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MAC Cosmetics Reviews

Updated 13 Feb 2020

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3.5
63%
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72%
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MAC Cosmetics CEO John Demsey
John Demsey
541 Ratings
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  • "Work life balance but that’s to be expected in a full time management job(in 166 reviews)

  • "Sales goals are high and they really push them(in 114 reviews)

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  1. "Treuthful"

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    Former Employee - Retail Makeup Artist in Clapham, South East England, England

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good training, free and creative, good discount

    Cons

    competitive within beauty industry

    MAC Cosmetics2019-09-04
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Retail Artist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent training, employee perks and discount

    Cons

    Retail hours aren't family friendly

    MAC Cosmetics2020-01-22
  3. "Good discount, unachievable targets"

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    Former Employee - Community Program Development Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount, the best colleagues, artistry

    Cons

    Really high targets, unsociable hours, work every weekend

    MAC Cosmetics2020-01-29
  4. "Mac cosmetics"

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    Former Employee - Make-Up Artist 

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, get training, good discount

    Cons

    Don’t care about employees

    MAC Cosmetics2020-01-09
  5. "If your face fits"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a great team Discount off other Estée Lauder brands Training and free products Recognised brand

    Cons

    It was all about the selling instead of the artistry You didn’t really get a lot of support as we were a a quieter store You can make your way up to different rankings of a make up artist and they will help you, if your face fits.

    MAC Cosmetics2020-01-03
  6. "Overall Really fun and educational"

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    Current Employee - Retail Makeup Artist in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The job allowed you to work with makeup non-stop, meet new people, the staff were really friendly and chatty, the environment was really chilled, and fair

    Cons

    some of the management could have improved but they were lovely either way. You would be made to feel guilty if you couldn't come in due to sickness etc, as your target would of course stay the same no matter how many days of the week you had off.

    MAC Cosmetics2019-12-04
  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Retail Makeup Artist 

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics part-time

    Pros

    Good discount, friendly colleagues, no uniform

    Cons

    More holidays, more weekends off

    MAC Cosmetics2019-12-01
  8. "Good company/ slow progression"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder 
    Recommends

    I have been working at MAC Cosmetics part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    family environment improve artistry skills Good opportunity on other brand discounts

    Cons

    Communication can be slow KPI can be unrealistic sometimes

    MAC Cosmetics2019-11-25
  9. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Retail Makeup Artist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Received amazing training, great benefits

    Cons

    The pay isn’t as good as other companies

    MAC Cosmetics2019-11-04
  10. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Retail Artist in Glasgow, Scotland

    I worked at MAC Cosmetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Generous staff discount. Fantastic products. Good working hours.

    Cons

    Management can be unapproachable at times.

    MAC Cosmetics2019-10-14

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