Compare Ulta Beauty vs MAC Cosmetics BETA

See how MAC Cosmetics vs. Ulta Beauty compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 4719 reviews)
3.4
(based on 1361 reviews)
Career Opportunities
2.9
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
3.5
Work-life balance
3.0
2.6
Senior Management
2.7
2.8
Culture & Values
3.2
3.7
CEO Approval
Ulta Beauty Ceo Mary Dillon
77%Mary Dillon
MAC Cosmetics Ceo John Demsey
73%John Demsey
% Recommend to a friend
52%
62%
Positive Business Outlook
42%
37%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Beauty Advisor838 Salaries
$10/hr
General Manager291 Salaries
$64,648/yr
Merchandiser239 Salaries
$29,335/yr
Makeup Artist104 Salaries
$18/hr
Assistant Manager22 Salaries
$50,471/yr
Retail Manager66 Salaries
$54,840/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Employee discount"(in 286 reviews)
"Fun environment"(in 167 reviews)
"Great discount"(in 70 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 63 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 183 reviews)
"Beauty"(in 173 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 160 reviews)
"Sales goals"(in 110 reviews)
Featured Review
"Awesome company"Jul 16, 2019

Current Employee - Salon Manager

I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great work/personal life balance, management in store, upper management, benefits, education, team work, goal oriented, employee discounts as well as extra employee discounts every so often. Able to... meet with high people in the company every so often. Representatives of different cosmetic companies hold events in store. Great collab of artists. Endless opportunities to grow within company.

Cons

Hard to pass up all the new skin care, makeup and hair supplies that are so tempting upon checkout.

Advice to Management

This is a place that is all about team work and winning together. Customers are why we stay in business. Creating a positive team bleeds positive vibes to customers. I do not recommend for someone... that is not skilled at communication, working in groups nor customer service. Definitely a rewarding job and position. Thanks for all you do, Ulta.

Current Freelancer - Freelance Makeup Artist

I have been working at MAC Cosmetics for more than 8 years

Pros

Great Experience and practice, good training and resume presence

Cons

Retail Schedule so working every weekend.

Advice to Management

Comission

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