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Great employment setting, not enough hours

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN

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

Pros

Fun place to work, nice people, always new products to learn about, good job for a student

Cons

Not enough hours assigned to part-time employees

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    discount
    pay
    busy location
    nice customers
    Honestly there wasn't many pros , I was constantly being threatening that my sales weren't high enough even though i was always over goal

    Cons

    management was UNPROFESSIONAL
    HORRIBLE GOSSIP
    I called in sick on day and was given so much stress about it
    they didn't work with my schedule
    too much pressure
    stock was horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please choose your management better, I walked in on the GM and PM calling the salon manager white trash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't sell yourself short

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The discount is hard to let go of once you leave;
    Full (and quite decent) benefits for all employees, which is rare, especially in retail.
    Flexible availability options.
    Employee perks used to be better until Mr. Rubin stepped in.

    Cons

    Ulta is pretty horribly mismanaged. Too many managers that can retaliate against you by cutting your hours, and there's really nothing you can do about it, as you have extremely limited interaction with your district manager. Plus, you won't get your schedule until Friday or Saturday morning, so good luck making any plans for the week-- but what does management care? They know their schedules weeks in advance.

    Employees do not make commission, but for some reason, everyone's highly competitive-- probably because they're so miserable. Have fun trying to get someone to switch a three hour shift with you or to help you organize the trash. You're on your own.

    No cleaning crew. Spill a nail polish? On your hands and knees with the 100% Acetone while customers complain about the smell. If there's no acetone, well, my dear, it's your lucky day trying to figure out if ammonia and bleach will help. Watch out for the glass, too. Super glamorous, aren't you glad you work in cosmetics?

    Working truck is easy money, as the store is closed, but be prepared to be the bottom of the barrel at your store. Task are the hardest working, yet lowest paid employees in the store, working until two in the morning, then coming back at 10 am the next day. It's probably not worth your time.

    Got a promotion? Great, here's a ton more responsibility, and to compensate: a nickel-- or, if you're really lucky, no raise at all because of corporate red tape. There are employees who have been working at Ulta for close to a decade still making under $10/hr. That is criminal. We used to get to complain about these things to the corporate level through the yearly employee survey-- however, once again, thank you, Mr. Rubin, for stepping on our necks to get to a nice stock price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    General managers, you generally do your job very well and are chosen because you can be impartial and responsible-- please teach your lower management the same level of appropriateness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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