Compare Ulta Beauty vs DSW BETA

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

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DSW

Employee Ratings

  • Ulta Beauty scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • DSW scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 5155 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 2286 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Ulta Beauty Ceo Mary Dillon
81%
81%Mary Dillon
Ulta Beauty employees rated their CEO Approval 16% higher than DSW employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
DSW Ceo Roger Rawlins
65%
65%Roger Rawlins
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
61%
Ulta Beauty employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than DSW employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 12% higher than DSW employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
38%

Salaries

Ulta Beauty has 4,691 more total submitted salaries than DSW.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Sales Manager104 Salaries
$17/hr
Merchandiser239 Salaries
$29,271/yr
General Manager311 Salaries
$64,507/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Sales Associate690 Salaries
$10/hr
Store Manager198 Salaries
$73,169/yr
Assistant Manager39 Salaries
$20/hr

What Employees Say

  • Ulta Beauty had 140 more reviews than DSW that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • Ulta Beauty had 114 more reviews than DSW that mentioned "Upper management" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 317 reviews)
"Fun environment"(in 180 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 177 reviews)
"Great discount"(in 150 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 192 reviews)
"Beauty"(in 185 reviews)
Cons
"Rewards program"(in 157 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 78 reviews)
Featured Review
"Best employer"Jun 17, 2020

Current Employee - General Manager

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

Pros

Ulta beauty takes the culture of each and every store into account when making decisions at a company, regional, and district level. The best employer I have ever worked for

Cons

I have no cons to report in my time working for ulta beauty

Current Employee - Manager

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

Pros

Family like atmosphere Flexible schedule Great benefits

Cons

Retail has its ups and downs with customers

Job Postings

Ulta Beauty has 1,387 more recently posted open jobs than DSW.