Clinique Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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Clinique President & CEO Fabrizio Freda
Fabrizio Freda
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Pros
  • Great benefits to working for Clinique - tons of free products and great training (in 9 reviews)

  • Great products, great atmosphere (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • hard to achieve high sales goals (in 9 reviews)

  • You can't create sales if there's no traffic in a department store (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Beauty Advisor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clinique (Less than a year)

    Pros

    gratis, working with clients and makeup all day

    Cons

    no balance between work/personal life


  2. Free Lance Makeup Artist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Free Lance Makeup Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Free Lance Makeup Artist in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, nice people at counters, great products- gratis

    Cons

    The executive for the SF area at Macys stores is a pain; hard to work with.

    Advice to Management

    no


  3. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Clinique part-time

    Pros

    samples, gratis at least three times a year, extra bonus products when new releases happen.

    Cons

    rude executives. high stress to make numbers

    Advice to Management

    They should make sure their executives and other higher up persons more friendly and helpful instead of rude and bully like.


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  5. LOVED IT!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    LOVED IT!! Amazing Company!!! Managment was very supportive and extras were generous.

    Cons

    Did not like working for the retailer that Clinique was with - no support from managment and benefits were low.

    Advice to Management

    Work more with retailer management so that employees do not feel that they are torn between the two.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Carefull

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you like the thrill of sales and working hard to see your results - mostly independently. This is a great career. Retail can be rewarding. And the company does give you exposure to many people and opportunities.

    Cons

    Retail is an unstable environment and there are not a lot of positions available. So don't hold your breathe. They prefer to higher executives from within so you have to start from the ground and work your way up.

    Advice to Management

    Give specific feedback. Don't just say - you have to do better. You are a Manager - manage the specifics on where you'd like to see the better, how much, and by when. Stop moving the goal posts.


  7. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clinique (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clinique and Estee Lauder Companies are a great orgnaization.

    Cons

    Office Staff don't receive great pay nor do they receive stock.

    Advice to Management

    share the stock w/ the office staff.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Clinique Review

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked for Clinique in Dillard's for almost 4 years! It was the time of my life to be honest the company keeps you constantly learning about their products and the new products they are coming out with. The customers are amazing and most are die hard Clinique users. If you enjoy skin care, science, and doing makeup this is a job you will love.

    Cons

    Clinique was an amazing company however working for Dillard's was not something I would recommend to anyone. The company is very corrupt and does not care about their employees or have any sense of realistic goals for what is actually attainable. The only con I have towards Clinique was those lab coats were not breathable at all they were also impossible to keep clean. As iconic as the Clinique lab coat look it is absolutely time for a uniform upgrade.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your are doing!!!! The Clinique staff loves their executives they always take care of us and are there whenever we have questions or concerns. They are terribly knowledgeable about their companies products which is so great because not only are the business men and woman they are teachers and that's a fantastic way to get your employees excited about their job.


  9. working at Belk Department Store at the Clinique Counter

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    Current Employee - Counter Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Counter Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Free skin care and makeup

    Cons

    Work every Saturday and 3 Sundays a month


  10. Love Clinique!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are such a great company to work for! They really take care of you as an employee. With gratis, product knowledge, as well as the training!

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of a downside to working for Clinique, it sounds cliche but I can't think of one!

    Advice to Management

    Making sure the counter manager is there, and doing all the duties a counter manager should be doing. But that's about it!


  11. Beauty Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clinique full-time

    Pros

    Love the brand. Focuses on service and not on micro managing. Able to meet a wide variety of clients and engage them. Although I haven't received my gratis yet I know it's very generous. Very happy with pay and gives you lots of Opportunity to learn at your own pace.

    Cons

    Managers not always on top of gratis, dress code is kind of particular. Hard to keep white lab coat free of make up.

    Advice to Management

    Great management team overall.



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