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Xtreme Lashes CEO Jo Mousselli
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42 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free snacks I am unable to find anything else good to say about this company(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is no work/life balance -- staff is expected to work late nights and weekends to make up for the poor management of time among leadership(in 7 reviews)

  • "If you are ok with having no work/life balance, then this is the company for you(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (11)

    "Education"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xtreme Lashes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people you work with become your friends. Long hours, long meetings, and long project timelines helps create a close bond.

    Cons

    No work life balance. There is such a high turnover. They fire people constantly. The office is dirty and upper management is very unprofessional. Projects never get completed. They have you test products over and over again for no reason. They don’t care for your opinions. Everybody is always on edge. I dreaded going in everyday I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your team. You hired them to do a job. Don’t have such long meetings that last 6+ hours. Clean the offices regularly.

    Xtreme Lashes2018-05-30

    Xtreme Lashes Response

    May 30, 2018Xtreme Lashes

    Thank you for your time and tenure with Xtreme Lashes. You are right, we are very fortunate to have a great team of individuals and feedback from our employees, including former employees is valuable to help us recognize needed areas of improvement. We are committed to ensuring ...

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  2. Helpful (9)

    "Know your worth!"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xtreme Lashes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are nice & willing to help you learn what you want / need to learn - it’s a good place for interns. Free snacks?

    Cons

    Low morale, negative energy. Micromanaging at its finest! Management is involved in everything and doesn’t trust employees to do their job - which they were hired for in the first place. Everyond thinks they know everything even if they don’t work in your department. Lack of trust - again, employees don’t do the job they’re hired to do in the first place. Lack of respect and sense of time - meetings constantly...

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    Advice to Management

    Many reviews on here have been essentially the same, things are still the same. ADVICE TO FUTURE / POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES? they seem nice at first glance but once you get into the work itself it’s stressful. know your worth professionally because there’s a lot of opportunities out there. I would also trust the reviews, but don’t be fooled by the ones with 5 stars because they do ask employees internally to write good...

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    Xtreme Lashes2018-03-24

    Xtreme Lashes Response

    April 4, 2018Xtreme Lashes

    Thanks for your feedback. As you mentioned, we do have some incredibly talented professionals on the team from entry-level positions to leadership roles. We are currently very focused on hiring additional top talent to expand various departments so that we can continue to grow at ...

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  3. Helpful (9)

    "Just don't..."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xtreme Lashes full-time

    Pros

    - The people - Free snacks

    Cons

    - Low compensation. They will milk you and underpay you. - Benefits aren't that great. - Snacks are alright. - Upper-management, specially C-Suite (CEO) is pretty set in their ways and it hinders the company from making any progress. - Meetings happen too often and they last forever. Not only will you be in a meeting for 3 hours, but you'll probably get nothing accomplished once it's over and will have to have another...

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    Advice to Management

    Any advice won't be heard by upper management as they seem to believe that things are being run smoothly despite the high employee turnover and low morale.

    Xtreme Lashes2018-01-03

    Xtreme Lashes Response

    January 4, 2018Xtreme Lashes

    Thank you for your post. Our CEO, Jo Mousselli, has been a working mother with 4 children for the last 20 years. Chief among our values is the empowerment of our employees and customers with rewarding careers. We express this in the form of competitive compensation based on skills, ...

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  4. Helpful (9)

    "Micromanagement at every level"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xtreme Lashes full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free snacks, and sorry, I can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Several members of C-suite are not qualified for their positions -- many were appointed because they are family. Top leadership micromanages every aspect of the business (meeting after meeting after meeting, smartsheet after smartsheet after smartsheet). There is no work/life balance -- staff is expected to work late nights and weekends to make up for the poor management of time...

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    Advice to Management

    This company needs to understand the value of a work/life balance. They will lose skilled talent to other firms that have embraced this tenet. Trust your employees to do good work. It will lead to profits and better talent.

    Xtreme Lashes2017-03-19

    Xtreme Lashes Response

    April 5, 2017Xtreme Lashes

    Thank you for your critical feedback, which helps us make better decisions in the future. We believe in constructive conversations, and hope that you had expressed your discontent while employed at Xtreme Lashes so we could collaborate on solutions. As you may know, four family ...

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  5. Helpful (19)

    "Save yourself the stress and just say No to a job offer"

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

    I worked at Xtreme Lashes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I made some lifelong friends I learned that I will never work for a family-owned business ever again.

    Cons

    Where do I begin. If you chose to work for this company, you will hear stories of empowerment and enriching lives...don't believe a word you hear. The "empowerment" and "enrichment" is only for the "inner circle". This company is like high school. Lots of cliques and gossiping. If you are ok with having no work/life balance, then this is the company for you. You will...

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    Advice to Management

    It's time to take a step back and really evaluate what is wrong with the company. High turnover should not be ignored, and archaic business practices need to change immediately if you plan on succeeding. You can not be a global leader until you actually start acting like one.

    Xtreme Lashes2015-06-22

    Xtreme Lashes Response

    May 5, 2016Culture and Talent Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review. It is unfortunate to hear that you are dissatisfied with your experience as an employee. We have worked diligently to create a company where people are valued and feel empowered to succeed and grow. Through our annual company parties, ...

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  6. Helpful (10)

    "They fired me after I told them I was pregnant"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Xtreme Lashes full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The office is very flexible you can pretty much do whatever you want as long as your core responsibilities are finished. If you like to have freedom over your day it's a pretty good fit. They do expect a lot but you will often find people mingling outside smoking and chatting for hours on end.

    Cons

    The leadership team is completely confused on their responsibilities. You will often find the Marketing Director listening in on HR meetings and the HR Director being asked to go grocery shopping. Everyone is pretty much there as a yes man to the CEO whatever she wants is what gets done. The only problem is she may change her mind several times within one meeting. Meetings typically run about 3 hours each. Also...

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    Advice to Management

    Trust in the leaders you put in place and let them do their jobs

    Xtreme Lashes2014-12-10

    Xtreme Lashes Response

    March 11, 2015Culture and Talent Manager

    The co-founder, President, and CEO of Xtreme Lashes is Ms. Jo Mousselli, an entrepreneur who co-founded Xtreme Lashes after a decade of working as an ICU nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. Under Ms. Mousselli’s direction, Xtreme Lashes has trained and empowered ...

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  7. "Fun company to work at with tons of opportunities to learn"

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

    I have been working at Xtreme Lashes full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of roles that shared responsibilities that will allow you to pick up skills and take advantage of opportunities that you would not have anywhere else.

    Cons

    The management strives for excellence which doesn't make much room for work/life balance.

    Xtreme Lashes2012-07-19

    Xtreme Lashes Response

    May 27, 2014Xtreme Lashes

    Thank you for your review on Xtreme Lashes. Your input and feedback is vitally important to us and we truly care about the thoughts and perceptions of our past and current staff members. At Xtreme Lashes, we are proud to say that many of our team members wear multiple hats and have ...

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