BeneFit Cosmetics

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BeneFit Cosmetics Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
58 Reviews
3.3
58 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great staff, great products, average pay (in 4 reviews)

  • Opportunity to receive a lot of free product, which is great if you actually wear Benefit (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • There was also very little room for growth (in 4 reviews)

  • Not a lot of thought given to what "work-life-balance" really means and you can tell no one care to think about it (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Beauty Artist for BeneFit Cosmetics

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Artist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics part-time

    Pros

    positive attitudes from management, good hourly pay rate and flexible scheduling. the more available you are the more often you will be contacted for shifts.

    Cons

    freelancing on a slow day makes it much harder to make your sales goal/get more shifts. very little gratis

    Recommends
  2.  

    Fun and great products

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - brow expert in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - brow expert in Chicago, IL

    I worked at BeneFit Cosmetics (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, meet great makeup artists, trained for waxing and tinting brows, gratis.

    Cons

    no chances of growth within the company, no product knowledge classes offered, two weekly goals: one for services and one retail.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Still Growing Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun filled and creative place to work. Promotions can be had. I have a great manager now, gives lots of guidance.

    Cons

    Lack of Training/guidance from some upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more hands on management to newer members of teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Really messed up management

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

    I worked at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I guess you could count free product among the pros?

    Cons

    Very top heavy management of people that don't provide support or really do anything. There was also very little room for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Fun,great pay and STRESSFUL

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Esthetician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Esthetician in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay and gratis is great! Fast paced makes the time go by fast

    Cons

    It's a division between the Counter manager and Benefit employees. My RAM is disrespectful, talks down upon you and focuses too much on the negative. Needs help in coaching fellow team members by being constructive and not destructive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management is to have more trust and patients in your Lead Aestheticans and be more open to ideas. Management should hire RAMs with more experience in the beauty field itself or have more training in the field

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    NO Value For Employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Artist
    Current Employee - Beauty Artist

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Customers, Benefits, Tips, Discount, Time Off

    Cons

    Management play favorites,There isn't room for growth, Management is unorganized , Training, Bad Company Values
    Stressful, environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with value, put employees in positions in which they will strive best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fun & Creative Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company allows you to create your own strategies to drive business. Since the DNA of the brand is to have fun, you can come up with some crazy ideas that would never fly with another brand.

    Cons

    The long hours and long commute. I live in San Jose and commute in everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider telecommuting to allow for more of a balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Education in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Education in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a fun place to work. The cosmetic company that lets you truly be yourself! It's bold and girly… and FUN! I love doing services and training! Things are always changing and you need to be flexible in your work but if you like change, it is good!

    Cons

    At times, things can move too fast, and priorities change before you are ready.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career opportunities for all from the field on up!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's a fun filled job, but is very demanding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Arch Expert in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Arch Expert in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get gratis, which is free product. Good benefits, and your schedule is somewhat flexible

    Cons

    They expect high numbers and goals of you, you need to be on your feet 8.5-9 hours a day, 5 days a week to get your full 40 in. It is also not easy building a clientele and trafficstopping to sell to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    we do alot of work and higher pay would be nice, not $15-18 an hour, ad understand that we try hard to make these numbers and its not possible to build a full clientele in 1 month none the less 6. it takes time and you are not patient enough .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    LOVE BeneFit, but freelancing is difficult

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist in Capitola, CA
    Former Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist in Capitola, CA

    I worked at BeneFit Cosmetics as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    LOVE the product and the marketing. Working for Benefit was an absolute blast, and their products are amazing.

    Cons

    Difficult work environment sometimes because you are essentially competing for individual sales with the other girls at the counter. Especially when you travel to new locations it can be difficult to establish your presence with the other counter staff. You feel kind of like you're not really "in" the group a lot of the time, and you don't get to go to any product trainings, and you don't receive gratis. The supervisor I reported to was really nice, but difficult to get ahold of and eventually stopped responding to my emails, so I just stopped working because she never got back to me. Very bizarre since I always met or exceeded my $100/hr sales goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire counter managers who have worked at the counter as a beauty artist first. It creates an awkward environment as a beauty artist when you know significantly more about cosmetics in general than your counter manager, which creates unnecessary tension.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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