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Mary Kay Reviews

Updated April 29, 2017
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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  • The dress code is ridiculous and outdated (in 10 reviews)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. Helpful (4)

    "Welcome to Stepford"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Addison, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Nice gym and cafeteria inside the building.

    Cons

    1. Extremely Cliquish. You are who you associate yourself with, so if one clique doesn't like another - beware. That's including management.

    2. Having to see the inside scoop on how the money is actually made (or rather - not made) for the consultant. Just, please use your common sense. If it sounds too good to be true.....


  2. "Indepedent Beauty Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Cousutant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Independent Beauty Cousutant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Receive discount on products, you are your own boss, enjoyable girl time, the recognition is amazing! Teaches one to be aware of oneself inside and out.

    Cons

    Finding customer base is a challenge, finding room for products.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have much to say it is a great company to work for and it helps one to work on him/her self.


  3. "Beautiful company with beautiful people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Sales Director's Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Director's Assistant in Columbus, OH

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

    Pros

    Not too time-demanding, very incredible to build relationships with people, great products

    Cons

    Inconsitancy of schedule with my boss, some minor technical difficulties in the new MK App


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  5. "Love Mary Kay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Park Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mary Kay part-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, freedom, products sell them self and I love the whole philosophy of Mary Kay!!
    When you hod consistent appointments it really pays off

    Cons

    About the only con would be keeping parties on the books.


  6. "Former Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vidor, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vidor, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed meeting new people, helping them to feel good about themselves and all of the perks that came with each milestone!

    Cons

    There really wasn't anything I would consider a con about working for Mary Kay; this line of work just was not for me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work ladies and gentlemen!


  7. "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had fun at work , a lil bit of drama but oh well u come to work

    Cons

    There's not really much of cons to say

    Advice to Management

    I think some manger should be a lot of cashier


  8. "Independent Beauty Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Henderson, KY
    Former Employee - Beauty Consultant in Henderson, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mary Kay full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The money and taxes write offs were the major pros. After those being able to make your own hours schdule your own party's and pick your inventory to accommodate my customers.

    Cons

    The cons were that you have to put profits back into your business for a couple months witch makes for a long time struggling. Never nowing how much I was gonna make each week made it hard to budget our fiancee.

    Advice to Management

    No advice really to a manager because there isn't really a manager because you are an independent consultant. So I would have given myself the advice to push harder to get to the point you want to be at because it's sales and lots of money to be made in sales


  9. "Star Builder"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Star Builder in Ruston, LA
    Current Employee - Star Builder in Ruston, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Work/ Life Integration

    Cons

    Hard to find customers sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Work on the website a bit more


  10. "Worth it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Director in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Director in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can make it what you want it to be. Give yourself time. Practice.

    Cons

    You need to become a good self leader. You're the boss so gotta act like the best boss of yourself you've ever wanted.


  11. "Independent Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Independent Consultant in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Independent Consultant in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Mary Kay (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Having freedom and being self employed.

    Cons

    Undependable prospective clients and setting up parties.


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