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Urban Decay Cosmetics Reviews

Updated November 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Easy dress code and decent gratis" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits package & good work/life balance" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance was non existent" (in 21 reviews)

  • "No work/life balance, numbers are the most important" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Account Coordinator, developing sales in territories."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Feedback to help you grow and help develop your territory.

    Cons

    Minimal Team engagement creating a seldom work environment.


  2. "Beauty Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Urban Decay Cosmetics part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hands on experience, great training, lots of free product

    Cons

    Sometimes very unreachable sales goals, competitive sales team

    Advice to Management

    Create more reasonable sales goals so employees don't feel so defeated right when they step into work

  3. "Account coordinator"

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

    I worked at Urban Decay Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience, make your own schedule, lots of product fun environment

    Cons

    Work life balance was non existent

    Advice to Management

    Make days off a priority for employees


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Urban Decay Cosmetics part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They provide gratis at times.

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales expectations
    Inconsistent support from upper management
    No sense of direction
    Favoritism is the only way you can move up

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to feedback when employees gather the courage to supply it. Check in to the current climate of the cosmetics industry and readjust your unrealistic demands of sales. Don't take the employees that you manage to keep around for granted.


  5. "Average"

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

    I worked at Urban Decay Cosmetics part-time

    Pros

    Make sure you work at a high end concession stand

    Cons

    minimum wage, long hours, recieved no product training


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Toxic Pit of Mean Girl Collective"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    dogs are welcome in the office, they're cool. L'Oreal benefits and compensation are above average.

    Cons

    nasty divas need only apply.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible company that makes mediocre products and abuses employees!"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Artist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Beauty Artist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Urban Decay Cosmetics part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    L’Oréal gratis
    Pretending that working for UD is elite
    Playing with makeup is fun

    Cons

    Zero support from anyone above
    Ridiculous goals
    Forgot to pay us for our hours numerous times
    Unqualified management
    Numbers driven only. Employees are disposable.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be good managers.
    Happy employees make money.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "HQ is not a healthy place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Urban Decay Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    -Ability to learn new skills
    -Benefits
    -More makeup than you know what to do with

    Cons

    Check the turn over rate and just read the other honest reviews. I wouldn't recommend even my worst enemy to work here.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor expectations"

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

    I worked at Urban Decay Cosmetics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gratis, flexible hours, freedom in style

    Cons

    Did not fully understand counters environment to match expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Before building a counter better study the kind of money you will be bringing in vs other locations.


  10. "Counter Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Urban Decay Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Great Pay, Fun Environment, Fast-Paced

    Cons

    Little direction, not consistent, lack of communication