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Updated Jun 6, 2023

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4.0
75% Recommend to a Friend
39% Approve of CEO

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4.0
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    great

    May 5, 2023 - Ive Never Had A Job 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    I was the only person working.

    Cons

    I was a lot of work.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good benefits

    Jun 6, 2023 - Compounding Technician in Lewisville, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits as a privately owned company, profit sharing

    Cons

    Lotta red tape there, always trying to blame someone else

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee

    If you’re a college grad, work somewhere else!

    May 10, 2023 - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, although it was not competitive considering the location and job duties.

    Cons

    You’re there to warm a seat. Talent is not recognized. If you’re a college grad, work somewhere else. Outdated policies and ethics. Rude and problematic older management.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    What’s next? Pantyhose again?

    Mar 28, 2023 - Junior Copywriter in Addison, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits Employees are professional and kind Good opportunities for development Compensation

    Cons

    There were none until the new CEO Ryan Rogers showed up and immediately made employees increase to four office days instead of three. He wants us to come in 5 days and probably will tell us to in a few months, despite multiple employee and management surveys proving that we would like a hybrid schedule of three or fewer in-office days, and despite many members of executive leadership and HR urging him to allow a hybrid schedule. But he seems bent on running the place like a dictator. Mary Kay has historically been one of the best places in the area to work but that is quickly changing, and the culture and values that the Company boasts about (family first/ making people feel important / an opportunity that fits your life) is becoming only a reality for the sales force and not employees.

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Too Many Managers

    May 31, 2023 - International Tax Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are generally in line with market.

    Cons

    The process at MK has so much red tape. Even interviewing for an accounting role has 4 rounds of interviews. Please streamline processes as everything is painfully inefficient.

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  7. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Deaf leader, no opportunities.. do not work here.

    Apr 2, 2023 - Anonymous/Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The benefits and friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    The new CEO is removing the work-life balance the employees worked so hard to acquire. He wants all employees to be 4 days in the office (for now, because 5 days are his target). Some jobs require being present in the office, but others could be fully remote. Although all feedback implores keeping a hybrid schedule, the instructions are clear and clearly state that the new leadership likes to micromanage and ignore the individual contributors: no promotions, no increases in pay, and no life-work balance. Mary Kay used to be a fantastic place to work but now it feels dry and hard to keep up with the micromanaging the new head of the company is bringing to the table.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Ok for short term

    May 11, 2023 - Brand Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    People are nice and it’s a good place to coast and develop

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to grow. Ceiling is pretty short due to reporting structures and teams are generally small. Legacy processes prevent real growth and success and company is not really willing to change the core issues for improvement.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Pros and Cons

    May 23, 2023 - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You get what you put in.

    Cons

    No base salary. You eat what you kill, so to speak.

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work

    May 23, 2023 - R&D Scientist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits and flexibility were very nice

    Cons

    Slow growth - promotions do not happen often

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  11. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Keep looking!

    May 16, 2023 - Sr. Supplier Quality Engineer in Lewisville, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great retirement plan through profit sharing ! Gives awesome Christmas gifts!

    Cons

    Love yes mans and hate talented people! Specially who questions their intelligence!

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Mary Kay has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 2,203 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Mary Kay to a friend and 66% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Mary Kay employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Mary Kay. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

75% of Mary Kay employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Mary Kay 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Mary Kay to be culture, benefits, career development and the cons to be senior leadership, management.

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