Compare Ulta Beauty vs Forever 21 BETA

See how working at Ulta Beauty vs. Forever 21 compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Ulta Beauty vs. Forever 21. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Ulta Beauty

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Forever 21

Employee Ratings

  • Ulta Beauty scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 5103 reviews)
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.0
(based on 5649 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
2.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Ulta Beauty Ceo Mary Dillon
80%
80%Mary Dillon
Ulta Beauty employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Forever 21 Ceo Daniel Kulle
73%
73%Daniel Kulle
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
57%
Ulta Beauty employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
43%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 23% higher than Forever 21 employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
26%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Ulta Beauty.
  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Pro at Forever 21.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Ulta Beauty.
  • "Employee discount" was the most mentioned Con at Forever 21.
Pros
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 313 reviews)
"Fun environment"(in 178 reviews)
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 311 reviews)
"Great people"(in 159 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Upper management"(in 192 reviews)
"Beauty"(in 183 reviews)
Cons
"Employee discount"(in 259 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 230 reviews)
Featured Review

Associate Manager

I worked at Ulta Beauty

Pros

will pay you what you want, health insurance is great, employee discount is decent, fun to work with so many different beauty products drug store/ high end, working with a salon is interesting and... great salon discounts

Cons

Hours given for scheduling change each week based on LY and current trends, never enough people on staff, very little life outside of work (you will go home exhausted because it will be you and 2... associates for the entire store. be prepared to run around like a chicken with your head cut off) the salon team and retail team are not very connected, and can have blurred lines as to who does what.

Advice to Management

Give more hours and have effective coverage. Do not let GM's hire 10 associates and give them 4 hours each. dont expect people to come in when you call them in because we did well and got extra hours..., respect that people have lives and are busy and most associates get 2nd jobs because they cant afford working 4 hours a week and being called in randomly. The salon reviews for ulta on the internet are horrible, clearly something going on there. Listen to when you have one on ones with employees. I spoke about several issues I had and they didnt care to listen. Very unprofessional.

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Forever 21 part-time for less than a year

Pros

Flexible hours, easy job, fun people

Cons

Poor management, customers can be rude

Job Postings

Ulta Beauty has 1,442 more recently posted open jobs than Forever 21.