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Good Company.. could be much better.. But it's a long way to go

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Current Employee - QA Lead in Bolingbrook, IL
Current Employee - QA Lead in Bolingbrook, IL

I have been working at Ulta Beauty

Pros

Growth Company. Less Commute to work.

Cons

High Attrition. Lack of repreatable processes. Entrepreneurial management. Bad employment benefits policies

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think about better polocies that could improve loyalty in employees and they could stay longer with the compnay

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Fun, but a little too much red tape

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    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Since Ulta is a beauty retailer, there are lots of industry trainings conducted by professionals in which you can learn lots of interesting and valuable information. Gratis is also given out at almost every training, generally in the form of full-size products. The schedules are also fairly flexible. If you love beauty products, it's very fun to play with the products at work and be able to test new items out/hear and see new items and collections before they hit store shelves. If you love working with the public, Ulta is a fairly busy place and you will plenty of contact with customers all day long.

    Cons

    It can be a very physical job, including lots of lifting, bending, stocking, etc. There are plenty of retail jobs out there that are much less rigorous for the same, or even slightly better, pay. Some of the shifts start very early (5 and 6 am) and can end late (midnight). There is also a lot of cleaning involved due to the messy nature of beauty products. A lot of red tape exists at Ulta Corp; raises and promotions seem to be tightly controlled and are not necessarily based on merit alone. For example, you might prove your strengths perfectly, but miss out on a position due to your lack of experience in terms of years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to enforce better communication when it comes to lower management/sales associates.

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    no consistancy

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    ulta is a growing company and has room for advancment. they understand the need for work/life balance. The appearance of the store is pleasent and inviting. the management has for the most part has a positive attitude. the benefits are great. For retail they are very generous with time off as well as the hours you are expected to work

    Cons

    The managment sturcture has changed several times in the past year making it difficult to move up within the company... they are editing management postions limiting your growth opportinuties. There is not enough regional managament.. I worked in a remote market, where all of the management staff was new and we only saw our regional manager 4 or 5 times in a year... she would often be short with the staff and then compain that she was being stretched too thin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more layers of management.... especially at regional level. more integrity and checks and balances within the management structure. More road mapping for the future... have a stable of managers ready to go into remote markets . More training especially product knowledge. give full time opportunites to non managerial staff to attract a better quality of staff. Slow growth of new store so as not to sacrifce exsisiting stores

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