Bare Escentuals

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Bare Escentuals Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
225 Reviews
3.1
225 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 leaders

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals

    Pros

    The upper management were fantastic to work for. They showed passion for the industry and inspired others with that passion.

    Cons

    Sometimes business was slow. Lot's of calling on the phone to clients to make your business happen. Overtime wasn't given as an option very often. No commission.

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

    Fun, rewarding, no regrets

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    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Walnut Creek, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome gratis and discount. The management can be a bit favorite-y and strict on write ups but I view this as a positive. Fun work environment. Going to work everyday was like going to a makeover slumber party, only without the pajamas and with sales goals. If you are a personable person and enjoy making lasting relationships with clients its easy.

    Cons

    I didn't always get as many hours as I would've liked to. Sales goals were difficult sometimes but not unreasonable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great when I first started, horrible now.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Boutique Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Boutique Manager

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

    Pros

    I have been with the the company for a LONG time. I mean, leslie still owned the company, we had one type of foundation and only 4 things as part of our *Rare* skincare line. The most exciting things over time have been, the competitive pay, the gratis, the discount, the benefits, and the training and education, but most importantly the feeling of being a true "girlfriend". Great product line, basically sells itself.

    Cons

    Everything has changed over time, as most things do, however not for the best. We do not receive as GOOD or as much gratis as we used to, the pay scale is unfair (with one person in one location making WAY more than another location within the same district for the SAME position) there is hardly ANY true management training, sales incentives and contests have gone downhill, people are put into positions because of favoritism not merrit, "coaching out" is now more prevelant than coaching up. There is absolutely no work life balance: Someone in your family died? Oh well, come to work, oh you have the flu? You'll be fine, come to the work, oh it's your wedding? No not anymore, come to work. Make sure you leave all your problems at the door though & put a smile on your pretty face!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training. Not just product training, but REAL training, for ALL management. Make it more fun, we don't sell shoes. It's not about the girlfriend experience anymore... Let's get back to that. & more presence from upper management in boutiques. It's exciting, we look forward to it, and don't be pretentious and mean when you are finally in boutiques, we work really hard to be perfect when you are there and would appreciate some acknowledgment and words of praise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay company, upper management could use some work

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    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Kennesaw, GA

    I worked at Bare Escentuals part-time

    Pros

    The discount
    Meet a lot of people
    Good product

    Cons

    Can be catty and overly competitive
    Gossip
    Management out of touch with daily happenings of the store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the stores and connect with your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    company cares, management doesn't

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Mohegan, CT
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Mohegan, CT

    I worked at Bare Escentuals

    Pros

    I love the product and I loved working with the clients. The team I used to work for were motivated.

    Cons

    The management team at my particular location treats staff like garbage. Instead of encouragement, they belittle the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate the people who bend over backwards to help run your store and get the awesome numbers that you get!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Make sure you have a friend that's higher up than you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bare Escentuals full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free makeup or skin care and a small amount of very basic training. A lot of the customers are fun to work with when you have time to spend with them.

    Cons

    Very junior high school level of management. The managers will take the word of whoever buys them coffee or tells them they are pretty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try being a little more professional. Even though it's the "girlfriend" experience, it doesn't mean treat other employees like trash

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I've been employed with Bare Minerals for 4 years and I love my job. I work for a great company.

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    Current Employee - Boutique Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Boutique Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tons of support for sales and artistry. The company as a whole is TRULY dedicated to customer service.

    Cons

    Completely inept operationally, nothing is up to date. New policies are created with nowhere to reference them other than an email. BIG opportunity for the company and no one is taking it seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Absolutely! Willingness to relocate is incredibly helpful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good, but looking for something better

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    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Freehold, NJ

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

    Pros

    you get a 50% off all BareMinerals products in store. All women, you don't have to worry about being around men.

    Cons

    Working with most if not all, sales based not commission. Numbers have to be up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the management is all women. Which can be good and bad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bare Escentuals

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals

    Pros

    Great Benefits for even part time! Management gives inspiration and great advice.

    Cons

    The training goes by fast, expected to know it all by the time it is all covered the first time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    i loved it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bare Escentuals

    Pros

    discounts, leadership beauty book and fun place

    Cons

    always wearing black and working holidays and mall hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

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