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Bluemercury Overview

Washington, DC
501 to 1000 employees
1999
Company - Public
Beauty & Personal Accessories Stores
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Barry and Marla Malcolm Beck are the founders and visionaries behind Bluemercury, Inc. In 1999, cosmetics could only be purchased at drugstores or department stores. As a recent graduate and working woman, Marla found less and less time to pursue her quest for products that ... Read more

Bluemercury Reviews

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
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    I have been working at Bluemercury full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    After reading unflattering reviews on Glassdoor, I was a little skeptical of applying for a position with Bluemercury when I saw a recent posting. But since I love makeup and Im a beauty junkie, with retail experience I thought I would give it a try. Easy interview and within a week I was hired. My first day I was greeted by the store Mgr., given a small gift bag of samples, a name tag and we were knee deep in training. 3 months later and the sparkle has not rubbed off. I’m so glad I didn’t allow the negative comments to dampen my spirits. My store Mgr and fellow team members are really enthusiastic and create a party everyday. My DM is a little strict but she is all about the business and is passionate. She loves hearing our favorite tip and trick and is a true leader. Upper Mgmt is very hands on and is present. We are given goals and tools to succeed. If you put your heart and soul, skill and will you and your team can hit bonus.

    Cons

    Need more social media and marketing to drive more business to the stores.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to inspire thru great leadership and conviction.

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Bluemercury Interviews

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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bluemercury (Washington, DC) in November 2010.

    Interview

    Started with a phone call stating that they are interested.
    Followed with three subsequent phone interviews with the same person -- should have listened to the red flags here.
    They asked a lot of questions about my expertise in this area, picked my brain for ideas, seemed like they were interested in me. Instead they were interested in my information.
    After they got what they wanted, no follow up calls, no response to my calls or email.
    They used the interview process to gather competitive information for their own gain.
    Very unprofessional and lacked integrity.

    Stay away.

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