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Mary Kay Reviews

Updated February 20, 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 22 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  • The dress code is ridiculous and outdated (in 10 reviews)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. "Mary Kay"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time

    Pros

    Unlimited income potential,meet great people,get to play with make up and have great skin every day...

    Cons

    I cannot think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "Flexible Hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and can weave into your life at your own pace.

    Cons

    Self motivation required to ensure success


  3. "Mary kay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to have free makeup

    Cons

    Clients are very wishy-washy


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  5. "Scientist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  6. "Wholesale"

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    • Culture & Values
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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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Sr Specialist Special Events"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.


  8. "Mary Kay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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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


  9. "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.


  10. "Make-up Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CSM in Winter Springs, FL
    Former Employee - CSM in Winter Springs, FL

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

    Pros

    Great company to make extra money fill or part. It's what you make it.

    Cons

    Minimum sales requirement to remain active.


  11. "Overall review"

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

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

    Pros

    Solid company, good professionals, good products

    Cons

    Lots of burocracy, internal politics that hinder taking actions to support fast paced innovation



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