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Julep Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Free product, a few really great co-workers (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people, great product, great leadership (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Fast paced, fantastic people, vibrant work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Julep is full of fun, dynamic, and smart people who are a blast to work with. The company is still growing and has lot of potential.

    Cons

    Things move fast, sometimes too fast. When projects move fast there's risk of missing important details or rushing to conclusions that don't make sense.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to listen more to the needs of the business. Sometimes they focus so much on top line growth that they don't focus on the entire business and tend to ignore the administrative functions. Listen to your employees, there's a lot of smart people here.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Nepotism not feminism..."

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    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you don’t have debt and not many respsonsibilities, an hourly job here can be fun. Mainly due to peirs, not managers. Most everyone is friendly, and Julep does happy hours with food and booze as benefits aren’t superb. There is a culture club and they do breakfast stuff.
    If you get hired at a good salary, some of my below ‘cons’ won’t apply to you.

    Cons

    These are the top 10 reasons why I chose to leave.
    1. Payroll, PTO and 401k deposits were incorrect multiple times for me, being hourly. The last months I couldn’t even clock in and out. No one offered to help audit these issues. Still looking into my 401k..
    2. My manager came to my review with nothing written and no reason as to why I received the minimum raise ‘based on merit’. I’ve saved the company about 20k from the work I’ve done.
    3. Multiple comments from uppers made it feel I was expendable and not valued.
    4. After almost 4 years in my profession, and many more years in the working world, I was not making a livable wage even after expressing my extreme interest in persuing my careeer there, and receiving glowing feedback based on my work.
    5. People are not measured on their job but by people’s opinions of them. Promotions are given to people with no background.
    6. I was not credited with my ideas, even when they were inacted by others.
    7. Minimal benefits, my spouse had to be on state insurance.
    8. I was reprimanded for taking a scheduled day off.
    9. Don’t say yes to an offer unless you’re happy with the pay as their hourly wages are low, and you won’t get pushed to salary for years.
    10. Last but not least, my manager did not agknowledge I was leaving. He never said bye. I worked with him for 1 year, and was at the company for over two.

    Advice to Management

    Pay hourly workers enough to afford both rent and healthcare. When people aren’t worried about pay, they are much better employees.
    Don’t talk about employees behind their backs. The office is small and when they overhear you it’s very hurtful.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Julep employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - N/A in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free product monthly
    Somewhat flexible schedule

    Cons

    Low salary
    Everyone is overworked
    No visibility
    Poor upper management

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the employees who work hard.


  4. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Julep full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best job I have ever had. Collaborative, fun, and good environment!

    Cons

    no annual bonus for employees

    Advice to Management

    everyone is knowledgeable.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nail tech"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nail Tech in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Nail Tech in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great nail techs who are very team oriented
    Deals with natural nails only and non toxic
    Great health benefits if your full time

    Cons

    Becoming another chop shop which is the opposite of what they wanted in the first place. No cancellation fees so you won't get compensated for time wasted on client not showing up. Over book constantly so sometimes you may run behind especially if clients are late. That may mean no lunch or break ever that day. Things break down all the time so always running out of clean laundry and implements or ice for clients. You may get harassed a lot by extremely difficult clients that they refuse to get rid of. Worked there for more then 5 years and the AC acts up every summer and you work in the nasty heat. This place is pretty much a sweat shop. Very high turn over on estheticians and front desk. I think they have been through at least 20 estos and more then 30 front desk ppl sense I've been there.

    Advice to Management

    Fix all those things I've mention above. The employees there see clients and customers all day. They are the face of the company so treat them better.


  6. "Nail tech"

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

    I worked at Julep full-time

    Pros

    Met nice people and built good friendships

    Cons

    Underpaid nail techs with 30% and if we didn't have clients we didn't get paid. They used loophole using our medical benefits.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked at Julep for several years in the corporate office. I enjoyed my co-workers and enjoyed the opportunity to try all the cosmetics and skincare products.
    Jane Park is passionate about the company and does her best to motivate everyone.

    Cons

    The management culture is extraordinarily unhealthy. The management of VP and team leads is gossip-driven and toxic. Very poor and inconsistent communication from managers. Inappropriate manager outbursts were a frequent occurrence. We were micromanaged to the point of having no ownership of projects.

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers with management skill. Listen to employees and take action when they raise red flags. Grow your employees. Compensate fairly.
    Jane Park's philosophy that "beauty should do more than make you look good, it should make you feel good, too," should apply to how employees are treated, not just act as pretty words for customer-facing promotions.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Bittersweet"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some genuine and motivated people and nice products.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management, cliquey. Poor pay.

    Advice to Management

    How about manage?


  9. "Parlor employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Julep (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits include medical, dental, vision and paid time off
    Flexible schedule
    Great team

    Cons

    Lack of support from upper management
    Lack of information relayed to parlor employees, big disconnect from corporate. Never new what was going on with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep all employees in the know of what's going on so that Parlor employees don't look like idiots when a customer is telling them what's new.


  10. "Ok"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Julep part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling
    Wonderful Coworkers
    Holiday Decorations.

    Cons

    Management could be more organized. Customers could be snobby. Don't get any benefits for working during the holiday.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more organized.


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