Beauty Advisor (Former Employee) – Berkshire – 18 March 2017
The only thing i enjoyed about this job was getting to interact with lots of different types of people and make them feel good about themselves. I genuienly loved doing make up which i studied at college.
Working for Benefit changed my whole perspective on pursuing make up professionally. The management from store all the way up to area manager were bullies and if you didn't have a tan and brown hair your weren't a benefit girl. There was a culture of bulling and intimidation.
While I was at a training event we were told by the head trainer of the company. "Benefit don't employ unattractive people, fundamentally they just can't sell makeup" I believe this says a lot about their ethics as a company.
I would not recommend anyone to work for them. The pay is minimum wage most of the time regardless of experience.
Boutique Proprietor (Current Employee) – Santa Barbara, CA – 29 November 2016
Benefit Cosmetics is a fun, creative, and inspiring atmosphere in which to work. I am constantly being motivated to do better and to grow, and the company compensates its employees well. I thoroughly enjoy the interaction I have with my clients and getting to know them personally through product interaction and salon services. The most challenging aspect of my job includes thinking of innovative ways to grow our business, but I have a lot of freedom in the manner in which I can network and gain additional clientele.
Beauty consultant/ Sales assistant (Former Employee) – Manchester, UK – 10 February 2017
I started at benefit when he had just started to come out in the uk I was never trained and was expected to sell product I had no clue how to use also the management I was under were rude and signalled me out I wanted to do a college course to help with my makeup career and I was basically told If I couldn't do full time I had to leave as they had no part time contracts I believe things have changed since last worked there but id never recommend this company
Lead Sales Esthetician (Former Employee) – Walnut Creek, CA – 12 December 2016
Benefit Cosmetics is a great place to start your Esthetics career. It is very retail driven so make sure that you are comfortable with sales because that is more important than providing waxing services! Fun place to work but you work a lot and the management isn't very successful..
Walk in clientele
In the middle of a department store, no privacy for clients!
Upbeat environment with a great pay. Working as a cosmetologist be prepared to have no life outside of work. Long work hours.
Lead Sales Cosmetologist (Current Employee) – Montclair, CA – 4 November 2016
The company has a fun and bright feel. The pay and gratis is a huge plus. The hours can be long for full time or lead positions. Management can make the work experience either amazing or a bit stressful. But the company has a great formula for success.
Arch Expert (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – 29 December 2016
Made a mistake leaving an old job. Was told of full time hours. Hours are constantly being cut. No advancement. I applied for a management position with all my many years of managing and supervising, I wasn't good enough.
Freelance Makeup Artist (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – 15 March 2017
This was a fun experience which I had the opprotunity to freelance in various places in the greater Seattle area where Benefit Cosmetics were sold. I had a sales goal at each location which was fun to challange. I met alot of people and got to travel around the city. Some sales goals were difficult to make due to lack of customers. That was the primary reason I was directed to a location was to boost sales persay or take part in a trade show.
brow expert (Current Employee) – UK – 24 November 2016
A typical day at work is usually quite. I've learnt in my current job I have, that traffic stopping doesn't work if nobody visits the store. Unfortunately I have no say in how we market and advertise ourselves and management are happy to continue, There is a lot of management with strong personal friendship/relationship with colleague's on shop floor which is very off putting and not a great environment to work in I'm afraid. The best part of the job is making a customers day, something brought or not! I love it And the hardest is standing around waiting for customers and having an unprofessional manager.. its not great.
Freelance Beauty Advisor (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – 14 November 2016
I love working for the company as a freelance artist, it gives me the flexibility to balance home and work life without taking up to much time from the other. As a freelance you don't get mich benefits but pay is good, and it is fun!
Aesthetician (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 27 April 2016
While the general idea of benefit is to promote a "girlfriend" experience it is often a Mean Girls environment with obvious favoritism and often encourages a competitive vs team atmosphere. Employees in equal positions are not all held accountable the same way, tips are not always paid in a timely manner and advancement is difficult. However the base pay and product commission is Standard and the gratis program allows you to try the products which do what they say they will and are affordable to most customers.
No work/life balance, unprofessional employees, favortism
Counter Manager (Former Employee) – Poole, Dorset – 19 January 2017
The makeup side of the job and interacting with the customers is the best part of the job, however the management and the way the company treat you in general is bad. They are ungrateful if you go above and beyond, the targets set are sometimes very unreasonable considering I am an extremely hard worker and love to achieve my targets
Fun & Upbeat cosmetics company to work for... would've prefer Full time vs Part time. To qualify for all the perks in health benefits paid vacations & Holidays. As a part timer it isn't as beneficial to work every weekend Friday-Monday and not get full benefits.
1 hour break & gratis twice a year! Bday gift card
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Sheffield, South Yorkshire – 6 February 2017
Working for Benefit Cosmetics was a fun way of working, everyone who you work with are so bubbly and friendly. Good team work is there, everyone is so passionate about the job and thats what then motivates you in everyday life and makes you feel good about yourself. All the Benefit team are so welcoming and polite, never will you ever feel left out you will be apart of the team no matter what and also if i was a customer i love the fact that Benefit sales assistants have time for the customers and let them take a seat and try different products on. I would 100% someone to work for Benefit Cosmetics.
Retail Account Manager (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – 20 March 2017
This was the company that got me to learn what I was capable of doing. I was able to learn how manage, train, educate, work with management, travel, and to be a great regional manager. It showed me what I loved to do.
Beauty Advisor (Current Employee) – United Kingdom – 17 February 2017
traffic stopping constantly no way to progress only care about average sale , unit sales not about their staff if your higher up in the company its great get treated fab if your not you get treated not as great