NARS Cosmetics Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. Good and Bad Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning experience. Learned a lot. Fun events.

    Cons

    Flaky management. Not a good regional director. Backstabbing.

  2. Company loyalty doesn't not mean a thing, you will get promoted and raises by mingling with the executive.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Build some great friendships and products. Company is growing rapidl so there are opportunities in the future. Jean are allowed as well.

    Cons

    Executive do not recognize hard work or lower level employee... They also do not pay well and if you come into the company with a certain pay rank you will not be compensated properly even if you slave for them. Current direct report does not fight for the team or support us properly, only knows hoe to micro manage and has no clue how to do any of our jobs.

    Advice to Management

    There is over a 40% employment turn over for a good reason. They seem to be trying to push the senior employees out of the company and hiring new employees with higher titles and better wages.

  3. Sounds better than it is

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

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free makeup and 30% makeup discount
    Flex account
    Gym
    Great team lunches
    Work from home option

    Cons

    some teams are favored more than others
    Minimal communication between some teams
    gossipy/shady
    Morale can get low

    Advice to Management

    Find out the needs of your team
    Make everyone feel appreciated

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  5. Resident Makeup Artist

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

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics part-time (More than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Got to work with various different types of people.

    Cons

    The schedule was mostly weekends so there was never a Saturday off.

  6. Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Freelance Makeup Artist in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Contractor - Freelance Makeup Artist in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome Product, Great Team, Fun Clientele

    Cons

    The price point is very attainable for the client but it can be difficult to make whopping sales at soon an affordable price point.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  7. One of the best brands to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Freelance Makeup Artist
    Current Contractor - Freelance Makeup Artist

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great multi-use color line, artistry based service, personable trainers, national artists, and executives. Just a great brand overall-- great products, great team and fun clientele.

    Cons

    Price point is so affordable that upselling is absolutely necessary to hit goals.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. Good Learning Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    to make it less corporate

  9. Recognition of hard work- Negative....

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

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Awesome company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Freelance Artist
    Current Contractor - Freelance Artist

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics as a contractor (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great cosmetics, can be fast paced at times

    Cons

    Some downtime of standing around, need seasonal trainings for freelancers

  11. Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and fun environment!

    Cons

    Lack of a consistent schedule

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