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26 English questions out of 26

January 22, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at MAC Cosmetics?

Pros

Excellent training, employee perks and discount

Cons

Retail hours aren't family friendly

Excellent training, employee perks and discount

January 22, 2020

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October 14, 2020

What is paid time off like at MAC Cosmetics?

Pros

Co-workers turn into family, new launches, and events can be fun, benefits and paid holidays and vacation time are a major plus.

Cons

No work to life balance, expect to be at work every single weekend. Requesting a weekend day off is nearly impossible even if you have something big going on. Favoritism almost always happens in-store. Unrealistic sales goals for a cosmetic brand that has ton of new competion.

Advice to Management

Give staff adequate tools to feel supported at work. If someone needs a day don't take it personally if goals arent being met coach people in a positive manner without holding being written up over their head. A happy team is a productive one.

Co-workers turn into family, new launches, and events can be fun, benefits and paid holidays and vacation time are a major plus.

October 14, 2020

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August 20, 2018

Does MAC Cosmetics offer employee discounts?

Pros

Fun work environment Great employee discount

Cons

High goals Hard to move up in management if the other girls and management don't like you Long hours on your feet

Great employee discount

August 20, 2018

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August 26, 2019

How are career development opportunities at MAC Cosmetics?

Pros

So firstly I’m with Mac 5years as a retail artist. When you first start with them you are promised the world of artistry , plenty of career progression and a world of opportunities by the management. What you don’t realize is sadly this does not occur. The reality is you develop stress , anxiety and no social life! You work lates all the time due to understaffing on counter which they refuse to acknowledge! So full time staff are pushed beyond their limits! The management are fake and completely staged! They have their favorites who they socialize with outside of work! Very unprofessional! It’s extremely inconsiderate of staff who work beyond their limits!While others are the managers pets! Even any positions such as a pro artist or doing management! That all comes down to the manager who either is your best friend or either is jealous of you and begrudging! So you’ll never progress no matter how much experience you have it’s based on friends! Who’s in the clique! I say I’ve spent most days crying in there! You are constantly fed negativity by management! Pulled off the floor and given out to infront of customers passing by! Their favorite thing to do is pull you off the floor and give you grief about things that happened 2/3 weeks ago! It’s a horrid environment to be in! If you are a make up artist I’d advise avoiding! The brand is far from artistry! It’s only all sales and stress! The customers we get are the most vicious you’ll ever encounter! It’s overall full of stress and negativity! Most staff end up taking time off it’s that bad!

Cons

The discount is the only benefit!Brown Thomas is a nice store to work in

Advice to Management

Grow up and appreciate your hard working staff! No wonder nobody wants to stay! All the talented artists have left! It’s due to your egos and constant stress you bring on staff on the daily! Also be professional and stop socializing with your favs outside of work! It’s pathetic you are supposed to a manager and someone we look up to!

When you first start with them you are promised the world of artistry , plenty of career progression and a world of opportunities by the management.

August 26, 2019

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July 11, 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at MAC Cosmetics?

Pros

MAC is an amazing company that truly cares for their employees and customers. The benefits are great, the pay is competitive, opportunity to grow, and constant learning

Cons

Its hard to get in but worth it

The benefits are great, the pay is competitive, opportunity to grow, and constant learning

July 11, 2020

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