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Ulta Beauty Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
849 Reviews
2.8
849 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is probably one of the best perks of this position (in 64 reviews)

  • 50% discount on salon services, and 25% discount on products (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't have a very good work/life balance because I'm always at work (in 25 reviews)

  • Upper management is not always aware of activities that go on in the store (in 52 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Pretty good pay
    You get a new family
    Learn a lot
    Free stuff sometimes
    25% off everyday
    once every year 30%-40% off
    Great customers
    You have to love what you do!!!!

    Cons

    Like high school
    Also Crazy customers
    Hard hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please pay the people that work truck and sunday every week more because this is the hardest part of the job. You should go around and test your employees and see what they know and pay them for what they know and can do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Salon Designer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Designer in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Salon Designer in Norfolk, VA

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

    Pros

    I love my coworkers! The discount is nice! I feel supported and appreciated. I have only been with the company for six weeks, and I am booked most of the time.

    Cons

    I wish I could get more hours but I am sure this will adjust itself out the longer I am with the company. I really do not have any complaints other than getting more hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I love my job at Ulta, I love the people and it is like walking into a candy shop.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You have to choice to make it what ever you want it to be. Learning about and playing with cosmetics.

    Cons

    Really nothing! There are people that do not realize what a wonderful opportunity this is, and take it for granted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have an awesome GM and DM, I guess just encourage and possibly positive feed back with out a "BUT"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall, decent experience. Great place to start for a first job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Cashier in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Decent discount on merchandise, especially when the holidays came around.
    Flexible schedule if you're in school.
    No competition between employees.

    Cons

    Rarely out on time if closing.
    Wouldn't be asked to cover shifts, but just put on the schedule if they were running short on people to work.

  6.  

    Love this company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - General Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Offers great opportunities to grow as a leader.

    Cons

    Balancing payroll is something this company is aware of and trying to find a better balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great growing company that can offer you the growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enjoy this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga, OH

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Very goal oriented and customer focused

    Cons

    Wanting to help you in area they don't understand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy your job and your employees will too

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    love what i do

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

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

    Pros

    great environment, great co workers. advancement was easy

    Cons

    not enough hours for cashiers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everyone needs to be on the same page. communication is key

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Neither the worst nor the best job I've had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor/Cashier in Natick, MA
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor/Cashier in Natick, MA

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

    Pros

    When everyone showed up to work hard and enjoy each other's company, the atmosphere was fun. I spent a lot of time stocking shelves early in the morning on Mondays, but didn't mind too much. I loved feeling like I was making a difference for the customer even though I was a cashier because I spent time on the floor making recommendations, too.

    Cons

    The District Manager was rude, disrespectful, and unorganized. She asked me if I knew what the word trash meant because I had saved a piece of a display that I was going to use earlier. After (per her request) throwing the piece out, we came to find out that we actually needed the piece of the display. Most people had been working there for years so they had had it with management and the way the store was run. It was rare to show up to smiling faces at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think if the management for each store can set the tone of an upbeat, fun place then the employees benefit from that, possibly more than they know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A salon with easy opportunity to advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Master Designer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Master Designer in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    health benefits, both paid business and technical training classes, free marketing, weekly salon orders, competitive pricing and commission. Ulta is an amazing Salon environment to work in. You have opportunities to become corporate trainers and travel. Also, for hair stylists Ulta will pay the $500 exam fee and offers free coaching to become a Redken Certified Colorist. Our team has great communication between all departments.

    Cons

    Not all salons have receptionists, which is frustrating when we are busy. Occasionally on our order certain colors will be on back order for weeks, forcing us to go to a local supply house if we need it for a client

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I worked as Task employee and also worked to open a brand new store setting everything up

    Former Employee - Task Associate in Lake Forest, CA
    Former Employee - Task Associate in Lake Forest, CA

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

    Pros

    We got trained in all the areas which was nice because it gave us knowledge about all aspects of the store. Having an employee discount was also great.

    Cons

    I worked part time but I didn't get as many hours as I wanted. Also when you worked a certain position and wanted to move to another position, I felt it was hard to do that.

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