Bare Escentuals Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Great discount, great products, empowers women (in 23 reviews)

  • Great product, customers, retail partners (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is non existent (in 14 reviews)

  • Inconsistency with upper management (in 23 reviews)

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  1. ABM

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    Former Employee - Assistant Boutique Manager in Chambersburg, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Boutique Manager in Chambersburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount, Client Relations, Gratis, Fun at Work

    Cons

    Schedule Making, Outdated Software, Lack of Product Training

    Advice to Management

    Create a VOE Survey


  2. Awesome place to work! Great perks!!

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    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bare Escentuals is a company that cares about its employees and client. BE takes the "girlfriend experience" serious and "what would Leslie do?" is a big mantra that is carried out through everything. I love the fact that we do MAKE UNDERS as opposed to make overs. We love to accentuate a woman's natural features while making her feel comfortable, beautiful, and have that girlfriend experience each time she visits a Bare Minerals store. I work part-time as a second job and I have a great starting wage + you can't beat all of the GRATIS that you get. I don't know what to do with most of it!! Great friendly place to work!

    Cons

    The only thing of course is that it's retail and it's hard to plan any time off or vacation. It's to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. Not bad...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work,paid breaks,great work environment, and ample work...

    Cons

    Standing on your feet continuously...


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  5. great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Bare Escentuals full-time

    Pros

    Free makeup, education, great company, room for growth, good company values, fun working environment

    Cons

    sometimes though sales goals, unqualified store managers


  6. Great company!

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    Former Employee - Product in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really great people and management

    Cons

    Can be hostile during meetings sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Been at this job for almost a month and I have to say I love it. A great place to learn and get some experience.

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    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, great training, good people. The company actually cares about the consumers. On my first day, they had me name already on my brush belt and locker, I really felt welcomed.

    Cons

    No chance to practice heavy artsy make up . We do a lot of natural makeup on clients. Not a lot of chances to challenge yourself as a makeup artist.


  8. Amazing company

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    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Thibodaux, LA
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Thibodaux, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bare Escentuals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Bare minerals was an amazing company to work for! I loved my management team in Lafayette, and I was very sad when I had to leave. What the company stands for is amazing, and the product is awesome.

    Cons

    There were not many downsides. One would be that there weren't enough hours. The pay was great, but an average of 12 hours a week does not allow the pay to add up much.

    Advice to Management

    Give more hours.


  9. great product. poor upper management

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    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product. Excellent training. Some passionate managers.

    Cons

    Poorly structured. Unreasonable expectations from upper management. Typically not afforded enough hours to distribute to part time staff to keep them happy. Wastes a lot of products. Floor changes are a nightmare.

    Advice to Management

    Stop berating your staff. Realize that not every transaction can possibly be a huge sale. Focus on the customer experience, as you say you do, and stop expecting the staff to sound like used car salesmen.


  10. Passions shared to make women feel beautiful in their own skin.

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    Current Employee - Keyholder in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work. You get to play with makeup. You make new friends. Awesome pay. Make women feel beautiful.

    Cons

    Finding balances in the workplace. No full time keyholders. Working with all females. Not enough traffic in store. Gets competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Have fun!


  11. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals full-time

    Pros

    Great environment to work. Work / Life balance is the best I've experienced.

    Cons

    There's limited opportunity for career movement.

    Advice to Management

    Develop career progression plans and invest in your employees



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