BeneFit Cosmetics

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BeneFit Cosmetics Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
74 Reviews
3.1
74 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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  1.  

    Successful, dynamic company with opportunities

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

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun culture and positive environment, dynamic and interesting environment, job opportunities, benefits, gratis

    Cons

    Growing pain of resources not always keeping up with growth, politics sometimes trumping competence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in systems and career path for people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved their products and "look", good experience overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Artist in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Beauty Artist in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at BeneFit Cosmetics part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Recognizable company, great products, fun environment. Paid training and free products!! You have to be perky all the time, which isn't too hard depending on personality, perkiness helps bring in the good/nice customers.

    Cons

    Meeting daily goals were hard sometimes. Had a lazy counter manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Low drama, low stress fun company.... among the best in cosmetics!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Esthetician in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Esthetician in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics

    Pros

    Love my job! My executive is supportive, not pushy. We discussed my two year goal for a promotion, and together, we made it happen in a years time. Beauty counter has an expected work flow, if you follow it, your goals are reached and the day goes pretty fast. Clients for this line are laid back and usually open to a service or product. As an esthetician, I have built a very loyal clientele, and enjoy all my brow stars. Products are actually effective, services are really popular.

    Paid holidays, vacations, sick days, and benefit packages that most in this industry cannot dream of. 401k, life insurance and gratis.

    Cons

    Pack aging of product gets old ... it's immature and cheap at times and not something I want to pull out of my purse to show off, ever. Sad, because our products work, and are very concentrated. A couple of steps up the lady ladder would benefit the growth of the company even more, as competition has worse product and still sell due to the acceptability of the packaging. That's what appeals to women.

    Also, higher pay after you meet and exceed goals year after year. I hate having to ask.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer a little bit better salary to your top people. Other than that, keep doing what you are doing, I love this job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    they treat employees extremely fair. Benefit Cosmetics is a LVMH (Louis Vuitton-Moet Hennessy) company so the benefits are awesome! (no that does not mean Louis Vuitton discounts)

    Cons

    Most of Benefit Cosmetics counters are inside a macy's store so you're considered a 'vendor' and do not get a Macy's discount. time off policies are a bit drastic having to plan things far off in advance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun Job!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aesthetician in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Aesthetician in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at BeneFit Cosmetics

    Pros

    I loved working at the Brow Bar--great clients, awesome coworkers, fun events! Tips were nice, too. This job taught me a lot about customer service, being comfortable talking to anyone, and turning challenges into opportunities.

    Cons

    Having to stop people who pass by on slow days and hearing "no" a lot gets kind of hard. It was kind of fun trying to think of new ways to talk to people, though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Be careful of which department you work for

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

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Fun work environment with good benefits.

    Cons

    Little protection for employees who are not managers or VPs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Be prepared to be told you are doing everything wrong!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Aesthetician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Aesthetician in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Beautiful environment, makeup gratis

    Cons

    Horrible management, sad outcome and HR might not care at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please show your worker's appreciation. Try to train the LSA'S how not to downgrade but uplift the crew. You have to have a way of showing better communication than adding fear, resentment and being put down constantly. There is such thing as constructive criticism, apparently not with this job. I hope for future employees that they will not have such heartache and are motivated and trained correctly. Sadly I wasn't. ..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Bad cosmetic manager in ulta

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Arch Expert in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Arch Expert in Houston, TX

    I worked at BeneFit Cosmetics

    Pros

    Great way to start in cosmetics

    Cons

    I was in ulta so I delt with really bad management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great brand, mediocre corporate culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's hard not to love this job. Brand is amazing, growing by the minute, and they have beautiful offices that make you want to come to work every day.

    Cons

    ThIs is a big brand that grew too fast from their early entrepreneurial state, therefore, there's an epidemic of very clueless characters holding upper management/executive positions who have no business being there. HR department doesn't foster a culture of appreciation, motivation and growth. Overall public sentiment is that you are just 'stuck'.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Benefit Cosmetics is a fun company to work for with limited growth

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

    I worked at BeneFit Cosmetics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a fun company that has amazing marketing/ branding. The counters and boutiques have a great energy that makes coming to work everyday fun!

    Cons

    High pressure sales/ work environment. There is not clear career paths from the counters to the corporate office.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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