Sephora Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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    Sephora Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toms River, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toms River, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Sephora in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Very easy interview process, just make sure to know about sephora's history, I went in for two interviews, one was a formal sit down asking me typical questions on past jobs/ experience and telling me about the position, second interview was a makeup application which from my knowledge not every one has to do, they are not looking for actual skill just how well you interact with your model.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Beauty Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sephora in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Ive read several reviews on this, I was not in a group interview, I was one on one and had two interviews

    Negotiation Details
    Because I had previous retail experience in the beauty industry I was able to negotiate, when you have the skills and the employer sees that sometimes you can ask for more than what they generally offer. If they like you, they may negotiate and come up with an offer that may be suitable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Sephora in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The initial part of interviewing with Sephora started with a 30-minute phone screening with third-party recruiter who shared my portfolio and resume with the hiring managers. After that I was invited to meet the hiring managers (the two heads of the User Experience team) for 45-minute in-person interviews which included reviewing about 3-4 portfolio examples.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were as expected (tell us why you want to work here, walk us through some portfolio work demonstrating this and this). The most difficult question in my interview was a technical question that I unfortunately hadn't had experience in.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Glendale, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sephora in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had applied online and the process took about three weeks. I was called for a group interview that included me and 4 other girls, each of us had opportunity to speak and was a very relaxed. Make sure you appear energetic and outgoing. Speak up and make your presence known without talking out of turn. Later I was called for a second interview with the Store Manager, very much like the first interview it was relaxed and I felt very comfortable. She invited me back for a "demo". In the demo I was asked to greet customers and interact as I would if I worked there. They want loud high energy people. Make sure you are talkative and interactive in this demo. The Assistant Manager said he would speak with the District Manager and contact me once she returned from vacation. Although, I did not get a call back the interviews were pleasant. Expect the process of being hired to take long.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no unexpected questions. General questions were; "Why do you want to work at Sephora?", "Name a time you had a difficult customer. How did you handle it?", "How do you feel being under pressure?"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Sephora.

    Interview Details

    Took a few months to get in and situated. The manager was always grumpy and unorganized. Had one interview and was hired at a very low rate

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    what about, 10.30 and hour? ok how about 10.75
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a group interview, and it was very easy. We were all hired on the spot

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Sephora in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    talked to three different people

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't like the manager

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Loss Prevention Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sephora in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interviews only.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Counter offering is difficult, $15-$17 starting pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Store Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Sephora.

    Interview Details

    Frustrating from the begin with. I visited the Powell location for a 2 day job fair, although after get there on the 2nd day, one of the assistants informed that was done already. I said that the Craigslist ad mentioned that it would end at 8pm, not at 5pm. After wait a while, they took me to this little room where someone had a 5 min interview, very superficial interview. The recruiter said that I should expect an email by Monday (3 days after), however after no longer than 3 minutes after I step out of the store I got her email saying that they already found someone. I don't believe she couldn't simply be honest while I was in front of her 3 minutes ago, or simply tell me they already close the position but they would keep my resume for the future. That sounds fair and human to me.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sephora.

    Interview Details

    I applied online to a few different stores, had a short phone interview, she set me up with a group interview. It wasn't as intense as it seems, very chill. It was 2 other girls. They both looked casual. I dressed in all black and white, make up fully done and a bold lip. You want to stick out. Asked us about 5-8 questions about our customer service skills, after it's over they will call you in a few days (in my case it was 10) for a second interview. Which is a 1-1 with the hiring manager, they get to know you a little more and ask more detailed questions. Then if you do good they will call you for a final interview with the store director. Its short and important you want him/her to remember you because they connect with the hiring manager to decide if they want to hire you. After all this and your still golden they will call you after they call your references and give you an offer of how much you'll start making and how many hours. Very long process.

    Interview Questions
    • What's 3 things that make a shift run smoothly?
      How do you handle micro-clients?
      What's some competitors?
      Overall customer service experience.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They Offer what I wanted, no negotiation necessary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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