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Aveda Institute Reviews

Updated June 14, 2018
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Aveda Institute President Dominique Conseil
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Pros
  • "great people at the actual campus and students are great" (in 3 reviews)

  • "HUGE discount on Aveda products, almost 75%" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "favoritism and little to no breaks" (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "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


  2. "Admissions Call Center"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "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.


  4. 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  6. "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


  7. "Call center"

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    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    management is very understanding, clean spaces to work/lounge in, we celebrated each other, friendly.

    Cons

    sitting long periods of time at a desk, few breaks, demanding.

  8. "Retail Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aveda Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great and very positive work environment. I learn a lot about a management position.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Admissions Manager-Austin, Tx. Campus "Aveda is great, Neill Corporation is toxic""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aveda Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employee discounts. That's about it.

    Cons

    Mismanaged from the top down. Micro-management is a major problem. Zero trust between employer and employees. Every other week there is a new desperate strategy that inevitably fails.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your word when promotions are given.
    Give more time to see if the changes you try to make actually work before implementing new strategies.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Far away Students. Washington DC Aveda is a Scam"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Student in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice area with plenty to do.

    Cons

    Very unprofessional, lack of Educators, 21k for Nothing. You will sit around all day and waste your time.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all current staff. Bring in real pros, and change entire Culture. You are running a fraud


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