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Macy's Beauty Advisor Interview Questions

Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014
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Beauty Advisor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

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

Interview Details

On-line application, process took about a week, simple and easy interview. Offered the job but did not take it due to inability to be flexible with my school schedule. There was two parts to the interview - they took place an hour apart. The first interviewer was the store manager then followed by the cosmetics manager. She explained how they would train me and prepare me to be a salesperson.

Interview Questions
  • I was not asked anything in particular about make-up, it was all about sales.   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

Did not want to put in the time to train a student who would be part-time after the holidays.

Declined Offer
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Macy's

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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied about a month ago, and they sent me an email confirming my application. A week later after I applied I received another email saying they would be giving me a call soon to interview me over the phone. I never got a call, but they sent me another email asking me to schedule an appointment for a face to face interview. I scheduled it for 5:00pm. I dressed in all black, black dress pants and a black blazer and my makeup was done. The interview was fairly short, she asked me questions like " name a time where you had to sell a product to someone" and if I had experience. I have to wait a week to here back from them.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions weren't that difficult for me because I'm passionate about makeup. But take your time and actually think about the question.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Macy's in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I received an email asking me to schedule 1 month after sending in an application, and I was scheduled, and ended up doing a group interview and was offered a job on the spot. I filled out all my paperwork the same day and am scheduled for orientation and training. It was a fairly relaxing interview, but the manager was distracted half the time. I thought we weren't going to get hired.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    9.65 + commission, but I still have an interview with talent plus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Macy's in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The lady was very friendly, and put me at ease. We did a little bit of small talk before the interview which relaxed my nerves a bit. The whole interview was about 15 minutes. She asked me about six to eight questions that I gave very detailed answers to. Mostly things about my work experiences. I also talked about my education experience. I was super friendly and smiled a lot. The interview was very comfortable. She said I did a good job and was very talented and was sure I would be getting a call back from the beauty manager for a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • When was a time you helped a colleague? When was a time you worked as a group to complete a task?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied for a beauty advisor position, got an email 4 days later inviting me for an interview. Scheduled for an interview the following week. Interview went really well, the interviewer was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. I stumbled on my words a bit, but at the end she said I did a great job and seem very talented. She informed me they had already filled the positions, but if anything opens up I may get a call from the Cosmetics Manager. Next day I got an email from Macy's stating that they didn't have any jobs available. Not sure if this was an outright rejection, but at least this gave me interview experience.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you get a customer to come back specifically to you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Macy's in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was as easy as pie. No really difficult questions. The candidate if selected will get an automated email saying to schedule an interview time online. 95% of the times that I did go to the scheduling website to schedule an interview, there was no dates available. I got an automated call a week later (after not being able to schedule the interview) saying they were still interested in a face-to-face interview and to go online and schedule. Within a couple of days after that, I was able to schedule an interview. The lady that interviewed me was pleasant and helpful. What I did not understand was that I was interviewing for an open position only to be told at the end of the interview there is no spot available. A week later got an email saying that "we are sorry but we have no available spots at this time". Thus, no full time no part time no seasonal help either.

    Interview Questions
    • On scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being highest, how comfortable are you putting on makeup on other people?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockton, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stockton, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. Got an email shortly after to set up and interview. I got a chance to interview twice within 1 month. One for fulltime and one for seasonal. Both interviews I was interviewed by 2 guys. I thought it was a little odd and harder because not every guy would know about cosmetics, right? So that made it hard for me to sell what I know about cosmetics. However, they were both nice and helpful. But both interviews were alot different. The first one, i had a good experience in because he was nice, understanding, he listened, took notes and had eye contact. I was interviewed 9 basic questions. But the 2nd one, he was late, cocky, no eye contact, didnt even bother to take notes of my answers, and showed no interest in interviewing me and only asked 5 basic questions. I found it odd. I thought both interviews went well though. I nailed all the questions. But unfortunately, I didnt get neither of the positions. What i did not understand was, i have the experience, knowledged in cosmetics and licensed in cosmetology and they emailed me back the same day as the interviews that theres no position available and that my qualifications didnt fit their needs. Not only that but i would still see job posts for available positions for the same ones i have interviewed for. I was pissed. Dont post if you're looking to hire someone. Better yet, dont interview someone if theres no available positions.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. How comfortable are you putting on makeup on clients with your fingers?   Answer Question
    • 2. How would you make customers want to return to the store/you specifically?   Answer Question
    • 3. Explain about a time you worked in a team.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Macy's.

    Interview Details

    Online. Quick. Interview was basic and brief. I was asked a series of standard questions. It helped that I was already a former employee so the process wasn't as stringent. I was essentially told that I was hired, but I would have to meet the cosmetic company's reps. They would have the final word concerning their counter, however, I would still be hired by Macy's no matter.

    Interview Questions
    • Would I be willing to assist in a technical role if IT could not be reached in a timely manner.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation. Tandem Salary Quote between Cosmetic company and Macy's.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Macy's in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Just a few basic questions asked by the manager followed the list. simple questions about customer services, team work, and so on. There were a lot of people in the waiting room. They didn't talk about the pay or any other things.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was told via email to come in for an interview. My first interview was with HR, and it was fairly typical questions. I was told to come back the next day for a meeting with the cosmetics section manager who then brought in the manager of the specific counter I was applying to. I was scheduled for a final interview with a brand-specific ambassador, and she is who offered me the job.

    Interview Questions
    • In my meeting with the cosmetics section manager, I was asked how I would sell a product. In my meeting with the brand-specific ambassador, I was asked why I wanted that specific brand.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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