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3.7
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Found 37 of over 41 reviews

3.7
83%
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philosophy Founder and Chief Executive Officer Cristina Carlino (no image)
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The skills & academic stamina of students in adv. classes are the lowest my colleagues and I have ever seen across ALL subjects. Students also seem not to care about the quality of their work, goal setting, & improvement like they did pre-C-19. Being back in person for a year has not erased the learning losses; in fact, this group is worse off than last year’s classes. Do you see this trend in your advanced programs? I wonder if it’s a district curriculum & philosophy issue or more widespread.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    The best

    Jan 19, 2022 - Cosmetics Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The best company ever to work for

    Cons

    No cons to speak of

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good work life balance

    Nov 20, 2021 - Retail Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits, company perks, edu conferences

    Cons

    Extensive daily work hours expected

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Philosophy, Coty

    Jun 11, 2021 - Senior R & D Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great company to work Listen to employees Team oriented

    Cons

    The location is not optimal

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Incredibly mismanaged

    Aug 11, 2021 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work/life balance Enjoyable coworkers

    Cons

    No growth opportunities Sexism Incredibly poor management Tendency towards reaction vs. proaction Didn’t feel my skills or experience were respected

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Customer Specialist

    Apr 22, 2021 - Customer Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Values of clients-based and flexibility

    Cons

    Could have more diverse team

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    A wholly owned subsidiary skincare brand soon to be absorbed by the new parent company.

    May 4, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Food orders for breakfast & lunch meetings. Additional personal days for PTO. Strong sense of community/family among employees. Free movie passes as a birthday gift. Bi-annual taxable fringe benefits (Product) as well as blemish free products on a periodic basis.

    Cons

    Lack of structured growth model forced reliance on promotional activity in the direct to consumer market. Degraded perception as a prestige brand due to high discount activity. Purchase by large conglomerate has degraded the company spirit.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Freelance

    Jun 9, 2015 - Freelancer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It was fun going into all of the stores to help them with their day to day business is as a special guest. The products are great and a very reasonable price. They sell themselves and make great gifts that everyone likes. The bath products are simply amazing and smell delicious. The purity cleansers are very nice and clean the skin well. They have something for all skin types. If you understand basic skincare and can approach people you will do well. The sales per hour goals were reasonable, even in the summer time. It was easy to sell during the holiday season. Sales incentives were fun too. If you sold so many of a focus product, than you could earn one for yourself.

    Cons

    The communication was all over the place. The training was minimal. One store could be over an hour away for working a 4 or 5 hour shift. Some stores welcomed freelance staff more than others. If it was your fist time in a door you did not know what you were walking into. Not all stores of the same name are operated in the same way. The schedule can change quickly. If this is not a primary job or a fun job plan on about 3-19 hours per week. It depends on where the managers need you and what events are going on at the store. Some retailers do not get enough stock of the featured deal or GWPs. The customers get frustrated. Work with the store management or counter management to get the needed information regarding on hands. Communicate the stock concerns to your Territory Manager. Some stores were horribly understaffed and many customers would ask for help with things we did not know anything about. It was nice to be able to say I am a guest in the store with Philosophy. If you are sales and product savvy enough you could help in other lines and link sale back to philosophy so you could meet your goals.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great brand and company to work for

    Mar 4, 2014 - Counter Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    products that are top of the line without being top price AE's and RM's that support you and your growth Education program is one of the best i have ever seen in the industry

    Cons

    a lot of SKU assortment with some being redundant. Stock issues due to popular products

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Company- Poor management.

    Aug 20, 2010 - Sales Associate in Chandler, AZ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Philosophy has an amazing corporate company culture. They provide excellent benefits and thorough triaining. Philosophy has a great devoted fan base.

    Cons

    Boutiques have gona downhill since mid 2009 due to change in management. Stores experienced complete turn over and all new management is not good representation of the integrity of the company. Disconnect among corporate and boutiques.

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Long term employee

    Dec 24, 2015 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It's a culture you would like to be apart of. it did change though once COTY came in and bought the company.

    Cons

    Once COTY bought the company things changed. Culture, feeling and everyone was on edge, when they were going to lose their jobs. I luckily left soon after they were bought

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philosophy has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 41 reviews left anonymously by employees. 83% of employees would recommend working at philosophy to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, philosophy employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at philosophy. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

83% of philosophy employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated philosophy 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.3 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

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