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Sephora Interview Questions

Updated Dec 12, 2017
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    Fragrance Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sephora (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    2 interviews 1 with assistant store director and another 1 with store director. Very simple interview. They r super nice. It was less than 30 minutes per interview. After both interview they will call and send email for job offer.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Station, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sephora (College Station, TX).

    Interview

    They described details of the job. We did a team building exercise where you build a sculpture. You only have sixty seconds to look at the picture then you pass it to the next person.

    Interview Questions

    • How long do you plan on working here?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sephora (New York, NY) in September 2017.

    Interview

    We were walked into room with tables and told to wait for someone to call us. After 1 hour ( eventhough I was early for scheduled time) I was called to talk to a manager. It was evident she did not read about my past experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the volume you managed?   1 Answer

  4.  

    Color Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Sephora (Walnut Creek, CA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    It was very great. The manager was very kind and professional and made me feel comfortable through the whole thing. She took the nerves right out. As long as you have a very fit resume and cover letter as well as coming looking very clean and professional, the interview will start good just because you took time out into making a very great impression of yourself.

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    Temporary Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sephora (Las Vegas, NV) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Asked a lot of customer service questions. Asked about previous job experience and reason for leaving. Was told I would get a call if I "fit" the team in order to be interviewed by three other people on top of the first one.

    Interview Questions


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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Sephora.

    Interview

    Thorough, there were three interviews. One as a group and two on my own. The interviewers were kind and patient. There were a lot of hypothetical questions during the interview.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Stock Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sephora.

    Interview

    Firstly, in the description for the job they didn't say that it was an overnight position so I found that to be odd. I was supposed to meet with someone for an interview but I ended up having two interviews that day. I applied online and got called in to interview. After interviewing with the first women, she asked me to talk to someone else which I did. After talking with that woman I was asked to speak with someone else. The couple who was sitting beside me in the common area asked me if I had been hired yet to which I laughed and replied no. I didn't have time to meet with the last woman so I left but got an email about a telephone interview the next day. The final interviewer and I played telephone tag for a few calls until I finally got in touch and did the interview. After all of that I got a call saying that I was not "passionate" enough about stock even though my previous job was merchandiser and I absolutely love makeup.

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    Product Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in La Crosse, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sephora (La Crosse, WI).

    Interview

    I worked at Sephora inside JC Penney. The interview was 10-15 minutes and it was one-on-one with the manager of Sephora. Questions were pretty typical for any type of retail job, although there were a few additional aspects considering that working at Sephora means you need to be comfortable applying makeup and skincare on others. While you don't need to be *super* knowledgeable about that yet, you should show that you're willing to learn as there is a lot of training.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where your attention was needed by multiple people at once?   Answer Question
    • What do you know about JC Penney/ Sephora as a company?   Answer Question
    • Which aspect of this job do you foresee as being challenging?   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chandler, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sephora (Chandler, AZ) in August 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and was sent an e-mail with an invitation to a job fair that would hold on-the-spot interviews. I show up and there are about 10 other people standing in the hallway looking confused. They said they were way behind on interviews and to just wait. 30 minutes later, they announce that they will be breaking us up into groups and performing group interviews instead.

    I was in a group with 6 others and we were asked different questions by 3 different managers. Totally disorganized and you could tell they had no intention of hiring any of us, just tried to get through the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you personalized a situation for a customer   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Sephora.

    Interview

    As an internal hire, I was interviewed by my Beauty Manager. Roughly a day later, I was called to set up an interview with the General Manager. The Beauty Manager asks questions to make sure you would be a good leader. The General Manager makes sure you can represent the store and work well with the store. I then interviewed with the Field Manager of Sephora. She made sure I was able to lead and what my expectations where. A day later I was asked to interview with the Area Education Manager. This interview process was about leadership and coaching styles.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you had to manage a group of people for a project in a timeframe where the outcome of the project was important.   Answer Question

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StarStarStarStarStar   Current Skin Care Consultant in New York, NY

Pros: “GRATIS! J/k lol. In all honesty, in all of the time I have been a cast member, I have noticed the changes we've requested. They've really been listening.”“GRATIS! J/k lol. In all honesty, in all of the time I have been a cast member, I have noticed the changes we've requested. They've really been listening.” – Full Review

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