NARS Cosmetics Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. Educator and trainer in Dallas region

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    Current Employee - Make-Up Artist in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Make-Up Artist in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The product is outstanding and training is very rewarding

    Cons

    Too much traveling and not enough pay


  2. Okay Pay. Okay work. Tense environment. Difficult management.

    Former Employee - Heavy Data Entry Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Heavy Data Entry Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is okay. Work is good if you are okay with light analysis and heavy data entry.

    Cons

    Work was tedious. Management was difficult and have severe communication issues.


  3. Helpful (2)

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

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


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  5. Good and Bad Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  6. Sounds better than it is

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  7. Resident Makeup Artist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got to work with various different types of people.

    Cons

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


  8. Good Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time (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 Management

    to make it less corporate


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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 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. Great!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and fun environment!

    Cons

    Lack of a consistent schedule


  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Makeup Artist/Trainer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Makeup Artist/Trainer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time (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 Management

    add more opportunities to earn bonuses



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