Sally Beauty

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Sally Beauty Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
221 Reviews
2.5
221 Reviews
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Sally Beauty President, CEO, and Director Gary G. Winterhalter
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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.  

    great first job

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

    I worked at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    company gives great prizes when earning points
    education on products
    education on color ( very little)

    Cons

    company will work you to death for little pay
    most manager will not work cause they are salary(I had 5 of my managers stay on the facebook more then work)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say please get cameras in your store asap and keep them there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not for me

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    I became familiar with retail and enjoy certain aspects. Plenty consultation experience. Gratis is so nice. benefits are great if qualified.

    Cons

    Many in management level are training. It's easy to fall thru the cracks... if you survive hateful environment from coworkers throwing you under the bus or customers non constructive criticism, due to distrust of untrained staff and their knowledgeability. Simply toxic environment. Outdated system where probability of error is high (most locations the coupon sku#s/ description have confusing exclusions in fine print (customers take it as personal attack). That slowly causes resentment, anti productivity and fierce competition. Managers seemed to commend loyalty over all things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good foundation for competitive employment to nurture creative types. Framework is unstable. Quotas over everything noted. Better time management for transition into 20th century. Employee accessibility is less then customer competent. If computers had user friendly clear updated product list or means in acquiring specs, the conviction needed for closings sales would be amazing. it would alleviate the burden of handling satisfactory service. More realistic expectations for attainable cosmological personal/ professional goals... and less fear tactics and manipulation. All training is a necessary inconvenience.

  3.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, employee discount great work environment

    Cons

    Could be a better starting rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increases the starting wage,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not enough PAY!!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    Can be fun with the right manager, and staff

    Cons

    EXPECT WAY TOO MUCH FOR WHAT THEY PAY!! Ratios, Power lines , helping every person that walks thru the door, while doung shipment, which includes organizing boxes, putting things on shelves, labeling products, breaking down all boxes, hauling them to dumpster. And while doing so.. Waiting on customers as well. And NO HOLIDAY PAY, OR TIME AND A HALF FOR HOLIDAY'S!

  6.  

    Wouldn't work there again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Pleasant Grove, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Pleasant Grove, UT

    I worked at Sally Beauty part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The discount is great. Its always fun to talk with the customers and be the first to see new product.

    Cons

    The management was pretty bad and would talk behind the workers backs a lot. The pay and hours were never really that great. Never got raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Comfortable

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

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

    Pros

    Strong, Stable Company
    Great Employee Discount & Perks
    Leading Industry Beauty Company
    On-Site Restaurant at Corporate Office

    Cons

    Top Heavy
    Latest Technology Not Utilized Across the Entire Company
    Lack of Family Work-Life Balance & Flex-Time Programs
    Lack of Career Growth for Most Hourly Positions
    Tremendous Workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training at the department level to help ease inter-department communication. Communication within each department is great, but not within the entire company. Encourage career growth among veteran employees. Sally has some of the best and brightest employees. However, there is little incentive to stay the course with the company long-term due to lack of lateral or upward mobility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best companies to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Sally Beauty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer great incentives. They rarely start you out at minimum wage, of course that depends on experience. They give 6 month, then yearly evaluations.

    Cons

    You are required to maintain a certain sale standard per customer, which at times can be difficult. Small stores mean less employees so coverage can be difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It would take more than one sentence.

    • 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

    Employee discount. Being around cosmetics all day.

    Cons

    Very low wages. Favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a fair living wage by area. Have more diversity in management. Don't suggest that a store manager should look for a spouse because "this position will never pay enough to support you by yourself."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good Place to Start Out for QA Analysts

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Denton, TX

    I have been working at Sally Beauty full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly laid back atmosphere without losing sight of priority tasks.
    Benefits above average, including 401K, profit-sharing
    Work-Life balance is observed

    Cons

    Behind the curve on technology and the latest best-practices
    Not conducive to expediting career growth
    stuck in old-school ways regarding IT in general

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic in setting better salaries for IT professionals and pay more with current markets.
    You tend to lowball salary offers and this filters out good talent from joinging.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Dead-end, classless, dirty, boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Franklin, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Franklin, MA

    I worked at Sally Beauty part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Low standards for customer service s
    and sales so you can't really mess up

    Cons

    Usually single-staffed so you're bored to death, the stores are actually dirty and rarely cleaned, demanding hours as they can't hire many employees, terrible pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give up

    Disapproves of CEO

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