Mary Kay Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. 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

  2. Amazing Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    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 Management

    Love my director. Always giving great advice.

  3. Great opportunity and flexibility with a great company

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    • 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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  5. Great Commission, Great Company, Great Products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mary Kay part-time

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

    Pros

    Great Products, Great Company, Great Directors, Great Commission

    Cons

    Need to sell a certain amount of items to stay active

    Advice to Management

    Love Everything!

  6. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    What management? There is no management.

  8. 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

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

    Pros

    The people are great and the benefits are amazing

    Cons

    Salary seems to suffer due to the benefits

    Advice to Management

    Focus on consistency

  9. Perfect for flexibility

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    • 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 a year)

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

    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.

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

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.

  11. Great company!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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

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