Mary Kay - Stressful, Management promoted by being there forever, not by ability. Very political. | Glassdoor
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    "Stressful, Management promoted by being there forever, not by ability. Very political."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, work place is old but well kept, at manufacturing. Corporate facilites very nice. Cafeterias were partially funded by the company, food was good, prices were very good. I believe that the current very top level executive does a great job.

    Cons

    Stress. They "claim" to practice the Golden Rule, but only in the opposite of what is meant! Work life balance they also preach but there is none in some departments. Everything depends on the VP you work for. If you advance in your career, how much you make, your level of satisfaction working there seems to be determined by who you work for. If you are not extremely well liked, but very competant in your work... skills you will not go far. They still live in the 1970's. Too many of management have been there, and only there, too long.

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    Advice to Management

    Get some new people in management positions who have worked somewhere else have have experience outside of Mary Kay.

    Mary Kay2011-05-03
  1. "A great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to move up in the company. Earning special prizes in addition to money. Flexibility.

    Cons

    Sometimes it takes a little while to see results

    Mary Kay2019-05-13
  2. "Amazing place to intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay for less than a year

    Pros

    The intern program at Mary Kay is so unique. They really value their interns and want them to succeed. I learned so much and felt far more than an intern in my time at Mary Kay.

    Cons

    The only thing I found odd was that interns in different departments were paid different amounts.

    Advice to Management

    Keep following the golden rule

    Mary Kay2019-10-16

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