Compare American Eagle Outfitters vs Ulta Beauty BETA

See how working at American Eagle Outfitters vs. Ulta Beauty compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at American Eagle Outfitters vs. Ulta Beauty. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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American Eagle Outfitters

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Ulta Beauty

Employee Ratings

  • American Eagle Outfitters scored higher in 5 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Ulta Beauty scored higher in 2 areas: CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 4570 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 5153 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
American Eagle Outfitters employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Ulta Beauty employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
American Eagle Outfitters Ceo Jay Schottenstein
79%
79%Jay Schottenstein
CEO Approval
Ulta Beauty Ceo Mary Dillon
81%
81%Mary Dillon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
American Eagle Outfitters employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than Ulta Beauty employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
61%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
46%
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 4% higher than American Eagle Outfitters employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Ulta Beauty has 2,602 more total submitted salaries than American Eagle Outfitters.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate991 Salaries
$9/hr
Retail Sales Associate255 Salaries
$9/hr
Assistant Manager172 Salaries
$17/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Sales Manager104 Salaries
$18/hr
Merchandiser239 Salaries
$29,592/yr
General Manager311 Salaries
$65,214/yr

What Employees Say

  • American Eagle Outfitters had 173 more reviews than Ulta Beauty that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • "Credit cards" was the most mentioned Con at American Eagle Outfitters.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Ulta Beauty.
Pros
Pros
"Great discount"(in 595 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 490 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 317 reviews)
"Fun environment"(in 180 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Credit cards"(in 261 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 179 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 192 reviews)
"Beauty"(in 185 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

I have been working at American Eagle Outfitters full-time for less than a year

Pros

Every single person no matter what level they are at title wise were SO nice and down to Earth during the entire interviewing process. (I went through 4 interviews.. store manager, associate manager,... general manager and district manager). All so welcoming and for sure made me feel invested in all while appreciating what I can bring to the table.

Cons

Nothing so far! (Late nights for outlet hours in Florida 10a-11p sometimes leaving at between 1a-2a but that’s a given with retail)

"Great"Aug 7, 2020

Current Employee - General Manager

I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great place to work Great culture great if u want to move up

Cons

None that I can think of

Job Postings

American Eagle Outfitters has 2,300 more recently posted open jobs than Ulta Beauty.