Bare Escentuals

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Great boss now, but wasn't always the case.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Bare Escentuals full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great discount and gratis. Really fun people to work with. Great company values, they just don't live them.

Cons

Constant chaos. I have had more bosses than I can count. Some have been good, but most were really, really, bad. The company never seems to know what their next move is and launches are not successful many time because the teams have no idea what is going on. Sr leadership does not seem to care, and people who perform poorly are often kept around because upper management likes them. Promotions also seemed to be based off of popularity and not actual skill for the job. If you are not someone who adapts to change easily, you will hate this place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean house starting from the top down. Promote who is the best for the job and not who you like the most...

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Loved my job...no opportunity for growth

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    Former Employee - Key/BA
    Former Employee - Key/BA

    I worked at Bare Escentuals part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Customers
    Staff
    Gratis
    Discount
    The name sells itself
    Starting Pay

    Cons

    EXTREME favoritism happening in this company, if the BM or DM like you, you are in, if not...your role in the organization becomes stagnant. They truly do not like to promote from within, I was an outside hire, when ABM become open as well as BM they hired outside of the company, was told those they hired were more experienced, found that to be untrue.
    They say they are about the "girlfriend experience" but in the end, all they care about is the numbers, the KPI's are what this company looks at, they don't care about the experience.
    I loved working for BE before the sale of the company, post Leslie...IT SUCKED!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at who you have in the company, promote those within first, don't lie about EVERYTHING.
    Listen to all of the staff within the stores, the BM's and ABM's are typically in the back room, they know NOTHING about what happens in the front of the boutique.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Nice peers, poor business leaders

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

    I worked at Bare Escentuals full-time

    Pros

    Fun peers, great free product, and Leslie is inspiring (although she is pulling away from the business).

    Cons

    If you like to receive a bonus or job security, do NOT work here. The company leaders make poor business decisions, and HR leaders make uninformed decisions that effect employees negatively. Many of the company leaders are creative, which is great, but they do not have good business sense or know how to run a profitable company. Employees do not bonus, they are losing business, and things are going downhill. Employees are starting to leave, and others are being laid off. This could be such a great company with happy customers and great products, but without knowledgeable business leaders this company will never get there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send leaders to business classes or bring in leaders with good business sense. When employees are questioning decisions made by leaders, and in the end the employees are right, a change needs to be made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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