Beauty Brands Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Discounts on Products and works with students to find out good schedule (in 5 reviews)

  • Great benefits and great discount (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • hours a week and are passionate and devoted to their work, make barely or at minimum wage (in 6 reviews)

  • No commission on selling retail (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great store, need more consideration for employees.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beauty Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing learning opportunities and experiences. Great staff team to work with (when correct management in position). Updated features are starting to upgrade the look and feel of Beauty Brands.

    Cons

    As manager you are expected to work 45 hrs/week with possibly more if one of your scheduled managers calls in, however working close to 80-90 hrs/wk with little to no break (due to shortage again) can be mentally and physically straining. Underpaid employees for the labor/hours put into the job. Short staffed A LOT. After being bought out, the changes were being heavily put on management with again little staff to help which made it very difficult to accomplish tasks as well as focusing on meeting weekly goals.

    Advice to Management

    Consider raising employees base pay and that might help the kind of employees you are wanting to hire as well as have a fully staffed store. Make sure management is actually providing employees their 30/60/90 day reviews. Your employees work very hard and some even dedicate their life to this job.


  2. Great Company Great Future

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beauty Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate Office really listens to their employees. Amazing award ceremony once a year.

    Cons

    District Manager in the Houston location was horrible. They didn't understand the real business of Beauty Brands. It's a Salon selling Retail, not Retail selling a Salon... But I see why with their background in retail

    Advice to Management

    Do not be passive aggressive, and do not speak to staff condescendingly, and know the laws of Texas Department of License and Regulations .... but its too late for that, they are no longer in that position... Thank God! Hopefully the Houston Market will now take off!!!


  3. Beauty Brands

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Beauty Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family like work atmosphere. Constant education on products.

    Cons

    Not flexible while in school.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Challenging and rewarding

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Beauty Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your voice makes a difference, team environment, grass roots efforts, you have the ability to create a path for the company. Humble involved District Manager who supports the stores, home office is accessible.

    Cons

    Lots of change, creating structure from an environment that was not as structured, pay is not great.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the managers more to support leading the change the company is going through.


  6. Overwhelming and underpaid

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Greenwood, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Greenwood, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beauty Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most of your staff members are fun and friendly, and they work well together over all. They offer good things to their stylists.

    Cons

    They expect you to run the store and salon by yourself with one other person most days. It isn't enough help for you to get all the work load done and accommodate clients in a sufficient manner.

    Advice to Management

    Your greed of not paying your staff what they are worth will continue to set you back. If you can't keep people working for you then maybe you need to reevaluate the situations you continue to put your staff in.


  7. Co-workers are great, Management was half-Donkey

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grapevine, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beauty Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, co-workers are sweet as can be! Got free stuff all the time. Money wasn't horrible for it being a retail job.

    Cons

    Management was crazy, very disorganized

    Advice to Management

    I would just try to re organize your office. Start proper training, and focus on the managers assistant she worked really hard and NEVER got noticed.


  8. Hair stylist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Love doing hair and meeting people. Tips are good and gratis sometimes.

    Cons

    Started me at very low pay and as a designer after 35 years of experience

    Advice to Management

    Don't take advantage


  9. Beauty Brands

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beauty Brands (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount was good. As an employee you receive 50% of salon services and 25% off retail products. Periodically they had an extra discount day for employees in which we would receive 40% off retail products.

    Cons

    There is no training program so you literally just get thrown into your new job and have to figure it out along the way. The salary is terrible. As a manager, you have extremely high expectations and an enormous amount of responsibilities, yet they pay peanuts.

    Advice to Management

    Provide training to all employees. Pay people what they are worth and more in-line with the level of responsibilities. Listen to employees feedback.


  10. Salon

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Beauty Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smaller business setting. Prestige products, focus on customer service and holistic experience for the client. Enough payroll during peak times to get work done.

    Cons

    Upper management is too tight to have any real upward mobility.


  11. Helpful (2)

    over worked, under paid

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beauty Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discounts. It's a great personal experience to see your associates build their business and grow as individuals.

    Cons

    Extremely low salaries but expected to work over 45 hours weekly. Something is always broken and takes forever to get fixed, that is if it can be fixed. If it can't be then it is just rigged to work temporarily over and over again. New owners have been there 2 years and claim the family like relationships is what drew them to the company but they can't take the time to go out and actually meet their field managers. Budgets are set ridiculously high and then stores are required to only plan on making 75% of set budget so the thought of ever earning a bonus is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    To upper management, spend more money to grow existing stores before you expand. You are setting us up to fail.



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