Fun and friendly work environment
Beauty Adviser (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 20 July 2017
A fun place to work provided that you're passionate about the beauty industry. If you aren't pursuing a career as a make-up artist, you may feel that working at Sephora is monotonous. However, working at Sephora will allow you to build good relationships with clients in a more personal way than any other retail store. By that I mean, since make-up and skincare are personal choices, connecting with clients and advising them on products within these categories can really impact their self-esteem and knowledge of beauty in general. Therefore, Sephora relies heavily on sensitivity and a strong analysis of the clients' needs. Although you won't be penalized for doing an 'adequate' job at work, others who are more passionate than you will move onto gain recognition and become favorites. One one hand it's great that Sephora recognizes its employees as much as they do, although with a large amount of staff, most people who do the job just as well aren't appreciated enough. If that doesn't bother you and you're satisfied with how you're treated then Sephora is an amazing place to work. The in-store challenges and learning workshops are very fun, informative, and bring the entire team closer together. I would definitely recommend working here even if you aren't a beauty/skincare junkie for the experience.
Gratis, employee discount, friendly and family-like job culture, no commissions (everyone worked as a team), easy to develop relationship with clients
High volume store, favoritism, few job advancement opportunities in store