Mary Kay Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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Mary Kay President and CEO David B. Holl
David B. Holl
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Pros
  • Mary Kay is a debt-free, privately held company that operates by the Golden Rule, and teaches God first, Family second, Career third (in 14 reviews)

  • Culture is "go-give" and they work by the Golden Rule (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • If you don't have self discipline and an entrepreneural spirit, this is not the career for you (in 10 reviews)

  • It's is so haard after coming home from your regular full-time job and then having to drive to visit 4 people in one night to meet sales goals (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Great company!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company takes care of employees very well. Most managers are very understanding and accomodating

    Cons

    Slow in growth unless you have some ties to upper management or you work 16 hours a day.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits. Strict dress code.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Culture empowers women in the workplace. Nice work life balance.

    Cons

    Dress code is strangely strict. Women discouraged from wearing slacks or flats.


  3. Grateful for my job!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company to work for. A great history and legacy!

    Cons

    Advancing is not for the faint of heart!


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  5. Great place to settle

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Addison, TX

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time (More than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who love what they do
    Great employee benefits and work/life balance
    Beautiful office (U.S. headquarters)
    Fair base compensation / Good bonus structure

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted because no one ever leaves
    Promotions are often based on office politics instead of merit
    VERY behind with technology
    Lack of trust in senior management

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to young talent because you lose them quickly


  6. Amazing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely great place for someone to work

    Cons

    The dress code is ridiculous and outdated


  7. Mary Kay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I get products at a great discount!

    Cons

    The company doesn't support you if you continually meet low-income people.

    Advice to Management

    Train Directors to coach Consultants on how to deal with low-income people.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work (Corporate employee)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of Mary Kay's values is to treat others using the Golden Rule, and employees and leaders strive to do that daily. Our CEO believes in servant leadership. We all work together to achieve our mission of enriching women's lives. We offer the most rewarding opportunity in direct selling, and when you change a woman's life you also change her family's life.

    I enjoy what I do and who I work with. I am given new projects for my learning and growth that keep my job interesting.

    I still have bad days, but fewer bad days than I've had at other companies. Mary Kay isn't perfect, but many people are trying to do the right thing.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a highly innovative company, or one that funds a lot of research and development, or one where you can move up quickly, Mary Kay might not be the right fit for you.


  9. Great Company but......

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Special Events Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Special Events Coordinator in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time (More than 10 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, busy job responsibilities

    Cons

    All the good people have left/retired, worked approximately 70-80 hours per week, 8-9 months out of the year for very little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Spread the wealth!


  10. Life as a Government Relations Intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Government Relations Intern in Addison, TX
    Former Intern - Government Relations Intern in Addison, TX

    I worked at Mary Kay as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A company environment and culture that seeks both the company's and the employees' overall good.

    Cons

    Always outnumbered by women, but who says that's a bad thing?

    Advice to Management

    Find more ways to integrate departments' interns for collaboration.


  11. it is a great place to work, full of talents.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compounder in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Compounder in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    it is a wonderful place to work knowing that someone is looking out for your interest.

    Cons

    working to be on top if not the best.

    Advice to Management

    continue with the goodies and best will always come.



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