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Sephora Specialist Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2019

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3.7
69%
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27%
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Sephora CEO, Sephora Americas Jean Andre Rougeot
Jean Andre Rougeot
2 Ratings
  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Intern - Learning and Development Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sephora for less than a year

    Pros

    great team, great work-life balance, awesome atmosphere.

    Cons

    not always a lot to do

    Sephora2019-05-02
  2. "Amazing Comopany - More than just Makeup"

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Ops Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sephora full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with intelligent, passionate women. People really care about what they're doing. Has great Diversity & Inclusion department. Intentional company culture. Great work/life balance. Donation matching. Free product.

    Cons

    HR isn't the most helpful when accommodations are needed. Limited options for medical benefits. Constantly changing priorities.

    Sephora2019-06-18
  3. Helpful (1)

    "underpaid and overworked"

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    Current Employee - Recovery Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sephora part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    gratis is nice, and hours are ok

    Cons

    recovery is tedious work. also sucks working multiple roles (etc help with cashwrao color or skincare ) with minimum wage ($15 ) pay

    Sephora2019-05-03
  4. "Overall good company to work for. Loved my job."

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    Former Employee - Color Specialist in First Colony, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sephora part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of learning experience.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to work.

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    Sephora2018-11-15
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Na"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting, fun, inspiring, Team environment

    Cons

    Corporate structure, disconnect to field, lack of development

    Sephora2018-09-12
  6. Helpful (1)

    "LOVE MY JOB!"

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    Current Employee - Color Specialist in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sephora full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Values Product Education Technique Training Brand Training Development Plans Amazing Benefits Growth Easy to transfer locations Personable management

    Cons

    Inconsistent work schedule(retail) The entire beauty industry tends to under pay entry level workers

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    Sephora2018-03-08

    Sephora Response

    April 6, 2018Manager, Employer Brand and Recruiting Operations

    Thank you for taking the time to leave this review!

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Management focus is people, not results"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sephora full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As a manager, you are given lots of autonomy to run your store and develop your team according to your location's needs. Also, the industry is performing well at the moment so there is not constant pressure to meet goals and drum up business like in other retailers. There is lots of opportunity to take people under your wing and develop your team's skills and work performance as they are often young workers without lots of previous experience. You are not required to work more than 40 hours per week and there is usually enough management scheduled that you will not end up staying much longer than scheduled.

    Cons

    Company does not focus on results. If you are a results driven manager and want to advance within your career, this company does not have a clear path for progression. Opportunities for advancement, which rarely occur, will be decided based on personal circumstances, your boss' opinion of you and how well liked you are rather than your demonstrated ability to increase performance and improve business metrics. If you are happy to stay within a store management role until you retire, this company is great for you.

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    Sephora2018-02-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Skincare Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sephora full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Best in the Beauty Industry

    Cons

    Pay should match the competitors.

    Sephora2017-10-27
  9. "Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Color Specialist in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sephora part-time

    Pros

    warm and inclusive, Vendors provide gratis for new products for staff to tey

    Cons

    starting hours are few, moving up may be difficult, unless you aggressively pursuti

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    Sephora2017-08-17
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Bad Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Color Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sephora full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, Medical, Gratis, Education, Technology

    Cons

    The Sephora I worked at was a Nightmare, the Exempt Management is a Joke to sat the least. They are Racist, and only promote the people who are thier friends. Or thier Clique I should say. Very Unprofessional group of women, gratis goes missing as well. No point in going there if you want to move up the ladder, they will take thier best performers and make very petty comments and make you hate sephora, I also speak for the 7 people who left for the same reasons I did...don't bother trying to report any of it.....they just find more ways to make u miserable since they are. If loss prevention would watch it's cameras it would see the exempt team abuses time by standing around and gossiping about employees all day. Wake up Human Resources....someone needs to investigate the Managers at MOL.

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    Sephora2017-08-08
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