Sephora Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. I've been working here for years and it is a fun environment to work at.

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales Consultant

    I have been working at Sephora part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    You learn not to be shy with colors.

    Cons

    They change every year there strive with clients and each store have different ways of approaching clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have fun. Enjoy your job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Passion for the Client

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sephora

    Pros

    Sephora is a great company that cares about its people. there is values system that is in place that is talked about daily. There is always celebration but a lot of feedback. All the feedback is intended to grow a person and take them to the next step in their career.

    Cons

    Wages is very dependent on each individual store manager . If they like you and you are a hard worker they will compensate you. Not all of them do that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sephora

    Pros

    Diversity, new initiatives, savvy clients, always changing, fast-paced

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership, favortism, no movement, poor communication, time management issues, inconsistent expectations, terrible district managers, racist in hiring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. great growth within the company

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    Current Employee - Sephora Product Consultant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sephora Product Consultant in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sephora

    Pros

    Gratis, employees, how we bonus as a team.

    Cons

    Better pay, flexibility with schedules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should losen up not have their stress be carried on to us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    It was a big decision, I'm glad I made it, and I hope to continue to grow here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Leader in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Beauty Leader in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Sephora full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Sephora is value based. We put the client first. This company allows me to see all other companies in a different light. There are very, very few companies like us. We empower women, and that makes me extremely proud to work for Sephora.

    Cons

    Like with most companies, if you are not mobile, and you live in a small market, there is little opportunity for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the "little people". These are who interact, consult, advise, demonstrate, and literally touch the very foundation of our business---the client!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. Exceptional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Store Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sephora

    Pros

    People are great! From the field to the corporate office, the company is driven by a set of values that they truly deliver on. Fun, innovative, and client and employee friendly. Good pay and great bonuses at all levels. Feels good to work for a company with positive comps year after year.

    Cons

    Lot's to learn with over 200 brands offered. Technology is always changing and the IT dept can not always keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to live by the values as the company expands and grows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Awesome company that cares about it's people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Sephora full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Values based, sense of teamwork, positive environment, careerpathing, positive upper management, competitive pay, bonuses, benefits, leadership team, inspiring initiatives - overall it's rewarding working with a great team and the company is always growing/expanding so there's always opportunity to challenge yourself with something new.

    Cons

    Retail hours at times, limited time off period at holiday, work life balance at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on developing careerpathing. There has been a great improvement in this over the past few years. Love the company's streamlined focus at all levels!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Still the best decision I made after 10 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sephora

    Pros

    Company values are alive and well. People development and growth are a focus. Leaders who inspire and motivate. Can't ask for much more.

    Cons

    Too many steps for some processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ever, ever forget the values. Quiet and reserved is not a bad thing, it is a personality that calms and balances.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Favoritism, inconsistency, lip-service, and stress.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Sephora part-time

    Pros

    Free product (gratis) and good product training if you have the right Leadership Team
    Great customers and fun working with cosmetics and skincare

    Cons

    Executive Leadership is detached and uninvolved and spins out one crazy idea after the next that are confusing
    Wages are good but hours are not and open availiability is required which makes it hard to have a second job
    Store Managers are lazy, play favorites, and discouraging
    Cliquey and some of the other employees are mean

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Theres too many things to do and not enough payroll provided to do it all and we spend a lot of time trying to figure out what we should be doing when theres just so much going on. Store managers are confused and confusing and hide in the back as much as they can

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. It's a nice place to work when you are looking for pastime job.

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    Former Employee - Beauty Product Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Beauty Product Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Sephora part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Manager is helpful as well as co worker.

    Cons

    They only give 25hours or less per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employee a right training.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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