Bare Escentuals Reviews

Updated August 8, 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. Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    My experience as a Beauty Ambassador

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The training at Bare Escentuals is amazing - One will attend a three day "Beauty Bootcamp" when newly hired, and attend Academy on a quarterly basis. What sets Bare Escentuals apart from other beauty brands is education - we are all about educating the client on product knowledge and application rather than simply applying their makeup.

    Cons

    Contrary to our mission statement of "We exist to make a positive difference in woman's lives," I feel the culture in our boutique is quite the opposite. With an incredibly gossip-y management team whom is very close knit, this causes an uncomfortable work evironment.

    Advice to Management

    As the leaders of our establishment, this behavior should not be condoned, and sets a terrible example for the team and the Bare Escentuals image. In regards to promoting and molding those who show interest, understand that it will look fantastic on both you and your location if growth is shown from your boutique.


  3. Good people & middle management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people & middle management; interesting fun work

    Cons

    most staff are getting laid off now; some senior management doesn't enforce some staff to show up and do their jobs; some middle male managers allowed to be demeaning to women.

    Advice to Management

    replace the contractors that aren't pulling their weight. Keep the staff that are adding value


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  5. A dynamic company committed to making the lives of women better.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cares about employees. Exciting products.

    Cons

    Need to mature their design and development process. More discipline

    Advice to Management

    Keep being authentic


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fun, rewarding, no regrets

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Walnut Creek, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Upbeat Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Boutique Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Boutique Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training. Exciting place to work.

    Cons

    Too tough on sales quotas. Work/life balance is non existent

    Advice to Management

    Make work more enjoyable with more motivation and less criticism.


  9. Great work environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a very professional environment, and positive reinforcement is given. Most people are pleasant to work with, essentially making work life better.

    Cons

    The on boarding process wasn't as seamless as one would hope. This is probably because my department had their hands full at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Check in with new employees to see how they are doing, and what issues/concerns they may have with their on boarding.


  10. Helpful (7)

    Running too fast......

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. The people is what really keeps the lights on in this place. There is a general sense of satisfaction in keeping customers happy with the product.

    Cons

    Terrible top management. No clear strategy. Only chasing after the latest and greatest idea - which usually means they are late to the table again with innovation and unique product concepts.

    Advice to Management

    Simon - LEAD! Leading by committee makes the company slow and fraught with terrible communication. No one knows whos on first at this company because plans change every 5 minutes.


  11. Helpful (3)

    great place to grow

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Area Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of development offered at this company!

    Cons

    every year our job titles change, our responsibility changes, our demand for travel changes but our salaries do not



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