BeneFit Cosmetics Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Great staff, great products, average pay (in 4 reviews)

  • I guess you could count free product among the pros (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There's no room for growth - much of the focus on growth opportunities is with field team but not with corporate teams (in 4 reviews)

  • This company has unrealistic sales goals expectations (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Exciting & full energy place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account and Allocation Specialist/Inventory Specialist in San Lorenzo, CA
    Current Employee - Account and Allocation Specialist/Inventory Specialist in San Lorenzo, CA

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Free cosmetics & fun activities

    Cons

    Work life balance, low pay, lack of guidance


  2. Helpful (1)

    Esthetician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and hourly for retail. Hours aren't too bad. Highest paying job as an esthetician.

    Cons

    Standing on your feet all day. Not getting enough recognition for your hard work. Not having a set schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Mangagement should listen to employees concerns a little more. Give more reasoning behind sudden change. Having a bit more structure and organizational skills.


  3. Helpful (4)

    The grass isn't always greener!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Position in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Position in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you love, girly, pink and cosmetics, then this is the place for you! I don't think I've ever worked at a company before that organizes so many activities for it's employees. We have waffle wednesdays, mixers, pizza auctions with the CEO etc - in the good times it's easy to forget you're at work!
    You do get a lot of free make-up and sometimes get to be a tester for upcoming products, which is fun too.
    For the most part people are friendly and HR are really easy to talk to if you have issues.
    The CEO is awesome and most VPs are really approachable and friendly.
    Pretty relaxed environment and the dress code is too.
    They are great at acknowledging how they got where they are and seem to stay true to their core values.

    Cons

    Pay is really not that great - especially for being in San Francisco. Vacation time is even worse - to the point of why even bother.
    There are a lot of females (obviously), so sometimes it can be quite "catty".
    Any admin position, even if you are permanent, is paid hourly, which honestly is a huge pain in the butt as some people are extremely picky when it comes to clocking in and out. They don't like paying for overtime, so if you are late clocking out by 1 minute, you get a notice about not doing unauthorized overtime. The same goes for lunch penalties if you don't go for lunch within a certain timeframe.
    There is a huge lack of communication that exists as well as passing the blame for things. Huge deals are made out of non-existent issues which is really bad for moral.
    Some upper management can be extremely cold and nasty when talking to you and they have no issue doing it in front of other people.
    Certain departments feel they are better than other departments and that also causes bad moral.

    Advice to Management

    Be more mindful when talking to your staff - especially if there are no clear cut directions in the first place. Just because you may have changed your mind, doesn't mean that everybody else knows what you are now thinking.
    increase paid vacation by at least 5 days and give more time off at Christmas and Thanksgiving.


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  5. Aesthetician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Aesthetician
    Current Employee - Aesthetician

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics

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

    Pros

    Tips help increase pay somewhat.

    Cons

    No Growth. If you continue to grow brow services they will never want you to leave the position hence sabotaging growth.

    Advice to Management

    Product Development needs some work to help create product excitement.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company without room to grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Beauty Artist
    Former Employee - Beauty Artist

    I worked at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Simple products that are easy to use, some products easy sells, cute style

    Cons

    Lack of artistry and color, low pay, hard to move up, too much pressure to pull customers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  7. The most stressful, yet rewarding job around

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Have ability to truly influence the company, from the marketing side, product development, training, etc.
    - Work in a fun, fast-paced, ever-changing environment with strong, empowered women (there are very few men in the company)
    - Ability to show and express your individuality and uniqueness through all aspects

    Cons

    - Incredibly stressful environment that often takes a toll emotionally and physically
    - Lack of communication between departments
    - Underpaid


  8. Account manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Congleton, McLean, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Congleton, McLean, KY

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of nice produsts, monthly bonus if hit target

    Cons

    Quite intense pressure towards selling certain produsts

    Advice to Management

    Better communication, it can be very unorganised


  9. Fun, energetic, fast-paced environment. You get to work one-on-one services and do lots of team events.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Esthetician in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Esthetician in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great way to build a clientelle and learn the ins and outs of selling retail products. Raises are based on sales and rebooking goals. Cash tips. It is a corporation so everything is done by the book and state laws. Full-time benefits and gratis.

    Cons

    No commission for services. Retail sales can be overwhelming and distract from the service. Blackout dates for time off during the holidays. The team becomes tight-knit, so resolving issues between co-workers can be difficult. You get to deal with Benefit management in addition to Macy's management. Not much room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to praise employee achievements. These are often overlooked when there is a new product and event to push every month.


  10. Benefit Cosmetics is a growing company with a unique vision.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Boutique Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Boutique Manager in Chicago, IL

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

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

    Pros

    They promote a party atmosphere and encourage creativity. each day is unique. It is an innovative company that values its clients and employees equally.

    Cons

    It can be overwhelming if you do not delegate and manage your time properly. You are encouraged to stay late. Importance is placed on willingness to ignore other obligations.

    Advice to Management

    Remind your employees that balance is an important part of overall satisfaction. Celebrate excellence when you see it... Don't wait until it is too late.


  11. Helpful (2)

    It was fun

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Downey, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Downey, CA

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money. Dinero. Pay. Cash. Bank.

    Cons

    Customers. People. Working. Cleaning. Helping

    Advice to Management

    Stop



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