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It was okay

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Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador
Current Employee - Beauty Ambassador

I have been working at Bare Escentuals

Pros

The employee discount of 50% of product

Cons

employee benefits
the salary compare to other cosmetic companys
artistry training would be great not just product knowelege

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To push hard to promote those with true talent

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Bare Escentuals

  1.  

    Great place to get cosmetic experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals

    Pros

    Good benefits and a great product make it a really easy company to work for. Decent training for those who have no cosmetic experience. A great place to start for those interested in cosmetic sales.

    Cons

    Long retail hours\unrealistic goals based on stores performance in different markets. Bonus instead of commission for sales people not similar to others in the same industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay commission like most cosmetic lines. It works

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great for the the discount. That's it.

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    Current Employee - Upper Management
    Current Employee - Upper Management

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals

    Pros

    Wonderful products, great discount. That is all.

    Cons

    If Leslie only knew how the company has changed since Miles took over as CEO. The pay structure is well below what other companies pay for the same job functions. They forced the field to go to a flat rate auto allowance that got taxed then changed it back to mileage after many drove thousands of miles a month. Now they are getting pennies compared to what the federal guidelines require. There is absolutely no work/life balance. The field team works 10-15 hours a day between events and driving then spends their saturday nights after working events all day doing reports that take an additional 2 hours each night. The Company gave out no raises in 2009 but sold out to Shisedo for millions of dollars. Bare Escentuals is a very greedy company and ONLY to the higher ups in corp make money. Its truly sad how corporate they have become. the days of the 'girlfriend" brand are gone Leslie. If you only knew. It's only about the almighty dollar now. They had such a great thing going. They took the wrong turn. Very unfortunate. They are currently trying to make Forbes top 100 companies to work for. They sent out a corp survey last year before things got as bad as they are now, and saw they are NO WHERE close to ever getting there. If they were to ask again now, they wold get an even worse response

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look around at the people who are doing all the work for you and how you are treating them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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