Mary Kay Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014
31 Interview Reviews

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    Independent Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vancouver, BC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Mary Kay in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was almost sucked into this cult. Thankfully, I did some research first and discovered that it is a pyramid scheme that uses cult-like manipulation tactics.

    I was harassed, for months, by a Mary Kay consultant to attend a "pampering session." She eventually managed to manipulate me (guilted) me into attending. I was very skeptical, at first, but as they lavished us all with compliments and cheesecake and told us their stories, even those most skeptical in the room was ready to sign up for an "executive level income" working only part-time.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    It's not exactly a "job offer" it is an opportunity to buy in to a multi-level marketing pyramid scheme. Do your research and you will see for yourself. (even Harpers magazine calls it the Pink Pyramid...Forbes also wrote about the scam)

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Human Resources Gen/Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 5 days - interviewed at Mary Kay.

    Interview Details

    They ran around scattered. There was a man in the department who sadly seemed to be the only person who knew what was going on, and the women were bombarding him with questions about what to do with me. I was embarrassed for him.

    Interview Questions
    • The person I met with professed she didn't have a lot of interviewing experience and wasn't sure why her director wanted her to speak with me.   Answer Question
    • Image of department was poor   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Lacked professionalism. I saw no growth. Stated 3 HR ppl had already left this year. Not a good sign.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Mary Kay in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    They gave me a phone call interview. But it took almost 1 month waiting for the result although I emailed to check for several times. The interview process was quite good. However they didn't accept me.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you utilize your leadership skill and give us an example?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Independent Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Spokane, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Spokane, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Mary Kay in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Basically asked who I was and my family and what my goals were. Three things I wanted to get out it. What things were important to me.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Independent Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Mary Kay.

    Interview Details

    You are recruited without any qualifications or screenings. Mary Kay builds their business by recruiting more sales consultants. If you attend a party or facial with a consultant expect to be tempted into becoming a consultant yourself. The interview is more about getting to know you and showing you how Mary Kay can positively impact your life.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, just purchase your starter kit and you are ready to go.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Addison, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Addison, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Mary Kay in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen, then a group interview then met the decision maker. They LOVED ME according to recruiter. They had never met someone like me and wanted me. Little did I know what awaited me - boredom and looking for work to stay busy. Started looking elsewhere after the first 3 weeks.

    Negotiation Details
    No nego - my rate was met.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Intern Logistics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    On-site interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9.  

    Independent Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Mary Kay.

    Interview Details

    you just meet somewhere with a recruiter and talk about Mary Kay, they will ask you a number of questions, tell you what the company is about, ask you about yourself and see ask you if you would like to join if they think you are right for Mary Kay

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    I Just Want to Use Glassdoor to Find Reliable Income Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Mary Kay in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interview with a girl who is already with the company and can assist you with heart. Do not sign up with just anyone. Make sure she does not rub you the wrong way

    Interview Questions
    • Make sure you invest in the least inventory option possible and make sure you earn enough to invest in the business and still get paid   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    nothing
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Independent Beauty Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Mary Kay in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was very easy, basically she asked me if I was interested in working with the company, I said yes, and bought my starter kit, then began work!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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