Ulta Beauty

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Fast growing, but disorganized

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Former Employee - Finance/Accounting in Bolingbrook, IL (US)
Former Employee - Finance/Accounting in Bolingbrook, IL (US)

I worked at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Fast growing company. No 100% direct competitor. Competitive salaries and benefits. Constantly achieving new benchmarks. Room for improvement creates an atmosphere of opportunity for associates to make their name.

Cons

Tend to "put the cart in front of the horse" when implementing projects. Implementations never seem to achieve desired results that were originally presented. Lack of cooperation between departments, which might be common at other companies.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Foster cooperation between departments.

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    its an alright job as far as the salon goes

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Denton, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Denton, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    good commission scale and pretty much laid back as far as the salon goes.

    Cons

    not enough buget for busy color salons
    cashiers knowledge lacks
    managment is always changing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get people that know that they are doing and keep plenty of people scheduled

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't sell yourself short

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    The discount is hard to let go of once you leave;
    Full (and quite decent) benefits for all employees, which is rare, especially in retail.
    Flexible availability options.
    Employee perks used to be better until Mr. Rubin stepped in.

    Cons

    Ulta is pretty horribly mismanaged. Too many managers that can retaliate against you by cutting your hours, and there's really nothing you can do about it, as you have extremely limited interaction with your district manager. Plus, you won't get your schedule until Friday or Saturday morning, so good luck making any plans for the week-- but what does management care? They know their schedules weeks in advance.

    Employees do not make commission, but for some reason, everyone's highly competitive-- probably because they're so miserable. Have fun trying to get someone to switch a three hour shift with you or to help you organize the trash. You're on your own.

    No cleaning crew. Spill a nail polish? On your hands and knees with the 100% Acetone while customers complain about the smell. If there's no acetone, well, my dear, it's your lucky day trying to figure out if ammonia and bleach will help. Watch out for the glass, too. Super glamorous, aren't you glad you work in cosmetics?

    Working truck is easy money, as the store is closed, but be prepared to be the bottom of the barrel at your store. Task are the hardest working, yet lowest paid employees in the store, working until two in the morning, then coming back at 10 am the next day. It's probably not worth your time.

    Got a promotion? Great, here's a ton more responsibility, and to compensate: a nickel-- or, if you're really lucky, no raise at all because of corporate red tape. There are employees who have been working at Ulta for close to a decade still making under $10/hr. That is criminal. We used to get to complain about these things to the corporate level through the yearly employee survey-- however, once again, thank you, Mr. Rubin, for stepping on our necks to get to a nice stock price.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    General managers, you generally do your job very well and are chosen because you can be impartial and responsible-- please teach your lower management the same level of appropriateness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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