Re: Working for Ulta
So I'm bumping this thread to check in with everyone who's still working for Ulta.
I can't believe that I'm coming up on my 1 year anniversary in a few days.
Our store is considered a super high shrink store at this point, and it's just so frustrating to go and do a good job when over $4k of merch gets taken in under a week. Seriously.
We're understaffed and yet they keep on cutting hours, and I'm amazed that the powers that be would rather keep cutting costs short-term, than have a loss prevention department in our store. Or change the rules regarding how fragrance is displayed. Something to help deter the flagrant thieves. It seems that they are not thinking in terms of longevity, but who knows?
Not that this is turning into a vent, but it's also very annoying when customers who have never come in give me a backhanded compliment.
"I've never been in here before as I'd heard that it was just cheap drugstore stuff, but wow, you carry a lot of brands. It's ALMOST as good as Sephora."
Apples and oranges, jeesh.
How are all of you fellow Ulta employees faring these days?
Hey congrats on the one yr! Ive been with Ulta for over 2 yrs now.
I really love working there, believe me I do. I love the team that I work with, my dept. manager..if i were to find a better paying job, i would miss my team.
We're suffering here just as bad as you are...
I could not agree more about the loss prevention idea. We are pretty much the 2nd highest shrink store in our district which is really bad...and im so annoyed that for a while theyd just be hiring new cashiers and not one security guard! We havent hired anyone in a while though, only the salon team has.
The hrs are ridiculous!!! I think I am giving up on waiting for more hrs and going to or have been searching for a 2nd job because i cant take it anymore. I feel overworked and unappreciated! It sucks because I love my job, but I wish I'd get some sorta credit!
and LOL to that quote because ive heard that many many times!!! People dont open their eyes! So many people dont know about our Salon! I havent heard the "almost as good as" ever though, ive heard the its just like sephora, or it's almost like..and i just respond by laughing in my usual sweet way and telling them that were more than a sephora..we have everything, were a one stop beauty shop. We sell high end skincare/makeup, fragrance, drugstore brands, pro hair care, we have a salon that not only does hair, but facials/waxing, and now that we have a benefit boutique unlike sephora, it makes it even more awesome for us! We have so much!
I cant wait for the day we get MUFE and NARS!!! Im so excited to be carrying Philosophy and Mario Badescu and Cargo!! i love Cargo!