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Interviews at The Estée Lauder Companies

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at The Estée Lauder Companies.
Interview experience
Based on 49 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 49 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 44 interviews
About two weeks

Interview process at The Estée Lauder Companies

Overview experience
Poor
Excellent
Easy
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Interview process length
About two weeks
32%
About a day or two
25%
About a week
20%
About a month
11%
More than one month
11%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
69%
Phone call/screening
59%
Background check
49%
Drug test
36%
Group interview
26%
Least reported steps
Other
10%
They have no interview
3%
Take-home/sample work
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at The Estée Lauder Companies

  • It's always gonna be stressful . I personally hate interview. But it's a part of the process
    Shared on October 19, 2017 - Estée Lauder promotional assistant - Houston, TX
  • You just come in fill out forms and go take a drug test. Once they receive the results, you start working
    Shared on July 24, 2017 - Process Operator - Melville, NY
  • The interview was a 3-step process. Now, it's a four-step process for all Full-time applicants. You'll interview with the Store Manager and the Sales & Education Executive. You'll interview with a thi…
    Shared on March 6, 2017 - Store Manager - Houston, TX

Interview questions at The Estée Lauder Companies

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • My experience with cosmetics and customer service
    Shared on May 11, 2018 - Regional Makeup Artist and Sales Representative - Gaithersburg, MD
  • Are you competitive?
    Shared on March 29, 2018 - Counter Manager - Atlanta
Interview tips at The Estée Lauder Companies
Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)65%
  • Formal (business suit)29%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)2%
  • They didn’t have a dress code2%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%
What advice do candidates give for interviewing at The Estée Lauder Companies
  • I would attend every customers with a great smile n full confidence n build the customers for a life long user of Estee lauder✨
    Shared on August 3, 2018
  • Nothing Good luck. All jobs are being outsourced or moving to the city.
    Shared on April 24, 2018 - MANAGER OF THE NA RETAIL STORE SUPPORT - Melville, NY
  • I have always been available for as long as the clients want...to have me promote the products...to all ages......answer every question asked of you...with a smile.......It is very important to repres…
    Shared on March 30, 2018
The first interview at The Estée Lauder Companies
How candidates got an interview
  • Recruiter contacted me24%
  • Employee referral17%
  • Through Indeed.com15%
  • Paper application12%
  • Other online application10%
How candidates received their first interview at The Estée Lauder Companies
  • The first process is applying on-line, for what I understand they switched it up a bit, you take a on-line questionare, then you take a video interview ( it is a rather cool thing to do you learn a lo…
    Shared on December 7, 2018
  • I walked in and turned in my application to the manager.
    Shared on September 2, 2018 - MAC Artist - Friendswood, TX
  • Through an acquaintance
    Shared on August 24, 2018 - Director of Global Creative Operations - New York, NY
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