Big let down.
Pros: gratis, if you were lucky enough to get it.
Cons: no hours, rude manager, no diversity, bad pay and no job security.
I was thrilled when I saw that an Ulta was coming to my area. I applied as soon as I could. I was thrilled when I got the call informing me that I got the job. They promised everything I'd want to hear, great hours, job security, gratis and a job doing what I'd love. They had us come in the work 40hrs a week to set up the store for them. We were all happy to do it because we were so excited to be apart of this store. Unfortunately, after the set up half of the girls were cut. Even those of us who were left were stuck doing a job that we didn't sign up for. I was stuck unloading a truck in the back and only got 4-10 hrs a week TOPS. They said that the only way to get more hours was to sell the most stuff, yet they didn't even give us a chance to do that. Only the freshly 18 yr old girls with little to no experience were actually given hours. Not only did I have retail experience, but I have also been a makeup artist for 7yrs. I don't think that my store manager was a fan of my tattoos, even though there is nothing regarding tattoos in the employee handbook and Urban Decay (a top selling brand at Ulta) adds and social media posts display tattoos and self expression.. It was like high school all over again. The manager seemed stressed and out of place. She has no experience in the cosmetology industry and only has managed a Bath and Body Works store before. She acted like that teacher in school who tries to fit in with the "cool kids". She was very rude, unfair and unprofessional. It's a shame, because the store could be an awesome company to work for, under better management maybe. If the assistant manager was given the GMs job, I think it would have been a lot better. So, if you want to be paid very little, not appreciated, talked down to, given 4hrs a week and not be able to be at all unique - GO FOR IT!