Ulta Beauty Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon
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Pros
  • Great employee discount on product as well as salon services (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)

  • I was basically thrown in with no support from upper management (in 52 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (16)

    I've been with the company a little over a year and have gone through 4 promotions.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Work hard and get rewarded. Satisfying job. Love seeing my efforts get recognized. I worked extremely hard and went from a prestige manager to a store manager.

    Cons

    None. If you put in the work, you will be rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Continue developing talent. It's absolutely working.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Best place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Peoria, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Peoria, IL

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you have a love of Cosmetics and Skincare this is the place for you! I have worked with Ulta for years and I can honestly say, Ulta is my happy place !

    Cons

    You have to prove your worth , sometimes it can feel like an uphill battle , but in the long run the rewards are worth the work.

    Advice to Management

    Accept your new employees and plan to help them to know new products and where things are located in the store.


  3. Head cashier

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

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow, plenty of education and training opportunities. Not super difficult work. Friendly coworkers,

    Cons

    Can sometimes be like high school, drama, self guided training after the first day on the job. Some management does jotbhold themselves accountable


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  5. Fair with great opportunities

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

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

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

    Pros

    For people that work hard and are professional there are always opportunities to move up. I was promoted twice since joining a year and a half ago. Great benefits, awesome environment, and all promotions and scheduling of hours are based on how well you perform...not favoritism!

    Cons

    Sometimes the building is too cold so you should dress in layers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Disappointing as a career path

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandise and Service Coordinator in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Merchandise and Service Coordinator in Greenville, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Great discount, fun environment, great customers, easy to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Very little training(even for managment), over worked hours, unorganized to be such a micro-managed corporation.

    Advice to Management

    The training is available but time is never set aside for it.


  7. Love it!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Designer I
    Current Employee - Hair Designer I

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

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

    Pros

    Have been a designer here for 9 months. And I absolutely love it , great team effort . Everyone looks out for one another and wants them to succeed !

    Cons

    Open most holidays which can interfere with plans.


  8. There is nothing that I do not love about my job. Unfortunately there is no room for advancement.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty

    Pros

    You work with great people, get to travel to amazing places, gratis, great work environment!

    Cons

    Work is not consistent, and you do put a lot of wear and tear on your vehicle.

    Advice to Management

    My management has been wonderful to me, therefore I really don't have any advice for them at this time.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Ulta beauty consultant

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

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time

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

    Pros

    Easy job, fun at times, discount

    Cons

    Poor management, horrible hours, most of the time doing hard labor because the management sucks

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Don't plan on getting many hours with this company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Love the atmosphere, enjoy working and the knowledge you will gain about prestige cosmetics and haircare products is a plus!

    Cons

    Started out getting 21 hrs per week dropped to 10 hrs per week right before Christmas!....hours get cut all the time!

    Advice to Management

    The turnover rate for management is unreal. ..we have been through at least 15 different management team members in my short 2 years of working at Ulta. Fix this problem!


  11. Prestige

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

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working in makeup. Got a lot of free gratis.

    Cons

    If management doesn't like you then you may not like your job.

    Advice to Management

    be more fair to your employees



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