Macy's Beauty Advisor Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2021

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Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette
Jeff Gennette
63 Ratings
  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Don't do it.

    May 29, 2021 - Beauty Advisor in Aurora, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Regulars are usually pretty cool. Gratis is nice if you work for a brand. (Estee lauder companies, lancome, sheseido, ect)

    Cons

    Management in my store was the worst I've ever experienced. The level of ineptitude shown by upper management often made them nearly obsolete. More of a code release on legs. Most sales associates were responsible for teaching new managers what their functions were on the POS. To another point your job description means nothing. I was a beauty advisor for estee lauder. That means I was also on the visual team, the dock team, part time counter manager, hr, customer relations, mall directory, recovery, I was often made to work in shoes, women's clothing, men's clothing, all of the last acts, luggage, hand bags, and inventory which is a management activity. Expect to be working way too much for the pay. My old store has gone through 3 new department managers and 3 new counter managers for nearly each counter since my departure 9 months ago.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Beauty advisor

    Jul 24, 2021 - Beauty Advisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Happy work is fun successfully

    Cons

    Management is so hard and very baf

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Desperately in need of unionization

    Jul 5, 2021 - Beauty Advisor in Albany, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Nice employee discount - Camaraderie with co-workers

    Cons

    Working at Macy's was dehumanizing. Sales policies seem to have been designed to pit co-workers against each other in a way that prevents them from leveraging collective power in order to improve working conditions. Management did nothing in the way of creating basic guidelines for sales that would prevent conflict in a commission-driven environment, and at the same time gave so little in base pay that employees would sabotage one another in the interest of a marginal 1% commission. Workers are not allowed to wear supportive shoes, to sit or even lean for hours at a time, subject to unpredictable schedules, and told during morning "rally" that they are replaceable and so not to expect better treatment. Middle management was incompetent and petty, while upper management seemed intentionally cruel. Credit card sales seemed predatory. Absolutely would not recommend.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    People!

    Jul 12, 2021 - Beauty Advisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great staff to work with !!

    Cons

    The holiday hours were crazy!!

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  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Clinique BA Choose a different company

    May 21, 2021 - Beauty Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You get full benefits at this location, and are part of a Union

    Cons

    They try to take advantage and give people with the same position different pay. Management tries to break you down. Racism takes place and only people who do them favors get higher positions instead of those who have the actual knowledge and characteristics to be leaders. Other companies within Macy’s are much better so I’ve heard but Clinique is a nightmare, add on the executives, who are extremely fake, and non diverse, they love to throw the diverse card in when they need to cover their butts. It’s really disappointing, it would make you not want to work in the industry. They use and abuse the newer employees and let the older employees in Clinique get away with whatever they please. Also Clinique direct management are very disrespectful to their employees. I had a love and hate relationship with this job, I loved the job itself but hated the environment due to management

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Working at macys

    Jul 8, 2021 - Beauty Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    employee discount and typically easy work with base pay

    Cons

    lack of hours and support with unrealistic sales goals

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  7. 5.0
    KEY NOT FOUND: jobLine.seasonal-former, less than 1 year

    Great company

    Jul 1, 2021 - On-Call Beauty Advisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Lots of opportunities for career growth

    Cons

    Not much, no complaints whatsoever

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  8. 3.0
    KEY NOT FOUND: jobLine.per_diem-former, less than 1 year

    Ok

    Jul 19, 2021 - Beauty Advisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Doing make overs, employee discount

    Cons

    Not enough hours, applied for full time and was giving flex associate.

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  9. 4.0
    KEY NOT FOUND: jobLine.seasonal-former, less than 1 year

    BA Macy’s herald square

    Jun 25, 2021 - Beauty Advisor in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fast pace, meeting new people, ability to grow

    Cons

    No flexibility, pay isn’t comparable to industry experience

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great!

    Jun 28, 2021 - Beauty Advisor in Nampa, ID
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay at this place

    Cons

    There aren’t any to share

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