Color Consultant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 June 2015
Although I was only there for a short period of time I enjoyed the job. Management was great and the team really supported each other. My only complaint was for a senior makeup artist the pay is incredibly low and not at all competitive (you definitely cannot pay a mortgage working there, but it might be good for someone starting out or still living at home). I know they have made some changes to a few things since I've worked there so the wages may have been increased as well. This is just my experience from 2012.
Great team and management, fun environment and work culture.
skincare consultant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB The Core – 3 June 2015
Although there is sometimes drama everyone usually gets along well and they have a very modern fun way of running their stores. They are a little too serious about their sales but it was fun working there. You learn a lot! and they really take their time educating you and making it a fun experience.
fast paced, makeup artistry, skincare sales, cashier
Skin Care Consultant (Current Employee) – Bayshore – 22 May 2015
I would say that I do enjoy Sephora for the other employees as well as the clients unfortunately the management styles and work ethics do not match mine. I enjoy the fast paced industry I also like that things are different with each clients needs which keeps me on my toes and always thinking and learning. I love that I get to interact with people in my job everyday and that when they have left they have had a wonderful experience and all of their needs and concerns where met in a timely fashion.
I would say the hardest part of the job is there isn't a good life work balance and unfortunately the hourly wage is not the greatest.
Great place to work if you want to crush your self esteem
Product consultant (Former Employee) – Sephora west edmonton – 12 May 2015
I really wanted to love working at Sephora. Unfortunately, the gratis and all the training they provide just wasn't enough to make me stay. As a company, I feel Sephora is great - the company itself has great values, such as encouraging work/life balance. However, the management at the location I worked at couldn't care less about their employees well-being.
You have to be tough to work at Sephora. You have to be able to stand having your appearance scrutinized at all times of the day. On more than one occasion, I was sent to the back to fix my makeup, despite the fact that it was up to the standards outlined by the companies. I felt singled out, as I was wearing a full face of makeup. Other "prettier" girls who worked at the location could get away with wearing much less makeup and never being reprimanded.
If you want to work at Sephora, you have to be able to handle crazy hours. The week of Christmas, I worked 50 hours. I was only a part time employee. I never received overtime pay.
So yeah, it wasn't great. The only good thing was getting to spend all day playing with makeup, and being sent home with hundreds of dollars worth of free product (gratis). Even that wasn't enough.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Kitchener/Toronto ON – 12 May 2015
-answer client questions/concerns -cash clients out -learned new information everyday, on products I knew little about -management and coworkers very friendly, helpful, and hardworking -hardest part about the job (when we were extremely busy) was making sure each client left satisfied -most enjoyable part about my job was the people I got to work with, who made me excited to go into work everyday
Seasonal Employee (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 1 March 2015
I loved working there. Great benefits and training. The management was professional and very friendly. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with customers and knowing you could make their day better with the assistance provided to them. They have an amazing company culture. Zero downsides.
General Laborer (Former Employee) – yorkdale – 19 January 2015
was fun to work there a lot of work but it was bad if you didn't like over night work which i did not mind at the time it was all about cleaning up the store at night and making sure the make up was removed off every inch of the store before morning.
Color Consultant (Volume 1, Flagship Store) (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 19 November 2014
Great group of girls, and amazing team spirit! I work in all departments; however specialize in color and skin. Just like with all job, there are elements you love, and those you do not love so much; but the positive outweighs the negative. I just wish that I had more time to do things outside of work. It can be very tiring and time consuming.