They'll Lie to Get You in the Door
Key Holder/Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – January 8, 2019
The workplace culture is cut-throat, they are not consistent in how they pay people who do the same job, and the district managers play favoritism with their highest volume stores. If you're looking to grow in your artistry, this is not the place to do it. It used to be, but they've transitioned to a solely selling model. They'll teach you the absolute basics and then send you out on your own. As long as you make your numbers, that's all they care about but nothing is going to protect you from being a scapegoat and getting thrown under the bus to protect the managers. If it suits their agenda, they'll build you up and promise you promotions, and as soon as they see they won't get what they want out of helping you, they'll throw you aside and gaslight you to make you think it's your fault when the numbers say otherwise. If you're looking for upward mobility, this is not going to happen while working for this company. They are closing MANY stores and they have over saturated the cosmetic market to the point where they're literally hurting their boutiques and overall earnings and for some reason just can't understand why or how despite the fact that as a consumer (you can buy a perfectly good, $30 foundation in the same mall at Sephora or Sephora in JCPenny, at Ulta or 5 minutes from a boutique at TJ Maxx at a discount for maybe $7.)
The employee discount is nice, but that's about it.
corporate gaslighting, no upward mobility, intimidation, poor pay, terrible management