Aveda Mentor/ Retail Specialist (Former Employee), Paris Parker Salon and Spa Baton Rouge,LA – October 2, 2014
Cons: talent acquisition staff
The time that I spent working at Neill Corporation was an amazing experience. I did not know much about the beauty industry prior to me starting but quickly fell in love with the Aveda products and the company as a whole. They provided lots of training and for the most part cared and valued their employees. I left the company for personal reasons and – more... in good standing and WAS probably one of their biggest fans. I appreciated what I THOUGHT was a company who was about personal growth and advancement, but was proven to be very wrong. I was given the contact information of both recruiters during my exit interview and was told "You are definitely the type of employee we would love to have..."
I would like to tell anyone that is considering applying for any job with Neill Corporation that it is an amazing opportunity and great company to grow with. Unfortunately, if you ever want to advance your career DO NOT apply for to many jobs within the company and DO NOT ever leave, because it will be held against you in the long-run by the Talent and Acquisition staff.
I went from being the perfect candidate for re-hire to "not being CULTURALLY fit"(I'm still trying to figure out exactly what that statement means considering I was once apart of that culture). Im not even sure why the Talent and Acquisition staff post so many jobs and then turn away people who have proven themselves and actually want to work.
I was an amazing hard worker that had a little bit to much drive and ambition to further my career and advance with this company. – less
Educator (Former Employee), Houston, TX – June 18, 2014
Pros: 10 days off in december, 10 days off in july, 4 day work week as an educator
Cons: expected to stand up from 8am-8pm on a concrete floor, nepotism, favortism among leaders at the school, poor representation of its name
Don't believe the hype of this company! Always held Aveda to high standards until I worked there and then I questioned why anyone would want to go there as a student or as an employee. If you have any experience then you are looked at as negative. If you have a family and want to spend time with them that's negative. The best part of working here as – more... an Educator was the students and the relationship with some of the educators. You had to be careful which educators to be friends with because there were cliques between the Asst Director and the Educator Coach and other Educators. Educator Coach was horrible she didn't focus on the building of her team of Educators. The Regional Director doesn't care about his staff at all. It's a business that is solely built off of nepotism and favortism. I pretty sure that the founder of Aveda Horst Rechelbacher is turning in his grave at the mockery his vision has become. If you are a kiss up then this is the place for you but if you actually have morals and some standards then don't bother applying. There is a lack of compassion for the educators, students, and retail advisors. – less
Student Records (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LA – May 21, 2014
Pros: great discount on products & services, mostly nice people, enjoyed working with students
Cons: unrealistic expectations, absolutely no concern or care for personal family matters, too many meetings
This was the worst job I have ever had. I would not recommend this place to anyone! I write this only to warn others that think of applying here. I loved my role, but the upper management was horrible. They have incredibly unrealistic expectations, on the staff and the students. They are unreasonable with their deadlines. They LOVE meetings (not good – more... when you have a deadline to meet!). They ultimately do not care at all about your personal life, family obligations, etc. Aveda should be your #1 at all times. There is a huge turnover at this location for this reason. (This may not apply to other Aveda Institutes - i speak of the one in Baton Rouge.) – less
Territory Manager (Former Employee), Columbia, SC – September 23, 2012
Pros: discounts received on aveda products, staying ahead of beauty trends
Cons: not enough commission opportunity
Meet with Salons to develop strategies to drive product sales of Aveda products. The hardest part of the job is the hours involved as the territory covered 3 states, all covered by car. The most enjoyable part is working with the salon owners to help them drive revenue.