Dillard's COSMETICS Interview Questions

Updated Jul 10, 2015
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Dillard's in July 2015.

    Interview

    I applied on a Friday, got a call from the cosmetics manager to set up a face to face interview. After interviewing with the cosmetics manager she called me back the same day and scheduled my second interview with the store manager two days later. I had my interview with the store manager and later that day I received a phone call with the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in cosmetics?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time that you were in a bad situation with a coworker and how you resolved it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate as the starting pay was around what I was already making in a position I hated.

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    Cosmetics/Fragrance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dillard's (Orlando, FL).

    Interview

    A friend referred me to Dillard's. I applied online December 27, 2013. I received a phone call for interview on January 2, 2015. I interviewed on January 5, 2015 with Cosmetics manager and Fragrance manager. She suggest I start on fragrance department since it had been several years that I worked in cosmetics. She also aid Dillard start new hirers part-time. I was told if I meet or exceed my sales goals, I would be offered a position in cosmetics.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked what was my sale numbers in cosmetics at a previous employer? This was difficult because I could not remember my numbers at all. She also ask if I can hustle? They want to know that you are aggressive and can meet your sale goals.   1 Answer
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    1st interview held with Cosmetics Manager, second held with Operations Manager. Extremely easy. Once background check clears, you are offered a position and given a start date. Full-time positions have to be approved by the CEO and it takes a week for a response. You're normally brought on part-time until everything is approved.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you consider yourself an aggressive competitive sales person?   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    Yes, you can negotiate. ALWAYS check the salaries on glassdoor for the position you are applying for.

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    Cosmetics Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Dillard's (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    Craigslist ad--I responded, Cosmetics Manager emailed back, we scheduled an interview. She had a "flair for fashion" form she had to fill out on me. We talked about my clothes and "look." I answered standard interview questions regarding customer service and team spirit type questions. She asked about my availability. The interview ended. About two or three weeks later, I got a job offer from the actual assistant manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do with $100.00 in our store?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I just took what they offered, which was $13.00/hour.

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    Fragrance/Cosmetics Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Dillard's in May 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online on Friday morning and recieved a phone call asking confirming an interview for the following Monday. My online application did not list details of my previous employment; I shared more of my previous retail experience in retail and expressed interest in Fragrance/Cosmetics. Halfway through the interview, the Cosmetics Department Manager was brought in and finished my interivew. About an hour or so after the interview, I received a call from the store manager with a job offer! I was asked to start that evening and the rest is history!

    Interview Questions

    • I was aksed to give my honest opinion of moving from previous sales in apparel to fragrance/cosmetics.   1 Answer
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    Cosmetic Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Dillard's (Chandler, AZ) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a call from 2 different locations within 24 hours. I interviewed at both places, filled out background information and availability forms at one of the locations but have not received a call back from either. I'm going to call today for a follow-up. I brought my resume with me as well.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think a job in cosmetic sales would be like?   Answer Question
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    Lancome Cosmetics Counter Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Dillard's in October 2012.

    Interview

    I went into Dillard's and filled out their application on-site. I was immediately interviewed by the store's cosmetics department manager (which was the only department I was applying for); she seemed satisfied with my answers, and I next went into an interview with the store manager. The entire process took about 2 hours; I was essentially hired pending a phone interview with the Lancome Cosmetics Area Manager. She called me later in the day; the phone interview took about 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Wanting to know specific sales numbers from my former (relevant/identical) management position that I'd held more than 6 years prior.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was really no negotiation. They told me what they could pay, and I accepted.

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    Cosmetics Counter Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Glendale, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Dillard's (Glendale, AZ) in May 2012.

    Interview

    First I met with the AE for the cosmetic line, then I went into the store and applied. I met with the store operations managers the same day. We discussed the counters situation and compensation

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    We discussed compensation and I asked for a higher amount. It took 2 days till the store op manager called me to offer me position at the rate I requested

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    Cosmetic Counter Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Dillard's (Houston, TX) in February 2012.

    Interview

    Apply online and you will be rated on a scale of 1 to 5 based on your application. Only those with a 4 or 5 rating are called for a face to face interview. Brief but thorough interview about your work history and aspirations with Dillard's.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you want from Dillard's as a company?   1 Answer
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    Cosmetics Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fairview Heights, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dillard's (Fairview Heights, IL) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I had THREE interviews with this company. They put me through 3 interviews and I've heard nothing back. After finding out that the store manager was a previous Petsmart district manager, I'm glad I didn't get a call back. But how dare they put someone through 3 interviews and not even attempt to hire.

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