Bare Escentuals Reviews

Updated July 28, 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. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Great for College

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    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of incentives Lots of gratis Company cares about employees

    Cons

    Large turnover rate Management is not fully trained

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the BA's


  3. Beauty ambassador

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lovely team, great pay too.

    Cons

    Weekends hours but still flexible.


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  5. HR & Upper Management could use some help.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Every client you meet is great. It's so powerful to help your clients feel and look beautiful inside and out on a daily basis. Great discount. For the most part, positive and inspiring peers in the field, at our store, and at other locations if they are passionate about their career success and the brand. Innovative products. Watching the company change throughout the years has been a blessing to be apart of.

    Cons

    Caddy-ness from some of the upper management. Threats. Bullying. Race-ism. Hostile Work Environment. Being called names by upper management. Swear words.

    Advice to Management

    Please investigate every call, concern, and issue that is brought to your attention. Follow up. Change is necessary. When the person you called about to HR, corners you in a backroom telling you everything that you said to HR, and threatens you. There is a big problem. You are going to lose a lot of good people because of one bad apple. I have been with the company for years and years. I am one of the original people. So this is a big problem.


  6. It's all about the people

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So, Bare is a respected brand and great product. The work is challenging and the subject matter is fun. There are many company activities that are fun. The people there are very talented and inspiring.

    Cons

    The stress level and expectations are very high. It's not out of the question to give someone twice the workload that they can handle. It's gotten very political over the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Make it more clear to employees about what they have to do to get to the next level. Be honest about things, do not sugarcoat them.


  7. Good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Milwaukee, WI

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

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

    Pros

    Getting to play with makeup helping people seeing all the new collections come out good start off pay great people

    Cons

    Doesn't benefit enough not good pay if don't make your goal you won't get any raise what so ever doesn't comply

    Advice to Management

    Give workers more benefits


  8. Worked there for years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great makeup, great discounts and a great job if you've never sold makeup before. Full-time has good benefits.

    Cons

    Part-time does not have a lot of benefits. Stores are far from each other and not a lot of ability to transfer or grow quickly.


  9. Boutique Manager

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    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in Madison, WI

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with innovative ideas. Was started by an awesome woman who's goal was to change the way women see themselves.

    Cons

    The still are in their infancy, and have recently sold the business to a bigger corporate cosmetic company that is of course, making more corporate changes.

    Advice to Management

    Believe in your Boutique Managers. Leaders do not like to be micromanaged; they want a trustworthy partnership. Micromanaging will only hurt the business. Work along side of the Boutique Managers, not against them.


  10. Awesome environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You get to help a lot of people anD majority of them are great full

    Cons

    Not that much focus on artistry


  11. Key holder

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Boutique Key Holder in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Boutique Key Holder in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Like a family, get gratis every time something new launches, floating holiday pay and soon accumulating sick pay ! Finally

    Cons

    No benefits for part timers and no one gets full time, only store manger and assistant manager. Stressful

    Advice to Management

    Key holders should be getting full time as well!



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