Ulta Beauty Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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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. Associate manager operations full time management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Constantly busy, great staff, mostly fun.

    Cons

    Trying to stay organized when there is so much to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Has the right ideas in place to create a great work environment but comes up short

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Employee discount, fun industry, free stuff

    Cons

    No work life balance. Growing too fast and puts pressure on management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Arch expert

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    I like everything. Managers were nice. Everyone I worked with was friendly.

    Cons

    Not enough money. Doesn't even give commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to pay more. Or offer commission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Ok company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Great hours and benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Upper level management not involved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. Lead Arch Expert

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    Current Employee - Lead Arch Expert
    Current Employee - Lead Arch Expert

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Set schedule, free products, training, paid vacation and sick days if you are full time.

    Cons

    You are never good enough. They always want you to sell more. There can be alot of drama in the store. It depends on the management. They make alot of promises that they don't keep. Overwork management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most people who come to Ulta have a passion to be there. Don't micro manage to the point that the employees give up because what they do is never enough.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. Fast paced growing company with growing pains.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Extreme growth! Great opportunity! Being a part of the growth!

    Cons

    Stress associated with the rapid pace, and dealing with growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to find ways to motivate at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. LOVE IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Working with all the amazing products and wonderful people.

    Cons

    Would really like to have more hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    would like to have more hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Strong Growth, making lots of money

    Cons

    Poor Communication. Managers are hard to get a hold of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. The management seems to consistently push for more no matter how well the team as a whole has done

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    Current Employee - Material Handler in Chambersburg, PA
    Current Employee - Material Handler in Chambersburg, PA

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Paid sick days and lots of vacation/personal time.

    Cons

    Works almost all major holidays, and anytime there is not a state of emergency call for bad weather

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep supervisors consistent, my supervisor has changed four times in the last year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. This company entices you with a lot of promises, which they do not follow through on.

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great employee discounts on products and services, gratis, training on new products. Surrounded by talented vendors and staff.

    Cons

    Not enough payroll hours. Managers working as the sole cashiers and selling floor coverage. Catty environment, gossip not controlled by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be very honest with employees. Let them know of the lack of hours. Do not make false promises regarding hours, promotions, or available positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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