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4.3
Average Rating
(based on 3 Merle Norman Cosmetics Review Ratings)
Company Culture 4.6
Growth Opportunities 3.5
People You Work With 4.5
Person You Work For 4.6
Rewards You Receive 3.5
Support You Get 4.3
Way You Work 4.9
Work Setting 4.4

9 Merle Norman Cosmetics Company Reviews and Ratings


Beauty Advisor
Posted 2 years ago in Temecula, CA

What do you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"working and running the studio. customer satisfaction. enjoyed helping clients"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"kepp your chin up, doent wory about the small stuff"

What don't you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"not my own studio, not enough hours, not enough money"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"make sure all my owners meant somethong to me from the get go"

Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5
Person You Work For 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Quality Control Chemist
Posted 2 years ago in Los Angeles, CA
Support You Get 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 4.7 / 5
Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.5 / 5
People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Person You Work For 4.9 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.3
Merle Norman Cosmetics (9)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is The Training Associates (13)
2.7 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Invacare Continuing Care (7)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (2,374)
Store Manager
Posted 3 years ago in State College, PA
Company Culture 4.9 / 5 Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5
Way You Work 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 4.8 / 5
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.6 / 5
Executive Assistant
Posted 4 years ago in Los Angeles, CA

"Supported Owner"

What do you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"Fellow employees"

What don't you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"Hostile work environment"

Average Merle Norman Cosmetics Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $4
Promotions Manager
Posted 4 years ago in Los Angeles, CA

"Good products, but company lacked willingness to develop marketing tactics to appeal to a user base younger than 60 years old, and sales were declining. Resistant to change overall (in early 2000)."

What do you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"I enjoyed the cosmetics industry in general, working with franchisees, and creative process of developing promotions and supporting materials."

What don't you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"Company was resistant to change -- at the time, they had never done any cross-promotions with other companies, did not have a website, had never done any targeted direct mail where results were tracked, etc. Considering the aging of their existing customer base at the time, they needed to do something to try to bring in new users, but didn't want to try anything new."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would recommend hiring more people from outside industries to learn more about other marketing and promotions tactics. Corporate culture definitely - ironically - had a male-bias. Definitely a glass ceiling for female managers."

Accounts Payable Clerk
Posted 5 years ago in Los Angeles, CA

"Merle Norman was a GREAT job."

What do you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"The company was great and they treated their employees very well."

Senior Buyer
Posted 5 years ago in Los Angeles, CA

"Employees skew to older demographic, like product line. Very traditional, very formal structure."

What do you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"Once you get used to the Merle Norman Way you can ride your job out to retirement, unless you are in marketing."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You cannot be too dressed up for an interview, since a dress code is in place for employees. Men in suits/shirts/ties/dress shoes, women should probably be in dresses. Some Dept. heads are notorious for poor interviewing skills, and the interview process will involve at least 3 full interviews before a job is offered, at least on a skilled/management/professional level."

What don't you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"A bit too formal, a bit too structured, innovation is not prized except in IT."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Set uniform policies for all departments, and enforce them rigidly. There is a tendency to let each Dept. head tweak the policies to suit his/her own."

Senior Production Planner
Posted 5 years ago in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"Had cafeteria for employees, Dental office on site. Management was experienced and knowledgeable."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Things are done the old fashioned way, but good company overall. Demand a high salary going in."

What don't you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"Low pay, poor location. Near the airport!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Continue to look for ways to improve the company, need to get more updated on management philosophy."

Executive Assistant
Posted 5 years ago in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"they have a good product"

What don't you like about working at Merle Norman Cosmetics?

"no compensation"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"have more reviews for the employees"

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