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Great employment setting, not enough hours

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (More than a 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

Other Employee Reviews for Ulta Beauty

  1. Helpful (2)

    hate corporate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get free product from time to time

    Cons

    most upper management has no clue how to run a store that also offers salon services. very rarely do the hire managers from within the store who actually know how the store should be run and instead hire people from outside who have no experience with beauty products. they are dishing out more money to train them. like someone else said don't even bother calling hr wen it comes to harassment they do nothing even when you do mention lawsuit. upper management does not care about the welfare of their employees. your hours get cut constantly partially due to bad management . you can forget about getting a raise unless you get lucky with a manager that cares who the hard workers are and then they wont last long.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should listen to their employees more and take action instead of ignoring the problems until they escalate beyond repair.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Don't sell yourself short

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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