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Mary Kay Addison Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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Addison, TX

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  • There is always a push to be full time, even if you started out as part time (in 12 reviews)

  • The dress code is ridiculous and outdated (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mary Kay is a great company to work for. Good benefits and good intentions from the Leadership teams. Some periods may be harder/busier than others, but this can be expected everywhere.

    Cons

    Interactions within the company among the various business groups can be very political, which will get in the way of getting things done. I have not before worked in a company where politics had been taken to this degree.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Good benefits; not so good management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Product discount is very generous. There's a limit to the amount you can purchase. It must be for personal use.

    Cons

    The company used to be based on Mary Kay's foundation on which she built the company: God first, family second, career third. Unfortunately, since her death the company has become more focused on making money and less about treating employees airily.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "It has lost it's roots of God first, family second and career third."

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    Current Employee - Sales in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time

    Pros

    Seeing our Sales Force succeed. Great benefits. Beautiful building. Good history. Working the building with our Protective Services team makes me feel in a safe environment.

    Cons

    Leaders are scared of new blood. They don't train, teach, lead or guide.
    Men seem to get the promotions more than women.

    Advice to Management

    Review your leaders, like, your Directors, why have they been in the same position for so long? Scared of letting someone else thrive because they themselves lack the education or experience to do anything else? You want to move forward but your leaders can't share the wealth. Sad.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Culture was very important until the last year or so."

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    Current Employee - Sales in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mary Kay's mission is still valid today. If you work hard as a consultant you can create a career from it.

    Cons

    Current leadership is disappointing. They fight amongst themselves. Too much ego and not enough commitment to the overall good. It really is a shame.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company in need of management changes"

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    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Great company culture

    Cons

    - Unable to retain talent in IT
    - Toxic leaders allowed to stay


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Discrimination at corporate office rampant and office politics are nasty. Fake corporate culture."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Nice Facility
    Some really good people

    Cons

    Be prepared to enter the snake pit if you work for the corporate headquarters. Discrimation (in most forms) is overlooked and tolerated as long as the perpetrator is in good with office politics. Management does not care about employees, you are dispensable and replaceable. I worked there for many years and it has only gotten worse year by year. Brown nosing abilities are of paramount importance here. It is also most important that one navigate the corporate culture by constantly proclaiming how lucky they are to work there, if you cannot be a fake person don't work here. It's like a cult, any hint of your loyalty waivering and they will sniff you out and turn on you pushing you out the door for some BS excuse (i.e. "performance"). Used to be a great place to work, corporate greed and office politics have turned it into a nasty place.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees who repeatedly tell you about bad managers. Too many people say the same things about terrible managers and employees causing low morale and people to leave. Also, open your eyes to discrimination. It's illegal and your company knows it and chooses to look the other way verses replace tenured or favored employees. Used to be a great place to work, now it's a fake backstabbing and brown nosing mess of an institution.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Organization"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Addison, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time while contracting at Corporate HQ located in Addison.

    Cons

    Almost impossible to move into a full-time position due to employee tenure. One those companies employees do not leave.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Mary Kay Corp. - corporate office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, great work/life balance, and fun product.

    Cons

    Overlapping roles, vital decisions being made by individuals lacking expertise, upper management disorganized and company performance down.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Addison, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Addison, TX

    I worked at Mary Kay as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture is very family-oriented

    Cons

    It takes a loooong time to become fully accepted


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Sr Specialist Special Events"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Addison, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits and company still holds true to its purpose of helping women

    Cons

    company going thru a lot of change into a true global company; too many employees, especially management, that have been there for their entire career. Their scope of how to advance the company is very limited. Also very old-school.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication; Don't be fooled by people just because of their long tenure; listen to those that can bring a new perspective.


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