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Great place for make up junkies
Greeter/sales (Former Employee), Nashville, TNSeptember 15, 2014
I like sephora but really hate how high school and clicky everyone gets.
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Product Consultant
Product Consultant (Current Employee), Laguna Hills, CASeptember 12, 2014
Pros: team environment, fun atmosphere
Keeping your area of pride ( brand) clean and well stocked
assisting customers choose products based off their skin care needs
demo products
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I loved my Job
Cashier (Former Employee), Lafayette, LASeptember 11, 2014
Pros: free make-up samples
Cons: seasonal help
even though I was only seasonal help I loved working there. I loved everything about working there
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Hated the company
LOSS PREVENTION AGENT (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 11, 2014
Hated my job and the people I worked for.
Would never refer someone to this company.
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Fun work environment
Product Consultant (Current Employee), Costa Mesa, CASeptember 4, 2014
Sephora is a great place to work. The environment is high paced and very interactive. It is a great place to learn how to create an outstanding client relationship and loyalty.
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Very upbeat place to work
Color and Well Being Manager (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 4, 2014
Helped customers with makeup and beauty items. Loved to make people feel great about their purchases.Direct manger was amazing and very helpful.
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Horrible, horrible horrible.
Product Consultant (Former Employee), Newton, MASeptember 2, 2014
Pros: discount
Cons: everything else
I worked for Sephora for years. At first, I was young and hopeful to have a career with them. I loved shopping here and was an avid beauty blogger and makeup/skincare junkie. I was hired when I was in college and I ended up working for them full time.

Management is disgusting. Will talk about you behind your back and make up lies.. very clique-y. The – more... women I worked with, however, were mostly pretty cool. A lot of us wanted to start a union because of how little the pay was and how we basically had no access to benefits because we weren't management.

Another thing about Sephora, which I and many others find illegal, is that they will dismiss you if there is no work for you to do. Most people depend on their hours at work and their schedule, and being told to "volunteer to go home" AKA make you feel like a total jerk until you leave really hurts.. especially when they promise "full time" and give you 10 hours a week. the ONLY people who get full time are management. It's a disaster. They only look out for each other. It's a catty atmosphere. I made this particular Sephora a LOT of money in sales, I mean thousands a day, and I was rewarded with less hours and no respect. I am now a very happy person being OUT of there. If you only need a couple bucks, go for it. If you're 16 and want to work the register during Christmas and are okay with $10 an hour, rock on. The discounts are great. Just don't think it will ever get anywhere. – less
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Very eager and detailed orientated
Overnight Recovery Lead (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 2, 2014
i just want to work for a company who values dedication. hard work and integrity.
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Great workplace
Beauty Consultant (Former Employee), Rockaway, NJSeptember 1, 2014
The culture is great and you have a lot of fun coming into work. Definitely a value based company
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overall good company to work for
Loss Prevention Supervisor (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 1, 2014
Overall sephora is a good company to work for. Management could be worse but of course could be better. Lots of office politics affect your job buts thats to be expected since it is luxury retail
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Makeup Artist
Key Artist (Current Employee), Hollywood, CAAugust 29, 2014
I enjoy my job. It is a very great stepping stone into my Makeup Artistry Career. I feel this is a great company.

I love that I can teach my client makeup tips and expand my artistic abilities.
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Great place with Great People
Product Consultant (Current Employee), Monaca, PAAugust 28, 2014
to describe a typical work day at Sephora is fun. Being able to engage with different clients from a different cultures, and race and helping them with their skin care needs, as wells as teaching them how to apply their everyday makeup looks giving them tips and tricks on makeup applications. I have learned so much about skin care needs, makeup application, – more... what to use for different types of skin tones, as well as brushing up on my customer service skills, and communicating and listening to and with clients. I love all of my coworkers, each coworker brings a different personality to work, and our team is very strong, we work together to give our clients the best service. The hardest part of the job is leaving a custom unsatisfied, being that our product was out of stalk, not carrying the product they like or are looking for. The most enjoyable parts of the job is when a client tells you how much they appreciate your help, how much they loved their makeup, as well as the client coming back, that let's me know we have done our job, and have gained a loyal customer because of our hard work. – less
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very helpful
Skincare expert/ Make-up Artist/ Sales Associate (Current Employee), Cherryhill,njAugust 20, 2014
very hard worker
responsible
able to multi task
I work very well under pressure.
I enjoy helping people
honest
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i loved sephora
Seasonal Cashier (Former Employee), new york, nyAugust 18, 2014
Pros: wonderful enviornment
Cons: no cons
typical day was cashier and helping customers

mangement was awesome

co-workers were great

the hardest part was leaving my jon due to it being a seasonal position

the enjoyable part was helping customers
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Learn a lot about cosmetics and skin care
Beauty Consultant (Current Employee), Washington square mall in Tigard, OregonAugust 17, 2014
Pros: we get gratis (free make-up once every 3 months
Cons: no chance of wage increase and hours get cut often
Usually Sephora inside JCP is unpredictable with its clientele. Sometimes the sales from coupon drives promote more customer shopping for the cosmetics department, but usually we self promote by one beauty consultant walking the sales floor and offering free samples to drive in business. I LOVE to be able to color match and apply foundations on customers – more... so they can experience the make-up before purchasing it. – less
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Fun with fashion and all types, colors and learned new techniques with make up
Beauty Consultant (Former Employee), Burlington, NCAugust 13, 2014
Pros: try out new make up and skin care
Cons: schedule was hard at times
Loved it! we had uniforms to wear & we learned techniques with all types of make up. Learned skin care according to customers request,
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Great workplace
Cast-member (Former Employee), Lafayette, LAAugust 12, 2014
Pros: selling fragrances
Cons: wiping shelves
I really loved greeting customers, selling fragrances, and working in a great environment.
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good place to learn
Beauty Advisor (Former Employee), jolietAugust 6, 2014
good place to work, lots of things to learn and ssare. management is good and help you with your hours
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A fast paced, energetic work environment
Specialist (Former Employee), McLean, VAAugust 5, 2014
There are different worlds throughout Sephora. Based on the volume of the store, there are different managers and staff for the different worlds. The company is about teaching the clients about beauty and being able to recreate that look on their own vs. getting your make-up down and not knowing what to do when you get home.
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Great experience
Certified Makeup Artist/ Product Consultant (Former Employee), Wellington, FLAugust 5, 2014
New experience, defiantly a life changing one and had set me with great skills for the next job

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