Regional Manager is very mean and thrives on belittling others
retail (Former Employee) – sterling VA – February 1, 2013
This is a good place to learn about beauty products. The discounts are good. Flex scheduling is a plus. The regional manager loves to make people cry, she is so belittling and is not at all friendly or likeable, she called employees liers, stood in the way of stylist transfers, The staff changes so much due to her ill behavior.
Ulta at first was an amazing company to work for until you've been there for awhile then they treat you like poo...not competitive pay at all and they expect you to work your butt off. There is no opportunity for advancement in this company either.
Not enough hours given to employees that would love extra hours, managers are too busy to care about regualar beauty advisors, not able to take Christmas or Thanksgiving off to spend with family, do not have competitve wage at all
Merchandising Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – October 19, 2016
This company started out well and I was able to go to the next level in the company at my site and when I was offered a position, I left pressured to accept the position then when I turned it down, I was not an,e to go out for another position and after months later it was still effecting me. I left since I left the company would not allow me to move pass my position.
Hair Designer (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – October 16, 2016
Management can be great or horrible. Super corporate. As long as you can play by their guide lines it can be a really great place to start off in that industry. Pay is weak considering you just want to spend all your money there anyways.
25% employee discount, learning about industry is unlimited, can advance pay grades
Horrible schedule, work most holidays, lots of cleaning, management can be crude and corporate
Beauty Advisor (Current Employee) – Washington State – October 14, 2016
The job is pretty easy. Sometimes you'll get rude customers, but you'll get great customers for the most part. The hours are not good if you don't have open availability. All my co-workers are really awesome so that's a plus.
Cosmetic Counter Manager (Former Employee) – Muncie, IN – October 12, 2016
I loved working for this company, I was hired in to be their Clinique rep but all of my benefits came from ulta. They're a great company and were so willing to work with me. I would still be employed through them if I hadn't been forced to leave the state due to personal problems. Great management and staff, I was full time so the work life balance was a little difficult with retail hours but I loved it. Full insurance benefit package for full time employees, and it was amazing! So affordable! The makeup industry is one I've been in before with another retailer and I must say it was the complete opposite of working with Ulta. I highly recommend this company!
discounts, fun environment, plenty of makeup events
Salon Manager (Current Employee) – West Long Branch, NJ – October 11, 2016
I have been in the salon industry for over 36 years. Ulta Beauty is the first company I've worked for that truly inspires Salon Professionals to be the very best they can be. Beyond the inspiring, Ulta Beauty also provides the tools for designers to achieve all of their goals, both personal and professional.
Productive and fun environment. Great friendly staff and management.
Head cashier (Current Employee) – Arlington Heights, IL – October 10, 2016
I enjoyed my job working wit ULTA fun staff and great environment. Flexiable scheudles and friendly management. Hard working staff and productive team effort. I learned a lot from working at this company. Most fun I've ever had at a job.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Sunset Valley, TX – October 10, 2016
The associate manager is rude. They can't keep employees. The store is unorganized. The pay isn't worth the sacrifices. They usually only have one cashier which frustrates the customers who have to wait when there's a line good luck getting a manager on duty to help ring they're always "busy" sitting in the back.
Retail Associate (Former Employee) – Georgia – October 10, 2016
Once I started working here I did not receive any proper training, I had to learn mostly everything on my own. For a year I got paid the minimum of 8.14, while a new employee got paid 8.75 for being a managers friend. Hard work goes unnoticed.
I accepted the position at Ulta with the idea of getting in with a organization that was growing fast and had a great deal of advancement opportunities. I opened a new location and was given no direction or training on anything that I was responsible for. I stuck it out for over a year hoping that things would change and get better due to growing pains of a new location. I was wrong things only got worse. We had a change in management and I can tell your our DM visited our new store less than 10 times in the year that I worked there. She had no relationship with any of the managers, as well as any of our prestige beauty advisors or regular beauty advisors. The unprofessionalism conducted at our location was so unacceptable and went without correction that It forced me to give up any chance of advancement that I had hope for when the role was described to me during the recruitment process. Human Resources was really no help or support to me or other members of the staff that worked at our location and other locations in this district, I believe our district manager did not allow for problems to be addressed,my feeling was she told corportate that she would handle things and as a result due to lack of experience and professionalism she brushed every problem that came up under the rug and avoided everyone who had problems and concerns. I hope this review helps anyone is thinking of taking on a role at Ulta as a manager, I hope things change for Ulta in the future because the concept is so great but the structure of the management team is so under thought.
Great co workers
No work life balance, work without brakes un professionalism
Forklift Operator/Material Handler (Current Employee) – Greenwood, IN – October 5, 2016
I worked for ULTA warehouse for two years and let me tell you I would have rather been in "the place down under". Management is a JOKE!! They will write you up and GET in your face over everything. also if you think I'm joking one manger there used to get into everybody's face, that being a girl or boy. Also there peak seasons they have mandatory six to seven days a week! not by choice they will work you until you are broken and worn out. The health insurance is a joke, everything needs prior authorization. And if you get hurt say goodbye to your job because they will find a way to get rid of you. So if you still want to work there good luck and say bye to your personal life, you will never have one. And as far as the company as a whole goes, they have their thumbs up their butts all the time. HR are basically worthless.
If you can drag someone to your chair to pay $40 for a haircut and maybe $140 for some color, by all means, ulta is the Place for you!!! Your aver age ulta shopper normally does not want to be hasseled to pay $40 for a haircut
Normally I encourage people apply and come up with their own opinion. Based on my experience I wouldn't recommend working at Ulta, whether it be in the salon or retail as a career. The turnover is high due to shady behavior from management. I could go on and on but it's not worth the stress of being in that work environment.