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The Most Disrespectful, Unprofessional and Political Company in My Career

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX

I worked at Mary Kay

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

This company is having it's best year ever, apparently. Many people go to work here because of the core values of the company and it's mission from it's founder - to enrich womens lives. Unfortunately, the real culture of the company isn't what it's portrayed to be from the outside looking in.

Cons

Political and backstabbing. I was given no feedback on my job performance. Too many managers are plotting with each other to keep their jobs while plotting to get others fired.

Meanwhile, they are not doing their jobs. They're making their employees do all their work which puts an incredible amount of pressure on the employees, who have no voice. They have no voice because the directors who oversee the managers give complete and blind support to their managers. This creates a large window of opportunity for abuse of power by the managers.

Advice to Management

Take a serious look at your middle managers who've been there for 12+ years. Then take a serious look at their managers, the directors. Actually seek out your employee-level workers and begin to build a conversation with them. Create a culture that promotes fairness to everyone, not supreme rule by a few. Make it okay to talk to someone about their managers if they feel they are being mistreated and taken advantage of. Send the message to management that they are not "untouchable" - that they are accountable for the well being of their team members - not just the sales numbers. Make their employees' approval count for something. Make it a two-way street. Give your employees a voice because their managers aren't giving them one. Base their performance reviews on how their employees rate them.

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  1. Not the best!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Corporate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Corporate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is a little bit more then other companies
    Benefits use to be really good but are starting to become much like other companies
    Tuition Assistance

    Cons

    If you are an assistant you will not advance no matter if you get your Bachlor's degree.
    Clicks within groups. Like you were in high school
    People are not straight forward
    You dont know when you make mistakes until you get your review.
    Not easy to trust people they will throw you under the bus
    There is NO Golden Rule within certain teams!!!
    Administrative Assistant get left out of things and are treated lesser.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate their Directors and VP's better.


  2. It has been okay but very challenging

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to be your own boss and you learn the ropes of becoming a great manager. I loved it

    Cons

    One big problem is having to find, sell and keep your customers. Another problem is not having a good director

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that you are head strong and you have the passion for the products that Mary Kay has for customers


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