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"It may take time to really get good hours. Be sure to have a second job if your entry level"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Cashier/Task Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
Current Employee - Cashier/Task Associate in Virginia Beach, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Get to be around makeup
Management is very nice
Beauty Events come frequently
No sales goals

Cons

Huge disconnect with corporate they are out of touch with what's going on with the stores
Only 25% discount
Not a lot of gratis
Really annoying customers
Don't get many hours so its not a good idea to have a nother part time job so your not struggling too much

Advice to Management

Get a clue on what goes on in stores and stop giving unreasonable goals

Other Employee Reviews for Ulta Beauty

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Wants to be high end but falls short."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prestige Consultant in Allen Park, MI
    Former Employee - Prestige Consultant in Allen Park, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount on products and salon services, broad range of price points. Customers really love the store and are excited by the products.

    Cons

    We were expected to have a pushy sales attitude. I felt bad trying to rope in people to things they clearly didn't want just so my manager could get her bonus. (Yes, she spent the majority of her time in the office in the back.) I was encouraged to lie to customers about what I was wearing - my lashes are quite long so I was using a drugstore brand mascara, which we sold, but when someone asked me what I was wearing, my manager told me I should have lied and said it was a prestige brand.

    Our training was poor because we were in a rush to get ready for grand opening, so I was pretty lost when I had to recommend a hair product (I was better at cosmetics and fragrance).

    Because we were understaffed (at times only one manager, one salesperson, and one stylist working in a huge location) our store was filthy in areas that you didn't have to look hard to see. On that note, if you have to stock the shelves, the nature of the products make it a nightmare. So many tiny eyeliners whose names/skus you can barely read...

    Overall, your mileage may vary depending on your location. I'd recommend visiting the store as a shopper to get a feel of what the culture is like.

    Advice to Management

    Add bonuses or perks to retail employees to encourage motivation.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very disorganized company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prestige Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Prestige Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount
    Flexible hours
    Fun to be around cosmetics
    Most managers ok

    Cons

    Very disorganized ways resulting in company inefficiency
    Lack of communication
    Customers can be extremely needy
    Have to wait to be "checked out" anytime before leaving the building
    Crappiest break room ever
    Cheap company tries to cut corners in any way possible

    Advice to Management

    Get organized and encourage corporate to do the same, and stop taking your job sooo seriously - it's just makeup!


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