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Ulta Beauty Overview

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Bolingbrook, IL (US)
10000+ employees
1990
Company - Public (ULTA)
Beauty & Personal Accessories Shops
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Sephora, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works
Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) is the largest beauty retailer in the United States and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. Since opening its first store 25 years ago, Ulta Beauty has grown to become the ... Read more

Mission: Mission

We’re on a quest to bring the fun of beauty to all —constantly delighting our guests with all things beauty all in one place, while offering rewarding careers for our passionate, beauty-loving ... Read more

Ulta Beauty Reviews

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Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon
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1,184 Ratings
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    "Challenging but fulfilling career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, MI (US)
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    I have been working at Ulta Beauty full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company values, decent work life balance, over time is frowned upon, great salon discount, company seems to value employees opinions through culture surveys annually and we saw change at a field level, good brand training, good opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Pay is low for responsibilities expected to fulfill, time is not given to recruit or network outside their 4 walls, you must come from a strong leadership background as there is not really a structured leadership outline or program on the retail side of the business. Sense of urgency around filling management positions lacking from DM and higher.

    Advice to Management

    If your initiatives include staffing and scheduling, give us the time to recruit and network outside of the customers that walk in. Leaving management positions open for months and months is unacceptable. Continue to listen to your field staff through the culture surveys. We appreciate that you're listening and making changes. Spend the payroll so we can make money and protect our inventory. And last but most important, create a leadership program that teaches your "green" managers how to be better leaders so they can better inspire their employees.

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Ulta Beauty Photos

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Ulta Beauty Interviews

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    Counter Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Ulta Beauty (Manchester, England) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Very brief but thorough, they interviewer was making lots of questions about my experience & what I liked to do outside of work. I was asked if there was any particular reason for wanting to move jobs at this point in life, I replied that I was looking for a new challenge & that I had wanted to move into another trade as had become bored of what Iwas doing at this time.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to leave your current job?   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • Nasdaq Facebook live interview with Ulta Beauty’s CEO, Mary Dillon! Ulta Beauty celebrates 10 years as a public company!
    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQu1D

    —4 days ago
    Nasdaq

    ?? Behind The Bell: Chat With Ulta Beauty CEO Mary Dillon

  • Want to grow your clientele & WOW them with your service? We have amazing opportunities to grow your career @UltaBeauty!
    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQRKG

    —30+ days ago
    ULTA BEAUTY - NOW HIRING: Hair Stylist - Valdosta, GA

    Under direct supervision, consults with customers on their hair needs, recommends professional hair care services and products. A Designer (Hairstylist) delivers quality technical service with emphasis on the customer's total look and is responsible for building a request client base through referrals and utilizing promotional materials available, while following all company policies and procedures.

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Ulta Beauty Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative Companies, Chain Store Age, 2017
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2015
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