Ulta Beauty General Manager Interview Questions

Updated Jul 5, 2015
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General Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Ulta Beauty (Tampa, FL) in June 2015.

Interview

HR phone interview, DM phone interview then face to face interview with DM. Did store walk through to engage with current associates. Very evident the passion of the brand from DM

Interview Questions

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Ulta Beauty (San Francisco, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Easy....phone interview with recruiter, face to face with DM, and another phone interview with Regional. Took a total of 5 days for all 3 interviews and offer was made.

    Interview Questions

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montgomery, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ulta Beauty (Montgomery, AL) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a recruiter via LinkedIn. Ulta recruits heavily from LinkedIn. Once I passed her interview, I interviewed with the District Manager in person. Then I interviewed with the RVP via phone. The interviews weren't that difficult. Ulta Beauty is all about being Fresh, Fun, and Real. I came from a more uptight professional environment (which prepared me well to run a store), but you need to be able to adapt to a beauty culture as a leader.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic sales and management questions. Can you drive a sales strategy? How do you hire/fire? What are you long term aspirations?   Answer Question
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview

    Initially contacted via Linked In by an Ulta Recruiter. Once passed those set of questions, sent to District Manager for interview. Then once I accepted the offer, was sent for testing.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of behavioral and IQ type questions need to be passed after the interview on line. How do you lead questions are the brunt of the questions.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I actually declined the first contact then was contacted several months later again for " pick my brain " questions from the District Manager. I ended up giving them a second consideration and accepted the offer because of the benefits and pay rate.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview

    I was first interviewed over the phone by a recruiter in the corporate office. She asked me about what I would do in certain situations like If you weren't making your goal mid day what would you do? Tell me about an obstacle you overcame and how you did it. How would you handle an angry customer...... Then I got a second interview with the District manager. They asked more specific questions about sales, managing, coaching.... Where do you see yourself in 5, 10 years. How do you acheive your goals.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult. You just need to be prepared to speak to managing and retail. If you know the basics its easy.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was given a salary offer by the DM and then sent one by email to comfirm.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montgomery, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Being able to work all hours, hire and fire, travel to annual conference, schedules, mop the floor, manage a salon with out salon experience, motivate and train, report to DM each month, pass drug screen, manage shipments each week, follow OSHA rules, daily huddles, if you can do all that you are hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you willing to come in at 6 am on a Friday to meet the truck for delivery should one of your task crew not come in?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Offer was accepted.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview

    Recruited, called by recruiter, interviewed with Dm, she was fired, so interviewed with VP, then had to interview with SenMgr, then Vp of operations.

    Interview Questions

    • This area is difficult to manage why would I want to manage here?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    if you travel far enough ask for more compensation for travel, recruiters have enough ability to go up or down so ask for as much as you can...

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview

    It is about a 3-4 week process so be patient. Depending on position you will be interviewed by many people.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They were a little surprised by my asking for more pay. They did negotiate a slightly higher pay than originally offered.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Ulta Beauty (San Francisco, CA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Took a assessment Received a call from recruiter phone interview interview with district manager. Another phone interview with regional job offer drug rest background check the process was Not hard

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Ulta made the offer I excepted.

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Ulta Beauty in March 2013.

    Interview

    Spoke mostly about Client Service. ULTA wants to be more Client Service driven. I was little brother when she stated the company I currently work is a low volume when compared to ULTA. When I tired to explain to her that my company was international etc. She seem to not care..I wished she knew her research better of my company.

    Interview Questions

    • Just basic client service questions. Be prepared for ULTA to ask questions in regards to the salon.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Once again if she knew the volume I was coming from she would know to offer more money. I am third in charge at my current job and for me the take the highest position in a store at ULTA It would of been a pay cut.

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