MAC Cosmetics

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MAC Cosmetics Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
266 Reviews
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266 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Amazing discount and gratis benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • Great Pay,Great Discount, Supportive Environment; Freelance Artist work at any Mac in your State (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Leadership is inconsistent and work-life balance is really difficult (in 26 reviews)

  • Very high sales goals and requests for time off or personal days are hardly ever honored (in 19 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Endless opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Manager
    Current Employee - Field Manager

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people, the products, the endless opportunities

    Cons

    Must be good at time management for mgt and higher positions to maintain proper work-life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great training and fast paced atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - MAC Artist
    Former Employee - MAC Artist

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mac sets you up with amazing opportunities if you put in HARD work and show potential.

    Cons

    Long retail hours can be exhausting, variety of employees that aren't all interested in a professional career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for people who want to work for you in the long haul and integrate them into the company as much as possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    What you make it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics

    Pros

    Up to date with the latest makeup trends.

    Cons

    Alot of catty employees and management.

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  5.  

    artist

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    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Reno, NV

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was with the brand for 8 years. I love this brand with every inch of my soul.
    fashion forward. passion. love. artistry. This is the "IT" company.

    Cons

    Of course you will have mgmt that you work well with and that you don't. Its a catty environment, everyone wanting the same things you do. managers/employees will throw other team members under the bus to save one butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be considerate of outside delays that a human beings can not control. I lived an hour away from work, couldn't drive, mgmt was 100% aware of my situation. I was an employee for 7 years that many artists, including mgmt, looked up to me. I was the most reliable, responsible employee. I GOT FIRED FOR BEING LATE BECAUSE OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION. I was the most loyal mac artist between the two stores in my town and I got let go because I was late for my shift. I had been 100% aware of MACs policies, but never in my 8 years with the brand, would I think a manager wouldn't have the balls to stand up for their team member.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Product specialist

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Specialist
    Current Employee - Product Specialist

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Creative outlets if your artistic. Gives artists a steady job. Training is always open. Depending on the counter teamwork can be amazing. Supportive.

    Cons

    High expectations when given titles wth no extra pay. U work outside of work w no pay. Hard to get full time. Location is key

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Whh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics

    Pros

    Great product, fun place to work. Senior management is awesome and training is fantastic.

    Cons

    Not easy to come across full time, my manager was unfair and very sneaky with numbers and only cared about making them himself

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doesn't even feel like a job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MAC Artist in McAllen, TX
    Current Employee - MAC Artist in McAllen, TX

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've never felt like it was a real job working at MAC. I've never dreaded going to work.

    Cons

    The hours are, of course, retail hours. You typically work every weekend and most holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, great benefits. Free makeup. Training opportunity
    Trainer the trainer is awesome!

    Cons

    Lots of responsibility,lots of work.always something to do
    It never stops....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize hard work, don't just go by what you hear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive and constructive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Current Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist in New Brunswick, NJ

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you are interesting in getting "counter" experience. I got hired as a freelance artist and the whole process was really great.

    Cons

    If you get hired as a freelance artist, you have to work to get your hours. Don't assume you will get them easily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give freelancers some kind of training.

  11.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist in New York, NY

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is reasonable compared to other companies

    Cons

    Your stuck at whatever they give u

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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