Mary Kay

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overall a really bad time and waste of money

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Mary Kay part-time

Pros

you will meet nice people

Cons

just about everything you can think of

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Not so great under the glossy surface - Employee review not consultant

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Addison, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary and generally good bonus. Generous (though not guaranteed) retirement account contribution by the company. Nice office building with ample garage parking. Benefits are OK though not the best. The company is generally stable thus turnover is low. Company values employee tenure. Corporate senior management makes efforts to show that company cares about employees. On the surface, the corporate culture appears positive and caring.

    Cons

    Looking beyond the shiny building, inspirational quotes from the founder and the formal attire, the day to day work environment is a lot less professional. Tenured and entrenched employees are very resistant to change. Limited internal opportunities and organizational silos lead to a highly political and low-trust culture. Turf-buidling, cronyism, backstabbing and bullying are rampant and often encouraged by upper management. Promotions are handed out based more on personal relationships than on merit. The appearance of working hard counts more than the actual work result. Org structure is siloed and top-heavy. Most mid-level managers are self-serving and only manage up to get the next promotion. They create unnecessary layers under them just to build a case for promotion or start pet projects to justify additional headcount. Truly good internal career opportunities are all earmarked for the hiring manager's buddies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop ignoring all the bad behavior of middle management. Reorganize to reduce the silos. Pay more attention to the true business value of the work than just the pure amount of work. Don't equate bullying to leadership. Tenure is not everything. Changes are good for business. Insisting doing things the same old way and refusing to streamline the processes will allow all the inefficiencies and wasted work to continue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Uplifting, encouraging and Inspiring women (and men!) trying to build self esteem in others.

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    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Alachua, FL
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Alachua, FL

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Tons of people to turn to for help, very concise information. Only $100 to start up. As long as you attend the unit meetings and keep in touch with your recruiter and director you will know everything you need to get your feet off the ground. Can be a full time job, part time job or just a hobby - it's all up to you and how you work your business.

    Cons

    a little overwhelming at first with a lot of information being thrown your way, it is hard to let it all sink in. $5 for the unit meetings (but if you're selling, it shouldn't be too big of a deal). The InTouch website has a LOT of information and it seems almost impossible to navigate through all of it in a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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