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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Doesn't even feel like a job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Product specialist

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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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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 a 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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  5. 2 people 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 a 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.

  6.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    A job for someone who can fully commit their lives 100% to the business

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MAC Artist in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - MAC Artist in Staten Island, NY

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

    Pros

    -lots of experience that allowed me to refine my artistry
    -networking with people to get more connections in the makeup world
    -met a few coworkers that I consider to be lifelong friends
    -the pay rate

    Cons

    -very poor work/life balance. if you have family forget about ever seeing them again (i was told when I started by my manager "here's to signing your life away!" I thought she was kidding. She wasn't.")
    -no weekends off EVER. And if you do need one off it has to be approved by the DM with 5,000 reasons as to why you need that day off.
    -inconsistency of the integrity of people being hired. (I have witnessed internal theft, drug use, bullying, etc...from the people who were allowed to work at my counter until they were fired of course.)
    -never enough people to help you. Constantly working alone. Even with immense amounts of patience and multitasking we lost many sales because we cannot physically help 20 people at one time by ourselves.
    -part time employees are required to work 4 days a week (even for a 14 hour position)
    -no more gratis. Rarely ever gets distributed anymore.
    -favoritism and managers get away with murder while artists have to clean up the mess left behind. More knowledgable than third keys and management. Damage control constantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest allowing your employees to have lives outside of work. If we are happy then we will be happy to come to work. We are human beings and deserve to be treated that way. Especially since artistry is what Mac is focused around. Take away that and you're in trouble.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mac Free lance makeup Artist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics

    Pros

    Great work environment. Learning experience

    Cons

    No gratis for freelance artist

  9.  

    Sales

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics

    Pros

    Great people, hard working on many levels

    Cons

    There are transitional changes but nothing we have not overcome before

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and coach your teams. Nothing is more important

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mac world

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Freelance Makeup Artist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Freelance Makeup Artist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot, and the team is very helpful. I love the location I freelance for, and my team manager. I would follow him to any location.

    Cons

    If you are new... it may take effort to get in. Freelancers don't get training. So, study the website for knowledge, and ask questions to learn.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    love the job customers but customers are demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    good to do what you love to do great benefits great learning experiences

    Cons

    no weekends off customers are demanding lots is asked from you administrative was plus still having to maintain your selling goal

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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