Sephora Parsi opened her first cosmetic store in France in 1969. The store remained a strictly France based company until it was purchased by the Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennesy (LVMH) conglomerate in 1997.
A year after being acquired by LVMH the first US Sephora store opened its doors in New York City. Within eight years of opening their first store in the United States, Sephora joined J. C. Penney’s to sell the Sephora brand cosmetics in their stores.
The company is still based out of Paris France but also has corporate offices in the United States (in San Francisco to be precise) and Canada (Montreal).
One of the biggest employment opportunities you can find with Sephora is their retail locations. Sephora has a well known and unique policy in their stores and you have to be able to handle it.
They have a sampling and lifetime return policy in effect in each of their stores, even their “store within a store” locations such as J. C. Penney’s. It doesn’t matter if your store carries the item that the customer is wanting to return, they can still return it as per company policy so don’t be surprised if you see a lot of this.
As a sales representative for Sephora it’s your job to assist the customer to find the look that fits them best. Those that know something about hair and cosmetics will excel in this business. You might have other duties other than just assisting your customers. You will also have to make sure that the boutique is kept neat and tidy and that the shelves are fully stocked so that your customers can find what they are looking for.
Sephora job benefits for qualified employees include:
- Medical Coverage
- Dental Coverage
- Vision Coverage
- 401(k) and Other Plans
- Vacation/Holiday Pay
- Sick Pay
- Employee discounts on company merchandise
Sephora also has an online shop. Working with their distribution side of the company means that you will be helping to fill orders not just from the brick and mortar stores but also the online store as well.
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