Mary Kay Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. 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.


  2. Great company!!!!

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

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company takes care of employees very well. Most managers are very understanding and accomodating

    Cons

    Slow in growth unless you have some ties to upper management or you work 16 hours a day.


  3. Make as much as you want

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Mary Kay (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Own schedule you can make as much as you want

    Cons

    You must like walking up to people you don't know


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  5. beauty consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full-time Mom in Valrico, FL
    Former Employee - Full-time Mom in Valrico, FL

    I worked at Mary Kay

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

    Pros

    Make your own schedule, combines work and play, 50% commission on the items you sell, free cars if you meet/exceed the requirements, top-notch skin care and beauty products, plenty of recognition, awesome perks, rewards, prizes, and bonuses, and great educational materials available free-of-charge on and offline.

    Cons

    Began testing products on animals even though one of their mottos is God first, family second, career third.. Unless you are a licensed aesthetician, be aware that you cannot physically give people facials; you show them what products to use and teach them proper application through demonstrations (not a "con," rather "need-to-know" info). A majority of your sales are impulse buys, so if you do not have the A majority of your sales are impulse buys, so you should stock up on all available products (which costs a lot of money to do). This job requires lots of follow up with all of your clients and possible clients. Lots of let-downs from clients because of a system which is outdated and rapidly becoming less and less popular (referring to sales by-appointment-mostly and having to go through the same consultant everytime, and also with makeup parties and no one wanting to attend for fear of being pressured into buying products they cannot afford); this system needs a makeover badly!

    Advice to Management

    The products are fantastic, but when someone hears Mary Kay lady, the image they have in their heads isn't usually viewed positively. People view this job as a cold calling, high-pressure sales job and clients would like the option of a physical store so they have the ability to browse the items and test them without someone in their face "Trying to make a sale the whole time."


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

    I worked at Mary Kay part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you put your all into it you can make a lot of money

    Cons

    Reps are not totally honest with you in regards to everything needed to stay a Mary Kay rap

    Advice to Management

    .Stop telling others that everythinStop telling others that everything it's easy when it's not eas you have your good days and bad day mostly ba


  7. Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce City, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Commerce City, CO

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work at your own pace. You choose who you work with

    Cons

    Your income depends on your level of effort. No health care

    Advice to Management

    Promote yourself by stepping up your commitment


  8. Good & Bad

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mary Kay

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

    Pros

    You get to set your own schedule, and make as much or as little money as you want

    Cons

    -Convincing people to buy something they don't really need


  9. Sales Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Own schedule, Extra money and commission

    Cons

    Not at this moment, thanks


  10. Great Teamwork!

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

    I worked at Mary Kay

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The US Marketing Department integrates PR, ad and marketing which makes working much easier and the projects are developed quicker than any job I have had in the past. Everyone treats each other with respect and kindness.

    Cons

    Personally, I do not work well in a women-only environment. We had two males and about 30 females on the same floor and it was an overwhelming amount of estrogen. If something went wrong, it went extremely wrong.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to hear feedback, both positive and negative. If your employees know what they need to work harder on, the results will be much better.


  11. consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Mary Kay

    Pros

    Make your item schedule and you determine how much money you make.

    Cons

    You have to be self disciplined



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