Compare Urban Outfitters vs Ulta Beauty BETA

See how working at Urban Outfitters vs. Ulta Beauty 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 Urban Outfitters vs. Ulta Beauty. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Urban Outfitters

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Ulta Beauty

Employee Ratings

  • Urban Outfitters scored higher in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Ulta Beauty scored higher in 5 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 2909 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.4
(based on 5392 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Urban Outfitters Ceo Richard A. Hayne
51%
51%Richard A. Hayne
CEO Approval
Ulta Beauty Ceo Mary Dillon
80%
80%Mary Dillon
Ulta Beauty employees rated their CEO Approval 29% higher than Urban Outfitters employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
64%
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
40%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Ulta Beauty employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than Urban Outfitters employees rated theirs.

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What Employees Say

  • Ulta Beauty had 143 more reviews than Urban Outfitters that mentioned "Employee discount" as a Pro.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Urban Outfitters.
  • "Upper management" was the most mentioned Con at Ulta Beauty.
Pros
Pros
"Great discount"(in 358 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 223 reviews)
Pros
"Employee discount"(in 366 reviews)
"Fun environment"(in 188 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 149 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 82 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 196 reviews)
"Beauty"(in 192 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Sales Associate

I worked at Urban Outfitters full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great atmosphere, music, people and a generous employee discount.

Cons

Occasional long hours, over night work, calls on your days off.

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.

Job Postings

Ulta Beauty has 6,632 more recently posted open jobs than Urban Outfitters.