Ulta Beauty Prestige Manager Interview Questions

Updated Feb 20, 2015
Updated Feb 20, 2015
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Prestige Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee in Rogers, AR
Anonymous Employee in Rogers, AR
Application Details

I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ulta Beauty in February 2015.

Interview Details

Applied for Prestige Manager position on a Friday and I called the store on Sunday to speak with the manager. He told me he would call me within the next day or two to set up an interview. I was not local so when he called, he set up my interview with my local Ulta store manager. She reached out to me and we set something up for 2 days later. When I arrived, there was a short wait because the store was busy. We met in her office and she turned off her phone and walkie to give me her full attention. I brought a copy of my resume and she started by asking me to tell her a little about myself and why I wanted to work for Ulta. We then moved to some tough situation questions. Then she told me about Ulta and about the position I was applying for. She was very nice and professional. She told me a little about her store but since I wasn't actually applying for that store, we didn't spend a lot of time on that. At the end of the interview, I asked for feedback which she seemed like she was more than happy to give. She said that I answered the questions well and that my comfort and conversation style was on point, but that I should practice on answering the questions with a bit more detail. I need to speak more towards my leadership roles since it was a management position. She told me that she was going to pass me onto the next interview and forward the results of the interview onto the store manager where I was applying. The next step would be to interview with the District Manager.

Interview Questions
  • Describe a time where you had to motivate a team of people.
    What was a time where you achieved a goal that you are proud of?
    Describe a time where you had to work as a team and pull through a tough situation.
    Describe a time where you had to deal with an upset customer, how you resolved it, and what the outcome was.
     
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Positive Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Prestige Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ulta Beauty in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. Took my resume in a few days later and was contacted by a hiring manager that evening. We set up an interview for later on in the week. It was pretty relaxed, we sat down and talked for about an hour about my qualifications and how my work experience can translate over to Ulta. She asked some generic interview questions- "Tell me about a time...", but overall it was more like a conversation about what I can bring to the company as well as the job expectations. I had a phone interview with the DM a few days later, and at the end of the week I got a job offer. I went in asking a little higher than I expected- so they came back with an offer which was reasonable.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time that you had to go out of your way to impress a customer with the service you provided.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for a little higher than I expected to be paid, they came back with a very reasonable offer, plus great benefits.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Prestige Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a call within a few days. Met GM at Starbucks for interview. Got a call I was hired within a couple days.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly I was told about the position. Not many questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Ulta was very fair and went with my requests
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Prestige Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview Details

    I had 2 phone interviews and one face to face interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Prestige Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and called in for an interview. Interview was 15 min long, basic questions on my experience. Made me an offer 2 days later. I counter offered and I suggest to anyone to do so when working for this company as you will wear many hats on a day to day basis.

    Negotiation Details
    Yes, I counter offered and they agreed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Prestige Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with the store manager and hit it off with her quickly. She made it clear she would be moving me onto the district manager right away. I bypassed an interview with another store manager and moved onto the district manager. We met early and she initially went to the wrong location and was quite late. I thought I was being stood up. I know a lot of people test you to see how you react to the situation but this wasn't like that. The interview was awkward which I blame more on her lack of personality but I felt like I answered all questions well and felt confidant in my interview. It took a month before the general manager was able to reach her for a decision and I was hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too difficult. Basic interview questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They made an offer and I accepted. I should have negotiated for higher.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Prestige Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vestal, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vestal, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Ulta Beauty.

    Interview Details

    Received a phone call, met in a restaurant, GM conducted interview, she was inexperienced, standard questions. Told I would get a phone interview with RM and he didn't call. Told next day that I was hired. They wanted me to quit without 2wks notice. I said no. Should have realized that this company was a lousy one.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical questions, no tests, nothing.
      They do not appreciate their applicants time, efforts. Very unprofessional
       
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    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation they offered 14.75 when I had asked $16.00 they are cheap and you will get a raise once a year and it will be less than .25 cents.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Prestige Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Savannah, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Ulta Beauty in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied in store and was directed to apply online.
    Heads up, the assessment questions you answer while applying online have everything to do with whether or not you are called back. Those results either green light, yellow light, or red light your application.
    The interview was basic and the questions asked were generic. They focus mostly on your history, ability to adapt, and sales comfortability.
    It was held in their very small, very unorganized office. My initial interview was held with both the general and district manager so there was no need for a second.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The company is fairly flexible in negotiations. The cap they will pay most managers is 22/hr. So don't feel afraid to ask what you're worth.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Prestige Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ulta Beauty in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via phone for an in-person interview a week after I submitted my application on ULTA.com I met with 2 General Managers who were truly passionate about the company and were a pleasure speaking with. They both gave me a thorough description of the position (duties, typical work day, etc.) and asked questions primarily on customer service, product/company knowledge and sales. I also asked 10 questions of my own about the position, company culture and when to expect a decision (end of the week).

    Within 24 hours of the interview, I emailed a thank you letter and followed up on a Friday and was offered the position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Obtained salary desired.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Prestige Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Flower Mound, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Flower Mound, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ulta Beauty in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very easy going interview ,interviewed with store manager and then moved onto District Manager and got the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical interview questions asking to answer how you handled customer situations.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Company had an idea of what I was looking for so the offer was above what I was currently making.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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