There were some things I really really loved about working at Ulta; I loved learning more about makeup techniques, new products coming out, discounts on makeup and services, helping customers find the one product they're going to love... but it wasn't enough to make me stay. I was told I would advance quickly, and I never did. My pay stayed at $8.50 the whole time, I can't support myself on that and they knew it. They refused to give me more hours but hired new Beauty Advisors all the time. Management made work your life, I was always scheduled for times I couldn't work and they prioritized me working over me being happy and healthy. Once I was behind the register, I started getting dizzy and my vision started spotting, when I told my manager at the SLC location that I was going to sit down for a few minutes I was sworn at and told "just go get a drink of water if you need it so bad and get back here!" I have no respect for work places that value labor over the wellbeing of their employees. If you like a corporate work culture this may be the place for you, but it certainly wasn't for me.
employee discounts, opportunity to learn
short breaks, high stress environment, very corporate