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Mary Kay Dallas Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Mary Kay President and CEO David B. Holl
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Pros
  • supportive management, honest coworkers, fantastic work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • great products, empowering women, fun hobby (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • There is always a push to be full time, even if you started out as part time (in 11 reviews)

  • The dress code is ridiculous and outdated (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Independent Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company. Tons of education and motivation

    Cons

    No Cons really. It's all up to you to work the business


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Mid- to upper level management (Director)"

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

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

    Pros

    Has a wonderful history. Pretty building and a sales force that sparkles. Nice pay. Pretty good benefits and there are smart minds trying to make a difference.

    Cons

    Has lost the true understanding and foundation of the culture. It's just words now. No one knows what's going on. Direction is almost non existent. There is little to no communication or unity from the executive level. There are some good VPs and Directors, but also far too many weak VPs and Directors. It's like the leadership of the company doesn't care anymore. The C-suite members don't seem to like each other and have become ineffective. And the product offering needs work. The whole company needs a makeover. So sad. Where this company used to be one to study and learn from, it's now just become another ok company.

    Advice to Management

    Roll up your sleeves and go to work. Really go to work. Set direction, communicate with each other and downward, and figure out real goals and strategy. Don't just tell the ranks to figure it out and report solutions to you. And if you've lost your mojo and just don't care anymore, please step down.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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 (1)

    "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 (1)

    "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 (3)

    "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 (4)

    "The HR department needs a 'makeover'"

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some really good people in the company who want to be successful and do well. We all have come to work and established some great relationships that will last a lifetime.

    Cons

    The Human Resources department does not have the best interest of the company or the employees and will do what they need to do to maintain their friendships with upper management. They promote people who don't meet the criteria for the job and is known through out the company as a bully. There should be a shake up in that group prior to cleaning up other departments.

    Advice to Management

    No one trusts your HR People


  10. "Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working with my co-workers and benefits.

    Cons

    Not a con but working during your off shift at times.


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