Bare Escentuals

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Bare Escentuals Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
218 Reviews
3.1
218 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good, but looking for something better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  2.  

    Bare Escentuals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bare Escentuals

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth.
    Great customer interactions
    Team building environment

    Cons

    Competing stores all in the same city. Dillards, Macy's, Ulta and sephora all sell bare escentuals

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  5. 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

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really fun, innovative, and genuine company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Metairie, LA
    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Metairie, LA

    I worked at Bare Escentuals part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked there for about 3 years on and off( I moved away, then moved back) The pay is on the higher side starting at $11/hr. and potential to move up in the company. My manager was awesome and so were most of my co-workers. There was always really fun and exciting events, although we got really busy at those times. It is hard work, but extremely rewarding! It was a great company to work for in the time I was going to college, but I moved too far from that location, and had to quit. I would love to be with the company again at a higher position once I get my degree.

    Cons

    I only worked at the Bare Escentuals leased by Dillard's, so most of my complaining comes from Dillard's. Other than that, no cons really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Great managers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Assistant boutique manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work with great products and customers. Never gets out of control busy. I was able to give my client my full attention. Great training for new products and very generous with gratis! DM is amazing!

    Cons

    Still a new company so no clear direction with marketing and promos. No growth opportunity in the area yet I feel like the company CAN grow. Attendance policy is ridiculously strict at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your warehouse people. Many times shipment is thrown together and damaged when we get it. Also open more stores and use more promos to drive business. This company is good but it could be GREAT!

  8.  

    Awesome job where you get to share your creativity and remain up to date in the makeup industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Boutique Assistant in Coralville, IA
    Current Employee - Boutique Assistant in Coralville, IA

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and people, awesome training programs

    Cons

    varying hours and a high turnover rate with some employee positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    overall great experience; expectations at the end NOT the same.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Lone Tree, CO
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Lone Tree, CO

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

    Pros

    "the girlfriend experience" what we were taught as a team to strive for and getting that relationship w/your clientele for them to return over and over. this was stressed when i first started 8/2010.

    Cons

    sales, sales, sales. they said they dont want you to be 'sally saleswoman' but when it came to goals and expectations "the girlfriend experience" was neglected to get the client to buy "one more item" it was a sad turnaround to experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring back the girlfriend experience please.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Upbeat Company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bare Escentuals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The environment is fun and the people are great. It was fun to be hands on with the product. The company size is good; not too big or not too small.

    Cons

    The vacation scale was disappointing. There wasn't the opportunity to work from home (at least for me).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the vacation accrual. It's hard to wait 5 years for the next level of accrual.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working at Bare Escentuals is a fun experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

    Pros

    The company values are great. The office culture is playful but professional. And the team is small so everyone works closely together.

    Cons

    The team is small and only women so things can get a bit dramatic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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