    Underpaid for work we do. Doing the job of upper management and being paid as entry level employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of what is going on. Actually take the time to talk to your employees and see what they do. If someone is doing the work of an employee a level or two above them, paying them for that work would be nice. Most employees feel very undervalued and unappreciated.

  10. Great company!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Beachwood, OH
    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Beachwood, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay , fun staff , paid continuing education trips

    Cons

    There's No cons at all

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work !!

  11. Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Columbus, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Work schedule 6am-2pm yearly party

    Cons

    No room to move up in company.

    Advice to Management

    Put your employers first.

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