Sephora Interview Questions

Updated Jul 31, 2015
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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sephora (Pasadena, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I got a phone call from an Assistant Manager who did a short phone interview with me. She asked basic questions about my interests in the company, industry, and position. She also asked about my skills and experience, and how they pertain to the position. I was then called in for a group interview with the Store Director and/or Assistant Manager. The interview was a little more in-depth regarding interests with the company and beauty industry. Once hired, group orientation was 3 days and then we trained on the floor.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sephora (Seattle, WA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I went through the same 3-step interview process: Group, personality/demo, meet with top manager. This location was so unorganized, I can see why they are the lowest earning store in my area. They coordinated interviews with me to meet with a specific manager, and I ended up being pawned off to different assistant managers for each process. I was extended an offer for the second interview, and was told that they needed to consult with their superiors before I could start. On the day I was supposed to have my offer finalized, they called me in for a last minute "informal meeting" with the specific manager who flaked out on all previous meetings. And then I guess they forgot about the original offer I was extended.

    Interview Questions

    • What does professionalism mean to you? Why are you interested in working for Sephora?   Answer Question
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    Sephora Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Sephora (Santa Barbara, CA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I app online, then after a month i got an email inviting me for a Hiring Fair. I went to the hiring fair and had two interviews that day, then they sayd next step will be a demo interview which is rhis thursday.

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    Skincare Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sephora (Boston, NY) in September 2011.

    Interview

    It has 3 different interviews which starts with a group interview and then 1 and 1 with managers and then demo and background check. Then you get the offer and you can speak about the benefits and availability

    Interview Questions

    • How to engage with clients   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sephora (San Jose, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I went to the group interview and there were even girls there that weren't scheduled to be there. It was hard to get any answers in when people would talk over you. I didn't get the job because of my strict school hours and some girls that had a license "cosmetology/esthetics" were there as well. I'm assuming they were the ones hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What makes you a good fit at Sephora? Describe a difficult customer and how you handled the situation?   Answer Question
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    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Sephora (Denver, CO) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Group interview with four other applicants. I received a call approximately 30 minutes after the interview asking me to attend a make-up trial interview. Immediately following the trial I was asked to stay for a one-on-one interview with the store manager, after that interview I was offered the position.

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    • Why do you want to work at Sephora?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was not able to negotiate.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Sephora (New York, NY) in January 2013.

    Interview

    It took around one month after i applied to get a call back. Scheduled an interview for the week after. first interview was with the hr manager. very sweet but very forgetful. never called me back. i called to see what happened and she had "forgot" so we set up an interview with the general manager. interview was short and sweet.

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    Seasonal Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Sephora (La Jolla, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    It was a group interview with about 10 candidates and 2 interviewers who were the store director (boss lady) and store specialist (basically backup boss lady). They asked us questions and we all took turns answering them. The questions centered around how we would treat customers or act in certain situations.

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    • Why do you want to work at Sephora?   1 Answer
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sephora (Denver, CO) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Did a group interview and a one-on-one (more like a two-on-one as I was interviewed by two upper team members a week after the group interview). The ladies said they would call me to follow-up but it's been over a week and I haven't heard from them. Questions are pretty typical. Just be prepared and know a lot about the company.

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Sephora (Atlanta, GA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Was unorganized and didn't remember they had an interview scheduled. They lost my app, and then pretended to have it in a locked filed. So instead of asking me to fill out another one, he interviewed me on a pad. Never heard back.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did I leave my last job   1 Answer
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