Color Consultant (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – May 21, 2017
The best company I have ever had the pleasure to work for. Free gratis/products on a weekly basis, generous discount that was often multiplied, great schedules/promotions/pay. Had to leave because the management at my location was horrible.
Color Consultant (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – May 21, 2017
Where this job maybe fun from the outside, when you get your foot inside the door the rose colored glasses come off. The perks of gratis is wonderful but its not worth the work. The money does not make up for the stress on the body and mind.
Great working on people and working with different make up
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee) – Jay, OK – May 21, 2017
The hardest part of the job would be dealing with rude customers because the customer is "always" right and you have to deal with even the rudest people in the most professional matters. What I did enjoy the most about working at Sephora was two things my co workers and the fact customers actually wanted me to try new looks on them! I learned how to use a lot of their technology such as match peoples skin tones to different types of foundations.The atmosphere is super friendly and very neat! We have everything stocked from the beginning of the store until the end and are super friendly with any customer we come in contact with. Management is slightly unorganized but quite helpful overall.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – May 21, 2017
working here was really fun, the energy was always high and everyone is very friendly..It can get stressful sometimes though because of the location of the store.The galleria gets pretty busy but it males the day go by fast
SKINCARE CONSULTANT (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 20, 2017
Working at Sephora is great for learning artistry and skincare and is a pretty good introduction to the beauty industry. I would say learn what you can and move on. The company expected a lot from their employees in regards to their interactions with "clients" when I worked there and it would get pretty annoying and stressful depending on your management. It is easy to get yourself stuck there, make sure you keep your focus and work toward where you want to go.
The culture was good and progressive in keeping up with trends and techniques while keeping all of the employees involved and educated. The daily job was very hands-on and enjoyable but it was much more enjoyable if the employee had an appreciation of the art of the job.
dynamic work place with a lot of activity and rare quiet moments in between
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Treviso – May 19, 2017
Constantly managing the cahsier role almost all the working day, always prepared to help costumers, lay products in order to be functional for the costumers and keep all clean. I have learned many itmes of approach with clients, problem solving, make-up skills of many others... It' s definetly a full time giving yourself to costumers type of job The hardest part starts when it's requiered to take care of many situation in one whenever the costumers visits encrese. The most pleasurant part is given by the chance to use your make-up skills in order to propose make-up tools to the costumers or accomplish their requests.
Assistant Manager/Key Holder (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 19, 2017
Sephora was my first "real" job. They create a culture of learning and teamwork not seen in many other retail companies. They really focus on training their employees and really focus on keeping their employees through a lot of incentives and benefits.
Makeup Artist (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – May 18, 2017
If you want to advance in makeup or products in a retail environment its good but its still retail. Customers are rude, bosses are moody, some days its really demanding while others it's painfully slow. The schedule is inconsistent, you will have on calls and have hours cut. Gratis is a huge bonus, company bonus makes a difference in the paycheck. No work life balance.
Operations Specialist (Current Employee) – Willow Grove, PA – May 18, 2017
Sephora is a fun place to work at, the managers though they cae more you about coming to work than any problems you have at home, like sometimes things pop up and they dont care. They dont offer you a raise until you ask for it, and even then probably not. They barely give you enough hours ans when getting a new job they complain. The people who I worked with were incredible and made the conditions there bareable, i loved helping clients and just being part of the enviroment, but management kinda screwed it up for me.
Cashier and Salesperson (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – May 18, 2017
A typical day at Sephora can be enjoyable if it does not get packed. However that is expected in that store it like candy for men and women. I learned about skincare and all cosmetic products, however i was already informed due to my love of the products. Management in the company is horrible!!! Some of the Directors care about your knowledge and growth in the company and others do not. . Some are used as a pawn to do mangers bedding. However the main concern is that there is covert racism in the location that i work at. However it can be a good company depending on where you work.
Management no work, life balance if you have children
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Oregon – May 18, 2017
I love what I do, I've done it for many years. I was recruited from another big store to work at here. That being said...I hate working here. It seems glamourous until you actually get in. If you don't have to earn a living then you should be fine. But if you have family, bills a life, then this isn't doable. Schedule is supposed to come out Wednesday for the following week. It might show up then...or Thursday, or Friday...who knows. Also, when they say you'll get big bonuses....maybe. But the company sets such high goals that we get low bonuses. There is a very partial management team here and definitely favoritism abounds. You might be scheduled 10-4 but since business is down for the day, they'll cut your shift and send you home hours early. Or you might be scheduled 11-3 with and on call of 3-6. Who has the ability to "maybe " work 4 or 7 hours without any advanced knowledge. I could go on but it's enough. I'm sooo disappointed.
short 10 minute breaks, schedule out late, favoritism, low pay, hours aren't dependable
Color Consultant (Current Employee) – Sugar Land, TX – May 17, 2017
Throughout my time in Sephora I've learned so much in the past 2 years. Ive learned to handle stressful situations so much better from working. Ive also learned how to handle a very upset client. A typical work day is usually walking around assisting clients and helping them find the perfect product that they need. The workplace culture is always friendly and very big on teamwork. The hardest part of the job would have to be handling a very upset client in a sensitive situation. The most enjoyable part of my job is when the client walk out with a smile on their face satisfied with their experience with us.
Event Coordinator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 17, 2017
Sephora is a wonderful company to work for, the compensation is competitive, benefits are very decent. The fact that it is retail is always a bummer, but I really enjoyed my time at Sephora. It only got bad because of a terrible manager but Sephora dealt with her very appropriately and I really appreciated that.
Discount, Gratis, Advancement
Compensation is good not great, retail environment gets stressful with both clients and management