Compare J. C. Penney vs Ulta Beauty BETA

See how working at J. C. Penney 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 J. C. Penney vs. Ulta Beauty. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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J. C. Penney

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Ulta Beauty

Employee Ratings

  • J. C. Penney scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Ulta Beauty scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 10187 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 7610 reviews)
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.3
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.3
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.1
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.7
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
J. C. Penney Ceo Jill Soltau
56%
56%Jill Soltau
CEO Approval
Ulta Beauty Ceo Mary Dillon
80%
80%Mary Dillon
Ulta Beauty employees rated their CEO Approval 24% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
52%
% Recommend to a friend
63%
Ulta Beauty employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
28%
Positive Business Outlook
54%
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 25% higher than J. C. Penney employees rated theirs.

Salaries

J. C. Penney has 3,420 more total submitted salaries than Ulta Beauty.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Hair Stylist149 Salaries
$17,977/yr
Sales Associate1281 Salaries
$11/hr
Temporary497 Salaries
$29,783/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Beauty Advisor1767 Salaries
$12/hr
Retail Sales Manager218 Salaries
$20/hr
Prestige Manager260 Salaries
$20/hr

What Employees Say

  • J. C. Penney had 208 more reviews than Ulta Beauty that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • "Credit card applications" was the most mentioned Con at J. C. Penney.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Ulta Beauty.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 612 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 312 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 404 reviews)
"Fun environment"(in 244 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 221 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 223 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 214 reviews)
Featured Review
"Job"Dec 1, 2021

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at J. C. Penney part-time for less than a year

Pros

Great place to have a job

Cons

Customers can be a bit demanding

"Good"Dec 1, 2021

Current Employee - Beauty Advisor

I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time

Pros

Nice caring environment, well kept

Cons

Absolutely nothing, a really good job to have

Advice to Management

Nothing

Job Postings

J. C. Penney has 1,156 more recently posted open jobs than Ulta Beauty.