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Updated 24 Feb 2015
Updated 24 Feb 2015
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  1.  

    Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sephora.

    Interview Details

    I got a call back about 3 days after applying. I was interviewed with a group of seven other girls, and then after they called back for a second interview. The second interview was another group interview, and after they said they'd call about setting up a day to start working. Never got a call. Very casual interview, but make sure to dress nicely and of course do your makeup extra good. Every girl there, except for myself, was wearing black, so maybe that's like a Sephora interview secret that I didn't know about!

    Interview Questions
    • If you were stuck on an island, what product would you have to have?   View Answer
    • What is one quality that you could potentially bring to the company?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Sephora in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I went to the Sephora in Downtown Brooklyn and asked if they were hiring. They said yes they were and all I have to do is fill in the application online and bring in my resume. I had already filled out the application and asked if I can just hand in my resume today. The manager said no and to come back next week Monday. I came back on Monday, with my makeup done and wearing all black as suggested by the worker. I found the manager and handed in my resume. She took my resume and asked me like two questions. She told me she will hand in my resume to HR and they will email me if I will be interviewed and to come back in a couple of WEEKS for the status of application.I was there for ONLY 5 minutes, if not less. All of this could've been done when I was there before. It was such a waste of my time, waste of my ONLY 5 dollars (to eat) for the week to travel back to that sephora especially in the 7 degree weather!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Seasonal Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sephora.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a call back to interview. The interview was a group with three other people. Interview questions were really basic. The manager was really stale at the interview. There was no skill test, they don't seem to care about how skilled you are in makeup.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions. They were all basic and Sephora doesn't seem to expect great answers like some high-end retailers may.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Part Time Store Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sephora.

    Interview Details

    nothing out of the ordinary. v detailed interview. lots and lots of behavioral questions like tell me about a time when u had a difficult customer, whenu went above ad beyond in customer service., ur values, ur availability, y sephora

    Interview Questions
    • tell me about sth that is closest to ur heart, what is sth u dont compromise on   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Color Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sephora in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for 3 different stores in the Twin Cities metro area. A few days later I was contacted for an interview with the Mall of america store. I am from a few hours away and looking to make the move to the bigger city, so i had to be prepared almost 3 hours ahead of time. I arrived about 10 minutes early and was asked to wait for the manager. She soon arrived and told me that I definitely "stand out" so that was a good sign to me. We went out into the mall area to have a one-on-one interview. It was very casual and pretty much just a "getting to know you better" session. The manager interviewing me was extremely nice and friendly, almost showering me with compliments. I thought I pretty much have this in the bag at the end of the interview. She told me right away that she wanted to schedule me for the second AND third interviews right away(i guess this is the standard process). She told me that I would definitely hear from her by the Friday or Sunday after my interview but that she would be busy in Chicago, so most likely Sunday. It is now Tuesday and I have still not heard back from them, so I am starting to worry. Wondering if maybe she meant this coming week friday or sunday. I'm not sure. I really would like this position and hope I hear back. I wonder if i should call back and contact them

    Interview Questions
    • It was really basic "getting to know you" type things:
      "tell me about yourself"
      "what do you like to do in your spare time"
      "What's your experience in retail/cosmetics"
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sephora.

    Interview Details

    I was asked if i was interested in employment and accepted. I was hired as part time but rarely scheduled to work so minimum hours based on budget. I attended orientation shortly after.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Sephora.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and I got a call like probably like a month I guess it was because I applied during the holidays. Well when they called me I was ask about my availability and why I wanted to work for Sephora, the guy that called me told me they would call me back in a week and if they didn't call me I could call back. So after a week I called back and asked what was the status of my application and they asked me to come in for an interview. Initially was a group interview but I was not available for that day and they gave me another day and it ended up being a one and one interview ( good becuase I personally don't like interviews, and specially group interviews, I always get super nervous). The day of the interview I got there 10 mins early. They took me to the back (office) and the interview started. It was the coordinator and an advisor. They asked the basic questions like past experience with customer service, how was my last job, what would my last manager say about me, why I wanted to for for Sephora and not other company, most of the questions were about customer service I wish I could remember so It could be helpful to anyone else. I didn't get any offer at the point they said they would give me a call before the week ends, so I'm crossing my fingers I get a call back.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for sephora?
      What would I do if I see an employee stealing some thing from the store ?
      My customer service experienced
      What was my other job like?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sephora.

    Interview Details

    I was called and asked to come in next day for an interview. I went in and the store director's assistant interviewed me, and it was such a pleasant interview! She was so nice and just wanted me to be myself. It was just like having a conversation with someone, so nice. I came back a few days later to have another interview with store director, which were around the same type of questions, and which was also very nice!. They then checked my references, but told me based on my two interviews they want to hire me. I got a call two weeks later they said they'd call me offering me a position!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sephora.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, Got a call back, went in on a group interview than went back for a one on one interview and was sent a contract to negotiate with. It was easy and very friendly eviorment . The leaders were very gracious

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was emailed a contract
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    it was super easy. Met with super friendly staff and they spent alot of time talking about the company which was really nice to learn about. they asked alot about past experience and where i see myself growing in the company

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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