L'Oréal Marketing Interview Questions

Updated Jul 19, 2015
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Marketing Interview

Anonymous Employee in Hoofddorp (Netherlands)
Declined Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at L'Oréal (Hoofddorp (Netherlands)).

Interview

I applied online on their corporate website and I was contacted within a week to schedule a meeting with the (junior) recruiter. After the first interview there is an interview with the marketing managers.

Interview Questions

  • Describe three Loreal products not from a marketing perspective with three words   Answer Question

Reasons for Declining

I did not appreciate the disrespectful behavior of the recruiter. She seemed disinterested throughout the interview. She was 20 min late did not apologize for it. Was overall very unfriendly wanted to only focus on your weaknesses. Very unprofessional she changed my perspective on L'oreal in a negative way.

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at L'Oréal (Prague (Czech Republic)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    1. Following online application I got invitation to AC. 2. AC with 10-15 candidates for the same position started with a brief introduction in English followed by a numerical test (shl format). After, we had individual task to create marketing mix of a chosen product. Finally, we were solving analytical "puzzle" in groups. 3. Interview with future line manager and group brand manager (deeper dive into your experience). As a part of the interview there were few tasks to test again your creativity, analytical thinking and Excel skills. 4. Offer

    Interview Questions

    • How many face cream pots are sold every year in your country?   1 Answer
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hoofddorp (Netherlands)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at L'Oréal (Hoofddorp (Netherlands)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I got into contact with L'Oréal through an in-house day, after which they invited me to apply. First I had an interview with HR, which consisted mostly of general questions about my education, experiences etc and some personality questions. The second stage was an interview with the product manager who would be my manager. This interview was pretty similar to the first one, some more role related questions about products/campaigns.

    Interview Questions

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brussels (Belgium)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at L'Oréal (Brussels (Belgium)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    FIRSTLY: phone interview SECONDLY: ASSESSMENT CENTER 1. Introduction in group with other candidates: Who are you, what position are you applying for and why should we hire you. 2. Present 10' presentation (in group) of 'The Retail Visit' that candidates had to prepare 3. Logical test: calculate some numbers and interpret them 4. 10' break 5. Individual assessment: feedback on presentation & logical test 6. Selected candidates had an interview with a product manager

    Interview Questions

    • What is the thing that you want to learn as a person during your internship? How would you boost this product's sales?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    non existant

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at L'Oréal (Singapore (Singapore)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    the interview process was rather quick. It started with phone interview with HR, followed by a brand manager. Later, i was called for a phone interview and another face to face interview with two other managers. I was given a choice between two divisions. The whole process took about two weeks (i.e. from first phone interview to contract signing). The interviews were quite casual and easy going.

    Interview Questions

    • why are you interested in marketing? why do you want to work for L'Oreal?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at L'Oréal (Prague (Czech Republic)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    For the interview I would suggest getting well acquitted with the products in a given marketing division for which you are interviewing. Be ready o provide ideas for products that are missing on the market and to distinguish between different products (I was given 5 different Elvive shampoo and told to rank them according to market share). Basically they really want to know if you know about their portfolio and if you have ideas. Lastly, they will give you an excel test. This can be nerve wrecking experience, but don't panic. Nobody ever gets it completely right. I was given some data and told to organize it in a graph with 4 axis....and then interpret my results orally. Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • What would you change about this product? Which one of these shampoos is the most successful? What makes you prepared for this internship? Tell us about yourself..   1 Answer
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hoofddorp (Netherlands)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at L'Oréal (Hoofddorp (Netherlands)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Ik solliciteerde online en kreeg binnen een week een telefoontje om een gesprek te plannen op het hoofdkantoor. Daar had ik een ontmoeting met HR om over mijn opleidingsgeschiedenis te praten. De vragen waren redelijk standaard, over goede/slechte karakteristieken, waar je jezelf in 5 jaar ziet, wat je verwacht van deze stage, waarom zouden we jou moeten aannemen?

    I applied online and got a phone call within a week to plan an interview at the HQ. There, I met with HR to talk about my history of education. The questions were pretty standard, about good/bad characteristics, where do you see yourself in 5 years, what do you expect of this internship, why should we hire you?

    Interview Questions

    • Wat denk je dat een voorbeeld is van een fantastische marketing campagne?   What do you think is an example of an excellent marketing campaign?   1 Answer
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    Marketer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at L'Oréal in June 2010.

    Interview

    they say my major not very sute for that place

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    not sute for my develop

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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Paris (France)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at L'Oréal (Paris (France)) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Bien que j'ai été chassé pour un poste (rare pour une entreprise qui recrute normalement en interne.) J'ai dû passer cinq entretiens et des tests personnels. Le premier entretien était conventionnel, parlez-nous de vous, forces et faiblesses, pourquoi avez-vous changé de travail, etc... Le deuxième, le jeu s'est intensifié et ainsi de suite jusqu'au cinquième entretien. Avant d'en avoir terminé, j'avais justifié de connaissances approfondies d'analyses de comptes P&L, en défendant un plan marketing imaginaire avec des dépenses à +25% vs aujourd'hui, montré mes connaissances du marché dans des questions de type QCM. Un comité de discussion vraiment dur pour finir.

    Although I was headhuntet for a position (rare for a company that normaly hires from own ranks) I had to go through 5 interviews and to personally tests. First interview was a classic, tell us about you, strenghts and weaknesses, why did you change jobs...etc. Second one, the game was stepped up and so forth until fifth interview. By the time I was through, I had justified in depth knowledge of P&L accounts analysis, defending an imaginary marketing plan with a +25% spending vs today, shown my knowledge of the market in cross-check questions. Real tough panel discussion in the end.

    Interview Questions

    • Veuillez décrire de façon détaillée la manière dont vous réagiriez à une baisse importante du chiffre d'affaires, pendant que dans le même temps vous devez rester engagé à fournir le même résultat net. Veuillez être explicite dans vos décisions de réducti   Please make a thorough walk through on the board of how you would deal with a major drop in turnover - but you have to stay committed to delivering the same buttom line. Please be explicit in your decisions on cutting in the adv. budget.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Juste et dur. Soyez prêts, jusqu'au moindre détail. Assurez-vous de justifier pourquoi vous demandez quelque chose.

    fair and hard. Be prepared - into even the smallest detail. Be sure to justify why you ask for something.

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