Sabon Interview Questions

Updated Aug 10, 2014
Updated Aug 10, 2014
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Sabon in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went into a store and bought some things then asked if they were hiring. The girl told me to apply online so I did. A few days later I got an email from HR saying they would like to schedule an interview at their corporate office. Came into their gorgeous office with one other person and was asked to re-write my application on paper while the first person got interviewed. Was called into the office and interviewed, asked questions about myself and why Sabon and stuff like that. Then I was invited to a training session at one of their stores on West 70th street the same day as the interview and went to the training session 2 days later.

    Was told to bring a notebook and pen to the session and to take notes. The guy leading the session told us all about the products and what's in them and all that, lasted 3 hours. 2 other girls were there with me. We were told we'd get paid for the training and that we were being evaluated to see if we fit with the company and to see which store we'd be sent to based on logistics and whether our personalities mesh with the store.

    The day after I was contacted to come in for a shadowing at one of the stores where I was told more about the products and was evaluated based on how i interacted with customers. I had to do the hand treatment demonstrations with everyone who came in and talk to them. I got paid for 3 hours and got invited to do another shadowing by the store manager. I had to take home samples and try them out so I can describe them to customers. I came back the next day for 2 hours and just interacted with customers the whole time and was then told I had the job.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked: "tell me about yourself" "why Sabon" "why would you be a good fit" "what was the best thing about working retail, what's the worst" "name a time when you had a difficult customer and how you handled it"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was a firm $9 an hour full time job plus 40% discount and a free full sized product every month.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sabon in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    It was fairly pleasant and very casual. The HR was very friendly and warm.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Packaging Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Sabon in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Simple questions, the interview was at their office on Spring street.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    pay and position
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Sabon in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume online and was contacted within 24 hours and asked to come in for an interview the next day. Interview was about 20 minutes long and was hired on the spot. Questions were incredibly easy. Just be honest!

    Interview Questions
    • Why SABON? What did you leave your previous job? What didn't you like about your previous job?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable $9/hr with incentive for $1-$3 bonus if the store does well.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Sabon in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    first, there was an interview, and then they tell you to go to training. my training was held the same day as my interview. i had spoken to other trainees and they said they were hired the day before. they got an advantage because they got a day's worth of time to study the product pamphlet. i got less than an hour. i was not explicitly told that the training was a test, because usually you are officially hired in a place of employment before you begin training. that is just the more sensical route to take. so i went through 2.5 hours of training where i was basically rapid-fire spat information about different products. my other trainees were just as frazzled as i was because our trainer would ask questions promptly afterward. nothing really sank in. i didn't know it was a test. in the interview you are asked to sign a bunch of paperwork relative to actually having the job, i.e. direct deposit information, social security number, ID, passport info, etc. sure, it may streamline the hiring process from an HR viewpoint but it also worked to lead me on thinking that i had the job. later i was informed that i was not offered employment because of my slight reticent when asked questions. i did gregariously give out samples when asked to practice doing so, and i thought i did swimmingly. but those efforts went tossed out the window.

    Interview Questions
    • after having heard a rapid stream of soap jargon, i was instantly asked which products would be good for what. i was given less than an hour to look over the pamphlet that said all the product descriptions.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sabon in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted store application to store manager and emailed hard copy of personal resume to HR. About a week later was contacted for an interview. Was called and given a "training session" which was like a second interview on the floor learning about products. Received a third call asking to join the team. Was pretty quick all together but HR did make a mistake on my availability coming into the job which caused a huge mess with my manager later on.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating. They stated their pay and asked if I accepted. Seeing as I was unemployed, I would have accepted anything.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sabon in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Once you're called in for an interview, there is a 99% chance you have gotten the job. They do seem to look for prettier people, so dress well. They are Israeli and love other Israelis (trust me, if you are, MENTION IT) but they do not discriminate.

    Negotiation Details
    it was 9$/hr or you don't get hired. They emphasized to me the opportunities if I do well.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Sabon in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    They will ask you questions about yourself, what do you like to do for fun? Etc you just need to be yourself and let them know your strengths and always smile!

    Interview Questions
    • Have you been to our stores before? If yes what vibe did you get?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    If you need the job take it. Very nice company to work for. Fun environment
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Sabon in April 2008.

    Interview Details

    This interview is to let the candidate know about the company. There aren't any difficult questions asked. It was as if I was already hired because I was asked to fill out the W2 form. It seemed that they made their decision simply by reviewing my resume. They then say that "you have to pass the training process" but, trust me, after filling out paperwork you're hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Are you ok with keeping a positive attitude despite having problems with your personal life?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Be very upbeat and positive.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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