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Working At Sephora

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Sephora overview

Sephora is a Paris-based French multinational chain of personal care and beauty stores founded in Limoges in 1969. Featuring nearly 300 brands, along with its own private label, Sephora offers beauty products including cosmetics, skincare, body, fragrance, nail color, beauty tools, and haircare.
The staff at Sephora come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 66.2% female and 45.6% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, Sephora notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 86.1%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at Sephora tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the company for 1.5 years. The average employee at Sephora makes $45,074 per year. Pay at Sephora is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like Teavana, Yankee Candle, and Boot Barn, which pay $96,858, $81,407, and $81,147, respectively.
A large hospitality company with 5,413 employees and an annual revenue of $1.4B, Sephora is headquartered in the United States.


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The team at Sephora

Key People
  • Dominique Mandonnaud (founder)
  • Serena Tow (Executive Director)
  • Christopher Lapuente (ceo)
  • Jackie Mills (Manager)

What do people say about Sephora


Zippia Official LogoZippia UserJanuary 2020

What Do You Like About Working There?

My co-workers, for the most part, were awesome and very helpful. Show More


Zippia Official LogoZippia UserNovember 2019

What Do You Like About Working There?

The knowledge I gained about the products we sold Show More


Zippia Official LogoZippia UserSeptember 2019

What Do You Like About Working There?

The flexible schedules, the pay is pretty decent. The opportunity to climb the ladder is amazing. The management in my dc is awesome. The work/life balance is a wonderful perk. So yeah, i kinda love my job! Show More


Zippia Official LogoZippia UserAugust 2019

What Do You Like About Working There?

Work life balance. Educating clients on beauty Show More


Zippia Official LogoZippia UserApril 2019

What Do You Like About Working There?

Gratis, fun environments, educate employees. Show More
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Sephora Rankings

Sephora is ranked #65 on the Best Hospitality Companies to Work For in America list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Sephora Salaries

How much does Sephora pay?
The national average salary for a Sephora employee in the United States is $45,074 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $84,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $23,000 per year.
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Sephora Salaries By Job Title

The average employee at Sephora earns a yearly salary of $45,074 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. Some of the job titles with high salaries at Sephora are Store Director, Product Consultant, Color Consultant, and Operations Specialist. A typical Store Director salary at Sephora is $90,094 per year. Some of the other roles at Sephora are Picker And Packer and Order Picker. A worker with the title Picker And Packer at Sephora earns an average salary of $23,337 per year.

Sephora careers

On average, employees at Sephora stay with the company for 1.5 years. Employees most commonly join Sephora after leaving Macy's. When they leave Sephora, they most frequently get their next job at Nordstrom.

Average Length of Employment
7-Eleven2.0 years
Bealls Outlet1.7 years


1.5 years
Ulta Beauty1.3 years
Top Employers Before Sephora
Macy's15.7 %
Walmart7.8 %
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Top Employers After Sephora
Nordstrom13.3 %
Macy's12.4 %
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Sephora Employee Political Affiliation


Employee Political Donations

Celia WingReal Estate Closer
$22,030Democratic Party
Alissa JesleSenior Product Consultant
$2,895Republican Party
Kahla BroussardVice President
$2,015Libertarian Party
Chris VacaTalent Acquisition Partner
$2,000Democratic Party
Elizabeth JohnsonProject Manager
$1,750Democratic Party
Kimberly StrombergDirector
$1,115Democratic Party
Josh SmithSenior Systems Engineer
$1,100Democratic Party
Mary LaughtonBusiness
$1,000Democratic Party
Christian BurgosCo-Manager
$1,000Democratic Party
Julie BornsteinVice President
$1,000Democratic Party
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Sephora Financial Performance

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Sephora Competitors

Some of the competitors of Sephora are Teavana, Yankee Candle, and Boot Barn. Employees at Teavana earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $96,858. Employees at Yankee Candle earn an average of $81,407 per year, and the employees at Boot Barn earn an average salary of $81,147 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sephora

When was Sephora founded?

Sephora was founded in 1969.

How many Employees does Sephora have?

Sephora has 5,413 employees.

How much money does Sephora make?

Sephora generates $1.4B in revenue.

What industry is Sephora in?

Sephora is in the consumer goods industry.

What type of company is Sephora?

Sephora is a private company.

Who are Sephora's competitors?

Sephora competitors include Ulta Beauty, 7-Eleven, Bealls Outlet, Oneida Foodservice, Goodwill, Benefit Cosmetics, Panera Bread Company, HoneyBaked Ham, Yankee Candle, Piggly Wiggly Holdings LLC, Steve & Barry's, Kenneth Cole Productions, Steven Madden Ltd., Teavana, J. Jill, Brooks Brothers Group Inc., Dunkin' Donuts Northeast Distribution Center Inc., American Girl, The Walking Company, Boot Barn.

Who works at Sephora?

Dominique Mandonnaud (founder)

Serena Tow (Executive Director)

Christopher Lapuente (ceo)

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