Sally Beauty Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Free products & great discounts (in 48 reviews)

  • Loved the employee discount on various products (in 10 reviews)

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

  • it seems this company doesn't expect their sales associates to have a life behind this menial job that pays barely above minimum wage (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    store manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sally Beauty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, extra perks from add on sales, monthly contests for prizes. Excellent company to work for. Great recognition for management. Room for advancement. Free monthly products.

    Cons

    Low pay for working lots of hours as manager with very small raises. Team works hard to meet goals w/ just a chance of winning a reward.

    Advice to Management

    Give all your stores the attention they need. Easy to lose great employees due to upper management and lack of attention


  2. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Harrisonburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sally Beauty part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Incentives for good sales. Free samples every month to try.

    Cons

    Upper management was the downfall of my employment. They were far from understanding and only wanted numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Show a little compassion and treat people better. They are what are driving all of your sales!


  3. Developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Sally Beauty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good variety of projects to work on. Helpful and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Some project timelines given very tight, unrealistic deadlines.


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  5. What a job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sally Beauty part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for being a beauty student. Worked with my schedule.

    Cons

    Store was a mess. Old manager they had there that hired me was so unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people


  6. Good gratis, little recognition

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    Pros

    Busy environment, lots of free products to try, continued training, if you are a manager there are some pretty nice perks, esp. if you have a high performing store, good discount.

    Cons

    Minimum wage - minimal raises over 7 years of employment, road blocks to advancement, "clicky" management, constant disrespect from customers, stores continually getting robbed, employees that work hard get little-no recognition..

    Advice to Management

    Please be respectful toward your employees. They work really hard so that you can go on your trips to Mexico or Jamaica. Be willing to push for success from within.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Job was okay, disliked corporate's outlook.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Employee discount, customer service, caring staff, the ability to move up in the company

    Cons

    Verbal abuse from customers, uncaring attitude from corporate, expected to come into work during state of emergencies, little recognition for the hard work you put in, not compensated properly.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that the people who work for you are human and not machines. Care more about those you employee and they'll be more willing to work for you. Also there is a lot of talk about how "we care" and "your safety is most important to us." For the time I worked there I didn't find this to be true.


  8. Sales associate/cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun place to work and you get points on upsales

    Cons

    I rather not answer or does not apply.


  9. Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to retail in a fun working environment.

    Cons

    Don't have any cons at this time.


  10. It's ok if you can't find anything else

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Sally Beauty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to network with other stylists/shops

    Cons

    Low pay and no benefits. Employees are just fodder for the machine


  11. Sales Associate II

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate II in Prescott Valley, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate II in Prescott Valley, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sally Beauty part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount Flexibility for requesting days off

    Cons

    Upper management Being licensed only gets you maybe $0.10 more starting out over someone who is not licensed There is pretty much only opening shifts and closing shifts (expect to work 90% closing shifts) Customers treat you like you don't know anything, even if you are licensed

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better. Threatening jobs for not reaching average sale per customer (even just being off by .20!) makes for a very negative work environment. Instead of turning your employees against each other, encourage us to work together as a team.



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