NARS Cosmetics Reviews

Updated Mar 9, 2020

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3.3
52%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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NARS Cosmetics President Barbara Calcagni (no image)
Barbara Calcagni
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great products, good training, good allocation(in 13 reviews)

  • "Good artistry knowledge , events(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "If you're willing to buddy up with upper management and fight for your right, you will get promoted(in 7 reviews)

  • "Very competitive, hard work can go unrewarded(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "great company, can improve"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    a lot of communication sales driven

    Cons

    if you were working in a deartment store for the brand , the department store and the brand will have different expectations of you

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    NARS Cosmetics2019-05-05
  2. Helpful (1)

    "The people are caddy and will talk poorly about you."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great pay. amazing benefits, great company to work for overall. awesome location and free gratis.

    Cons

    The people in the Affiliate Operations and Forecasting Department are a horror show. They will do and say anything to lessen your skillsets and make your life more difficult. The entire department is ran by women, so if you are one, expect extreme competition, cliques, and jealousy. This department is ran by people you do not want to work for. When searching for a job, be sure that your team, peers, and colleagues are professionals you want to eventually become. If you are an entry-level candidate, do not work here. This job has high expectations, and does not provide the proper training, nor do they have the time or desire to help you succeed. Also, do not go a minute over your lunch break, you will be deemed a bad worker.

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    NARS Cosmetics2019-09-26
  3. Helpful (2)

    "A VERY concerning work environment"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good products. International... nothing truly outstanding.

    Cons

    NARS is a company designed around inexperienced, catty and abusive executives - not efficiencies nor competencies. Toxic politics and double standards are encouraged and perpetuated by global and regional upper management team, including HR.

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    NARS Cosmetics2019-09-08
  4. "Devil Wears Prada in real life"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free makeup, free leftover lunches after meetings

    Cons

    micromanagement from people as high up as VPs, no respect for associate level employees

    NARS Cosmetics2019-04-28
  5. "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Challenging, friendly, nice environment, chance to grow

    Cons

    Busy, people tend to work late instead of coming in early

    NARS Cosmetics2019-03-24
  6. "Love this brand"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Paid time off, great benefits

    Cons

    A lot of work for not enough pay

    NARS Cosmetics2019-02-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great products - toxic company"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Education Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great products Amazing Makeup Artists Field team is talented and have a great work ethic. Global trainings for up coming seasons are challenging and informative. Great bonus.

    Cons

    People who are managers have never been trained to work with people. The corporate office harbors cliques of people that judge and whisper to each other in front of you. You are scrutinized, belittled and judged over your wardrobe. There is no where to grow. People have been in the same position for over 8+ years. Extremely stingy on salary. HR is not helpful at all. Field Directors/ Managers and US Sales Corporate office lead with fear.

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    NARS Cosmetics2019-02-19
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Product / Terrible Executive Team"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great products, benefits and Employee Perks.

    Cons

    No promotions, Top heavy Executive structure...not enough field employees and a plethora of VP’s and Directors, Managers are inexperienced and abusive.

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    NARS Cosmetics2019-03-01
  9. "Intern"

    5.0
     

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics

    Pros

    Great place to learn early in career

    Cons

    Feels a bit small compared to other companies in the industry

    NARS Cosmetics2018-12-12
  10. "Business Manager"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing training and gratis opportunities. Feel very supported by my Account Executive. She genuinely wants me to succeed.

    Cons

    You can tell that there’s a lot of politics in the regional team.

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    NARS Cosmetics2018-10-30
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