Mary Kay

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Mary Kay Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
325 Reviews
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325 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.  

    Great opportunity and flexibility with a great company

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

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

    Pros

    If you are a self motivated person it is easy to be successful with Mary Kay. They provide all of the proper tools in order to book clients, order products, etc. All of the other consultants and directors are very supportive and always available to help. They give women a chance to be a stay at home mom with their children while also being successful doing something they love. It feels great to help other women take care of their skin and learn to apply makeup.

    Cons

    Benefits are not offered to sales consultants. Also, there is no set salary so you are working 100% off of commission from what you sell and if higher up, from what people on your team sell.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    An amazing experience in a nurturing environment with a passion to help 750,000 independent beauty consultants.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Digital Director in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The people care about what happens to you as a person rather than just another face around the office.
    Management allows any idea to come from any where as long as it's realistic and can be easily implemented.
    Supported by a powerful IT department that is always looking for the next big thing.
    This company puts the customer first and their customer service department is run from the heart rather than the wallet.

    Cons

    You have to be faith driven or you may tire of the faith filled messages. Nothing wrong with getting a little faith every day!
    You have to believe in women. If you don't, you won't make it here. Again, nothing wrong with getting your girl on!
    Hard to have a bad day when you are surrounded by such positivity!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they do a great job. I think the company could be more aggressive in marketing. The more you grow, the salespeople you have, the more product you make.....to grow, you need to advertise consistently and in a big way....like Loreal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Self Employed does not mean siting at home waiting for clients to drop on your lap.

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

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You need to be in a constant training mode, not just from the company but, also with your clients needs and the media. This way you can keep up with the demand of your customers.

    Cons

    If you're not ready to make your own decisions, this is not the job for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management? There is no management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Commission, Great Company, Great Products

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

    I worked at Mary Kay part-time

    Pros

    Great Products, Great Company, Great Directors, Great Commission

    Cons

    Need to sell a certain amount of items to stay active

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love Everything!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing career opportunities

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

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time

    Pros

    The people are great and the benefits are amazing

    Cons

    Salary seems to suffer due to the benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on consistency

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company!

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

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    So many opportunities to set up the type of life you want

    Cons

    Like anything else that offers unlimited rewards the only con is self doubt and giving up

    Recommends
  8.  

    Alright Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at Mary Kay

    Pros

    The company has great ideals and you can tell that members are passionate about what they do. It is great if you stick with it and invest the time. The contests and prizes are also amazing! It is all independent so you can work as little or as much as you would like.

    Cons

    Some consultants or directors can be pushy, you have to be in order to do well. Great if you want to, but it felt awkward and a little to car salesman for my taste.

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome company but their HR department needs to go!

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

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time

    Pros

    Work- life balance, awesome culture, a lot of gifts they give out, happy employees, fun events, a lot of interaction with other employees and fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    HR department is horrible. They are extremely two faced. They will use anything against you, pick at things you are doing wrong even when they make those same mistakes but it is only acknowledged when someone else does it, they play favoritism and they truly are not nice people like they act to be. They also gossip and create problems that were not there before. Terrible HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a team of HR folk that isn't so two faced and back stabbing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Perfect for flexibility

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

    I have been working at Mary Kay (less than an year)

    Pros

    I had a wonderful director who was great at training. The hours are whatever you wanted them to be, giving you the power to make your own decisions. It gives you great confidence and new friends. I love the opportunity to work with such powerful women.

    Cons

    If you don't have to determination to do it, it won't be the job for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working for Mary Kay Cosmetics is awesome! So many phenominal people with fantastic ideas!

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

    I have been working at Mary Kay (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company values are fantastic, along with amazing leadership and proof of success.

    Cons

    It is challenging to add team members that stay motivated and actually work the business.

    Recommends

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