Mary Kay

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Mary Kay Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
325 Reviews
4.1
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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Mary Kay Bussiness

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Vernon, NJ
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Vernon, NJ

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Make your own hrs. Work as much or as little as you want. You are your own boss

    Cons

    If your shy you have to break out of your shell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best Company for Women

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

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

    Pros

    Highest paid commission and personal enrichment in women's and people's lives. This company is truly life changing. Worth every moment of taking the time to learn all about it.

    Cons

    I personally haven't found any cons. As with any company, I strongly suggest doing your own homework. You will find what works best for you. Training is AMAZING and you promote yourself!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be compassionate and build one another up. Each of us is different and has different life stuff going on. Not all of us are in it for a career!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful company and wonderful group of people.

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

    I worked at Mary Kay

    Pros

    It's your business. You get out of it what you put into it. Lots of support and motivational meetings and seminars. Perks include potential to earn gifts of jewelery, trips and even a car! Mary Kay empowers women.

    Cons

    None really. You must be a self motivated person to do this and not be afraid to ask for the business.

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  5.  

    I had wonderful support and love but the job took a lot of commitment that i was not ready for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mary Kay

    Pros

    The women of Mary Kay were kind lovely and inspiring. If your willing to make this a career go for it!

    Cons

    Sadly It does cost a lot to make this a full time job. Do not treat it as a hobby!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You get what you put in to it.

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

    I worked at Mary Kay as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are many people who become very successful with Mary Kay. They put a lot of work in to it and they love their job and thrive there. There is a strong sense of community and a lot of reward programs.

    Cons

    They do not interview when they recruit. They recruit anyone with the money to invest in to becoming a consultant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    An okay work place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Addison, TX

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

    Pros

    I found nothing extra ordinary about this place.

    Cons

    Some office politics. Okay salary, nothing great. Very less growth opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, has been around a long time, never gone bankrupt

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

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

    Pros

    go at your own pace. make own hours, unlimited income potential, time off whenever take a vacation can take your work wherever you go.

    Cons

    can be overwhelming at times. Great benefits only if you are sales director. Very hard work, but worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales directors are great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun, financial freedom, team work, recruiting, strength, family oriented, motivational, lots and lots of rewards.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Director With Mary Kay in Lancaster, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Director With Mary Kay in Lancaster, CA

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time

    Pros

    opportunity to grow big as fast as you want. self employed, you make your own schedule. sales directors are very driven to take you high. if you became a director you will be provided with a vehicle as long as you keep working. they are very discipline and devoted, they teach you that if you want something you have to work for it otherwise you don't get to enjoy all the benefits that you can give yourself.

    Cons

    time consuming and recruiting is sometimes difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when a director begins their career, Mary Kay should offer them the vehicle with the option to go 50-50 and once they became a senior in sales Mary Kay will provide the vehicle 100%.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The "Mary Kay Way" isn't their way

    Current Employee - Print Shop Customer Service Representative in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Print Shop Customer Service Representative in Addison, TX

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

    Pros

    The building is nice, as well as majority of the people who work there. The atmosphere in general is upbeat and professional.

    Cons

    Everyone is last minute, lazy, and wanting you to bend over backwards to make what they didn't have enough time to do happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluations need to be given to all employees. Management needs to re-evaluate some people that they have hired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Mary Kay Be all you can be!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Work for yourself, on your time, full time or part time.

    Cons

    You get back what you get in. Don't think getting that Pink Cadillac is easy. They all make you want to think that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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