Macy's Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 13, 2014
Updated Aug 13, 2014
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Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Temecula, CA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Temecula, CA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Macy's.

Interview Details

Applied online and got an interview. Interview went well & was invited to a second interview. The woman said that the manager from the cosmetics counter would give me a call in a couple days to set up the interview. Called a week or two later to check in about it & couldn't get ahold of anyone. Left two messages throughout the week and never got called back. About a month and a half later, I went in to the counter that I was supposed to interview for and asked the associate about my situation. She told me that it took them 8 weeks to call her and not to worry about it. Never got a call. This was months ago. Don't tell people that they have a second interview and then never call them. Very unprofessional.

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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Macy's is a very nice clean store where they assist you kindly and straight to the point.
    Very comfortable place and very friendly. But all of that can mislead you to over confidence that you got the job. They make it seem like you're right and are a right candidate but then decline so so positive but don't over think it.

    Interview Questions
    • If a customer only wants to buy lipstick how would you get them to buy something other then that?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bakersfield, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bakersfield, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Applies online. Got interview appt 2 days later. Initial interview was fine. Nothing hard. Was told I was exactly what they were looking for and was excited to have me. At close of interview I asked when I would hear back. I was told next week sometime. By Friday of next week nothing. I called back. Another interview with counter executive for the following week "sometime" Tuesday following week executive called. Very rude. Said I would hear back by end of week from original interviewer. Never heard from either person. Very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • You do realize this is a very demanding and high pressure job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    After applying online I received an email to scheduled an interview date online. The only time available was a week later. At the interview I was told that the position had been filled and asked me if I would be interested in another department which I wasn't interested in. She said she would bench my application to be considered for future openings.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you sell a customer on opening up a Macy's account?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Cosmetics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodland Hills, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    FIlled out application and personality test online with resume attached, got called in for a 1:1 interview with department store manager. Asked general sales questions as many has listed here. I was prepared and did well. They made me aware of there flexi schedule, they they were looking for someone who would likely work different department, and that you had meet their, rminimum requirements of selling their reward credit cards. Manager said I will hear back from her the next day, but never heard anything.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Macy's in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied online after seeing the job posting on Yahoo Hot Jobs. Lengthy application process with personality test. The following day received email that they wanted to interview. Scheduled online. First interview with the HR, then second with the GM. Called back to interview with the Account Coordinator of line. Then another with the Account Exec of the line. Still waiting to hear back.

    Interview Questions
    • where would you like to be in 5 years.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Macy's in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    the interviewer was like 1 hour late and then he asked me some tough questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, VT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burlington, VT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Macy's in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initially I spoke with the hiring manager over the phone and set up an interview date and time. When I arrived at 11 a.m. I was sent to the executive offices on the second floor. I met with one woman who asked me to come into her office and we spoke a bit. She asked me questions such as what I knew about cosmetics, what kind of experience I had, and so on. However, for me the most important questions were what my future plans were and what kind of pay I was expecting. Coming in at the bottom of the ladder I explained that I didn't expect high pay but that I would work hard and hopefully with experience that promotions would be made available to me. I asked questions about the dress code and certain company policies which she seemed to enjoy hearing.

    The people in the office seemed pretty friendly and overall everyone was quite polite. Being a weekday around noon there weren't too many shoppers around so the mood was pretty relaxed. Overall quite nice!

    Interview Questions
    • What do you plan on doing in five years? Where do you see yourself?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Macy's in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    They asked a lot of questions about customer service and asked me to sell them a pen! All I did was describe the pen and its features and the many ways that it's useful. Then they asked me to describe myself. Overall the important thing is to be yourself and you should be fine. =)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cosmetic Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Macy's in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Easy questions were asked. I was looking for a cosmetic associate position and they informed me that they are already in process of hiring someone but will keep my application on file!

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to multi task - how did you do it and what was the outcome.   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work here?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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