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Beauty Brands Reviews

Updated August 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Employees get 25% discount on products and 50% discount on services" (in 14 reviews)

  • "It was a fun work environment and they did a good job of encouraging the employees to meet their daily sales goals" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very low pay, difficult to get raises, low budget" (in 14 reviews)

  • "10 an hour, sales associates made minimum wage" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Fun Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun atmosphere, creativity is encouraged, family atmosphere

    Cons

    the pay isnt that great, and it gets very stressful sometimes, there can be drama and disagreements with coworkers


  2. "Merchandise Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beauty Brands part-time

    Pros

    Loved the team of employees and made numerous lifelong friends.

    Cons

    Lack of career or salary growth opportunities.

  3. "Get ready to go to hell in a hand-basket"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager
    Former Employee - Shift Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Retail discount
    - Salon discount
    - Free education classes
    - Reputable brand
    - Professional grade products

    Cons

    - Unreal drama
    - Unprofessional management
    - Zero confidentiality
    - Important issues aren’t taken seriously
    - Terrible HR
    - “Zero retaliation policy” doesn’t exist
    - Constantly in violation of state board regulation

    Advice to Management

    Be professional. Some of the workers genuinely want to be there and this is a career to them. However, they’re passed over and treated terribly while people who are only there for a paycheck are given favor. The stores are filthy and are only thoroughly cleaned when corporate is coming to the store. I highly suggest corporate make surprise visits to stores, especially to the ones outside of Missouri/Kansas. It’s a disaster. There’s so much cattiness and drama and the managers play right into it. When there’s a real concern, eyes roll and you’re told to just get over it. There’s no real discipline here and if you try to follow the company policies, you’re looked at as a joke. There’s no consistency from store to store. I loved it when I was initially hired but I’ve become so dissatisfied that I’m not even sure if I can continue shopping there.


  4. "Beauty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beauty Brands full-time

    Pros

    They are catered towards middle age women. They need to update products.

    Cons

    They are going don’t pay their employees very well.


  5. "It's retail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beauty Brands part-time

    Pros

    Fun job, nice people to work with

    Cons

    People yell at you about coupons


  6. "Stay away! Not the company they used to be."

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

    I worked at Beauty Brands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brands in store are great. Customers and doing hair made my job easier to not have to deal with what this company is doing to everyone.

    Cons

    Corporate unprofessional behavior, uninvolved management and continued downward spiral in business. Commissions are not being paid accurately, no training as promised in salon and new leadership is not present in stores.

    Advice to Management

    People make the culture. Your title doesn't give you the right to treat people poorly! Train yourselves on the jobs in stores, get in store and stop managing through email.


  7. "Unprofessional"

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

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

    Pros

    Met some good people and they run specials for staff throughout the month on different brands.

    Cons

    Unclear expectations. Asked to talk about all other GMs by TD. Upper management couldn’t ring out guest, answer phones or use spa biz to book appointment. Salon is anything but professional. I was a educator for cosmetology and those students treated me better than most of the salon “pro”s . The labor budget is a joke. 80% of the job is running a register. 45 hours a week .. more like 55-60.

    Advice to Management

    As a General Manager I wouldn’t ask any staff to do anything I couldn’t do. Please train your TD how to do our job so when they are in our store they can help guide us. Not just watch over us.

  8. "Wasted my time"

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    Former Employee - Client Services in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Client Services in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Discounts, hours , product information

    Cons

    Pettiness., Lazy complaining co workers , entitled customer base

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with more respect.


  9. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beauty Brands part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount, later work day start.

    Cons

    Management, hours not consistent


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beauty Brands full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Great team environment, Creative

    Cons

    Changes in structure to management and upper positions occur often, needs more marketing and advertising for salon portion of store


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