Working at MAC Cosmetics: Company Overview and Reviews

MAC Cosmetics
MAC Cosmetics
990 reviews
MAC Cosmetics Ratings
Average rating of 990 reviews on Indeed
3.4Work-Life Balance
3.9Pay & Benefits
3.4Job Security & Advancement
New York New York, United States
Consumer Goods and Services

Popular jobs at MAC Cosmetics

 Average SalarySalary Range
Makeup Artist
28 Salaries reported
per hour
Retail Manager
12 Salaries reported
per year
18 Salaries reported
per hour
Retail Assistant Manager
2 Salaries reported
per hour
Make-up Artist
2 Salaries reported
per hour
Salary Satisfaction
Of the employees are satisfied about their pay
Based on 804 reviews
Health Care
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Paid Time Off
Stock Options

Overall Reviews at MAC Cosmetics

Makeup Artist | Coral Springs, FL | Sep 4, 2019
A great place to grow as an artist
The focus on artistry at MAC was very refreshing. I was so inspired by the level of talent on my team, I was always learning something new, Techniques, product knowledg etc.
ProsAmazing employee discount!!!
ConsVery sales driven
Makeup Artist | Florence, SC | Apr 11, 2019
great job for new artists and sales people that love makeup
Mac cosmetics requires you to be comfortable talking to new people and building business relationship. must be comfortable applying makeup to all skin tones and textures. Product knowledge level and self-confidence will directly impact your sales volumes. using downtown between foot track to recruit customers will benefit you greatly.
Prosconstant growth
Consnot very much variety in looks for launches, atmosphere can get boring and excessively competitive
Makeup Artist | Miami, FL | Feb 22, 2020
Management was more my issue, I loved the environment. Great staff, but managers were too young, inexperienced, catty and unprofessional. Otherwise it was a fun, easy going environment.
Makeup Artist | Phoenix, AZ | Jun 7, 2018
Creative place to work
Fast paced and fun! This is great exposure to the real world of retail and makeup artistry. Get ready to wear all black, meet sales goals, clean and stock.
Make-up Artist | Michigan | Apr 18, 2018
Excellent working enviornment
Would have loved to stay and worked for this company but, it only had so many free lance hours per year, if any. I would still be working for the company but, I somehow got moved off of their list.
ProsExceptional Team Building Skills Learned
ConsDidn't equipt free lancers for jobs
Customer Service Representative | St. Louis, MO | Jun 12, 2019
Exciting and rewarding company
Excellent chance to build customer service experience. New production launches Client engagement Relationship management Management experience opportunities
Customer Service Representative | Arizona | Apr 9, 2019
If they don't like you they kick you out
if they don't like you they don't let you move up in the company. they have there favorites an its very known. This company is going down and its showing. Also if you don't make your goals they won't fire you so they don't have to pay unemployment. they bully you out.
Makeup Artist | Garden City, NY | Sep 18, 2018
The company is very corporate, and unorganized. A lot of things are decided last minute. The company as a whole isnt doing as well as usual, and i feel they are frantically trying to fix it, but its making it worse.
Pros60% off discounts
ConsVery unlikely to get 30hours or more a week, 0 job security
Makeup Artist | New York, NY | Dec 28, 2019
not fun
everyone made me feel ashamed. My manager did illegal things to push me out of my position. The educators and trainers that would often come to the store would tell me my hair was ugly and I needed to change my appearance to fit in with the 'long island norm' and get clients.
Retail Sales Associate | Birmingham, AL | Jul 16, 2019
Exciting and Challenging work environment
The MRSO position at MAC is challenging. You are given the opportunity to lead your own business, and guide the store leaders to drive their own businesses. It is a collaborative environment and the people are creative and intelligent.
ProsAmazing employee discount
ConsStaffing in some stores is minimal

Questions And Answers about MAC Cosmetics

What questions did they ask during your interview at MAC Cosmetics?
Asked Jul 27, 2016
Why am I a good fit for this job? Where do you see yourself in 10 years with this company? Would you like to be with this company long term?
Answered Jan 9, 2019
It's going to differ depending on who interviews you. Do company homework of course, but a good interviewer will ask you more about your soft skills, which you should go in prepared to highlight. Soft skills hold more weight, because quantifiable knowledge (hard skills) such as product ingredients, and brand history can be taught. If you don't know, or remember it during the interview, make them feel confident in your ability to come prepared with, or be taught, that type of information... Simply by falling back on your soft skills.
Answered Feb 13, 2018
Do you need people experience/education to be consider for employment?
Asked Nov 6, 2016
To work at a place like Mac, which is known to have great make-up artists, I would highly recommend know Ur stuff, with application and sales
Answered Apr 15, 2018
Customer service and/or cosmetics retail experience is strongly recommended.
Answered Jan 22, 2018
What does mac want you to memorize about all viva glam products before an interview
Asked Aug 21, 2016
Viva Glam is the heart of the brand. It is important to understand what Viva Glam is and why to fully understand the culture of MAC.
Answered Jan 22, 2018
What’s the purpose of the campaign,how many products viva glam you have to sell.
Answered Jan 6, 2018
What is the work environment and culture like at MAC Cosmetics?
Asked Jul 22, 2016
MAC is a fun and energetic place to work. Your coworkers become your friends.
Answered Jan 22, 2018
Fun, creative, encouraging, chic, competitive
Answered Aug 14, 2017
What do freelance artist consist of and what discount do they receive?
Asked Mar 30, 2017
Permanent artist can receive anywhere from 40% to 60%. it can very's.
Answered Sep 21, 2017
Yes, no discounts.
Answered Sep 17, 2017