Clarins USA Reviews

Updated June 10, 2014
Updated June 10, 2014
20 Reviews
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20 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Clarins USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy access to top management - your ideas will be heard and you will get credit for them!
    Great work atmosphere
    Good work/life balance
    Leader of European prestige skincare
    Privately owned: the top management thinks long term

    Cons

    You can certainly get a slightly better salary somewhere else, but probably not with the same work/life balance.
    no free stocks/stock options

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Administrative

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    Current Employee - NONE  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - NONE in New York, NY

    I have been working at Clarins USA as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Pleasant-enough offices, great neighborhood, convenient to public transportation, ability to purchase product at discount, excellent training re the actual product sold by company

    Cons

    Unapproachable senior management, cliquey, too French, unfriendly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider being more accessible to junior staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Freelance Makeup Artist

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    Former Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Clarins USA as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    A fun job! Nice makeup and skincare line! Bay at good location in store.

    Cons

    Trying to build sales with no customers booked!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better planning customer events!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    budget cuts

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    Former Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist  in  Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist in Phila, PA

    I worked at Clarins USA part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    free product, got to travel, meet new ppl, and was asked if i could work instead of being told i had to.

    Cons

    felt as though they were turning me into an old lady w the uniform requirements and the style-less t-shirts we sometimes had to wear. also the slow months w no work were rough, and no longer paying for travel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Had top numbers throughout company and they still want more

    Former Employee - Account Development Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Development Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Clarins USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I made great money that I def deserved

    Cons

    No overtime and during events worked insane amount of hours. Spoke to from upper mgt with no respect. Offered raise then you work in new position and they don't give you your raise. Would be physically sick because you couldn't get two seconds to run to a rest room during an event. They always want more and you are DISPOSABLE. Corporate (upper mgt) was very sneaky. The company will do well but the staff at counters are trained that the more you scam your clients the better you are....its so atrocious!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember where you came from and treat people with respect. Be true to your word!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Greatest Company I've ever worked for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ads
    Current Employee - Ads

    I have been working at Clarins USA part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Pay and supportive executive team.
    Gives back to communities and works with great programs like FEED.

    Cons

    Not many full time positions available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Clarins Business Manages

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    Former Employee - Clarins Business Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Clarins Business Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Clarins USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The products are great one of the best sun and body products ever made and easy to sell because its a reat product

    Cons

    Management changed in the last 2 years It use to be the best company in the world to work for all about there people. NOT ANYMORE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is not the some they are not hands on and don`t get it any more they just want to go by a hand book in retail that does not work u have to go with the flow if you want the business to grow and flourish and then asks what is going and have a BM that does not know there A from there elbow and thats a fact shame on them WISH THEM THE BEST! WONDER IF THE OWNER OR CEO OF THE USA OR WORLD Knows Phillip Shear or Chris John Clarins

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I spent ten years as a Regional Account Manager for Clarins.

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    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager  in  Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Hartford, CT

    I worked at Clarins USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The entire organization was focused om helping the field force to achive net shipment and retail sales forecasts. Each individual department did their utmost to support the sales team and grow the brand. I had come from a "big three" cosmetic company and was instantly embraced by their corporate culture and how they were always striving to meet the needs of the field force.

    Cons

    Because of the fact that Clarins is a relatively flat organization, there was little room for growth. They did make note of this during the interview process, to be fair. I also think that several of our marketing programs had become somewhat stale and needed to be re-evaluated in order to be competitive within the industry. Worth noting that many changes took place atter 2004!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Clarins USA full-time

    Pros

    Clarins USA is a great company to work for, if you are willing to work hard, and be a team player. It's a company that you can be proud of.

    Cons

    Clarins is a smaller company in the cosmetics industry, so you will have to be a superstar to get noticed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Clarins Have great products. Very hard to move up in Company though.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Development Specialist  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Account Development Specialist in Albany, NY

    I worked at Clarins USA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The product is Fantastic. Easy to sell! I love the Education they provide!

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted! Very long hours- would drive 2 and half hours and be expected to work a 8-9 hour day not including the drive,lots of pressure to make numbers. Exellent product but-THEE MOST DISFUNTIONAL COMPANY I KNOW.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Management should get out in the field of ALL the stores. So they can see for themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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