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64%
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Tricia Hetherington
13 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Esthetician"

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    Former Employee - Esthetician in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Pretty Kitty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I loved working at the Pretty Kitty! All the girls I worked with were awesome and it was a such a fun work environment. Working in the beauty industry, it can be hard to make good money, but the Pretty Kitty takes really good care of their employees!

    Cons

    There were no cons about working for the Pretty Kitty.

    The Pretty Kitty2017-07-26

    The Pretty Kitty Response

    August 7, 2017CEO

    Thank you for such a nice review. We really appreciate your taking the time.

  2. "Good starter job for receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Pretty Kitty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The free waxes , and time off scheduling

    Cons

    Basically a janitor , non genuine coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better

    The Pretty Kitty2019-04-01
  3. "Ageism is practiced here regularly. If your over the age of 26 then don't apply here"

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    Former Employee - Esthetician in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Pretty Kitty part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Busy shop and nice customers.

    Cons

    Low pay, abusive management, no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a variety of people including age and race not just 22 year old blonds.

    The Pretty Kitty2019-01-08

    The Pretty Kitty Response

    January 12, 2019CEO

    READERS PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS REVIEW. We have many women in our company of different ethnicities. We have both Hispanic and Afro American women working for us as well as women in their 30s and 40s. We do not have 22 year old managers and furthermore we have not had any turn over ...

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Receptionist"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at The Pretty Kitty part-time

      Pros

      Great environment, fun clients

      Cons

      just some reinforcement of policies, besides that nothing

      The Pretty Kitty2018-07-31
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good Company"

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      Former Employee - Esthetician in Houston, TX

      I worked at The Pretty Kitty full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great training, good pay, and great customer base.

      Cons

      Depending on how many other waxers are scheduled , you may be a bit overworked and crammed for time for each client.

      The Pretty Kitty2018-04-03
    • Helpful (2)

      "“Full time”"

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        Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at The Pretty Kitty full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Later openings (10 am), quite a few locations to work at, easy dress code (all black).

        Cons

        1) I never was paid minimum wage.. I was paid lower than minimum wage. When I told the owner of the company ca minimum wage had risen x months ago and my paycheck didn’t reflect it, he said oops.. and never fixed it. They refused to give me a raise through the company after my 90 days (and being promised a raise by management) because California raised its minimum wage by 50 cents ... (which he never gave me til I told...

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        Advice to Management

        Pay your employees what they’re worth. Don’t promise raises when you won’t give them!!!! I’d never have worked for your company knowing you’d refuse to give me a raise after getting 10/10 on every single bullet point for my 90 day review, with manager promises to give me a raise !!! I worked my butt off and cleaned more than anyone there, had more experience than most of those receptionists, Was never late, was never...

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        The Pretty Kitty2018-03-11
      • Helpful (8)

        "I would give zero stars if I could"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at The Pretty Kitty part-time

        Pros

        Nothing good about working here... look somewhere else for work. McDonald’s would be better.

        Cons

        Fake, indecisive, lying, petty females.

        Advice to Management

        The fact that you have to respond to someone writing a review about you with this : “Readers please take note that Glassdoor is a great platform for disgruntled employees that have been terminated to say negative things about the company. The above was written by a previous employee that we terminated due to her threatening a coworker with violence.” ...says a lot about your company. Hire people in management that know...

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        The Pretty Kitty2017-12-21
      • Helpful (3)

        "Esthetician"

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        Former Employee - Esthetician in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at The Pretty Kitty full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        When I had graduated school and got my license, I was very unsure of what I had wanted to do. Luckily, I had started getting waxed at the Pretty Kitty that was right down the street from me, when I was recommended to apply and I'm so glad I did! Not only did I fall in love with the line of work I was doing, I had so much support and enthusiasm surrounding me every day. It helps that the owners are very involved as well,...

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        Cons

        If there was one bad thing, it would be that I couldn't pick them all up and take them with me! (:

        Advice to Management

        Build a Pretty Kitty in the Tri-Cities, WA so I can work there!

        The Pretty Kitty2017-07-25

        The Pretty Kitty Response

        August 7, 2017CEO

        Thank you for the positive feedback. We really appreciate it.

      • Helpful (2)

        "Love being a part of The Pretty Kitty family!"

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        Current Employee - Manager/Esthetician in Sunnyvale, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at The Pretty Kitty full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Just over a year ago I made the decision to change jobs as I was working 2 jobs in 2 different industries and just not happy all around. I decided to make the switch to the beauty industry full time by taking the job offer from The Pretty Kitty and truly feel it was the best decision I have made career wise. I had the pleasure of being trained by our owner, Tricia, which was such a great experience. I have worked alongside...

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        Cons

        I really do not have any negative things to say about my experience working here.

        The Pretty Kitty2017-06-15
      • Helpful (2)

        "Tainted place"

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        Former Employee - Esthetician in Chino Hills, CA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at The Pretty Kitty full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        I made great money back when I was working there until they changed the pay to 12% + Hourly a friend of mine that still works there told me. The tips weren't bad either. The stores are very cute and clean, AC, Music.

        Cons

        They would definitely hold the pay over our head when I was there. It was very hard to ever find coverage when you got sick last minute or had an emergency because no one would ever want to cover and if you called out sick forget it you will get fired. So much drama with the estheticians it was ridiculous all the girls talk crap on each other. The owners love this drama and play favorites. Management sucks and have no...

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        Advice to Management

        Try treating everyone equal.

        The Pretty Kitty2017-06-13

        The Pretty Kitty Response

        June 19, 2017CEO

        Readers please take note that Glassdoor is a great platform for disgruntled employees that have been terminated to say negative things about the company. The above was written by a previous employee that we terminated due to her threatening a coworker with violence. We do not have ...

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