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"BE Great place to work"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Employees are passionate about their job
- Product is awesome
- Leslie Blodgett genuinely cares about Bare Escentuals employees

Cons

- Too many caddy women that work there
 - Sometimes Unorganized
- Very small in the world of cosmetics
- Not flexible with work hours

Advice to Management

- Please inform employees of changes.
- Enough with spending money on Extravagant Christmas parties when you are laying off employees

Other Employee Reviews for Bare Escentuals

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Company trying too hard to be taken seriously as a legit makeup brand."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate ("Beauty Ambassador") in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate ("Beauty Ambassador") in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    50% discount on product, great health insurance, fair pay from fair store managers, flexible scheduling, reasonable about taking time off

    Cons

    Only company in the beauty industry that doesn't pay commission, constantly changing rules handed down from corporate, full-time employees mishandled, punishments for not meeting sales goals but no rewards if you do, corporate managers have no idea what it's like to actually be working in one of the boutiques.

    Advice to Management

    #1. Sales goals should be based on the store's actual foot traffic, not on an arbitrary number that corporate comes up with. Low-volume store employees have a considerably harder time meeting a $65 p/h sales goal than, for instance, the Mall of America store.
    #2. Pay your employees commission. There's very little motivation to meet sales goals without it, particularly when there's not even any appreciable acknowledgement for doing so.
    #3. Stop screwing over your full-time employees by cutting down their hours when business is slow. They're the ones manning the stations when business is slow, and when you cut their hours they lose PTO, too, so they can't even take time off.


  2. "A nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    BE is a great place to work if you enjoy doing makeup and selling. An outgoing, friendly personality is definitely a must if you want to be successful. The employee discount is great and there is a lot of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Some of the customers can be a pain and it's not easy to take time off. Even a part-time job has to be treated like a career. There are a lot of expectations, but if you work hard you will be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Get a better POS system

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