Note: This would be approximately 9 months to a year from now...
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I still work at a Clinique counter, you should be getting a letter in the mail with your gratis ID so you can set up your password.
I started working for Clinique last October and I didn't get my Gratis letter until late Jan/ Early Feb. It might take a while depending on when your information was inputted. Gratis happens every 3 months at my counter, keep your letter so you can log in and check when your money comes in. Just keep up to date with your 2.2.2 and people won't complain that they didn't get called for GWP. See if your counter manager will either give you the other girl's client file or evenly distribute it throughout all of you. I have no idea what a counterpro is but your account coordinator and exec should have given you their contact information so you can get ahold of them in case of something like this. Let me know if you need anymore help.
Thanks SamE! , I have not received anything from my rep yet, nor have I gotten my log in information in the mail...I did move recently, but I did email my exec my new address JUST IN CASE she was on the ball...no email back confirming she even got mine. The boutique my counter is located in, my head district manager of ALL the boutiques is the only one who can seem to get a response from her at all..he FINALLY got my confirmation for me going to "I am clinique class" ....today, and I leave Sunday. ACK. I really feel very conflicted because while I do like my counter, I am ready to move to another company. (No uniforms or 3 step yet either, and the next closest clinique girl to me got hers on day one of hire.) sigh. a counterpro is the paperwork *booklet if u will* that shows u how to set up your cases correctly with which product (like the launch case) In my instance...the launch case was set up for dec's launch, and i didnt get to update it till march's. As for my client base...I have brought up the counter sales 22% in 2 mths..not a small amount in my eyes...made my april month sales goal by april 20th..just feel like my exec doesn care bc I am a smaller volume store. sorry ending rant now :(
Hope class is at least fun! What should I expect?
I worked for Clinique for a year and a half. Gratis awards come every February, June and October. So you will be getting a letter in June with your User ID. Hang onto that for future awards, because they don't send those letters out until weeks after the awards have hit the website and a lot of times they are sold out of a lot of stuff if you wait for that letter. The first time you are kind of screwed because you have to wait for that first letter to come before you can do anything.
School is fun. I was always really pumped up afterwards....I'm assuming you are going to your first class "I Am Clinique"? You will spend a lot of time learning about different skin conditions, i.e. acne, aging, un-evenness in the skin, etc...what causes them and Clinique's approach to treating them. You will also spend a lot of time role-playing....partnering up and pretending one of you is the customer and one of you is the consultant, etc. Color isn't covered until the end of the 2nd day. In my class, we only spent about 2 hours on it. At the end of the 2nd day, you will receive your pins. You will receive some gratis at first class, but nothing really spectacular, trial sizes of a lot of skincare, little tube of mascara, a GWP lipstick if I recall correctly.
In July, you will go to Fall Strategy class...which everyone goes to, no matter how long they've been with Clinique. Those are one day seminars and are usually way more fun. You learn about upcoming products for Fall, a little more role-playing on how to sell those products and they usually give out pretty good gratis at strategy seminar.
Next season, probably in the fall, before the holidays, you will go to your second two day seminar "Creating Clinique Experts" this is more advanced, and you will spend the first day on skincare, role-playing, etc. The whole second day is spent on color, application, etc. Then next January or Feb you will go to Spring Strategy seminar. Your next seminar after that will be accredidation.......I quit right before I went to that one, so no tips for you there. Only that you will be timed on certain exercises such as opening and closing a sale, skin typing, applying product.........Hope that helps and good luck to you!
And for Mad Hatter, I recently moved out of state. The store I worked for does not exist on the East Coast. I was told by my account executive that if I wanted to stay with Clinique to let her know and that she could get in me in touch with the account exec in this area. That account exec would be able to meet with me and be able to let me know what openings were available at which stores. Account execs have a big say over who works at the counters and they have a lot of push with the stores. So if she/he likes you, it will make it a lot easier and give you a big advantage over someone that is just applying from the "outside" for lack of a better word.
I decided I didn't want to stay with Clinique anymore, so I didn't go this route. I am staying in cosmetics, just not with that line.
Good luck to you!
Hi!! Can you help me?! LOL! I am going to do a talent-plus interveiw at clinque within 48 hours and I'm nervous and I don't know what to expect. What type of questions do they ask and can you be specific for me please because I really want to nail this and be prepared. I want this job so bad!! Thanks in advance!!
I think that Clinique is a great company to work for. You should visit the counter in my opinion and find out who is the counter manager and let her know you are interested in working for Cliniuqe. Introduce yourself and get to know the product and learn as much as you can about Clinique.
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Totally depends on your area,etc. Where I live (small mall, small town) it would be about a $0.50 to $1 hourly pay increase if you were to step up from regular BA, plus the extra commission. If you were hired from outside, it would depend on your experience and background and how aggressive you are in negotiating bc the stores like to keep payroll low LOL.
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Sadly that is what I ended up doing as well. There were a lot of different factors that contributed to my leaving but it was not an easy decision to make.
I am definitely launching myself back into the industry!