NARS Cosmetics

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NARS Cosmetics Reviews

Updated April 29, 2014
Updated April 29, 2014
15 Reviews
3.4
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    Current Employee - Freelance Artist
    Current Employee - Freelance Artist

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great cosmetics, can be fast paced at times

    Cons

    Some downtime of standing around, need seasonal trainings for freelancers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning environment, encouraged to do things independently; great coaching and training, great public relations and marketing experience

    Cons

    give more work to those on the bottom of the totem pole, high school mentality, lots of back stabbing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to make it less corporate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Recognition of hard work- Negative....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Great products and most people in the company are great friendly..

    Cons

    Senior management is not up to par. I don't have equal compensation for my work. Others that holds the same title makes about 10% more in salary for doing the same amount of work. Whenever I speak about an increase I am shut out before I state my case.
    Unless you "rub shoulders with the right people" you won't be climbing the corporate ladder for awhile... Company only values senior management's option and I definitely do not feel that the opinion of the "little people" matters. Corporate events are made optional but in reality they are mandatory because if you don't attend it is frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around and realize that any employee in lower management is also an asset, without us helping senior management the company wouldn't run either. Compensation is the key to happiness for many of us to are living paycheck to paycheck trying to support ourselves and /or a family. We come to work smiling because we have to not because we are happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in New York, NY

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people and fun environment!

    Cons

    Lack of a consistent schedule

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing people and very good work environment!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment you are treated like an employee!

    Cons

    None that I can think of..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freelance Artist  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Freelance Artist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great perks, pay, and continuing artistry education!

    Cons

    Not as many locations to work at as I would like.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to gain knowledge for makeup artistry skills and business experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Makeup Artist/Trainer  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Makeup Artist/Trainer in Houston, TX

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I was promoted several times. The benefits are fantastic, I and had a positive experience traveling.

    Cons

    too much traveling for my position and territory

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    add more opportunities to earn bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great Creative energy but management not so good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great product to work on, departments/teams are strong

    Cons

    management not good about communication vision to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    UNPROFESSIONAL COMPANY

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's the "cool" brand to work for and has a great following. Easy to sell to anyone, young or old. The more you work the further you can go. *key note CAN... not that you actually WILL.

    Cons

    The management on all levels is unprofessional, rude and are ill-mannered. You could be the most talented artist they have ever met, but if you don't kiss enough ass you won't get anywhere. They will promise you a million opportunities and then pretend it never happened in an instant... they have no loyalty to anyone no matter how long you stay with them or how hard you work or how much you say "yes" to everything they ask of you. Several errors with paychecks!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent and passion for the brand... spend more time organizing events and schedules for people... give more opportunity to those who have worked for it... return phone calls and emails when you receive them from your employees... treat all employees with respect and fairness...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    a learning experience within makeup application

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics

    Pros

    It allows you to learn and grow if your interest are becoming a makeup artist.

    Cons

    Employee appreciation needs to be worked on.

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