Freelancer (Current Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – September 6, 2012
A typical day at work consists of teaching customers how to apply makeup, providing knowledge on products and giving the best possible customer service. What I've learned is that you need to be a good listener to the customer to really cater to what they need when they walk in the store. As far as management, MAC Cosmetics is successful in having a positive relationship between the employees and giving many benefits. The hardest part of the job is doing quick makeovers, it has to be straight to the point without being rushed, but able to do a lot of makeovers in a day. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting so many people with different styles and tastes in makeup. In addition, I learn something new everyday from my co workers and their style/techniques.
Makeup Artist (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 4, 2016
Mac is a great company to work for. An average day is filled with hard work, but knowing that you're making a difference in a lot of different types of women's lives. Your coworkers become your family, especially smaller locations with small staffing. Management in my experience has been extremely supportive, and push you to become better workers, and makeup artists. The hardest part is meeting your goals in slower times, but it is possible through outreach and your loyal clients who come in for every collection. But my favorite part is really making the difference for women who have specific challenges, be it health, skin struggles, or unfavorable features, and turning it around and making them feel beautiful. That's the most rewarding part.
Fun enviroment, room for advancements, different certifications to earn,
Sales/Make-up Artist (Former Employee) – Henderson, NV – February 3, 2016
MAC great company to really horn in on your make up skills. Ability to really be creative, building a loyal client base. The opportunity to grow and advance into many arenas that MAC has to offer. Management was great and personable. Scheduling allowed you to have an outside life to work as well. Very well balanced company
Freelane Makeup Artist (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – January 29, 2016
I absolutely love working for MAC! The only downside is I am Freelance and I desire full-time. I know in time I will move up. This company and all of the employees that I have met so far are all beautiful inside and out.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – NJ – January 27, 2016
If you love a challenge, willing to work long hours, this is the brand for you! Salaried managers work 40 hours plus and you must set boundaries with your staff or you will burn out. The culture of MAC is unlike any other. If you are willing to sacrifice your personal like you will find MAC challenging yet rewarding.
freelance (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 12, 2016
Freelancing for MAC is a great opportunity to either get your foot in the door to become a permanent artist or to supplement your current income as you get to chose the hours you are available to work.
Being around other artists, ability to work at multiple locations, having a sense of community, flexible schedule, morning or evening shifts are available
no benefits for freelance artists, if it's slow less hours are available, less training for freelance artists
manager (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – November 18, 2015
Fun Productive environment Company invested in the employees Great sales incentives Improved on image . artists seemed unapproachable but company was working on it no work life balance but it was rewarding amazing benefits (insurance)
Makeup Artist/Sales (Current Employee) – NY – November 14, 2015
Overall, there is a sense of pride in both personal and teamwork. Its staff remains dedicated to the client and the progression of cosmetics. As a member of the global flagship, days are typically incredibly busy. This environment can really fuel a sense of excitement and eagerness within the team.
3rd key (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – November 10, 2015
Mac is a fun work environment that provides quarterly training on new products and artistry tips. Trainers are great at getting you excited and motivated to do your job and communicate that excitement to customers.
Makeup Artist (Former Employee) – San Leandro, CA – October 26, 2015
My overall experience with MAC Cosmetics was amazing. I was with the company for a total of four (4) years. During my time with the company, I installed many valuable skills that I will take with me to future employment. I very much enjoyed the staff/my managers, as it was a fun and pleasant work environment for me. In the end, I was looking to grow outside the cosmetics industry and challenge myself into a different field of work.
Freelancer (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – October 25, 2015
MAC allows you to be the most creative with yourself and others. FReedom of expression and very judge free zone. Mac does not discriminate, does not allow you to discriminate others . Everyone is allowed to be different and show off their creativity through color. Very strict Black on black uniform.
free products, and VIP sneak peaks of season collections
Freelancer (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – October 16, 2015
loved to work with diverse customers being able to help each customer reach their needs with makeup artistry. Working for mac taught me a lot about my artistry side i didn't get training like permanent employees did i simply taught myself and learned from other artist. Every counter i worked mostly everyone was helpful.