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Ulta Beauty Reviews

Updated 15 December 2014
Updated 15 December 2014
849 Reviews
2.8
849 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The employee discount is probably one of the best perks of this position (in 64 reviews)

  • 50% discount on salon services, and 25% discount on products (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't have a very good work/life balance because I'm always at work (in 25 reviews)

  • Upper management is not always aware of activities that go on in the store (in 52 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    beauty advisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Orion, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Beauty Advisor in Orion, MI (US)

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    employee discounts, free products, fun atmosphere,

    Cons

    standing entire shift, work every weekend and holidays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Salon Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Manager
    Current Employee - Salon Manager

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, discounts are good. Friendly environment, good if you enjoy retail

    Cons

    Typical corporate environment, basically no training, everyone gets treated like a thief, difficult to get checked out when your shift is over. Retail environment means you end up doing a lot of floor work versus salon, high turnover with management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people two days off in a row and some weekends if they want it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ulta Beauty and Salon

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The team I work with is wonderful. They work around your schedule. The discounts are very good especially for the salon

    Cons

    They dont promote to often, and they like to higher out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within before looking for others to fill a management position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun staff, no training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people were great and fun to work with. I loved working truck team in the morning. The hours were flexible, and the products are fun. The salon discounts are great!

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to advance, hired a new person on as store manager rather than promoting within. No training, so I was lost for the first couple months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in State College, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in State College, PA (US)

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hours
    Discount
    Gratis
    Benefits

    Ulta also is very generous with their paid time off if you qualify for it and you get holiday pay even if you don't work on the holiday

    Cons

    If you aren't a manager the hours probably won't be enough to survive on alone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More hours for associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot, but worked a ton!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Algonquin, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Algonquin, IL (US)

    I worked at Ulta Beauty full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked as an associate manager. This titles requires you to learn just about everything which is a plus! They want you to excel and move quickly up the management chain. The 25% discount was really nice! I enjoyed the people I worked with as well. Potential to earn extra money with overtime work.

    Cons

    The hours are very long. High volume equals high stress. Expect to work days that you requested off. Receiving inventory and stocking happens at night once a week so every Thursday the shift is from 7pm-3am. There is a lack of communication of what is to be expected by the District Manager and General Manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good help is hard to find so don't take your employees for granted!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Prestige beauty

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prestige Manager
    Current Employee - Prestige Manager

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Room for promotion with a growing company! Helping guest look their best. Gratis. Employee discount.

    Cons

    No training what so ever. Working 6-8 hour days and not allowed to take break. On feet all day. You have to ring customers when it's busy. Stocking and cleaning most of the day. Not a glamorous job. High turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To prevent high turn over you need to implement a training program for new employees. It is very stressful to have to figure every thing out on your own and very intimidating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    I loved it

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Tulsa, OK (US)
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Tulsa, OK (US)

    I worked at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy pool of people to build a clientele from, offered retirement plans, insurance. Helped build discipline by holding you to retail hours and breaks.

    Cons

    Being searched before you leave, lots of shifts in upper management, rigid hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It simply takes to long to buy something from you guys,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Nampa, ID (US)
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Nampa, ID (US)

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Working with the team
    -Customers
    -Work environment
    -Willing to work around availability

    Cons

    -Promotions
    -training (not enough training, learn as you go)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Eh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in High Point, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in High Point, NC (US)

    I worked at Ulta Beauty full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Eh good discounts benefits fun to work at

    Cons

    Mean managers childish drama no one owns up to their mistakes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of stupid people and

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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