Macy's Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jun 22, 2015
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Cosmetic Sales Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at Macy's (Los Angeles, CA).

Interview

Applied online - meeting scheduled online - generic meeting with a dept manager then second meeting with cosmetic manager. 3rd meeting with vendor rep then telephone interview with vendor coordinator. Stock interview questions throughout - no proper interview space. People seemed harried and stressed.

Interview Questions

  • Are you the hungriest in the room?   1 Answer

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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Newark, DE).

    Interview

    Very long process, normally two to three interviews. I applied online, got an interview the next day. Met with the cosmetics manager, I had met with her previously on another interview. It went well and she wanted to know about my availability and to call her. I called her back about two days later and never received a callback.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you close a sale?   1 Answer
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milford, CT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Milford, CT) in June 2015.

    Interview

    It was a little nerve racking. The manager for cosmetics didn't interview me because he wasn't there. So I was interviews by some other lady. She was nice and kind. Very interested in my other job that I am employed at. I wore all black. Black pants, top, blazer and flats. I also wore makeup but not heavy makeup.

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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pembroke Pines, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Pembroke Pines, FL) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed with a woman from the cosmetics department and she asked some basic questions and wrote down the answers. She asked about my experience and if I'd be willing to apply makeup to people's hands and faces. I applied for a part-time position but since I'm going back to college in a month, she just put me down for a temp/as-needed position. She said cosmetics training takes longer than most retail positions because you need training from Macy's and from the vendor. Be prepared to commit to a long training process if hired. Also, she mentioned that they use a 9-point system so if you miss work, are late to work, etc., you lose a point, and if you lose all 9 points they fire you, no matter how good you are.

    Interview Questions

    • How can you assure that a customer will return to you?   Answer Question
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Visalia, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's (Visalia, CA).

    Interview

    Applied online on a Friday and was asked to pick a date to interview through email. Had the interview on Wednesday and it lasted about 15 minutes. She read off a paper the whole time and didn't look up to look at me at all. None of the questions were about makeup but the first two and the rest were about scenarios. When we were done she said I would know in 24 hrs if I got the job or not. 2 days later I received an email saying I didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • How comfortable are you applying makeup to someone's hands   Answer Question
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    Cosmetic Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    The first orientation for jobs were in the job search center. The application is online, choose any job interest, later is the interview. The salary is comission. But not all jobs is for comission. The interview is one for one.

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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Macy's (San Francisco, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    It took few days. I applied through monster.com and booked interview through macy's site.
    I could choose the date and time. So I selected the convenient time for me.
    You can cancel and reschedul your interview if you have enough time before the interview, but you can't reschedule the interview if it's near future.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you sell macy's card?   1 Answer
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Temecula, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Macy's (Temecula, CA).

    Interview

    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 Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Bakersfield, CA).

    Interview

    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

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