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Aveda Institute Reviews

Updated August 11, 2018
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  • "If there are issues with manangement then the business tends to feel that effect to a certain degree" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Lacking employee development and staff training" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aveda Institute full-time

    Pros

    Knowledgeable. Environmentally friendly. Natural. Feel good.

    Cons

    I don’t know of any.


  2. "Overall working here is a very fun and modern environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aveda Institute part-time

    Pros

    The salary is decent and it’s typically a friendly community.

    Cons

    If there are issues with manangement then the business tends to feel that effect to a certain degree.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Aveda Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Preparing future cosmetology professionals. Helping to mold students into well equipped and knowledgeable stylists. Working with an amazingly talented group of educators who supported one another.

    Cons

    Worst experience as an educator ever! Management lacks the skills or knowledge as to the field of cosmetology itself. Management was most concerned with utilizing the student population to sell products. Most schools concern themselves with state board pass rates, placement, ensuring students complete the program etc. Aveda could care less, thier motive is product sales second to that is service sales. Management is not concerned with allowing educators and opportunity to voice his/her opinion on ways to improve morale. It's thier way or else you'll have a target on your back. I would not recommend to anyone whom is passionate about education...that is not the primary focus.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Admissions Manager
    Former Employee - Admissions Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aveda Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discounted Products and the AVEDA brand.

    Cons

    Terribly unorganized, lack of drive (nice to way complete laziness on behalf of management), unethical policies when it came to creating and forging contracts, incompetent management, overworked and underpaid. The staff turnover was absolutely astonishing where we needed new educators/retail/financial aid/admissions managers every 3 months. It is a really toxic environment, not only for the staff but for the students who ultimately suffer. When you read reviews containing that the management is terrible, and literally will come to you and tell that your "replaceable," PLEASE take it to heart. I didn't and learned my lesson. Please understand that this review does not reflect true AVEDA policies and culture. This review is specifically about Neill Corporation/Beauty basics that own AVEDA schools predominantly in the south.

    Advice to Management

    They will ask you constantly for advice and feedback and say it's confidential. In reality it goes right back to your superior, which creates a hostile environment and doesn't affect change. I gave enough advice; there is absolutely no need to repeat that here.


  5. "Admissions Call Center"

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    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Admissions Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aveda Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you show up and do your job you will be left alone and not micro-managed which is nice.

    Cons

    They do tend to pick favorites.

    Advice to Management

    More communication and not talking about employees in front of other employees.


  6. "Think twice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Aveda Institute full-time

    Pros

    Aveda itself has incredible beliefs and mission

    Cons

    Zero communication. Leadership in the corporate offices do not act appropriately. Its clear this company only cares about dollars and thus runs with the only the business in mind and not the educational side.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "This company is what gives the salon industry a bad name. UNPROFESSIONAL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aveda Institute full-time

    Pros

    I wish I could say that there are some pros but there simply are none

    Cons

    Unprofessional- from Leadership to HR to managers.
    This industry is already looked upon as uneducated and unprofessional Aveda Institute is leading the crusade
    Aveda is ripping off students and leaving them in ridiculous debt. There are plenty of other schools that give a much better education.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourselves and start treating employees and students as valuable human beings. If it weren't for the students you wouldn't be in business so stop ripping them off. If it weren't for the staff your company wouldn't be able to run.

  8. "Retail Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aveda Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, wonderful environment

    Cons

    no where to really move up in the company


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional on all ends."

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    Former Employee - Cosmetology Educator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Cosmetology Educator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aveda Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Aveda brand, and nothing else.

    Cons

    The management team is not qualified to be in their positions. There is nothing luxurious or high end about them. Insecure women who project their negativity on others, very gossipy, and nothing high end about the experience. This institute in Austin gives Aveda a bad name.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is lazy, doesn't want to work, and barely knows their job. God forbid you have a suggestion or ask for help, they may talk about you behind your back and make you feel incapable. Stop hiring out of desperation. The image of this place is NOT aveda.


  10. "Store Associate"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aveda Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good social interactions easily promotion. No Harrasment of any type

    Cons

    working holidaymakers customer need weather alerts

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within


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