Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Sephora.
The interview was pretty easy. The girl that interviewed me was really nice. It was probably one of, if not the best interview I've ever had. I think that the fact that I was really interested in pursuing a career in beauty or cosmetology really gave me an upper hand over all the other applicants.
- Why do you want to work here? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Sephora (San Francisco, CA) in July 2015.
It took about 3-4 weeks to hear from recruiting to set up a phone interview. The phone interview lasted 10 minutes and the recruiter wanted to discuss my candidacy with the General Counsel and she got back to me 5 or 6 days later to set up the interview with the General Counsel. The interview with the GC took about 45 minutes and he said he would let me know soon about next steps. Two days later I received an email from recruiting to set up an interview with the rest of the team. It was set up for the next day. I met with each of the three other attorney's and never heard back from the company after the interviews.
- The main questions they asked was about (1) how do I manage the expectations of my clients, and (2) do I take ownership over business terms in a contract or do I request that my business stakeholder clients take ownership over business terms in a contract? Answer Question
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. I interviewed at Sephora (Bethesda, MD).
I interviewed with Amanda and Keeley at the Montgomery Mall location. They were very passionate about Sephora and the unlimited growth potential in the company. They where very engaging during the whole interviewed. The interview made me feel as if I was part of the team already.
- What is the one thing that I am scared or hesitant to learn? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Sephora (Miami, FL) in July 2015.
I applied online and was called in for an interview. They asked many questions and asked me to show my abilities. I was asked to explain the usage of several different products. Then i was asked to do show how the product worked. I was tested on how well i can memorize information and also guessing what certain products do and how they work.
- How well can you memorize information or images? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Sephora (Roseville, CA) in July 2015.
I had a long interview process ever. Took about 2 months to get hired. There was a phone interview, group interview, 1 on 1 interview, a demo interview, & an interview with the store director
- Basic interview questions in the first 3 rounds. The demo interview you are given 3 scenarios you need to act out. 1 on 1 was more personal questions about your families & personal experiences, same with the interview with the store director Answer Question
There was no negation
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Sephora (Lafayette, LA) in July 2015.
The interview was easy. I was asked to do a fake consultation with the manager after being given time to walk the store. I then had to merchandise a small wall of fragrances. I then did a personal interview with the JCP manager and was on my way.
- How do you recommend products for someone needing a gift. 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Sephora in July 2015.
I applied. Later received an email to schedule a phone interview. However the phone interview seemed not genuine, as if they were trying to maintain applicant diversity standards for hr. It sounded like she was reading lines and uninterested from the beginning. She summarized what the job entailed and a typical day in the office. I would say the majority of the discussion was to inform me and ask closed-ended questions ... "are you comfortable doing that?". The one question she did ask to get to know me at the end, she kept cutting me off. I tried to tell her why I am interested in the company, what are admirable things the brand is doing, ask questions and for feedback at the end but it was very short replies. Or "yeah" responses and change of subject . I would rather not be contacted if I am not a suitable candidate.
- This is what we do here. The role entails this. This is what the team does. This is what the coordinator would be doing with the team. We are looking for someone who can do this. Would you be comfortable doing the following? Tell me about yourself. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sephora in July 2015.
I applied online. After a week I called to speak to someone in hiring in regards to an application I submitted(this happened about 4x so be prepared and know who to ask for and when). The first interview- was a group interview. There were 2 other girls & myself. We sat in the malls food court and responded to questions in no particular order. ( it's very important to be confident for this part). I have like zero notable work experience, my competition was an English teacher of 10+ yrs, who had been selling Avon on the side & a recent cosmetology grad, who had been working as a freelance mua. Both applicants appeared to be far more experienced in customer service, make-up application and sales, but I guess the interviewer loved my mcDonalds horror stories and the fact that I didn't try too hard to laugh at corny jokes or force myself to be engaging. To my surprise almost a week later I received a call to have a 2nd interview with a manager from the color dept. The sephora hiring process is very long and very drawn out...😩😩😩 The 2nd interview was brief. Mostly just a repeat of the first interview but with a different person and it's one-on-one. This interview was way more comfortable, the interviewer was very pleasant and expressed how she really like me but I was told that a third and final interview would need to be setup before u could become an official "cast member". So to be continued...
- Q: What is a company or brand that excels in customer service and why? Q:A former boss that you liked/dislike and why? Q: Your favorite sephora brand/products? Q: Name a core value that you find important to a company and explain. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sephora (Atlanta, GA) in July 2015.
The interview process at Sephora was a delight! The entire process from interview to hire took about 3 weeks total. My first interview was very casual and consisted of me talking about my retail experience. The ladies I interviewed with really vibes well with me and invited me back for s second interview. This interview was with the store director, and he explained what the store was looking for in its applicants. He gave me a brief overview of what life would be like as a Sephora employee, and asked me questions about my plans with the company. I was invited back for a third interview and this one was a makeup demo interview where I did a smoky eye. Overall very easy process
- What are your goals within the company? Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Sephora in July 2015.
There were three interviews, one with the assistant manager, one with the store manager, and one with another store manager, and then they had me demonstrate my makeup application ability on another manager from the store. All in all the process took right around two weeks, and everyone was very professional.
- Do you feel that skincare is essential to a makeup routine? Answer Question
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