Ulta Beauty

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Micro Managing Company From The Top Down

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Former Employee - Salon Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
Former Employee - Salon Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

I worked at Ulta Beauty full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Great discount, Trendy work environment

Cons

Very unrealistic sales goals. Terrible DM and GM relationship. Turnover was Terrible bc hours where scarce, benefits were expensive, and good help was hard to find when having to put up with all the micro managing that went on. Salon managers had to do HOURS of ridiculous paper work, along with run the salon and sales floor. I do not recommend this company
They have A LOT of growing to do...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk to the sales teams , not your gms... They are the people who can tell you the real issues at hand in your locations.

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    Beauty without a Soul

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    Former Employee - Director in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Bolingbrook, IL

    I worked at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Aggressive company growth provides job security and investment into company.

    - Talented collection of professionals recruited from many top retail companies.

    - Younger, energetic environment. "Beauty" industry much more attractive in many ways (punn intended).

    Cons

    - High pressure from top down to maintain aggressive sales growth and stock price.

    - Top execs use 'fear' as their primary leadership style ('perform or else'), which leads to rampant "CYA" and finger-pointing culture.

    - All employees burnt out on unrealistic workloads (by design). The ones tolerating it are the newer employees still drinking the Kool-Aid. Very high turnover with ZERO work-life eventually cracks everyone.

    - Top Execs promote Churn-n-Burn mentality with workforce, rather than grow and support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, honestly. Venture Capitalists are cracking the slave whip on CEO. CEO cracks whip down on Sr. Mgmt. Etc. Etc.

    If the company sales ever stumble which forces an internal review of their practices and culture, there will be no change. But since the business model ('beauty superstore') is doing well in the market, I don't foresee that anytime soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Prestiege cosmetic manager

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    Former Employee - Prestiege Cosmetic Department Manager in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Prestiege Cosmetic Department Manager in Springfield, VA

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great perks, discount, and not bad hours

    Cons

    ethics of Upper management, store policies, everyone besides top management was "part time" and benefits were too expensive. Had to work 5 days a week even as part time and spread hours out, rather than working normal 8 hour shifts over less days.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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