Benefit Cosmetics Reviews

Updated May 8, 2021

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3.3
60%
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Benefit Cosmetics CEO Christie Fleischer
Christie Fleischer
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "Commission on up sells, free products(in 58 reviews)

  • "Free makeup twice a year or some of the new products(in 42 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Traffic stopping, but its fun once you get use to it(in 98 reviews)

  • "Bad management and no work life balance(in 28 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best beauty company in SF!

      Mar 24, 2021 - Sales Manager 
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      Pros

      Great female leadership. Forward-thinking culture with a focus on digital innovation. Terrific, hard working team!! Allows flexible work from home.

      Cons

      Established company, part of a large group that doesn’t offer much profit sharing opportunity

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      New Leadership, Same Problems

      Mar 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free cosmetics; great place to work if you join departments that have strong teams where employees boost each other up but not all departments are like this; fortunate to be part of a team that values work/life balance.

      Cons

      Discrimination - Prod Inn promotions are given to those who play the game and are yes-men while differing opinions are looked down upon. Anyone expressing differing opinions to move the brand away from it's white-washed image are shut down and purposely not promoted. Unnecessary new hires are brought in to help promote this one-dimensional viewpoint instead of promoting women of color from within who offer alternate suggestions. This has long been a problem within this department and still remains an issue. Catty leadership. Benefit's public image is not representative of what is happening behind the scenes in this department with its fall in line mentality. Salary is not on par with other SF companies AND salaries are not fairly distributed amongst the team. If you are a favorite, there is more room to negotiate your salary. Promise to promote from within but never do and come up with empty excuses when employees have gone above and beyond to show they are capable of moving up within their team.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Working at Benefit Cosmetics

      Apr 28, 2021 - Associate Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work with you to grow within your career

      Cons

      Salary isn’t location standard for San Francisco

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good culture, low pay

      Apr 30, 2021 - Marketing Specialist in San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      Team culture was amazing, encouraging of creative ideas and collaborative spirit.

      Cons

      Compensation is below market rate and promotions are rare.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Amazing brand, management team lacking leadership and strategy

      Apr 21, 2021 - Marketing in South San Francisco, CA
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      Pros

      great product and brand story. Part of lvmh- sometimes a bonus.

      Cons

      Brand Lacks strategic global direction , the north america team is under micro management which interferes with growth, takes years to advance as they add small promotions (assistant- associate - junior- senior etc) to save money

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to work for confidant extrovert!

      Apr 7, 2021 - Lead Sales Aesthetician in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great for someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, CASH tips!

      Cons

      Full-time positions only, pressure to sell products

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Strong Brand

      Apr 6, 2021 - Management in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable owner, strong Brand identity, fun products, strong executive team

      Cons

      Career growth can be limited in some teams. Sales teams need more support.

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good (for the industry)

      Apr 20, 2021 - Esthetician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, close working relationships with coworkers

      Cons

      Tendency to overbook services means estheticians are always rushing and stressed

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      No support or care for employees

      Nov 18, 2020 - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      gratis product, fun events and industry, young and creative colleagues

      Cons

      The company is run very poorly and employee growth, support and happiness is at the bottom of their priorities. HR is completely out of touch with reality and pushes blame back on to the employees when they raise a concern. HR has no empathy and is not nice to deal with, even in simple email exchanges. Each time I raised a concern or said I needed help, they pushed it back on me to figure out. When they laid me off it was the most impersonal and cold experience. The company structure is very old and monolithic. It takes months and months for things like team changes or hiring to get approved. Meanwhile, extra work lands on the employees still working but no additional support is provided. There is no onboarding process or introduction to the company. You are basically left to figure everything out on your own and those around you are not very welcoming. There are no growth opportunities and raises and promotions are very hard to come by.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Sounds better than it is

      Apr 12, 2021 - Licensed Esthetician in Northridge, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Tips, gratis, paid holidays, and benefits

      Cons

      You’re forced to sell a certain amount of product and wax eyebrows simultaneously in a short amount of time. No flexibility when it comes to scheduling. Minimal training or support.

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