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Ulta Beauty Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  1. "Extremely fun and upbeat, especially if you LOVE makeup."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Makeup discounts, fun environment, the chance to learn more about products, friendly people. If you love the store, it's a very positive experience!

    Cons

    During the holidays, it got a little rushed, but if you can keep your cool in situations that demand a smile and a positive attitude, it's great.


  2. "Designer 2 Hairstylist."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hairstylist in Upland, CA
    Former Employee - Hairstylist in Upland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive wage. High traffic in store. Easy place to build clients. They offer great benefits to full timers and 401k. Upto date Education. Brand Awareness. Great Business Seminars.

    Cons

    Recently re-applied to the New Fontana Store. I had a privacy issue the Manager contacted my current boss and informed her of my application. She even came to my salon at an event we had totally freaked me out and scared me off caused a lot of issues for me..with my current boss contacted me minutes after the interview with Ulta. I didn't take the job after all and took a big hit because I didn't trust my employer. I plan to re-apply at a different location. Trust and Privacy are important factors when hiring someone. Other than that my store in Upland was pleasurable to work at Cathy was a great leader and GM. Every Manager in that store was a pleasure to work with and i am very grateful to Dale for teaching me and helping me grow as a Hairstylist! I love Ulta there really isn't anything negative I would say about the company.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep Applicants Information and Applications Private. Especially if they don't authorize contact with their current employer.

  3. "Salon Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Lufkin, TX
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Lufkin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Commission based, the company listens to you and your ideas, I get to do what I love in a team environment, lots of continued education for the salon team, Benefits, lots of room for growth and development.

    Cons

    Hard to find that work life balance especially in management, it's retail so working all but 2 holiday a year sucks

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance was one of the key factors that sold me on taking my job and yet there really isn't any because unless I take vacation time or personal days I am not allowed 2 days off In a row. Making sure that each district is consists across the board. To often I find that one district allows certain things or behaviors while another district doesn't. We also need to have our SPs backs when it comes to the guest experience and refunds


  4. "Not a good place to work - KS location"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Lawrence, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ulta Beauty (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good discount, fun environment

    Cons

    Management is rude and unprofessional, figuring out the schedule was a nightmare


  5. "Great job, but you don't get many hours"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Phoenix, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Easy Retail Job
    -Great for makeup artists
    -stay up-to-date on latest beauty releases
    -Team environment
    -nice store discount

    Cons

    -too much overhead interference from corporate
    -lots of pressure to meet corporate goals
    -minimal hours given!! If the store doesn't make its sales goals, hours are cut
    -employee discount doesn't work for online purchases

    Advice to Management

    give employees meaningful hours for a job. Stop scaring new employees into thinking their job depends on their "loyalty" numbers and credit card sign ups.


  6. "Beauty Advisor and Tasker"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job and meet many different people. It is a fun environment, especially if you have a passion for makeup.

    Cons

    Not much room for improvement, as the managers are often not actively looking to help you advance. There isn't much feedback or extra challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to existing associates to help them advance in the workplace.


  7. "great place to work if you love make up"

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    Former Employee - Hairstylist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Hairstylist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    free makeup
    friendly people
    pretty décor
    nice products
    free education

    Cons

    low pay
    cut hours
    rude management
    low pay
    need better people in charge

    Advice to Management

    pay more and treat your hairstylist with some respect

  8. "Not like I imagined it would be"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Oxford, MS
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Oxford, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to be around makeup the whole time. Discount is great. You don't have to schedule friend/family time around work because you won't get a lot of hours.

    Cons

    You don't get a lot of hours. A couple managers are awful and rude.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire so many people if you don't have enough hours to give


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ulta Rocks!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Esthetician in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Esthetician in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere, great management, low to no drama.

    Cons

    Didn't have many clients, spent entire shifts stocking shelves.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Certified Stylist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Master Certified Stylist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Much room for growth. Availability to move up within the company. Great values and information that you can take with you anywhere.

    Cons

    Not every location has the greatest managers

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to use Ulta policies in order to build your employees not hold them back


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