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NARS Cosmetics Reviews

Updated March 24, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great products, benefits and Employee Perks" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Learned a lot about the industry and concentration while I worked there" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work/life balance , you can be on a low hour contract but put in for 40 hours and be made to work them with no exceptions" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Hard work and loyalty is not valued here, many people have been with the company for years and end up leaving because they don't feel valued" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging, friendly, nice environment, chance to grow

    Cons

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


  2. "Love this brand"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid time off, great benefits

    Cons

    A lot of work for not enough pay

  3. "Great products - toxic company"

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

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    During review time, have your employees review their managers. You will be surprised to learn that they don’t learn anything from their managers.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Product / Terrible Executive Team"

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

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Value the hard working employees who are in the Field and Customer facing. They are the true voice of your organization.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to learn early in career

    Cons

    Feels a bit small compared to other companies in the industry


  6. "Business Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cosmetics Counter Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    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 (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.

    Advice to Management

    Supply growth track for managers that do their job well!


  7. "VERY DISORGANIZED"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics part-time

    Pros

    Good people. Decent work place.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Very mechanical.

  8. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Tons of free product

    Cons

    Very focused on high archery

    Advice to Management

    Everyone should be treated equally not matter what their title is


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NARS Cosmetics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free makeup, if you're into that

    Cons

    Snarky attitudes, people seem to have no respect for each other or other departments, totally unrealistic workload. I hated it after first day. Benefits are okay, but a little stingy for a company so large. They act like 10 days of vacation and 10 office holidays are a big deal, but most other companies of their size have 15 days of vacation and closer to 17 office holidays.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Makeup artist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NARS Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and to many amazing training

    Cons

    Not to much growth unfortunately