Mary Kay Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Customer Service Bilingual

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Bilingual in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Bilingual in Addison, TX

    I worked at Mary Kay (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very nice place to work great people I highly recommend it!!

    Cons

    as a contractor could not enjoy all the benefits of a regular employee!!


  2. Independent Beauty Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Self-Employed
    Current Employee - Self-Employed

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

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

    Pros

    Choose who you work with. Create your own hours. Great training and support! Incentives!

    Cons

    You must be disciplined with no boss.


  3. Administrative Professional

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits including product discounts. Lots of training opportunities. Fantastic Wellness program. Lots of fun events, employee engagements, and celebrations.

    Cons

    Company's big issue is the lack of trust in the management. You do not have to demonstrate your skills if you have good connections.

    Advice to Management

    It is time to manage with an open door policy.


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  5. Disabled mother trying to make a living....

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Consultant in Adairsville, GA
    Current Employee - Beauty Consultant in Adairsville, GA

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Get to have fun being Beautiful and being a Woman! Imagine makeover parties! Bridal Parties instead of just a Bridal Shower.... Sweet 16 B-day parties.....options are endless

    Cons

    Unless you find people that aren't hurting for $$$ it will be hard to make sales...


  6. Senior Sales Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Director in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Director in Johnson City, TN

    I have been working at Mary Kay

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, work from home, company priorities, friendships and fun, tax advantages, free cars and car insurance

    Cons

    no boss, so you need self disipline


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    Former Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Avon Park, FL
    Former Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Avon Park, FL

    I worked at Mary Kay (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The good part is that you get 50% commissions.

    Cons

    Takes time to get a steady clientele.


  8. Great Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Associate in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Associate in Novato, CA

    I worked at Mary Kay (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, amazing discount, full team and director support when wanted or needed, work at your own pace, create your own schedule, awesome incentives.

    Cons

    If you don't already know a lot of women, you will need to create ways to meet them. Success is based on how many people you know or are willing and capable of meeting and what their financial status is.

    Advice to Management

    Great company, great products, love the code of ethics, cant wait to start my consultant ship back up now that I am settled in at my new residence.


  9. sales consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Goshen, IN
    Former Employee - Independent Sales Consultant in Goshen, IN

    I worked at Mary Kay part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are your own boss and get to run your own mini business.

    Cons

    You have to put a lot of your own money into it to start it up. Not secure, promised income money.


  10. Great benefits, unique culture

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits including profit sharing, annual bonus, flex days and in house cafeteria

    Cons

    Unique culture. Management changes often. Long hours and a lot of travel.


  11. Great Company

    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Broken Arrow, OK
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant in Broken Arrow, OK

    I have been working at Mary Kay (More than a year)

    Pros

    Set your own schedule, excellent pay for the industry, get to meet lots of people

    Cons

    Must be a self starter, but be willing to work very hard for the money you do make.



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