Ulta Beauty Reviews

Updated 12 Jul 2020

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3.3
59%
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81%
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Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon
Mary Dillon
2,130 Ratings
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  • "Lots of turnover in upper management(in 192 reviews)

  • "pay is pretty low compared to other beauty sales/retails(in 184 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Manager"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Associate Manager in Deptford
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    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.

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  2. "I love my coworkers!!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master Stylist in Whittier, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount is amazing, hours are great, lots of training available

    Cons

    Salon supplies take forever to arrive

  3. "I worked there only a few months"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The jobs really worked with my passion for makeup.

    Cons

    I wish they offered better training for products.

  4. "Fun environment!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Riverton, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ulta Beauty full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good energy, fun environment with a lot of people who have a genuine interest in beauty. Awesome work-life balance, and I could always get the time off to do things I wanted to do

    Cons

    Too many stylists were hired in the salon for my location. There weren’t enough new clients to go around: everyone ended up stocking shelves or doing retail, when we wanted to be behind the chair. It was a new location with too many new hires, so everyone got their hours slashed. The majority of the stylists ended up leaving.

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  5. "Better than typical mass retail"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Cashier in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Policies are overall better than some employers as far as treatment of employees Great job for extroverts Great opportunities for growth as long as you’re self driven

    Cons

    Depending on the demeanor of management, how you’re treated can vary. Breaks are only given on 5+ hour shifts and it’s only 15 minutes. Lunches are only for 7.5+ shifts and no other breaks (Florida) Hypocritical leniency and punishment by management at times

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  6. "Great place to work."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Operations Manager in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Welcoming environment and opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Not enough payroll to complete tasks

  7. "Great place to start your career"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Skin Therapist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ulta Beauty part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Corporate listens to employee feedback and implements changes. Generous discounts and overall a fun and positive work environment

    Cons

    Many weekend hours and the desire to spend your paycheck at work but that’s to be expected. Rare to have two days off in a row unless you’re a part time cashier or manager which i didn’t love but a set schedule allows you to plan your life

  8. "pretty good company to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    401k for all employees with company match, enjoy the people I work with, flexible hours work with schedule, benefits for full-time employees

    Cons

    no benefits for part time employees, retail so hours & pay sometimes don't match

  9. "good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Ulta Beauty full-time

    Pros

    very good overall experience. would recommend

    Cons

    no cons I can think of

  10. "Solid Company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Texarkana, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ulta Beauty part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Incredible Culture. Good pay.

    Cons

    Not many hours. Not a lot of room for growth.

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