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Reviews for Cosmoprof

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
2.19
Support from management
2.32
Teamwork
2.32
Freedom to work independently
2.38
Internal Communication
2.19
Office / Work Environment
2.62
Environmental Friendliness
2.46
Work-Life Balance
2.73
Challenging Work
2.74
Inclusive / Diverse
2.46

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.62
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.59
Career Development
2.04
Overall compensation for your work
2.12
Company Image
2.60
Job Security
2.88
Handicapped Accessibility
2.44
Workplace Safety
2.82
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 7 of 28 reviews Parking in 9 of 28 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 3 of 28 reviews Stock or equity options in 6 of 28 reviews 401(k) in 15 of 28 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely Desirable office location in 4 of 28 reviews Tuition assistance in 5 of 28 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 28 reviews 401(k) Match in 7 of 28 reviews Flexible spending account in 5 of 28 reviews Paid time off in 13 of 28 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 16 of 28 reviews Relocation allowance in 1 of 28 reviews Life insurance in 9 of 28 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 4 of 28 reviews Employee discounts in 23 of 28 reviews Vehicle allowance in 2 of 28 reviews Employee events in 3 of 28 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 16.Aug 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

The culture was great up until the new manager took over. He did not like promoting honesty and punished employees for answering questions as so.

Support from management

Planning the store setup was the only help that I have every received from management.

Teamwork

The only kind of teamwork the new manager involved himself in was one that would benefit the company.

Freedom to work independently

The only time I had freedom to work independently was when the manager had his "friend" in the office. Other than that, he was just about breathing down your neck at the register.

Internal Communication

The manager specifically did not communicate appropriately because I think he had other motives for the company. Seems like he was trying to push all current employees out of the door.

Gender Equality

It seemed that shortly after the manager had cleaned house, he was looking for a certain "type" of employee.

Attitude towards older colleagues

If you consider the manager an older colleague, then yes.

Career Development

No room for growth with this company unless you suck up to managers.

Overall compensation for your work

Pay was minimal but hours are fair.

Office / Work Environment

After the new manager came in, the work environment was left with a feeling of foreboding.

Environmental Friendliness

As far as environmental Friendliness goes, I can assure you that it was all fake.

Work-Life Balance

When I first started, there was a lot of flexibility and sharing of schedules to make home life work. After the new manager was hired, that all went away very quickly. There were set and strict schedules.

Company Image

Looks great from the outside, doesn't it?

Job Security

I would still be working there if there was job security. Hours were steady though.

Handicapped Accessibility

Shelves were mostly too high but any employee could help assist if need be.

Workplace Safety

As far as safety goes, everything was mostly safe. Just as long as we don't count the rickety shelf in the back office.

Challenging Work

Work was not challenging at all. Things were pretty much easygoing when it came to setting up and decorating for events.

Inclusive / Diverse

It was diverse when I first started, but only because the current manager hadn't fired all of us yet.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Management replacement.

What I like about the company

I like that it had the potential to be a creative space and I really enjoyed the employee discount.

What I dislike about the company

I was highly disappointed with the treatment of employees. I feel like I was discriminated against because of my appearance. Tattoos, piercings, hair color, etc.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Cosmoprof
  • City
    Egg Harbor Township
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Get some modern technology. Investing in new computers and printers would leave less room for error.

What I like about the company

Some room for growth if management positions become available. Free employee samples so you can recommend products to customers. If you are interested in the beauty industry you can learn from clients as CosmoProf is only open to industry professionals who usually will share their expertise. Also a good way to become familiar with various products and color lines.

What I dislike about the company

Pay isn’t great but is fair for an easy job. The one thing that I really don’t like is that their technology is extremely outdated. Really old computers and printers that are not user friendly. Like really old, like early 90s computers. Non laser printers that take ages to print. If a customer forgets their membership card the system to look them up only works half the time. IT and the helpline have to be contacted constantly for looking up members and computer issues and it’s hard to get through to people. My biggest gripe would be that their technology is super old and makes everything slower and harder than it should be.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Desirable office location is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    COSMOPROF BEAUTY SYSTEMS GROUP
  • City
    Santa Rosa
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 09.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • The the manager and assistant manager gone. They are rude and lazy and will talk about you to other customers

What I like about the company

Nothing you won't move up at all

What I dislike about the company

Management very unprofessional don't know how to handle a store

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Cosmoprof Beauty Supply
  • City
    Victorville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Not specified
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting
  • 19.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More consultant company wide communication

What I like about the company

The accounts I work with

What I dislike about the company

Never get the same answer to a question twice. Vehicle Gas/Maintanance is all on us. No mileage reembursment. All materials are digital, if we need to make
Copies for accounts it’s out of our pocket.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    COSMOPROF BEAUTY SYSTEMS GROUP
  • City
    Somerset
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Update all systems, and just in general make things quicker

What I like about the company

great coworkers, there is always a lot to do, and the support from management is quite good.

What I dislike about the company

systems are behind the times, they desperately need to be updated, and it always takes a very long time to get a hold of anyone in employee services

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    cosmoprof
  • City
    seattle
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Overall compensation for your work

The pay is way too low for the work expected…

Suggestions for improvement

  • We don't make a livable wage and get very little encouragement or aknowlefgement for how hard we have to work.

What I like about the company

The hours are decent and job itself is quite enjoyable.

What I dislike about the company

it's very on organized… Many of us don't feel appreciated and we don't feel like a team… It is simply not enough wage to survive in the world we live in today… Benefits are decent but they really need new health insurance. Being that it's such a large corporation I would think they could find a better plan… I'm tempted to go outside and find better insurance somewhere else…

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cosmo Prof
  • City
    Maryland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Updated systems, five store managers more of a voice and more control over decisions within the store

What I like about the company

Have been employed with cosmoprof for over 10 years

What I dislike about the company

Poor upper managment,outdated computer system, micromanaged

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cosmoprof
  • City
    Carson
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Help choosing one other full time employee who is up to our standards:

What I like about the company

Group of ya ladies working are like family and care for each other. I helped my coworkers son prepare for prom. We are all very close

What I dislike about the company

Eating a year before benefits kick in on full time employees.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    COSMOPROF BEAUTY SYSTEMS GROUP
  • City
    Somerset
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 19.Nov 2017
  • Employee

UGH

1.94

Support from management

ZERO

Teamwork

In my store the team work is bare minimum. Upper management is lazy and realizes on the rest of the staff to do everything even though they weren’t properly trained.

Internal Communication

No one communicates with anyone and it’s pulling teeth to get anything accomplished.

Overall compensation for your work

Very little raise amounts and they pay management poorly.

Office / Work Environment

Very stressful. Company never backs employees. You get paid barely min wage when starting out and the yearly raises are small and half the time you never get it on time.

Environmental Friendliness

They do provide a recycling dumpster.

Work-Life Balance

They want you to give your soul to them. Forget a day off. Long hours always being called on your days off. You have sick time but you can never use it.

Handicapped Accessibility

The isles are pretty narrow and stores are usually cluttered.

Workplace Safety

Work alone all the time. Early in the morning and after it’s dark. No one should ever be alone now a days.

Inclusive / Diverse

Very little in the store I’m at.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Start listening to your employees when they have an issue and pay them more since this job requires so much.

What I like about the company

Vacation and sick pay (even though you can never use it) paid holidays and lots of samples.

What I dislike about the company

There’s sooooooo much. Raises are terrible, management can’t manage, HR never takes care of serious issues, always working alone which isn’t safe, you can’t have a personal life working here either.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Cosmo Prof
  • City
    Maryland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 05.Oct 2017
  • Employee

STAY AWAY

2.00

Company Culture

I love the industry but the company is very outdated and bland.

Support from management

Absolutely no help. Managers feel entitled to do what they please when there is an issue and you do to above management nothing is done they just brush it off.

Teamwork

No one wants to work. Small staff that can't stick around and/or calls out all the time then you're stuck working alone.

Freedom to work independently

Micro managed with every little task.

Internal Communication

No help from corporate at all. They never have your back or are willing to help. Can't even put your proper raise into effect.

Gender Equality

Very little men work for the company.

Attitude towards older colleagues

They hire a mixture of age groups.

Career Development

Very little room for growth.

Overall compensation for your work

I've been here for almost 10 years and I get no respect and it's a battle for a decent raise every year.

Office / Work Environment

A lot of drama and very stressful. Again small staff so usually most of the weight of the store is put on one person. Very old computer system, smells like chemicals and isn't clean.

Environmental Friendliness

They provide us a recycle dumpster.

Work-Life Balance

They want you to give you them your arm and leg for the company. They don't care about your personal life or you. Constantly being called on days off or after you left for the day. Expected to work off clock.

Company Image

I'm embarrassed to work here at times. The company sucks the employees dry.

Job Security

They make it impossible for anyone to get fired even when they are in the wrong. Very uncomfortable though

Workplace Safety

No cameras, no security gaurds and you work alone a lot even at night. We also can't have pepper spray or anything like that while in store.

Challenging Work

Work isn't hard but they do ask a lot of managers.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Treat employees better and pay them for the work they do. Hire a bigger staff so no one works alone ever. Managers should be paid more close attention too and employees should be taken serious when there's a complaint about them.

What I like about the company

I love the beauty industry and they give us a decent amount of samples.

What I dislike about the company

Literally everything. Pay is bad, health insurance is bad. Raises are bad. They ask for your soul pretty much. No compassion for your family or personal life.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    COSMOPROF BEAUTY SYSTEMS GROUP
  • City
    Los Angeles
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered