Mary Kay Interview Questions

Updated Mar 20, 2015
Updated Mar 20, 2015
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    Independent Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Mary Kay.

    Interview Details

    One on one with another independent sales peeson. Tells you the company and how to maximize your earning. You control your time money and amiuntnof. Customers . Give it a try greAt company miney And empowering

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Contractor (Corporate Design Division) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Mary Kay.

    Interview Details

    I secured my interview through an outside recruiting agency and was told where to go, which HR rep to ask for upon arrival, and how long the process should take (they wanted it on a day when I already had a doctor appointment scheduled so I needed to be done by a certain time). When I arrived, I went to the "Human Resources Lobby" which was completely abandoned. I went to the main front desk and asked Security to let the HR rep know I was there. She never arrived. About 10 minutes after my interview was scheduled to begin, the actual managers came in to interview me. The interview itself lasted for the time I was told to expect, but then I was required to take multiple skills tests that I was not told about. The HR rep finally made an appearance to set these up for me, then quickly left me alone again without any means of contacting her should I have any problems. Which I did. The computer froze when I was about halfway into the first test (over an hour after I was scheduled to leave forcing me to cancel my doctor appointment at the last minute). I ended up having to finish the skills tests at home over the weekend and miss more work to make up the doctor appointment I had missed. The whole thing was ridiculous and thinking back on it, I'm questioning why I took the job.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any difficult or unexpected questions but I was required to take time-consuming, intensive skills tests that I was not expecting, causing me to miss additional work/personal commitments. These should have been mentioned when I asked about the length of time needed for the interview so that I could plan accordingly.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Mary Kay.

    Interview Details

    The interview was great. Some tough questions, but I was able to answer them all. I was connected to this job through a hiring agency. I met with the Corporate International Marketing Director, which was who I would have worked for. They offered me the position, then I found out I have a family member who works for Mary Kay- So I was unable to take the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you would be able to take on a global position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Human Resources Gen/Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Mary Kay.

    Interview Details

    They ran around scattered. There was a man in the department who sadly seemed to be the only person who knew what was going on, and the women were bombarding him with questions about what to do with me. I was embarrassed for him.

    Interview Questions
    • The person I met with professed she didn't have a lot of interviewing experience and wasn't sure why her director wanted her to speak with me.   Answer Question
    • Image of department was poor   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Lacked professionalism. I saw no growth. Stated 3 HR ppl had already left this year. Not a good sign.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Independent Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Mary Kay.

    Interview Details

    You are recruited without any qualifications or screenings. Mary Kay builds their business by recruiting more sales consultants. If you attend a party or facial with a consultant expect to be tempted into becoming a consultant yourself. The interview is more about getting to know you and showing you how Mary Kay can positively impact your life.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, just purchase your starter kit and you are ready to go.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Independent Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Mary Kay in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Basically asked who I was and my family and what my goals were. Three things I wanted to get out it. What things were important to me.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Addison, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Addison, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Mary Kay in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen, then a group interview then met the decision maker. They LOVED ME according to recruiter. They had never met someone like me and wanted me. Little did I know what awaited me - boredom and looking for work to stay busy. Started looking elsewhere after the first 3 weeks.

    Negotiation Details
    No nego - my rate was met.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Independent Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Mary Kay.

    Interview Details

    you just meet somewhere with a recruiter and talk about Mary Kay, they will ask you a number of questions, tell you what the company is about, ask you about yourself and see ask you if you would like to join if they think you are right for Mary Kay

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Mary Kay in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went for two interviews. The first was a group interview and the second one was upper management. I did better on answering the questions I was prepared for- so I recommend practicing an answer for every question you can think of. I also recommend that you bring extra copies of your resume for people that were pulled into the interview last minute that did not have a chance to look at your resume. Plus- try to know something about the company before you go for the interview- it matters.

    Interview Questions
    • What do makes you excited about this position?
      Do know anything about this company? Okay- then what do you know?
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Independent Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Mary Kay.

    Interview Details

    Everyone can join and there is no interview or hiring process. You can sign up with any other consultants help.

    Accepted Offer

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