Ulta Beauty

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Ulta Beauty Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
974 Reviews
2.8
974 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing company!!! I love my job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for, I have been here for more than 12 years, and it's been a great ride since!

    Cons

    Holiday hours, but it's to be expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More payroll hours would help

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    My experience at Ulta has been very rewarding and positive. Many role models in the organization to learn from and grow from. Colleagues are very helpful and want for you to do well. Going to work everyday is so much fun and Ulta corporate makes it very organized and easy for you to get all your work operationally done on a timely manner. If you follow the outline they provide you will never fall behind and will always be informed as to what's going on. If you are doing your job consistently and really plan, prioritize and develop your team the work/life balance is there especially for a retail career.

    Cons

    Payroll can be tight but then again Ulta would not be so successful if they were just handing out payroll without caution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys have really stepped it up with training and development; also many changes have taken place based of what recommendations were made at the store level; this has made a huge impact on employee morale :) Continuing to make positive changes like these will definitely bring and retain top talent at Ulta.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    not bad at all.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training, nice people just in the beginning not the best management but they changed stuff around. all and all great company and a great training experience

    Cons

    they get ride of all the old staff but over all not a bad company to work for. lets of completion with S

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they tended to over work great employees but over looked others and plus bad money management at time of employeement .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Company has been making a lot of changes for the better

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Learn a lot, room to grow.

    Cons

    Short staffed all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great at first, not so much as you go on

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    25% employee discount, freebies, flexible hours, room to move up in the company, easy jobs to do around store, great environment overall

    Cons

    Constant hiring which can affect hours, role/position status change without warning, can sometimes get stuck on a bunch of tasks alone and be expected to handle it all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider people's personal lives before making selfish and petty decisions which can not only affect you, but your employee as well. They have other things to handle besides working at ULTA. Also, when new members are hired, it doesn't make sense to give them more hours than the people who were already employed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience but not if you want to be in the make up industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Opelika, AL
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Opelika, AL

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Product knowledge, free items (depending on position), discount, and getting to know vendors

    Cons

    Management is terrible, hours inconsistent, unorganized management, drama, and middle school like coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More mature management that doesn't always put their feelings first.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Good company, low staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    It's a lot of fun, potential to go really far in a growing company, a ton of perks

    Cons

    Low hours means there's no staff in the store and you have to Do everything yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Just getting started

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    Makeup lessons and training. Can't wait

    Cons

    I don't have any to discuss yet

  10.  

    Prestige sales

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

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    25 percents off. get to take come free product to use. you earn that when you do training. nice people to help.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. i was pregnant i wasn't there for a full year i was one month shy until i was there for a year and I had to take off to have my son. and if i didnt return back in two weeks i would of gotten fired. so i had to put my two weeks notice in they hire someone else and I couldn't apply for another year.......

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Alright...

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

    I worked at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    -great discount
    -fun people
    -great product

    Cons

    -management no internal movement -bad pay -hours -holiday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to develop your own people first.

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