Macy's COSMETICS Interview Questions

Updated Apr 16, 2015
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lakewood, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    They basically want to know how important your customer service skills are. Like most retail jobs common sense goes a long way. Have specific examples in mind regarding past customer experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you react if you found out a coworker was stealing?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    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 Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Macy's (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by the cosmetics manager. It took about 30 minutes. She asked me about general retail situations. If you have experienced getting interviewed with retail stores like Target, then you understand the basic process on this interview.

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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    The Process was fairly quick. Got 3 interviews all in 1 week and got a job offer. I was told to apply at the store computers which reach to the management faster, then got called in 4 days. Got interviewed with Cosmetics Department Manager, 2 days later got interviewed by another Manager, and then same day got Interviewed by the Brand Manager, 2 days got a job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your strongest points?   1 Answer
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    You sit down with a hiring manager and you're asked about your experience within retail and also in the cosmetic field. Such as have you ever applied makeup to other people other than yourself. Are you quick on your feet? Can you handle work under pressure? And also can you handle multiple personalities? Once you are hired you are then put into a room where you will learn all of the following macys procedures.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you do when a customer asked what are the benefits of opening a Macy's card?   1 Answer
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Macy's.

    Interview

    I got a 2nd interview after meeting with a cosmetic rep. I was 15 minutes early at HR and followed the instructions on the phone. No one answered the extension. I called 3x and llft a message. It was 5 minutes past my interview appointment and no one came out. I asked a worker that came out of the locked door to let someone know i was there. A man came and interviewed me in a private room. He was very nice. Asked me basic interview questions. "Why do you want to work for Macy's? " He said i did well, but i was not available during the hours they needed full time which was all hours. It would have been nice to get that information before the 2nd interview so that both our times would not have been wasted.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you get a customer to keep buying from you?   1 Answer
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    Cosmetics Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's (Baltimore, MD) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online (one day after the job position was posted) and received an email within a week prompting me to schedule an appointment for an interview for sometime during the upcoming week. On the day of my appointment, my interviewer was late for my interview and rushed through the whole process when she finally arrived. The interview itself was extremely short and the questions were specific to the position that I applied for.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain, in detail, the steps of creating a certain look for a client. This was basically the only question asked.   Answer Question
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    Cosmetics Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied online and got an email requesting an interview then next day. The process was really quick and easy, really basic. It's not hard at all. The job is a total shoe-in :)

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for us? What would you do if you saw another associate stealing?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Macy's in December 2014.

    Interview

    I applied on line and got an email saying that they wanted to meet me so i scheduled an appointment and went in for an interview yesterday at 6:30pm. This was a terrible annoying experience first i arrived 15 minutes early and waiting for about 30 mins then the man that interviewed me did not give no eye contact and didnt ask t he question similar to the job i feel they should

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