Sally Beauty Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. not a bad retail job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sally Beauty part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -hours don't run too early, or too late -you get to work with nice girls -product samples are a fun perk -vast majority of the customers are perfectly nice people and are fun to help -you can become an expert in beauty product knowledge through working there

    Cons

    -i wish the schedule could be basically set instead of changing every week, as a part time employee, i'm unable to make a living off my salary there (obviously), but it would be nice if they would make it easier to set your schedule versus having unpredictable hours so that part time employees who need to make a living could get a second job more easily. -pay is quite low for the amount of work you are really doing, the associates hold the company up and do almost everything for the company. i think they should pay us more competitively. -there are numerous sales quotas to meet and it can be somewhat stressful. they write you up if you don't meet your quota... i think a better option would be giving bonuses to those who go above their quota. i think people will work harder for a bonus than they will to not be punished. and also, it causes some of the employees to not care about customers who are on a budget, which many are, so it doesn't seem healthy for the company overall.

    Advice to Management

    try to get input from your employees on the schedule... since you have to be 18 to work at Sally Beauty, many of us are having to support ourselves and it may be way too difficult to do that with an erratic part time schedule. be more compassionate and flexible about that fact.


  2. store manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, NE
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, NE

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  3. Sales Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lansing, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lansing, IL

    I worked at Sally Beauty full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great health benefits for full time employees. Networking with professionals, product knowledge training, rewards points, team work, fun work atmosphere.

    Cons

    The highest raise is .30 cents. The manager was unprofessional, and unfair towards employees. The area the store is located in was unsafe due to the demographics.

    Advice to Management

    The District Manager should consider offering anger management classes to difficult managers who thrive on drama.


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  5. Supervisor

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Macclenny, FL
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Macclenny, FL

    I worked at Sally Beauty (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are trying to upgrade to modern technology and slowly getting there.

    Cons

    Lower end of pay scale compared to other business entities in the same realm.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work towards upgrading facilities and pay scale.


  6. Sales Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Sally Beauty

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice to be around Training is great

    Cons

    Pay is not good Manager did not have any cosmetology experience


  7. Great Job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Consultant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Beauty Consultant in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Sally Beauty part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job, decent pay if your looking for a first, free samples every month for employees.

    Cons

    Pay isn't enough if you have responsibilities. You need to learn a lot about hair chemicals and beauty on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to train employees and raise pay.


  8. Retail Dinosaur

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Coconut Creek, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Coconut Creek, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Employee discounts; product samples and education; networking with other pros;

    Cons

    Low pay for well qualified managers; lack of technology; outdated store presentation

    Advice to Management

    If you spend the time to recruit quality managers, please pay them accordingly.


  9. Former Manager now Sales Accoiate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Douglasville, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Douglasville, GA

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

    Pros

    Fast Growth Free Products Incentive Trip Program

    Cons

    Poor Pay Quick disciplinary actions Training is poor due to quick turnaround


  10. okay flexibility, relaxed work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sally Beauty

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

    Pros

    get paid time off (after a year), really easy for cosmetology students starting out, raises are okay

    Cons

    takes a year to get pto, raises sometimes require going above and beyond contacting management to get, they always seem to have problems finding reliable people so it leaves a lot of stress on associates who are actually there

    Advice to Management

    there needs to be more focus on training and "feeling involved" in the company, which would lead to happy workers and loyalty


  11. Great experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    Great people, engages you in a variety of projects, beautiful facility

    Cons

    It was a good experience overall



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