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Beauty Brands Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Employees get 25% discount on products and 50% discount on services (in 13 reviews)

  • Got a lot of free products from samples or discounts or people returning items that could not go back onto the floor (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • 10 an hour, sales associates made minimum wage (in 11 reviews)

  • Extremely low pay for such a big position (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beauty Brands full-time

    Pros

    family owned, good benefit programs, nice discount in stores, friendly work environment and culture

    Cons

    expectations of growth, lack of appreciation, not promote from within,

    Advice to Management

    Be present and supportive, be authentic


  2. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Beauty Brands full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is like a big family

    Cons

    Have to work holidays and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Very easily promoted

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Esthetician"

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    Former Employee - Esthetician and Makeup Artist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Esthetician and Makeup Artist in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Beauty Brands part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    ~The ability to use product from the retail side to customize your client's facial treatments!
    ~ The ability to stay on top and educated on new beauty products!
    ~My specific location had a salon staff that was one big team and always got along!

    Cons

    ~Pay rate/commission, since I started off at a brand new Beauty Brands we hardly had any clientele built up so trying to hit your commission was challenging.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Beauty Brands part-time

    Pros

    Great Environment, friendly staff, flexible

    Cons

    No cons to working here


  5. "Its great, for now"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a great place because its growing so it means this is a great place to grow professionally. Lots of unique industry tricks you learn!

    Cons

    Management and respect for associates isn't a strong suit.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your associates, and they will take care of you.


  6. "10 out of 10 would recommend"

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Shawnee, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beauty Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I've worked for BB for almost 6 years and have never had a bad experience. I've been fortunate enough to work with such incredible managers who take the time to care for each of their employees in and out of the work environment. The company itself is like any other corporate company, having its ups and downs.

    Cons

    Every once in a while the staff will get catty, but we're mostly all women so that is bound to happen at some point. Working in corporate retail we also deal with an unhappy customer every once in a while and it's hard taking the fall when we as a store can't control what happens.

    Advice to Management

    The managers in all the locations I have worked at have gone above and beyond of what has been asked of them. They work incredibly long hours and handle a curve being thrown at them better than management at any other work place I've been employed.


  7. "It's ok."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees get 25% discount on products and 50% discount on services.

    Cons

    Being in management the work life balance is awful. As a salaried employee you have to work a minimum of 45 hours a week. The constantly change things around and there is no training. The pay is not worth the amount of work a manager does and the competition pays more.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better.

  8. "LOVE IT!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Lawton, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beauty Brands full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growth potential is there. Product knowledge is available at all times.

    Cons

    Work Long hours during events with at times no support from vendors.

    Advice to Management

    Pay rate should be evaluated to compensate for running a salon/spa and prestige retail store


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beauty Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free product when Management doesn't hoard it for themselves. Discount is pretty competitive for industry standards. Decent hours.

    Cons

    Catty. Favoritism. Lack of Support, unrealistic expectations (number wise), poor employee retention. No accountability. Low work ethic and standards.

    Advice to Management

    Be present in the stores. Don't sit in the office. Actually get out and work the floors. Find out your employees needs and try your best to meet them. Be realistic. Hold each and every employee accountable for their contributions to the whole success of the store. DMs don't stir the pot among your managers and their employees (just because you need the drama). Don't encourage the gossip. Be proactive in finding solutions to employee disharmony. The ends do not justify the means.


  10. "Definitely retail"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Parker, CO
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Parker, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beauty Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Days went by fast, stylist provide excellent advice and customer service, fair prices, great quality products and service in the salon.

    Cons

    Ever revolving door, poor management, communication and hierarchy. Retail side was more stuffy, stuck up, not great at customer service. Management was very poor, unorganized, played favorites and didn't follow company standards with dress, timeliness, absences or code of ethics. Wouldn't provide stylist proper materials, product or any classes to improve skills and further education.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and provide same rules and allowances for everyone. Be fair and communicate. When you don't know it all, learning is an opportunity to grow and progress.


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