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Mary Kay Reviews

Updated April 28, 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 19 reviews)

  • Pick up put down business,can be extremely successful or just a hobby , great products you can use your self (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • When you run out of friends and family, it gets challenging (in 6 reviews)

  • The dress code is ridiculous and outdated (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Independent Beauty Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Lees Summit, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We have lots of choices re: time we work, who we work with, prizes we earn, friendships, fellowship, and so much more...

    Cons

    Not all people choose to purchase, not everyone will agree to sign up.


  2. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working at my own hours

    Cons

    I'm need more time to study my products


  3. "The HR department needs a 'makeover'"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are your own boss. You are the business owner. Great tax benefits. You make your own schedule. Your success is solely your responsibility. So many great online training courses and also lots of meetings all over the states. Great support groups.

    Cons

    Relying on a customer base to make money. Having to keep inventory on hand to really be on top of your game to provide products to customers right away. Having a required about of $ you have to order in order to stay active.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Earn 50% of everything you sell, learn the latest beauty techniques with free training, learn how empowering it is to be your own boss!

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company but it won't let me leave this spot blank so here is a sentence.


  7. "Scientist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "Wholesale"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Lompoc, CA
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Lompoc, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with this company, you have a chance, to work as your own boss, make your own schedule, and as much money as you want. You get company discounts, the #1 selling Brand of skin care & colour cosmetics is America. And GREAT WOMEN to work with as your co workers.

    Cons

    Customers who you thought were friends, blaming you as a consultant saying you were the worst one ever


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sr Specialist Special Events"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. "Company with a heart and soul"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Independent Sales Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's the best company for women, to grow and to help other women they meet to grow to their full potential.

    Cons

    As any other job, you have to overcome obstacles to become stronger and better version of yourself, it's rewarding to keep working!

    Advice to Management

    We want more information on how actually awesome and great our company is - available to anyone.


  11. "Mary Kay"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Independent Beauty Consultant in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for if willing to put in the work.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for this company


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