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Sephora Overview

Website www.sephora.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Operated By LVMH
Founded 1998
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Sephora is a visionary beauty-retail concept founded in France by Dominique Mandonnaud in 1970. Sephora's unique, open-sell environment features an ever-increasing amount of classic and emerging brands across a broad range of product categories including skincare ... More

Company Updates

  • We're seeking passionate store leaders in the Greater DC area to grow their career with us! If interested in Sephora leadership opportunities, join us on July 8th for more details! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIKau

    Tysons Corner Center | Sephora - Career Fair

    We are seeking leadership applicants. RSVP to Sephora.GreaterDC@gmail.com Where: Sheraton Tysons Corner 8661 Leesburg Pike When: July 8th Time: 9am - 5pm *If you're unable to attent, please apply at www.sephora.com/careers

  • Congratulations to our very own Calvin McDonald for being the #17 top-rated CEO on Glassdoor!

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Sephora – Why Work For Us?


Sephora was founded in 1993 in France by Dominique Mandonnaud, who fashioned the store's unique name by blending the Biblical name of Zipporah (Moses' exceptionally beautiful wife) with the ancient Greek term for "pretty," sephos.

Today, Sephora is not only the leading chain of perfume and cosmetics stores in France, it's also a powerful beauty presence in 13 other countries. In the United States alone, there are over 250 Sephora stores and over 200 Sephora inside JCPenney stores.

Owned by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH), the world's leading luxury goods group, Sephora is highly regarded as a beauty trailblazer, thanks to its unparalleled assortment of prestige products, unbiased service from experts, interactive shopping environment, and innovation.



SEPHORA has been changing the face of prestige cosmetics since its debut in 1970s Paris. Sephora was acquired by luxury group Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 1997 then launched stateside in 1998, and is currently home to 200 world-class brands - including its own private label,SEPHORA COLLECTION. Sephora's curated assortment features more than 14,000 products including makeup, skin care, perfume, hair care, body, professional tools and more. Sephora is the beauty education hub, offering consultations at the Beauty Studio, a variety of complimentary classes, one-on-one service from Personal Beauty Advisors, and exclusive retail technology SKINCARE IQ, COLOR IQ, andFRAGRANCE IQ. Sephora is an international force in beauty, and its award-winning website and ever-growing presence on social-media make it the world's premier digital beauty destination.



Depending on your role and location, our benefits include:

  • Employee Discount Program
  • Comprehensive Medical, Prescription Drugs, Vision and Dental plan options for both full and part-time employees
  • 401(K) Savings Plan with Employer Matching
  • Discounts through LVMH and affiliate brands
  • Charitable Giving/Employer Matching and company-sponsored volunteer opportunities
  • Competitive paid time-off that includes vacation, sick, and holiday time
  • Summer Fridays (June through September, Fridays are half days)
  • Career development and continued education classes through Sephora University and LVMH
  • Additional discounts at various gyms and partners including AT&T and Verizon


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Sephora President and CEO Calvin McDonald
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    Current Employee - Color Artist in Millbury, MA
    Current Employee - Color Artist in Millbury, MA
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sephora part-time (Less than a year)


    Its a very fun and rewarding job. As long as you are passionate about the makeup/beauty industry you cant go wrong with working for sephora. Im not sure about all sephoras but the one in Millbury I work at the people I work with are all great. Everyone is very down to earth.


    Discount definitely doesn't seem like enough. When I worked for MAC I got a much higher discount rate.

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    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Sephora.


    The best way to get a job here is to apply to work seasonally and then they transfer you to one of the core cast members. They apply a lot of seasonal workers, so they are less likely to actually care if you are a master at make-up or something. I'm seasonal right now and there are some girls who literally can't even do makeup. They told me they hire a lot of their core cast members from seasonal.

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Sephora Awards & Accolades

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  • America's Best Employers, Forbes Magazine, 2015
  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2012

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