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Stressful, Management promoted by being there forever, not by ability. Very political.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

I worked at Mary Kay

Pros

Pay, benefits, work place is old but well kept, at manufacturing. Corporate facilites very nice. Cafeterias were partially funded by the company, food was good, prices were very good. I believe that the current very top level executive does a great job.

Cons

Stress. They "claim" to practice the Golden Rule, but only in the opposite of what is meant! Work life balance they also preach but there is none in some departments. Everything depends on the VP you work for. If you advance in your career, how much you make, your level of satisfaction working there seems to be determined by who you work for. If you are not extremely well liked, but very competant in your work skills you will not go far. They still live in the 1970's. Too many of management have been there, and only there, too long.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get some new people in management positions who have worked somewhere else have have experience outside of Mary Kay.

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mary Kay is a very nice place to work with fabulous cooperate culture.

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    Former Employee - IS Developer in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - IS Developer in Addison, TX

    I worked at Mary Kay

    Pros

    Their cooperate culture is one of the best out there. People are friendly. Recognition is emphasized through out the company. Working time is flexible.

    Cons

    It is a private company, so you cannot know how the company perform. The traffic around there is bad. It is not a company for an over-achievement individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The leadership is great at Mary Kay. They sometimes spend time with the employees during lunch. Overall, they do a good job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Don't Join Mary Kay, they just want your thousands of dollars.

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    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Pros

    They will accept anyone with a credit card

    Cons

    You will be coerced into buying a large inventory on your credit card. You will definitely not be able to sell this product at these prices. The upper level directors are just trying to get you to make that initial investment. It doesn't work, don't get sucked in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing inventory and lower your prices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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