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Mary Kay is very inspiring

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Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant  in  Plumas Lake, CA
Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Plumas Lake, CA

I have been working at Mary Kay full-time for less than a year

Pros

50% commission. Always an opportunity to move up in status. Great prizes.

Cons

Down-times if you cannot find customers

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Mary Kay

  1.  

    If you like to do everything by yourself, it's a great job

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    Current Employee - Beauty Consultant  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Beauty Consultant in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great female social life if you're in the right unit with women your age
    If you have a good party, you can make unlimited amounts of cash

    Cons

    Talk about makeup and skin care all day, every day. You will be bombarded to the point of irritancy by emails, updates, specials, contests.
    Unreliable income - there's no pay. Your commission is your pay, so if you're not selling, your not making anything.
    The only way to make a career out of MK is to recruit others into your team, make commission off their sales, grow your team to move up in the company. If you stay at the beauty consultant level you are living from sale to sale.
    You have to buy the product first, you have to pay lots of $$ in samples, supplies, shipping, discounts. You don't really get the commission they say you will get because it's impossible to sell their product for such a steep price, so you end up giving away your commission in sales and discounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic with women about what they will need to do to really "make their MK dreams come true" before they invest in product inventory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunity to start as a side job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, you are your own boss, the products are good, the girl time, making extra cash, recognition, lots of motivation.

    Cons

    The pressure to team build, feels like an MLM, can't move up until you team build, you try so hard sometimes and your results are unstable. If things seem aren't being done exactly told, they automatically think you're "reinventing the wheel". Takes up SO much time. You have to pay for everything (meetings, food, conventions, supplies) . Very difficult to handle if you already have a lot on your plate.

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