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Sally Beauty Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
239 Reviews
2.5
239 Reviews
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Sally Beauty President, CEO, and Director Gary G. Winterhalter
Gary G. Winterhalter
78 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free products every month from different companies (in 48 reviews)

  • employee discount is the only good thing about working at Sally's (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management not in touch with store level clerks like they should be (in 20 reviews)

  • As a store manager you end up working 60 hrs which puts you below minimum wage (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pleasant company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    Tattoos, Piercings, Funky hair, Good hours.

    Cons

    Low wages, Management can be crappy, Hard to move up depending on where you are.

  2.  

    Stepping stone into the beauty industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Denton, TX

    I worked at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Small town culture. About 45 minute commute from Dallas downtown. Competitive culture that doesn't allow for cross-pollination between departments. Denton is a college town. Glass ceilings everywhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun products. .. great experience

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

    I worked at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    Fun products to deal with. Fun to keep up with trends if all ages.

    Cons

    Need work life balance every once in a while

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  5.  

    Good Company

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

    I worked at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    They give you great training and benefits. You get free products to try so you can help sale them. Great hours and they work with you if you have school or any other engagements. Great raises!

    Cons

    Can be strict about sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what the sales associate says.

  6.  

    Great working environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    Great people, great company, very well organized, very focused on success, good communication among different internal IT teams, good relationship with consultants

    Cons

    Growing very fast, potentially too fast, so not easy for IT to keep up with new technologies and synchronize them among all different applications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Work place enviorment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New Hartford, CT

    I have been working at Sally Beauty full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its up beat...challenging...competive...always something new to thrive for

    Cons

    Lots of computer errors... Marketing miss happs....repeat work to fix errors...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold managers accountable for lack of work and leadership with team involvment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Montrose, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Montrose, OH

    I worked at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    Room for advancement in the company if you are a hard worker. Decent pay and decent employee perks if you work for them.

    Cons

    They are starting to want people to have cosmology licenses to advance into management. Didn't need that when i started there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    A good place to be, some room for advancement.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    Not a hard company to work for, rarely heavy lifting. They give a good discount to employees and offer incentives for selling certain items. If you enjoy the beauty industry then you'll enjoy chatting with customers about products. You see many customers regularly (professionals, salon owners, etc) and build a good relationship with them.

    Cons

    There is room for moving up the ladder but be prepared with chapstick for all the butt-kissing. Customers can be argumentative over products, prices, the effects of those products. Policies change constantly and aren't evenly enforced. Overall, if you can keep your head down, avoid drama and do your job, this place isn't bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you started as a sales associate, don't forget your roots. When you're making rules, handing down a task or critiquing an associate, ask yourself how you'd feel if someone was saying it to you. If you were hired as a manager, DM or TM, do the job an associate does, try doing it with no executive decisions, overriding, giving perks out. Appreciate what your associates do at ground level and try to help them. Remember that someone else may sign your checks but if you have a team under you that loves what you do and would go to bat for you, you'll have a stronger store. Team loyalty and cohesiveness is the secret to success.

  10.  

    The Beauty Biz

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Manager in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Field Manager in Denton, TX

    I worked at Sally Beauty full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company with a passion for what they do. Very warm and fuzzy at the store level.

    Cons

    Working holidays and weekends...but hey it's retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to long term employees and insure they are treated fairly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Long hours and low pay

    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    I enjoyed being around the many beauty supplies. There was always something new to learn. The product discount was well used.

    Cons

    I didn't care for my training which was sitting in the back room and watching a video. The hours were often long and that complicated childcare. Being located in a transitional neighborhood made for stressful customer interactions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training programs. More reasonable hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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