After quitting her job at Ulta Beauty, one TikToker continues to expose the company for its “toxic” work environment.
Maddie, a former employee, is now known as Maddie.@maddiebwells), shared a video compilation of several incidents that occured while she worked at the chain, captioning the video, “lets just say those who were on my private story were not surprised I quit LMAO.” She also tagged the video #toxic.
The TikTok’s on-screen caption read, “POV you’re my private story when I worked at Ulta.” The video garnered about 117,000 views on TikTok as of Sunday. Maddie has approximately 265,000 followers on the platform. She shares retail stories and makeup tips.
@maddiebwellsLet’s just say that those who were privy to my private story were not shocked that I quit LMAO #fyp #ulta #ultaemployee #toxic Tokyo Drift – Xavier Wulf
In the video, Maddie showed footage of the store being robbed, her scraped knee, an allergic reaction from some of the store’s merchandise, and the store’s rummaged-through trash dumpsters.
One picture in the video was a selfie Maddie took on Snapchat while crying at work, with the caption “I’m actually so done with this place I literally can’t stand it.”
Maddie’s viewers chimed in, sharing their own “toxic” experiences working at the beauty store.
“I worked at Ulta for two years and would never do it again. Severely underpay and overworked,” one viewer commented.
Another viewer said, “I worked at ulta and saw people steal constantly I just walked the other way I wasnt getting payed enough to care.”
“Ulta mgmt was very bad about doing ANYTHING. Almost like they didn’t care,” another viewer wrote.
Ulta and TikTok user @maddiebwells did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s requests for comment via email.
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*First Published: Jan 16, 2022, 3:13 pm CST
Cecilia Lenzen is an undergraduate journalist at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is also a freelance reporter at the Daily Dot.