Lerdy – April 20, 2013
Hi, my name is Lerdy. Ive been dying to work for sephora for the past few years. I am going to fill out an application in a couple of weeks. Im available to work full time and i was wondering if you could help me with some onformation of what do i need to get the job. What are the some of the questions that are ask during the interview. To me sephora is my dream job, and i want to grow withing the company, and i also want to go to the sephora university, or science of sephora, im still trying to understand what is the difference. I dont have allot of costumer service experience will that be a problem, i want to work in color, i love makeup skincare and fragrance, but i have some knowledge in makeup which is my desire career. Pls i really hope you can provide me some information about it. Im excited but anxious and nervice, because i really do want to work for sephora.
– June 25, 2013
I'm sorry to hear of your experience working at the Sephora installation inside of JC Penny. Although JC Penny and Sephora have developed a partnership, it is important for people reading your review to understand that you worked for JC Penny--NOT Sephora. Sephora leads the retail side of the beauty industry in training, education and promotion-readiness. Your experiences as a JC Penny employee working at the Sephora installation beauty department are different from the experiences one would have working for Sephora directly, as the two companies are completely separate. Secondly, it is legal to not hire someone if they do not meet the scheduling requirements for the position for which they applied. Also, having a current estheticians license is a great asset, but does not necessarily make you qualified for a leadership role. People interested in management should consider taking advantage of additional training for leadership roles, something that Sephora offers to its cast members for their ongoing development. In your circumstance, it is important to let your desires for growth be known and ask your leadership to work with you to put together a development plan to help you get to Next. I'm sorry if your leaders at JC Penny were not willing to work with you on that. But be patient--that is the biggest advise I have for anyone in this business. We often want things now, and it's hard to see the big picture. A good leader should guide you through that process. However, we don't always find ourselves working with good leaders. Best of luck in your future endeavors. But please be clear in your communication: You worked for JC Penny.