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Bare Escentuals Interview Questions

Updated Jul 3, 2017
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    Beauty Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bare Escentuals.

    Interview

    Applied online a few days after the job was listed. Got a call back less then a week later asking to come in for an interview the following day at 1. Was slightly nervous because I didn't have previous retail experience, but I am pretty skilled with makeup and put that on my application. Got to the interview 15 minutes early, had to wait because the girl interviewing me was with a client. Wore all black, dressed professional. We talked outside the boutique on some couches in the mall. She was somewhat informal, asked me some basic questions, stopped to point out a dog on a leash walking through the mall. She was clearly reading them off a list of questions her keyholder probably told her to use to interview people. She mostly went over the companies policies and such. Lasted about 30 minutes. She scheduled another interview on the spot, which was the make under. I brought my sister. I wasn't too nervous, and the manager helped me along the way. We were chatting like friends the whole time. The next day I got a call saying that her boss wanted me to fill out some questions about salary and that they would "love to have me". I got the email with the offer right after the email with the questions. Whole process took about a week, and we had to reschedule my second interview due to snow.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Offered me 11 per hour and I am happy.


  2.  

    Beauty Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bare Escentuals (Minneapolis, MN) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online called after a week. Later relieved a phone call same day asking to set up an interview. Did a private interview at the location. Received a call after a week and a half asking if I wanted to accept their offer.

    Interview Questions

    • whst does customer service mean to me?   1 Answer
  3.  

    Corporate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at Bare Escentuals (San Francisco, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and the HR representative contacted me with 2-3 weeks. I came in for my first and second round of interviews within the next 3 weeks. I met with the HR representative, department colleagues, and department VP. I received a job offer within a few days after the second round interview. The process moved along pretty smoothly.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    CRA Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Bare Escentuals (Atlanta, GA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Simply flawless. The interviewers were very friendly but focused. They were particular about how you answer questions and they watched all body postures to see how comfortable I was.
    They took their time and throw in some jokes in between to lighten the environment.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you explain the term ALCOA   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The salary they offered was below my expectation


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    Beauty Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Bare Escentuals.

    Interview

    I applied for the position online. I was called for an interview with the store manager and assistant manager. The interview went well, they took me into the back room to ask me some standard questions about sales experience, previous jobs, how to handle an unpleasant customer or co-worker etc. The next day, the manager called me and said shed like me to answer some questions via taleo (the site i applied on) and that we would go from there. The following afternoon she called and offered me the job.

    Interview Questions

    • why work at bare minerals? what would you contribute?   Answer Question
    • what is your previous sales experience?   Answer Question
    • how comfortable do you feel about knowledge of makeup/the beauty industry?   Answer Question
    • how would your last supervisor describe you?   Answer Question
    • do you feel comfortable working as a team?   Answer Question
    • describe a time you had to deal with an unpleasant customer? describe a time you had to deal with an employee you didnt get along with?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They ask what the minimum pay and amount of hours per week would be unacceptable to you. I said under $12/hr and 10 hours a week. They offered a part time position starting at $14/hr (under 28 hrs/wk)


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    Key Holder Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Bare Escentuals in December 2015.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of one in person interview with the boutique manager. The next step is a "make under" where I did the boutique managers makeup. It was really fun! After all that I got a phone call from the district manager, we talked for about 25 mins...then a couple days later I was offered the job!

    Interview Questions

    • if you could go anywhere for one year what would you do?
      also asked the typical interview questions.   Answer Question

  7.  

    Beauty Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Bare Escentuals in December 2015.

    Interview

    So I don't really know if I got the job it's nerve racking! I applied for the position around Christmas.,got a phone call interview and then a meet up interview a couple days later. Had my make up under interview last week, so that was three interviews in total..I was nervous for the make up under because they were there just watching me apply everything! Assist manager and Key holder said I did great but let me tell you! Don't put your hopes up :( it's not up to them! I don't know if it's like this at every store but apparently you get an email from DM if you get the offer or not.,waited one week and nothing.! But good luck to everyone!

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  8.  

    Beauty Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Covina, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bare Escentuals (West Covina, CA) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Very friendly. Asked a bunch of typical interview questions. You have to come in twice. Once for the initial interview, then again to do the managers makeup look. You have to have quite a bit of experience, and having product knowledge is a must. Know their stuff! It also helps if you have a lot of experience with makeup, even if it's not professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you had to work with a team and it was difficult.   Answer Question

  9.  

    Beauty Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Annapolis, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bare Escentuals (Annapolis, MD) in November 2015.

    Interview

    One on One , She asked about my previous job experience and why I wanted to work for the company. Asked me to sell her an lipstick. I had to bring in my won model and do an full make over on her, tutorial style.

    Interview Questions


  10.  

    Beauty Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bare Escentuals in October 2015.

    Interview

    The first interview is just basic retail experience questions. Be sure to tell a story; if you have one about a customer loving you, that's a plus! Second interview is a makeunder, but the goal here is to make sure you fit in with the company's commitment to providing a girlfriend experience so best thing to do is brush up on your ability to strike up a conversation and engage people. Your experience in the beauty industry may be a plus but probably will not get you the job if you're unable to make the customer comfortable.

    Interview Questions


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StarStarStarStarStar   Former Beauty Ambassador in Walnut Creek, CA

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