Mary Kay

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Mary Kay Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
331 Reviews
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331 Reviews
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Mary Kay President and CEO David B. Holl
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    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 ManagementAdvice

    continue with the goodies and best will always come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Life as a Government Relations Intern

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Find more ways to integrate departments' interns for collaboration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great place!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mary Kay

    Pros

    Great working environment. Does really promote values.

    Cons

    Really can't think of any.

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  5.  

    Wonderful job networking with women.

    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Pros

    Make your own schedule and work as little or as much as you desire.

    Cons

    Might not be for those who do not feel comfortable socializing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow shipping to APO/FPO addresses.

  6.  

    Good company. Requires effort and work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You meet all kinds of people, you get a discount on the products, this company donates money to good causes, and you work at your own pace.

    Cons

    You have to be self motivated. You have to be willing to work and strive for what you want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training on organizing paperwork for business

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I love this company it is so much fun to work for,i enjoy doing makeup and playing with it all.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Pros

    My favorite thing is selling, and marketing product.

    Cons

    It's hard to sell an abundance of items in one day to make you're money back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's extremely hard I haven't figured out yet ive only worked for the company three weeks. This is my biggest challenge at the moment.

  8.  

    Awesome opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mary Kay

    Pros

    Wonderful leadership training for women. Opportunities are unlimited. You meet incredible women that teach by example and want to share the knowledge they have gained through their businesses.

    Cons

    Not everyone that is involved with this company operates by the same standards that Mary Kay Ash established and operated by. The company needs to update to embrace new technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please remember the Golden Rule that Mary Kay herself lived by. She created this company to be a safe haven for women. Don't allow the sharks to rule the water.

  9.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Pros

    Good benefits and very nice people

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are coparatively less.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not what the company used to be, but still probably better than average.

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

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    PTO and vacation is good.
    Opportunity for advancement is good.
    401K and profit sharing is good.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't what they used to be.
    Compensation hasn't been adjusted form the offset of the benefits.
    Company has been on a steady decline since Mary Kay Ash's death.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to listen to the workers more and adjust compensation for what we had lost in benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Actual Mary Kay "Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful building, nice parking garage, good benefits, nice cafeteria

    Cons

    Let me first say that I am an actual "employee" at the corporate office and not an Independent Beauty Consultant (IBC). My first impression with Mary Kay was what an exciting place to work!

    I soon found out that Mary Kay's leadership and management style is stuck in the 80's. Here at Mary Kay it's decision by committee, it's who you know and not what you know, and it's appearance over results. Instead of encouraging out of the box thinking, they discourage it. In fact, people look down their noses at you when you mention how things are done some place else.

    I had great hopes when coming to Mary Kay, but now I feel as though I can't wait to get out! Here are a lot of managers with puffed up ego's who build empires to do nothing other than make themselves look good.

    In short, from the dress code (business professional) to it's lack of empowering people to make their own decisions, Mary Kay is stuck in the past and behind the times!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new blood. Don't be afraid to change the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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