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Smashbox Cosmetics Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Intense but amazing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smashbox Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Smart, creative people, great culture, best in class makeup, weekly chair massage, fun parties, inspiring leadership, excellent benefits, dog-friendly.

    Cons

    The deadlines and workload are crazy but the people and the opportunities make it worth the effort.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need more tools to help with work/life balance but overall, the management team does a really good job.


  2. "Love the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smashbox Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful company thus far. If you want growth they'll give you that chance! Upper management really takes time to get to know they're employees.

    Cons

    Pretty much just the fact that it's retail and you have to climb the ladder if you want more of a corporate level Job. Growth takes some time but if they see the potential and hard work then it'll come

    Advice to Management

    None at the moment

  3. "Area Artistry Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Area Artistry Trainer
    Former Employee - Area Artistry Trainer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smashbox Cosmetics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, gratis program, company phone, company card, mileage, product training, weekly pay, bonus if company as a whole does well.

    Cons

    The company has changed. Used to be leaders in innovation, now are followers. Micromanaged ... you are pretty much a freelancer with perks. We were paid hourly instead of salary, but still worked salary hours without the pay. Too much busy work for no reason b

    Advice to Management

    Give your Artistry Trainers more respect. They are the ones that are on the field. They have a better understanding of the business of their stores/territories.


  4. "DON'T DO IT! STRESSFUL ENVIRONMENT!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smashbox Cosmetics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free quarterly Gratis, samples. Monthly department happy hour. Bring your dog to work. Good portfolio pieces. Resume booster. Occasional celebrity spotting in studios. Cafe / free coffee.

    Cons

    Politics, bullying and mean girls! Upper management and disorganization! No creative process, lack of leadership. Forever revolving door high turnover department. I've ended up wearing lots of hats and undergoing numerous responsibilities. Not even sure what my main job description was. One person should not be responsible with that many tasks in print packaging, product development, gondola visuals, product shoot concepts, art direction, product retouching, seasonal campaign designs, executive branding presentations and more. There was no work life balance here, that doesn't exist in the beauty corporate world.

    Advice to Management

    Company should go through a massive re-org. Have set, and better resources for each teams. Print, Digital, Merchandising, Photo. (suggest an entire photo team) Have multiple Leaders so they're not drained. There should be work life balance.


  5. "One of the best experiences of my life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The brand’s culture:dynamic, hardworking and fun loving.
    The work environment: is ever changing and fast paced which helps me to thrive in my role. I am always being challenged – in the most positive sense of the word. I am always growing, changing and learning new things. My hard word, dedication is always appreciated.
    Amazing perks: amazing health care benefits (including vision & dental), generous vacation time and bonus holiday paid time off, paid sick time off, volunteering opportunities in which the company converts volunteer hours into $ or matches donations,, 401K; Friday massages, Tuesday yoga, Wellness Day, Summer and Holiday parties, Summer Fridays, monthly lunches, Happy Hours

    Cons

    Minimal meeting space but business and meeting needs expanding

    Advice to Management

    Management is hard working and accessible at all time, always finding ways to improve the culture and work environment and striving to make Smashbox the best work place, tuned in and listening to their teams.


  6. "Amazing brand, great products & fun company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing brand, great products & fun company culture. The benefits this company has to offer are extremely hard to beat and our Summer Friday hours are so valued!

    Cons

    Heavy work loads and employees wearing "multiple hats".


  7. "Freelance Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Creative, flexible, energetic culture

    Cons

    Consistent pay issues. Was paid (weeks to months) late approximately 75% of the time.

  8. "Awesome brand on the West Coast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smashbox Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Independent-minded, entrepreneurial culture, but with the backing and leverage of a mega corporation. Creative, collaborative team. Inspiring workspace on the campus of Smashbox Studios. Animal friendly all around (dogs are welcomed in the office, cruelty-free products). Fast-paced, never-boring environment with year-round exciting programs.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment can lead to burnout for some. Proper communication can be difficult to keep up with everyone moving at lightning speed. At times too many programs running at once with not enough resources, which leads to meeting fatigue and frenetic workdays.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on balancing team capabilities, ensuring that responsibilities are delegated properly so the brand functions at optimal levels across the board.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smashbox Cosmetics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great location.

    Cons

    Poor management causes a negative impact in employee performance and moral –consequently there is a disturbingly high turn over rate.


  10. "Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Makeup Artist
    Current Employee - Makeup Artist

    I have been working at Smashbox Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Great management
    Creative Working environment
    Great training investment in employees

    Cons

    Competitive Sales can be Stressful


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