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Updated Oct 30, 2019

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  1. "So Far So Good"

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    Current Employee - Makeup Artist in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee discount is beyond impressive. Of course you get gratis from the company when new products launch. You get to listen to pretty good music all day off the MAC playlist.

    Cons

    You only get a set amount of hours a week, you never work more than your hourly bracket unless it’s holiday time. So if you’re hired as a 15 hour artist, you get 15 hours a week and that’s it. Sometimes meeting sales goals is hard because traffic is down, which is inevitable.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management, please hire people with cosmetics retail experience. You can’t expect to just send someone to training and then they become an excellent makeup artist with no previous experience. Makeup artistry is tough and you can’t learn it over night.

    MAC Cosmetics2018-01-09
  2. "Good start if you want to freelance"

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    Current Employee - Artist 

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    60% employee discount, gratis, fun work environment

    Cons

    Unreasonable sales goals/metrics, little help from management, no encouragement, favoritism

    MAC Cosmetics2019-10-31
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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good job for the right person"

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    Current Employee - Freelance Makeup Artist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great employee discount, product and skill training at MAC stores, passionate and creative team of artists. Higher starting rate than a lot of other counters/brands.

    Cons

    Very intense sales goal structure. Can be clique-y depending on what counter/store you are at. Difficult to obtain full-time status/more hours.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to cultivate and invest in your artists; they are the ones representing and promoting your brand.

    MAC Cosmetics2019-04-04
  5. "Cool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time

    Pros

    Employee discount, you learn a lot

    Cons

    It's a retail job, goals are high

    MAC Cosmetics2019-02-05
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    "Amazing company that has many growth opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Third Key Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very competitive pay. The employee discount trumps all other companies employee discount! Health benefits, paid holidays and paid vacations. Variety of growth opportunities.

    Cons

    The further you grow within the company the lack of a healthy work/life balance is a potential downside. Heavily pressused to meet sales goals, artistry seems to be no longer considered and the focus is mostly all about sales goals as well as focusing on revamping the image and sterotype that has been associated with MAC artists for a long time.

    MAC Cosmetics2018-10-09
  7. "3rd Key Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Salary, Employee Discount, for full time employees good benefits like 401k, Health Insurance, sick time, great training on new products and service and great way on learning a variety of makeup styles

    Cons

    No job safty, work life balance, high pressure from upper management to meat a variety of goals, very strict methods on time and attendance and reaching sales goals.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like humans and not numbers and work for your employees and not your share holders.

    MAC Cosmetics2018-09-25
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    "Third Key Manager"

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    Current Employee - Third Key Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    50% employee discount free product with new launches

    Cons

    management, attitudes, poor professionalism, hostile work enviornment

    MAC Cosmetics2018-09-18
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    "MAC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment Great employee discount

    Cons

    High goals Hard to move up in management if the other girls and management don't like you Long hours on your feet

    MAC Cosmetics2018-08-20
  10. "Most of my career with MAC has been good."

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    Current Employee - MAC Artist in Upland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good hourly pay, great employee discount, lots of gratis (free product) great coworker, great environment, great customers. Great opportunity to be creative. Getting to do lots of make up applications. Learning new make up techniques. Dress code is easy, all black! Freedom to have tattoos, piercings & fun hair. And even though it’s still retail, and you have sales goals, you still get to be a Make up Artist.

    Cons

    Permanent positions are hard to come by, full time positions are even harder or non existent except for management, and those are even fewer.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees & bring back more full time positions.

    MAC Cosmetics2018-05-04
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    "Sales driven not about artistry."

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    Former Employee - 30 Hour Full-Time Artist in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Build personal clientele, gratis, employee discount, clothing attire, and build bonds with co workers. Also getting the opportunity to try out new makeup and techniques daily.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales goals, no appreciation from management, sales stealing from co workers, rude customers, a lot of off the clock work, and internal theft.

    Advice to Management

    MAC is a great tool to build artistry and clientele, but don't make it your career.

    MAC Cosmetics2017-10-01
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