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Mary Kay Reviews

Updated January 20, 2019
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  • "Must be self motivated and smart with your money" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Almost impossible to move into a full-time position due to employee tenure" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great Comosny"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Mechanicsville, VA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Mechanicsville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Powerful training and talented sales staff. Love this company.

    Cons

    You must be self disciplined and be willing to learn to be a sales person.


  2. "Mary Kay Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company with an incredible culture. I love my job, my team, and the way people are treated. Wonderful leadership with a focus on individual growth.

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints

  3. "I wouldn't do it"

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

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary
    Some really intelligent and great people

    Cons

    Outdated thinking/10 years behind on just about everything
    Office cliques
    Corporate politics
    Can be boring at times though some extend one month projects to last six months
    Backwards thinking on processes
    Business not doing good (management knows this but instead of facing reality, they tend to falsify presentations by removing important information)
    Culture is weird (may be good for some but not for me)
    Very strange business model/markets act as own entities/less risk for corporate but terrible for transparency and accomplishing goals
    No 401k match/profit sharing (less risk for the organization)


  4. "Love my MK"

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    Current Employee - Future Sales Director
    Current Employee - Future Sales Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Freedom, flexibility, unlimited personal and financial growth

    Cons

    You have to put the work and effort in. No one is going to make you do anything


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Inspiring Mission + Great Work/Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Brand Development Associate in Addison, TX
    Current Employee - Brand Development Associate in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working in Beauty, Flexible Schedules, Inspiring Mission, Competitive Salaries, Work Directly & Positively Impacts Our Customer, Private Company, On-Site Doctor, On-Site Gym (but small), Open-Door Policy, Internal Internships, Work-Sponsored Training Programs, Desire for Success

    Cons

    Slow Career Growth, Vague Career Path, Lack of Defined Strategy At Times, Vacation/PTO Policy, Low-Level of Empowerment for Individuals' Decision Making, Slow-Moving Timelines, Lots of Red Tape, Terrible Cafeteria

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a career path standard throughout the entire company, Engage employees in decision-making process, Set up a better solution for acquiring PTO, Update/Upgrade the cafeteria and gym + require small membership fee


  6. "Cool"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay part-time

    Pros

    It's a very good company to work for I love it.

    Cons

    A lot of work but great it's not hard

    Advice to Management

    You doing a good job.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mary Kay full-time

    Pros

    If you're healthy, healthcare for an individual is paid for by the company. Have a good bonus and profit sharing plan. Have internal recognition program for employees to use for other employees.

    Cons

    90% of decisions are second-guessed throughout projects which causes project delays and cost overruns for scope changes.

    Advice to Management

    Not advice, but a question: why is the company execution similar to the vast majority of other companies? Are you a leader or a follower? Lead for the future.

  8. "Great company for women"

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    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can make as much as you want and work your own set hours. Love meeting new women and adding to my team unit.

    Cons

    No cons at all, I love it!!!


  9. "Graduate Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time

    Pros

    - great pay
    -great company culture
    -great coworkers
    -great work/life balance
    -great learning experience. Real work, not just intern duties.

    Cons

    Employees are almost shocked when they see young people, that goes without saying that young people don't get hired very often.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome! Just give the younger generation a chance- they can help bring in the fresh ideas.


  10. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in West Farmington, OH
    Former Employee - Consultant in West Farmington, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay part-time

    Pros

    Corporate culture is amazing. Lots of education and support.

    Cons

    Have to be able to deal with rejection or no.

    Advice to Management

    More perks