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Colourpop Careers: A Guide To Getting Hired At Colourpop & Acing the Interviews


3/27/2023 • 8:51:49 AM

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Colourpop Careers: A Guide To Getting Hired At Colourpop & Acing the Interviews

Colourpop has grown massively since its inception into the cosmetic industry. It prides itself on luxury formulas used in their products with accessible pricing & cruelty free ingredients.

Founded in 2014 by siblings Laura and John Nelson, Colourpop sells the majority of their products through their own website and Ulta Beauty

Based out of Los Angeles, California, they focus most of their products for the eyes, lips, and face. Their prices range between $5-$20, making them perfect for the mass market. They’ve won many awards in Glamour, Allure, Influenstar, and OK!

If you’re looking to apply for a job at Colourpop, we’ve got you covered. We’ll be breaking down the entire interview process, the questions you can expect, what are the most common jobs at Colourpop, and the timeline for the whole hiring procedure

Colourpop’s Hiring Process Overview

Colourpop’s hiring process consists of 3 different rounds of interviews with their team members depending on the role you're applying for. The 3 rounds of interviews include:

  • A Phone Interview with HR Recruiter
  • A 1:1 chat with supervisor
  • A Final Team Interview

Although this is the typical hiring process, the amount of interviews differ between roles. As a general rule of thumb, the more senior your role is the more interviews you will undergo.

For Colourpop jobs that are in marketing or design roles, you should expect to receive a take-home assessment followed by a presentation of your work on the third interview

Additionally, for the assessment interview, be prepared to be assessed based on the role you are interviewing for (e.g. software engineer roles will go through technical assessments, customer service interviews will go through more behaviour based assessments).

Step 1: Applying

Where Can I Apply For A Job At Colourpop?

Jobs at Colourpop can often be found across Linkedin under Seed Beauty’s page which you can find here. For one central place to find Colourpop jobs, you can also check out eComportal. You’ll find a huge category of remote Colourpop jobs or Colourpop Cosmetics jobs that relate to the eCommerce industry. Its also important to keep in mind that Colourpop operates under the parent company Seed Beauty, so make sure to look under that company name if you are looking for jobs from Colourpop

How Difficult Is It To Get Hired At Colourpop?

Colourpop's hiring process is rated 2.7 out of 5 by Glassdoor. Out of 58 interviews, 57% were rated negative, 36% were rated positive, & about 7% were rated neutral. These interviewers were conducted on a broad range of job positions. Generally, the more open roles they have for a position the easier it’ll be to get hired as you’ll have less competition. These roles typically fall under marketing, social media, product development, or graphic design roles.

Step 2: Interview Process

How Long Does It Take After Applying To Hear Back From Colourpop?

Colourpop typically has a fast response time via email if you are applying for more of their common roles.. The typical response time for these roles is about 1 to 3 days. For positions higher up the company, you can expect a response time between 2-3 weeks depending on the volume of applicants they get.

What Are Some Questions I Can Expect In The Colourpop Interview Process?

Typically, the questions that the Colourpop team will ask you when getting interviewed are based on the role that you are getting hired for. You can expect questions directly related to your role that you may have received for similar positions. Overall, common questions that seem to come up a lot regardless of the role being hired for are questions like:

General Questions:

1. Why are you interested in working for Colourpop?

2. Tell me a little more about yourself and your work experience

3. Why do you want to leave your current job?

4. What does a typical day are your current / last job look like

For Marketing roles:

  1. Tell me about your work history in marketing
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  3. Tell me about a time you had a conflict, how did you resolve it?

How Long Does It Take To Hear Back From Colourpop After The First Interview

Colourpop has been consistent with following up each interview by planning the next interview, usually done within a week's time depending on the calendar availability. You can expect a second interview in 1 to 2 weeks if you pass the first interview.

Step 3: Getting Hired

How Long Does The Entire Hiring Process At Colourpop Take?

Typically, Colourpops hiring process has been known to be very fast. Within 2-7 days. This is more common for roles that they always hire for in marketing and design.

We have heard of reports for higher up, managerial roles to take up to 3 months. For roles that are more senior, their process of vetting the candidate will take longer thus the whole hiring process will be longer.

How Long Does It Take To Hear Back From Colourpop About A Job?

After your final interview, you can expect to hear back within a week's time with either a formal offer or an email letting you know you did not get the role.