Mary Kay

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Mary Kay Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 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.  

    cosmetics company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    you can make your own schedule
    competitive
    uses creativity for sales promotions

    Cons

    sales goals are sometimes unreachable

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mary Kay is an incredibly positive company that offers extensive free business training.

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    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mary Kay is VERY positive. Consultants and Directors work with each other instead of against. There are many incentives for sales and team building, including a free car program.

    Cons

    Although consultants are trained to overcome obstacles, this job requires a certain amount of self-motivation and passion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mary Kay is a wonderful opportunity for all women, but make sure to discern if it is the right opportunity for each woman. Some may be skilled consultants, but not 'called' to work as one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern experience

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    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
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    Operations Supervisor

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    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
  6.  

    Good Oppertunity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Pros

    Own boss, good money, flexible

    Cons

    expensive to start your business

  7.  

    Mary Kay has changed my life and has showed me how to be independent!

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    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Mandeville, LA
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Representative in Mandeville, LA

    I worked at Mary Kay part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best reasons to work at Mary Kay are: Set your own hours, appointments and you decide how much money you want to make, by how many appointments you set.

    Cons

    Some of the cons to working at Mary Kay are: You have to be highly motivated, a self starter, and have organizational skills. you need to be able to work alone with little guidance, but also have to aspire to build a team to make more money!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seminars are great training tools.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Culture

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    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Fullerton, CA

    I have been working at Mary Kay as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company has a great culture of empowerment for women. Great opportunity for growth and increased income. A fun company to work with.

    Cons

    Overcoming preconceived about the company and the products. It is a true business requiring the same commitment that any other company would require. A highly competitive industry. Self-employed so need to provide own benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Mary Kay

    Current Employee - IBC
    Current Employee - IBC

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule and self promotion

    Cons

    many issues surrounding ordering that promote company success over the individual

  10.  

    phenomenal

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Pros

    women pushing women forward; learn yourself

    Cons

    hard work; wrong motive; wrongly directed

  11.  

    Amazing Company

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Liberty, SC
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Liberty, SC

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Own schedule, own boss, work at your own pace. Everything is GReaT!

    Cons

    There is really no Cons. If you want to make money then you have to work. That goes for any job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love my director. Always giving great advice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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