Origins Reviews

Updated 17 Feb 2020

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3.2
58%
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48%
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Origins President       Lynne Greene (no image)
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26 Ratings
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  • "Tense sales goals, Bonus is rare(in 10 reviews)

  • "If your just part time it will make a difference(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Origins guide"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guide in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Origins part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Absolutely lovely job, amazing products, lovely company to work for.

    Cons

    Hopefully you will get a nice account manager. If your just part time it will make a difference.

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    Origins2018-09-03
  2. "Messy managerial system"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Origins part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good staff discount as part of estee lauder group

    Cons

    Lack of care for retail staff members, did not feel treated with respect as an individual Cumbersome training events that could be completed via a Skype call or email

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    Origins2020-02-17
  3. "Brand Coordinator"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Origins full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits Bonus structure People are lovely

    Cons

    Feels very corporate Can work long hours

    Origins2018-10-15
  4. "sales consultant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Origins part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very nice products , good discount ,easy to sell, does what it say

    Cons

    very unprofessional management (area manager)

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    Origins2018-01-12
  5. "Poor management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Origins part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The discount was good used to be better

    Cons

    Poor management and no support or use of initiative in store. Made to feel like an outsider

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    Origins2018-01-12
  6. "sales assistant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Origins

    Pros

    good chance to work, collegues are nice

    Cons

    i've enjoy work there

    Origins2017-12-03
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away from this company. It's a joke!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Origins part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only 2 positive things are: Origins is part of Estée Lauder, which is well known beauty corporation, and two - the staff concession - you get products at a very discounted price. Luxurious office ( but don't worry you'll never get to work there....)

    Cons

    However, don't be fooled by the pros- there's a trap. Origins is the most miserable brand out of all in the Corporation. Hence training, coaching, career development, events are cheap and questionable. Brand management is poor, inadequate to the market and extremely biased towards their 'favourites' ( e.g. People with connections) Senior managers have happy life in a brand new polished office in central London with all extras, laptops , mobile phones given, American Express cards, cars etc , while you'll have to work as a donkey and being treated like 'second hand'. UNQUALIFIED, shockingly UNPROFESSIONAL and utterly UNEDUCATED people are managing you. Targets given and retail politics are unrealistic to the market and don't even go near competitors' efforts. Training is a farce! This are some of the main reasons for the brand retail catastrophe. Also, don't even hope to get promoted. Unless you know/befriend the 'right' people. The company has serious ongoing financial problems so stay away from it! Double standards run all the way from the bottom to the top. A total joke of a business! BEWARE: People leaving in great numbers for a reason!

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    Origins2017-09-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good part time job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Origins part-time

    Pros

    Commission, good discounts and well payed.

    Cons

    no support from management, no opportunities to progress, late shifts.

    Origins2017-05-17
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Nice perks, but lacks potential for clear career progression"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Counter Manager 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Origins

    Pros

    Great training and fairly regular free products. Really nice to learn about skincare and makeup. Nice to build relationships with customers and area managers. Generally if you are in a nice store, then its quite a nice working environment getting to know the other staff on different counters.

    Cons

    Never ending sales targets that you have to keep trying to beat year on year. If you do really well one month, you just know that this time next year youre going to have to do even more to beat it. Once you get to Counter Manager, it is hard to see where the next step in your career progression would be. It seems as if there arent that many roles within store anymore - you could become a more senior counter manage for more than one store, or you could train other managers. But more than that it is difficult to know where the next step would be unless you became an area manager (which includes LOADS of travelling) or went into the training side of things at the Head Office (which also includes lots of travelling!)

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    Origins2017-03-28
  10. "Great job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Origins full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Empowering, positive environment, expectations are clear. Have all the tools to succeed. VERY happy.

    Cons

    Wish there was more hands on training and a little more in store support from management.

    Origins2019-09-18
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