Educator (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – March 17, 2018
They hire “friends” into management positions and don’t listen to concerns from staff regarding management. They are willing to lose staff and educators because they see us as replaceable when we are the foundation for the culture. Coming to work daily is hard Company is great as a whole but if you get stuck in a location with bad management you may as well quit
Educator (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – January 23, 2018
As an educator you have to remember why you do what you love. To have positive impacts on lives. Teach, guide and inspire. But when you work for a company that does not share your same outlook and passion it is very frustrating. Company feels that the guest is first priority which is false. The student is first. Without a successful student the guest suffers the consequences . In order for an educator to be successful we must produce successful students. If the educator is not given the support, tools and knowledge the student will not be successful. Without the student the company will fail.
1 hour lunch break
"higher ups" only care about making money, Lack of support for the staff, Inconsistent and unorganized, .
Guest Service Agent (Current Employee) – Hammond, LA – October 20, 2017
I book appointments for the stylists and other service providers in 11 salons (2 are barber shops). Can be very busy but slow at times. Working with the public you can expect the occasional rude client but overall if you do your job and stay calm and professional you are good. Great co-workers and management is wonderful. Decient pay with more than enough room to grow and they like moving internally rather than hiring new.
Great opportunity, great co-workers, management is wonderful
Purchasing Agent (Former Employee) – Hammond, LA – August 9, 2017
I started at Neill Corporation in the mail room and worked my way up to be a Purchasing Agent. I learned a lot about the purchasing world and would still be there if I would not have been laid off along with 30 other co-workers due to lack or work.
Retail Advisor (Former Employee) – Winter Park, FL – July 8, 2017
This was one of my favorite positions I have held across the board in different fields. If you are an advocate for the mission and products at Aveda then you will be a great fit. There are stressful moments as with any positions, but the environment you work in makes it worth it entirely.
Trainer of Salon/Spa Software (Spanish) (Former Employee) – Hammond, LA – July 29, 2015
Good company. Straight up people. I started in Aveda Sales (phone sales), later moved to Font Desk duties. IT discovered I was fluent in Spanish and Richard moved me to the Training/Education biz. I was there for a short time before, for personal reasons, I had to quit. I was really happy and amongst great thinkers.
Relaxed, if you need it, atmosphere. Conducive to learning and teaching.
Aveda Mentor/ Retail Specialist (Former Employee) – Paris Parker Salon and Spa Baton Rouge,LA – October 2, 2014
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 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.
Educator (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – June 18, 2014
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 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.
10 days off in December, 10 days off in July, 4 day work week as an educator
expected to stand up from 8am-8pm on a concrete floor, nepotism, favortism among leaders at the school, poor representation of its name
Student Records (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – May 21, 2014
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 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.)
Great discount on products & services, mostly nice people, enjoyed working with students
unrealistic expectations, absolutely no concern or care for personal family matters, too many meetings
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.
discounts received on aveda products, staying ahead of beauty trends