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Mary Kay Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
341 Reviews
4.1
341 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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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Advisor in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Development Advisor in Warsaw (Poland)

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

    Pros

    I've been working as Mary Kay employee for nearly 5 years, and I can say that it'a a really great company to work for with a really great people. Very ethical, friendly, always fair!

    Cons

    Not a lot of space for carier growth, due to small emloyment turnover

    Recommends
  2.  

    It makes you wanna be a better person, makes you wanna grow in a personal and profesional level

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

    I worked at Mary Kay

    Pros

    Inspiración al, you make your OWN hours

    Cons

    Too much competition, prices too high

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Pros

    -awesome Jewlery!!!!!! Elegant and Exquisite

    Cons

    none It was quite good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Love

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is helpful, happy, and genuine.

    Cons

    Carrying inventory helps, but I still don't like doing it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great way to own your own business!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Very encouraging company! Also, a great way to learn a career in sales.

    Cons

    Difficult to run at top level without buying inventory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Life as a Government Relations Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    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

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