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Ulta Beauty Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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  • work life balance not always met (in 100 reviews)

  • Communication is lacking from upper management even though you are required to always know what is going on incase you get a pop visit from your DM (in 122 reviews)

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  1. "It's mediocre"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Stanwood, WA
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Stanwood, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay for management
    Paid time off, sick pay and personal
    Health benefits
    401k, life insurance
    Easy money
    Good place to build a new clientele.
    Lots of training

    Cons

    Jump through hoops to get anywhere
    Lack of communication on entire company's part
    Poor pay for stylists
    If you're a major brown. Order you'll go far with this company

    Advice to Management

    Learn to communicate and Vet your GM candidates before hiring, most GMs I've met give ULTA a bad rap


  2. "Prestige Beauty Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    fun, interesting, good training, exciting,

    Cons

    bad management, pushed hitting goals instead of helping customers

    Advice to Management

    Management is not very strong, not only in my location, but overall.


  3. "Amazing Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time

    Pros

    DISCOUNT!!!! Very easy to move up

    Cons

    don't get to try many products unless you are higher up

    Advice to Management

    Let staff sample what they are selling


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  5. "beauty advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time

    Pros

    gratis, sampling new makeup, nice co-workers

    Cons

    next to no hours, management doesn't communicate, no product education, basically you have to learn everything on your own

    Advice to Management

    update your employee's and communicate with them.


  6. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ulta Beauty full-time

    Pros

    I loved my time at Ulta. My manager lead by example and helped me be the best.

    Cons

    Store didn't have a lot of coverage.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people :)


  7. "Exhausting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. It is a fun group of women. The discount is ok, salon discount is great!

    Cons

    Hours, lack of care for employees, no work life balance at all. It is not a good place to work if you have a family.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the people who are very dedicated to the company.


  8. "ulta review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, lots of walk-ins/conversions, discount on products in the store, free services in the salon if you're a salon employee, reasonable goals for jumping levels as a stylist, paid training classes, lots of inspiration

    Cons

    it's a redken only salon & i don't love everything they make


  9. "Great and Not So Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Lodi, CA
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Lodi, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fun environment, discount, customer service

    Cons

    pay, not enough hours, bad management

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful of scheduling and also associate roles. We don't get paid enough to get called in on random for two hours.


  10. "Beauty Advisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time

    Pros

    Great discount, fun environment, quite easy

    Cons

    Low pay, and minimal room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive as a managers, don't try and be all the associates friends


  11. "Great relationships here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time

    Pros

    The staff was knowledgeable and loved to share their knowledge of the beauty world with everyone.

    Cons

    Late nights working truck can be rough.



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