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Bare Escentuals San Francisco Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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  • Hard to have a good work/life balance when you always get called in on your day off (in 19 reviews)

  • Little communication from upper management yet they expect to see results (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Discount"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    50% employee discount, smaller boutique, more experience at a slower pace.

    Cons

    Slow traffic causing jobs to be potentially at risk.


  2. "Senior Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Project Management in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Project Management in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bare Escentuals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful products with loyal following. Focus on excellence in everything they do. Progressive and encouraging environment. Flexible environment yet challenging and exciting in a good way!

    Cons

    Parent company Shiseido relocated offices from SF to NYC, terminating my contract. No proper digital tools for project management. Everything was in spreadsheets or Filemaker.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Bare culture alive! I know change is gonna happen but BE had something very special in SF.


  3. "Marketing Freelancer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Specialist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bare Escentuals (More than a year)

    Pros

    * supportive senior management
    * relaxed yet focused work environment
    * good pay

    Cons

    Since the job was temporary in nature, there are no real cons to report!


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  5. "The worst experience"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Beauty Ambassador in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bare Escentuals part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the 50% discount and the decent compensation

    Cons

    the management system, high turnover rate, bullying from management staff.

    Advice to Management

    Working as a beauty ambassador at Bare Minerals is probably the worst experience. The turnover rate is very high, specifically at the Walnut Creek location because the store managers provide a belittling, degrading, toxic, high school-mean-girls environment. You would think that by now after having to rehire and ENTIRE new team every couple of months they would learn how to be kind human beings who support their team rather than making the work environment hostile, competitive and unsupportive. Also, many of these good reviews here on glass door are fake & created by the store managers. 10/10 would NOT recommend wasting your time applying. You will be treated poorly and leave very quickly.


  6. "Overcoming constant change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, great team environment with lots of dedication, and great product. Good marketing message to consumers that empowers women.

    Cons

    Entire restructuring of company and teams so many jobs lost and they're not done. This company is not making money anymore so completely new upper management team in charge is trying to save it. Very stressed employees with tripled workload makes it hard to truly connect with those who love the brand, the consumers. Very big disconnect between corporate office and field team and will probably get worse as SF fully moves to NYC. Large launches are not done properly or effectively. Truly no more room to grow here anymore which is sad.

    Advice to Management

    Decreasing your salaried field team and putting contract workers out there very well could be too late to help. Why did no one listen when the competition ate all of the business??? Now you have stressed employees constantly on edge and those suffering with job losses. Stop the suffering and keep your field team that was invested in you.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate direct reports. Support from leadership.

    Cons

    Annual field changes. Lack in development for internal employees

    Advice to Management

    Develop internal employees further.


  8. "A good company, but it has its flaws."

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    Former Employee - Boutique Key Holder in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Boutique Key Holder in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun and creative job. You get to meet a lot of really amazing people.

    Cons

    Tech was completely outdated and constantly having issues.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all sides of a problem before accusing one person of saying something when you didn't hear it yourself. Some employees are just out get other employees fired and this is easy to tell if they have a habit of gossiping and causing drama for someone other than themselves.


  9. "Needs Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bare Escentuals full-time

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere, hard working individuals

    Cons

    Low Pay, over-worked employees, not appreciated by senior management

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees that work hard and reward them properly


  10. "Finance system analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior IT/Finance Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior IT/Finance Business Systems Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bare Escentuals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team working and nice office

    Cons

    Re-structure the team and high turn over


  11. "Be Original..."

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bare Escentuals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People... Talented and professional. A good work/life balance keeps workload heavy but manageable. Overall, the brand is strong and attempting to provide customers with good makeup and skincare with a side of empowerment.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Skill-set isn't being utilized. Upper-managent seems a little disorganized as the company grows and plans a move to New York.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify. From brand messaging to product launches... Simplify.



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