Mary Kay Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2021

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Mary Kay President and CEO David B. Holl
David B. Holl
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Pros
  • "Really love the culture, work life balance, and overall atmosphere at MK(in 35 reviews)

  • "Learned so much from this internship and gained a lot of hands on Beauty Marketing experience(in 30 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "strict dress code (business professional for the majority time)(in 13 reviews)

  • "Must be self-motivated and disciplined(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years
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      Great company Great People

      Feb 13, 2021 - Analyst in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are some of the best I've worked with. Great benefits. Profit sharing is awesome.

      Cons

      Everyone likes it, so nobody wants to leave. This means limited promotion opportunities.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Sales Representive though mainly focused on creating marketing content for top National and Senior Sales Directors.

      Apr 8, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in Lisle, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great training programs and work environment.

      Cons

      The sales can be challenging in that you can create your own discounts. Was difficult for me not to give the inventory at close to cost for me to friends and family.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Positive Culture, lower pay, expect hard work long hours

      Apr 8, 2021 - Senior Administrative Assistant in Addison, TX
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      Pros

      Positive culture among coworkers. Fosters a team atmosphere. Very courteous in how they conduct business with each other, despite the heavy work loads and long hours.

      Cons

      Not competitive pay. Can make $10s of thousands more elsewhere doing same job, same amount of work. Also they seem very diverse at first until you realize that their entire executive team thinks like an old white man (and there CEO is actually an old white man). So you might see people of color in management roles but it’s because they tow the traditional, conservative, risk-averse line that controls Mary Kay.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome place to work with talented people

      Mar 18, 2021 - Senior Technical Architect in Addison, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary and bonus is great, lots of opportunity if you work hard and follow the culture.

      Cons

      Sometimes there are long hours and there are some instances of "favorites".

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      I LOVE MY CAREER

      Apr 2, 2021 - Independent Senior Beauty Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Make my own hours, no limit to how much i can make or how little i can make, you get out of it what you put into it, fun, God centered environment, community!!!! God first family second career third.

      Cons

      Just like every organization there are going to be negative people. Most people are kind but there have been encounters with pushy sales people that feel grimey.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Not the best but possible

      Mar 18, 2021 - Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great environment, amazing place to work for growth

      Cons

      Very hard works and stressful

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      I help woman with their personal beauty concerns and introduce them to skincare and beauty products.

      Mar 3, 2021 - Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You can come to learn excellent teamwork and know great woman with the same interests.

      Cons

      Working with Mary Kay is not reliable finical source.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      fun

      Mar 18, 2021 - Marketing Director in Dallas, TX
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      Pros

      great culture and fun experience

      Cons

      nothing, I loved mary kay!

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Love it

      Feb 15, 2021 - Beauty Consultant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Your own boss and your own hours

      Cons

      Not made for the pandemic and it's your own hustle. Better be good at sales.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great opportunity

      Feb 26, 2021 - Independent Beauty Consultant in North Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Independence of working from home and being creative.

      Cons

      Finding new customers, and constantly changing products.

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