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Updated Mar 2, 2015
Updated Mar 2, 2015
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Beauty Advisor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toledo, OH
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Macy's in February 2015.

Interview Details

The interview process went great! I literally just got out of the interview an hour ago! Not only was the cosmetic department manager super cool but she made the interview process extremely comfortable. The questions were pretty brief and there were additional questions that she could've asked but felt she had already had the gist of my personality and dedication down. I am waiting for a call to meet with the store manager. Only thing I was iffy about was the fact that I didn't feel comfortable just yet asking about the pay and she never said anything about the pay. I will approach that in the next interview. Online it said they were hiring part time/full time beauty advisors, there were two openings and they both ended up being full time. I was told Clarins was one of the vendors unfortunately I was not told about the other and was told I would be great to work in Clarins. She also stated the woman who had worked in Clarins got promoted to the manager of Estee Lauder!

Interview Questions
  • Tell me a time where you had to work as a team to accomplish a task and as a leader how did you educate this team?   Answer Question
  • How would you approach a customer to sell a product, not only sell but also educate and inform them about this product?   View Answer
  • Why do you want to work for Macy's?   View Answer
  • How do you feel about applying product on a customers face?   View Answer
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Macy's

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The head of Macy's Cosmetics Dept interviewed me. She made me feel at ease and relaxed. She asked me about 5 questions. At the end she told me she was going to pass on my details to Clarins, which the position is for, and they will be contacting me for another interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel applying makeup to a customer?

      Tell me about a time you have worked as a team member?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Macy's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    it was my 3rd time that I make a job interview with macys! Exept one of them,all of these interviews went really good and I got the job!
    But one thing that I do not like about macys is that they schedule a job appointment, they tell you that it is a kind of full time job and then when you go to the interview you realize that's the part time job!
    But I should say that I love its enviroment, all the managers that I have met were professional and makes you feel comfortable about the job interview , you can ask them to repeat their question if you don't understand their meaning

    Interview Questions
    • did you have a team working experience? What was your role? Explain the situation   Answer Question
    • As a cosmetic sale associate you should help the company by persuading customers to give a macys card, how would you do that?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Macy's in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Easy interview, waste of time. After her showing up a hour late, she interviewed me just to tell me all their spots were filled. Which pissed me off because I already had trouble getting there(car was acting up). Btw, Macy's has a reputation of conducting interviews just to tell you they're not hiring. Even when they have a big"Now hiring" sign. Not to scare anyone.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you feel comfortable applying makeup?
      Name a time you had to think outside the box..
      Name a time you had to sell something, what was the outcome?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  6.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  9.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Employee in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Anonymous Employee 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

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