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Ulta Beauty

Beauty Advisor

June 2022 • Covington, LA

What I liked

The atmosphere and the people I worked with were really nice and fun!

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Try to get as many hours as you can and just have fun with it
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DC Operations Management Intern

June - August 2022 • Chambersburg, PA

What I liked

I liked how much effort Ulta put in to not just their interview and selection process, but the entirety of the internship. I truly felt like I was valued as an intern, and my mentors and managers went out of their way to provide me with support, resources, and connections throughout. I felt that my skills and experience were acknowledged and respected, and I was properly challenged in my role based on that. The corporate culture and distribution center culture overlap significantly, and it was a good culture to be a part of in my opinion - they really value people at every level of their business, from consumers to distribution center associates to retail workers to corporate employees, which is refreshing to see. Overall, I learned an insane amount in such a short time, the vast majority of which will be directly applicable to my career in some way or another. I would absolutely make the same decision again if I could!

What I wish was different

Almost any distribution center runs on a 24-hour schedule 6 or 7 days a week, so being on first shift meant being at work at 5:30am. But, they provided summer housing for us that was about a 10 minute drive away making mornings much easier, and in the end it was earlier than I prefer but it wasn't a difficult adjustment and well worth it. The last thing is something that just comes with experience, but I wish they had a better new-grad hiring program after the internship ends. There isn't a direct path from intern to job offer, especially since they don't hire for positions until 2-3 months before the opening. The program is still pretty new so they're constantly making improvements, but it's run by passionate people who really do want to provide a great experience for their interns (the program is relatively small, ~20-30 students countrywide) and any feedback you give them is taken to heart. It's a great program, and only getting better, and I can't think of anything major that significantly impacted my experience in a negative way - these are all little things that weren't important in the grand scheme of things but I wanted to share so people had a better idea of the structure.

Advice

Go into this with ambition and an open mind - it's an incredible experience regardless, but you can really shape it how you want just based on how much you take advantage of the opportunities you have. Reach out to people throughout the organization to set up meet and greets and networking chats; participate in the "team building" and other group activities; take notes on conversations you have with people, particularly when you get little nuggets of advice that will come in handy later or help clarify your career goals. One of the great things about this internship program is the range of people you'll meet and the sheer opportunities you have while there - nearly anything is yours for the taking, and you're there to learn so you might as well learn as much as you can!
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Operations Manager Intern

June - July 2022 • Fresno, CA

What I liked

A lot of engagement with assignments and managers from other departments

What I wish was different

Wish there was more space to grow for managers and associates

Advice

Be open mind and do be afraid to ask!
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Beauty Advisor

February 2019 - August 2022 • Fenton, MI

What I liked

The discounts.

What I wish was different

They don’t value their employees unless you make them money. The tasking team does a lot of the grunt work in order to make the store look nice and keep it fully stocked but they aren’t ever rewarded, only the sales girls are rewarded. This company promotes employees getting gratis (Free product) but again unless you can make this company money by selling product, credit cards or rewards then you’re seen as invaluable and will only ever receive the gratis that others don’t want. There isn’t room for growth as they are always bringing in outside people to manage their stores. Their pay is also extremely far from being competitive.

Advice

Stick up for yourself. Don’t allow this company to walk all over you and know your worth as a worker.
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Beauty advisor

October 2018 • Nampa, ID

What I liked

I still love working at Ulta Beauty. The people I work with are kind and supportive, and the work is heartwarming.

What I wish was different

I should have came to the interview more prepared.

Advice

Be prepared for interviews.
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Beauty Advisor

July 2021 • Cedar Falls, IA

What I liked

I have enjoyed being able to talk to a variety of people, assessing and helping their individual needs, learning about new products, and seeing the ins and outs of running a business.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have started working a little bit earlier and possibly applied for a different position. I have enjoyed the few bits of facing I get to do and think I would enjoy stocking as well as being a beauty advisor.

Advice

Be comfortable with trying things that are unexpected. Coming into this job, I had no prior experience as a cashier. It took a bit of a learning curve balancing working the cash register as well as providing quality service to patrons. I had to learn very quickly to just being comfortable in this place of unknowing for a while and ask questions.
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Beauty Advisor

August 2019 • Calabasas, CA

What I liked

I was inspired to learn more and improve my social skills. I was asked what I want to improve on either in the workplace or even outside the workplace. I felt motivated by my leaders

What I wish was different

The pay rate

Advice

Don't be lazy. Take every and any opportunity. If you don't act smart in the workplace, you will begin to hate it
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Beauty Advisor

May - August 2021 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed that I learned a LOT about the products that are available.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was given training on how to sell products before sending me out on the floor.

Advice

This is a job that you are expected to constantly being expected to work at breakneck speed. It can be incredibly stressful. Listen to yourself and what your needs are, your health comes first before the company.
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Finance Planning and Analysis Intern

June - August 2021 • Bloomington, IL

What I liked

The knowledge and research done was interesting

What I wish was different

I would like it to have been in person

Advice

Be professional and know when to ask for help
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Lead Cashier Beauty Advisor

November 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I loved helping guests find what they need and the leadership skills the job gave me.

What I wish was different

I wish the job was closer to campus so I can still work there more often.

Advice

one advice I would share about this experience is to be open minded and just go for it.
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Lead cashier

November 2020 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

The discount is really good and it is a relatively easy job

What I wish was different

Management but not all Ulta store is the same so you might not have the same issue as me

Advice

Go with the flow
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Beauty Advisor

September 2018 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

The people were very nice, the environment was uplifting and inspiring.

What I wish was different

The pay was not adequate enough.

Advice

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Beauty Advisor

May - July 2019 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

Working with customers from all different levels and background

What I wish was different

My availability

Advice

Work hard!
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sales associate

May 2019 • Exton, PA

What I liked

Everyone is welcoming and helpful. I get so nervous starting new jobs, but everyone made it so I never had questions. They explained everything and made me feel like a part of the team on the first day.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've had more experience doing other things rather than just shipment. But I do enjoy doing shipment so it wasn't terrible!

Advice

Be open to new ideas. Life can get really tiring sometimes but keep pushing through and put 100% into any task you do.
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Beauty Advisor

June 2017 • Midlothian, VA

What I liked

Product knowledge, discount, growth opportunities, atmosphere

What I wish was different

Hours, customers

Advice

Make it fun!
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prestige beauty advisor

December 2018 • Newtown Square, PA

What I liked

teamwork and individual skills built

What I wish was different

I wish i was able to work more

Advice

Do not be afraid to make helpful suggestions at work, as well as be able to take constructive criticism.
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Cashier

May - July 2019 • Lone Tree, CO

What I liked

The discount was nice, the colleagues were very sweet and easy to work with.

What I wish was different

Wish I worked more hours.

Advice

Always keep a happy attitude, it helps sales!
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Beauty Advisor

June - August 2019 • Granbury, TX

What I liked

The discounts

What I wish was different

More hours

Advice

Get comfy shoes
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Beauty Advisor

May 2018 - August 2019 • Gretna, NE

What I liked

Employees and opportunity to help others find products that I know about

What I wish was different

More hours

Advice

Show interest in making others feel comfortable in their own skin!
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Beauty Advisor

October 2017 • Evansville, IN

What I liked

The atmosphere is welcoming

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Really enjoy the amount of people you’re helping. Some see it as just makeup, but we help people feel beautiful in their own skin.
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