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Updated Jan 4, 2015
Updated Jan 4, 2015
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    General Manager Retail Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview Details

    I received an email one morning and that afternoon had a phone interview. After the phone interview, I was asked to come in for an interview with the DM the next day.
    I came in for the interview and a manager from another store greeted me and did my interview because the DM was on a conference call. I was disappointed that I could not be interviewed by the DM.
    Typical interview questions. Nothing seemed prepared though. Was just kind of questions off the top of their head.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Arch Expert Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ulta Beauty in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted by the manager about 10 days later to set up an interview. They brought me to the back staff room and asked me some questions about my past experience and how I've handled certain situations in the past. They were very nice, two managers interviewed me at once. They said they would contact me in 3 or 4 days with their decision. I haven't heard from them yet, it's only been one day. I would accept if I did.

    Interview Questions
    • How important is flexibility while working in a fast-paced environment? Give an example of a time you needed to make a good first impression and how you did so. Give an example of a time when you went above and beyond for a client and the outcome. Do you prefer to work as a team or an individual?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview Details

    It took about two weeks, however the District Manager did not contact me the recruiter did. Was contacted by recruiter, who gave me a phone interview. Then was contacted by DM, she interviewed me in person, however did not contact me after.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Hair Stylist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview Details

    Filled out an Application online and was called the next day to set up an interview. Was told to bring in a model to do a cut and partial highlight during my interview, I brought in my mom, Did my work as the lady kind of watched me. After she and the manager of the store asked me how comfortable i would be going out to the salon to push products on people who were simply shopping in the store and if I was okay going up to them and trying to talk them into coming back into the salon to get something done. They didn't care how well my services were they just wanted people in the door!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Seasonal Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ulta Beauty in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got called in for interview a week later. Let me start off by saying all the reviews you read are true unfortantley. I hoped only cause I love the store that the people on here were being divas but not at all. The manager was 20 mins late to interview. And she rushed my interview to cover her tracks of actually being late. and she was rude. Waste of my time.

    Interview Questions
    • i was only asked why i wanted to work at ulta and how to work in a team before my interview was over.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ulta Beauty in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone screening type interview first, then the real one. The interview lasted about 30 minutes and the general manager from another store sat in on the interview. I was basically asked the typical scenario and how did I handle it type of questions. Overall the interview went good and she said she'd let me know after she interviews a few more people.

    Interview Questions
    • How did I motivate my employees to sell?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Benefit Arch Expert Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooksville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooksville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ulta Beauty in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was sent an invite from the GM to apply for a new store opening. Thought I'd check it out since I'm a licensed Full Specialist. The GM was quick to see me for an interview (within a day of applying) and everything seemed to be great. It took no more than 15 minutes and she didn't have too many questions for me. She then told me that we would proceed with a technical interview and needed to schedule it with the GM at another location about an hour away. I had to provide my own model for the interview as well. It took 5 days for them to call me with the time of the interview, found out the day before. It was really unprofessional to leave not only myself but my model who is busy running her own business for 5 days without returning my calls with a time. I arrived early with my model for my technical interview. I was given no information so I didn't know what to expect when I arrived. They were not prepared at all. The wax was off, all of their supplies needed to be stocked and the tools needed to be cleaned and sanitized. The GM of the store I had applied for did not come to see my technical. The GM of the location I was sent to did my technical instead. She didn't show me where all the supplies were so I could stock their area to work, was very distracted the entire time and hardly said two words to me. She constantly walked off, would have other people come watch me or would be too busy having personal conversations with her staff. By the time I was done with my model she didn't even come close to inspect the job I had done, just said "ok thanks". My model was offended at how unprofessional the entire thing was. Finally took another week for the GM of the location I applied at to return my call to let me know that they filled the position.

    Interview Questions
    • They main questions were about my license and experience. Nothing difficult at all.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Prestige Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Ulta Beauty in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I enjoyed the interview process with the Store Mgr at this location. He put me at ease and made me feel that this was a Great company to work for.He was very professional but also down too to earth and seem truly enjoy his working for the company he was confident on hiring me for management. and also utilizing my skills and talents as an asset for the position as well as the company.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Everyone was very warm and friendly. They all seemed dedicated to their jobs and continuous improvement. Interview was approximately 4 hours - with several people who would be affected by the position. Even though it was great to get to meet the people I would be working with, I do wonder if it would be better to not interview with quite so many people. It was a bit of a marathon.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seasonal Sales Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Ulta Beauty in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and was contacted within a few days. Met with a manager and answered some questions. Pretty standard interview. Was told I would get a callback within a few days.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you comfortable with up selling products?   Answer Question
    • Can you upsell salon services to clients coming in to pick up product?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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