Mary Kay

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Mary Kay Reviews in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
315 Reviews
4.2
315 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Place God first, family second and career third in my life (in 15 reviews)

  • 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)


Cons
  • Unlike having accountability to an employer, it's necessary to develop the skill of self-discipline to succeed (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.  

    Intern experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Intern in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Global Intern in Addison, TX

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

    Pros

    I interned for the global department of Mary Kay. I was able to assist with all aspects of the creative process. It was a wonderful experience where I was able to gain a lot of knowledge about producing, editing, brainstorming, and trafficking of print and videos to other countries. I was able to gain experience in a wide range of materials that could further my career.

    Cons

    There was not much room for growth in the company as an employee. Most people are contractors that don't receive benefits and could take years to become an actual employee.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Operations Supervisor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, generous profit sharing, allowed to acknowledge God. Paid Vacation, Holidays, Sick Time.

    Cons

    Difficult to administer any disciplinary action without deep HR scrutiny. Once promoting within was the norm, it has now fallen back to hiring external.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote Within.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    An amazing experience in a nurturing environment with a passion to help 750,000 independent beauty consultants.

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

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people care about what happens to you as a person rather than just another face around the office.
    Management allows any idea to come from any where as long as it's realistic and can be easily implemented.
    Supported by a powerful IT department that is always looking for the next big thing.
    This company puts the customer first and their customer service department is run from the heart rather than the wallet.

    Cons

    You have to be faith driven or you may tire of the faith filled messages. Nothing wrong with getting a little faith every day!
    You have to believe in women. If you don't, you won't make it here. Again, nothing wrong with getting your girl on!
    Hard to have a bad day when you are surrounded by such positivity!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they do a great job. I think the company could be more aggressive in marketing. The more you grow, the salespeople you have, the more product you make.....to grow, you need to advertise consistently and in a big way....like Loreal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing career opportunities

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

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time

    Pros

    The people are great and the benefits are amazing

    Cons

    Salary seems to suffer due to the benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on consistency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome company but their HR department needs to go!

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

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time

    Pros

    Work- life balance, awesome culture, a lot of gifts they give out, happy employees, fun events, a lot of interaction with other employees and fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    HR department is horrible. They are extremely two faced. They will use anything against you, pick at things you are doing wrong even when they make those same mistakes but it is only acknowledged when someone else does it, they play favoritism and they truly are not nice people like they act to be. They also gossip and create problems that were not there before. Terrible HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a team of HR folk that isn't so two faced and back stabbing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Working for Mary Kay Cosmetics is awesome! So many phenominal people with fantastic ideas!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company values are fantastic, along with amazing leadership and proof of success.

    Cons

    It is challenging to add team members that stay motivated and actually work the business.

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager IT

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

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

    Pros

    Nice building, good pay, and bonuses.

    Cons

    The CIO is out to lunch. The VP's only care about their political standing. They don't have clues on how to get things done. Most projects take years to get implemented. They treat the staff like it should be a privilege to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all Sr. Leadership at find people who are good at their job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits great , nice facility , treated fairly. Company has a great reputation in the community . Sets the standard for employers of their caliber .

    Cons

    Could promote with in the company more . Talk to employes on a one on one basis , get involved with employes training . Set training goals for employes , their is always more to learn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote with in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An okay work place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Addison, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I found nothing extra ordinary about this place.

    Cons

    Some office politics. Okay salary, nothing great. Very less growth opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The "Mary Kay Way" isn't their way

    Current Employee - Print Shop Customer Service Representative in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Print Shop Customer Service Representative in Addison, TX

    I have been working at Mary Kay as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The building is nice, as well as majority of the people who work there. The atmosphere in general is upbeat and professional.

    Cons

    Everyone is last minute, lazy, and wanting you to bend over backwards to make what they didn't have enough time to do happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluations need to be given to all employees. Management needs to re-evaluate some people that they have hired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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