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
Gary G. Winterhalter
72 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Expect too much from under paid employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer/Sales Service Associate in West Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Customer/Sales Service Associate in West Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Free products every month from different companies .

    Cons

    Extremely outdated registers and security cameras. All stores have a huge theft problem among the public shopper. Corporate say's its employee theft but the fact is it's less money for them to point fingers at employees then to upgrade their anti-theft systems. (iF YOU WANT TO CALL THEM THAT)
    Unwilling to pay a decent living wage , however expect you to do so much and put pressure on you to sell products, store discount cards, etc.For what they expect ,they should be paying their employees a start rate of $13-14 an hour. This corporation has a VERY HIGH turn over rate with workers. You just cant live on $8.50 an hour. They always leave to seek a better living wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of the sand and realize its the public stealing your products and profit. We are not trained in security and you can not expect us to put ourselves in harms way confronting your in-store thieves. Employees have been spit on, pushed, shoved and threatened . Pay us a decent wage and maybe we will care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Full time employee for two and a half years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Time Employee in Grass Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Full Time Employee in Grass Valley, CA

    I worked at Sally Beauty full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If beauty products are your thing there's nothing better than this

    Cons

    The pay is less than ok for the work expected and the way the upper level treats the employees is disgusting!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees have lives outside of work. We work to live not live to work. When the expectations are set so high and after being an employee watching the Sally's news declaring at least one to two stores million dollar stores as often as you do you can afford to care for your employees a heck of a lot better! I can't speak for everyone but I know our DM needs improvement as well as the human recourses department (I'd love to give you her name) who I can say was unhelpful and completely harassing in my case. After my experience with this company I would never work for again and advise all I know to avoid as well at least until it undergoes a major makeover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A GREAT family atmosphere

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

    I worked at Sally Beauty full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company really cared for employees. They have many incentives throughout the year to earn some extra cash

    Cons

    need better compensation for all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    offer more incentives to part timers so it will be easier to retain them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting place to work

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

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

    Pros

    +Little bag of goodies every month
    +Points that can earn you tvs, gift cards, etc
    +Easy going

    Cons

    +Lack of focus from upper management
    +No consise way of discipling employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    +Figure out what you actual want as store policy; it could be a major reason for the incredibly high employee turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst job ever had

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

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

    Pros

    discounts are nice, customers were awesome, free product every month

    Cons

    sallys only cares about themselves. if you have an issue in the company, then you might as well keep it to yourself cause they wont care one bit. I have never experienced such an unprofessional manager in my life. i love working retail, but this is somewhere i would never suggest for someone. I would work 50+hours a week and the manager refused to put me in the system as full time so i wouldnt get my benefits, she would steal company time to get high, she took advantage of her power way too often, NEVER did floor resets or merchandising when its mandatory for her, and on top of it all when i reported it to hr they called it an "investigation" but in reality all they did was call her and ask questions. HORRIBLE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THE WORKERS HAVE TO SAY. Maybe you wouldnt have 3 employees quit all in one night if you actually cared about how they feel instead of yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sally Beauty Inc.

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

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

    Pros

    Sally was a cool place to work at because there was job security and a sense of family in the beginning and I liked that. There was some room for growth and promotions in the company and I liked my team. We bonded professionally and personally. The cafeteria was awesome. Loved the employee discount on various products.

    Cons

    The salary was low and upper management wasn't fair at times when it came to dealing with inner team situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be understanding to your employees. Offer incentives and/or rewards to keep the team motivated and excited to come in every day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Quitting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    Liked fellow workers. Enjoyed customers. Worked at two different location one great, home location bad.

    Cons

    Manager uptight , too much micro management from top. More rules then you can shake a stick at.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was a manager from competition for 10 yrs.plus and retired because they over managed stores.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    How it is to be an employee for Sally Beauty Supply.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Sally Beauty part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The job is really easy and you get free items every month ,also if you like to shop at Sallys the discount comes in handy.

    Cons

    Con are the management at sally is really poor. They don't care about their employees. Sally believe that they can hiring within a day, so they don't care about firing you. All sally cares about is sales and they don't care if a employee is being mistreated, when you call to report sexual harrassed or being mistreated they plot to fire you or make you quit.Sally's is a company that many employees don't stay at for long because they have unprofessional management and the company it self is full of unprofessional ,sneaky, conniving ,backstabbers as management and district managers.And my manager there would come to work every day high from smoking weed and was rude to customers, also when the customers called to report Sally's didn't care.And I can honestly can say I regret working with Sally's and ever being an employee for Sally' s beauty supply. And the pay is not that great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better manager and district managers.Also care about your employees and learn how to be professional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    honest evaluation at store level

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

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

    Pros

    A great position to aid in the process of weight loss (YOU WILL GET YOUR DAILY WORKOUT)... A position at store level regardless of title, gives an opportunity to learn about many brands of products and styling tools... Company offers reward points based on items sold, (some worth more points than others) that can be used to receive some pretty cool items as well as gift cards from Sally or other retailers...

    Cons

    Position requires an abnormal amount of physical labor in comparison to an average retail position. Running on a skeleton crew (Which is typical of all Sally store's) requires each person to move, think and see as if they were three people. YOU will be the sales associate, the shipping and receiving crew, the janitorial crew, the stock crew, the inventory company, the visuals department, the customer service support team and the loss prevention.security experts! What you will not be: You will not be, paid enough for any real quality of life (regardless of store level position), treated with care or respect by the customers(They all will know more than you)..You will not be encouraged to use even a single ounce of your own judgment as everything, and i mean everything is a directive!....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth my thoughts....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Upper Managment sucks!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sally Beauty

    Pros

    Feel products, nice coworkers, good manager

    Cons

    My store manager is awesome, but my DM has favorites and only is nice to my one coworker just because she sucks up to her and makes herself sound good and the rest of us sound like bad workers, even though I put in the most work and do all assisant manager work without pay or tittle. My DM also doesn't care about us as people or employees, she only cares about the numbers and making her look good, it's annoying because she's never even in the store. She always has unrealistic expectations and if there not done, then she makes my manager cut hours. Her and my manager also don't ba e the best relations ship and she takes of out on us employees, you can tell were not one of her "favorite" stores. She's makes working under her really sucks and she makes me not like working for the company. I also have a coworker(same one that sucks up to DM) that steals and breaks rules when ever she feels like it and nothing happens. Not matter how many times you report it or tell management what's going on. So basically it's okay to steal from this company because you will keep your job anyway

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into who you have as DM for this company. Actually pay your employees what they deserve and maybe people would actually stay longer. Take some time and go to stores to see what really goes on

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