Very Easy Interview
I applied online - interviewed at Sephora in June 2013.
Interview Details – This is for a Sephora inside a JCPenney. My initial communication was with the manager of Sephora who suggested I fill out an interview online in the store for Sephora. I did that, including my resume with the online process. I was called back for an interview within a few days by Sephora's manager. The manager explained Sephora's practices to me, was happy with my experience and told me what my hours and position would be. She told me the next step would be a call from JCPenney's store manager. Within two weeks I received a call from Sephora's manager telling me that JCP's store manager filled the position from within the store.
Interview Question – None. All questions were based on working as a team, working with the other girls, how Sephora is a team effort. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Sephora.
Interview Details –
It took a week for them to get to me regarding a phone interview. I responded promptly to their email but didn't receive a response for several days. When they finally replied, it was at the end of the day, requesting a 9am phone interview the next morning. This was a flag to me - they would put things off then try to cram to make up for the lost time.
The phone interview was unstructured. The hiring manager (not HR) explained the position to me but didn't ask questions so I took the lead and explained my background. She didn't seem to be listening - she later asked a question about my background that I had already covered. Overall, the interview was painless. The hiring manager was polite and said she would email about when next steps would be. I should have asked her for her timeline because she didn't respond for weeks. I waited a few days after the phone interview and then I sent a follow up email. I waited another week and sent another follow up. No response, not even to say they were still interviewing candidates. I waited one more week then sent another follow up, this time giving a deadline. The hiring manager responded a few days later to inform me that I wasn't what they were looking for, giving me reasons that they could have already seen on my resume without having to talk to me, and didn't even ask about on the phone interview.
Sephora doesn't seem to have a proper interview process (the hiring manager was inexperienced at interviewing), nor a respect for their job candidates. Red flags to watch for.
Interview Question – Not being asked a question at all View Answer
I interviewed at Sephora in June 2013.
Interview Details – the manager who interviewed me was aweful!!! she wasnt able to anwser any of my questions that i had for her...she had to get back to me on everything. I really don't know why she would be a hiring manager if she is not able to talk about her company.
Interview Question – why do i wear makeup Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at Sephora.
Interview Details – I applied for the position online. It took them a 3 months to get back to me. I was emailed by the art director to come in for an interview to show my portfolio. Then HR contacted me to set up a time. When I came to the interview I was greeted by reception at HR. Met with the HR lady and was sent to a separate office for the interview. I was introduced to the small team the position would be working with and we walked together to a conference room. Overall the interview was unremarkable.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself. Answer Question
Interviewed at Sephora
Interview Details – I gave my application personally to the manager and she barely even acknowledged me or gave me the time to introduce myself. I found it very disappointing as I was very hopeful to at least get an interview. I guess it was because all the employers were more mature looking women and I look very young compared. But I still found it very rude and i'm sure she barely glanced at my application.
Interview Question – No questions Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sephora in May 2013.
Interview Details – Before I applied, I'd visit the store often and became quite friendly with one cast member in particular. I then came in and spoke directly to the manager, who told me they needed people. I took an application and turned it in the next day (I didn't want to look desperate by turning it in there and then). I was called for a one on one interview a week later with the manager and then a makeup trial on a model a few days later. Once they checked out my references, I was offered a job about 2 weeks later.
Interview Question – How would you deal with a rude customer? View Answer
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Sephora.
Interview Details – Call for interview, interview with one manager, interview with another manager, offer (if they want you), reference check, background check, start date
Interview Question – What is the most important department that leaves the customer with the longest lasting impression? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Fight for a reasonable rate based on prior pay history, if you prove you are worthy on the interview, then you will get what you ask for
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Sephora in April 2013.
Interview Details – It was very quick they asked me bunch of questions and I was hired on the spot!
Interview Question – If on call shift was okay Answer Question
Interviewed at Sephora
Interview Details – Group interview-very fun and upbeat
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Sephora.
Interview Details – I picked up an application from the store and heard back within a day for an interview. There was a group interview with two managers and five potential hires.
Interview Question – Name a time when you disagreed with your supervisor Answer Question
Pros: “Gratis, gratis, gratis... Training/ education of products is daily and ongoing. Pay is above average for entry level. Company provides uniform.” – Full Review
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