L'Oréal USA Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
103 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at L'Oréal USA.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with Operations recruiter on a wednesday. Conversation was very pleasant and I had done all my research and was very well-prepared. Recruiter informed I'd be contacted by the end of the week or early next regarding a position she thought i'd be a great fit - but was never called back, despite three follow up emails throughout the month that followed. Very unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • Regarding my immigration status and commitment to reside in the United States for an extensive period of time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at L'Oréal USA.

    Interview Details

    Detailed, lots of questions about your background. situation-based questions. lots of interviews with various people in company.

    Negotiation Details
    back and forth. I knew the job would be challenging and I wanted to be paid well for it. So, I kept going until I got what I wanted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at L'Oréal USA in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Met with 3x managers to report to for about 20 minutes each. interested in college experience and motivation to work in the beauty industry.

    Interview Questions
    • scenario question about the amount of hours worked there and commitment to doing so   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation entry level and hourly
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at L'Oréal USA in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    It is a very detailed interview and hiring process for their internship program. You first are selected to do a first round of phone interviews and if you make it through that you are invited to the Taste of L'Oreal weekend, which is a weekend interview process where to do a case study as a team and then have a two on one interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Most unexpected question was my knowledge base of Excel and in detail questions about how to you it and utilize it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at L'Oréal USA in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews/ screenings before being invited to interview in person. I was asked to prepare a presentation about myself and my work experience. The panel interviewing me asked basic and standard questions about job related incidents/work experience. The process took four weeks and the attitude of the people interviewing me did not inspire me to desire a job there.

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    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    ENGINEER - PROCESS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Franklin, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Franklin, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at L'Oréal USA in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied on their website and emailed the job poster with my cover letter. Within 4 days I got a call from HR asking to set up an interview. I accepted and it was scheduled for the following week. The questions were general questions like Why L'Oreal? About situations regarding lab and research that I had did. I prepared well for this interview so nothing really caught me off guard. Anyway, within 3 hours of the interview, I sent a thank you email and within an hour of that, they called me in for an on-site interview the following week. The HR person I had spoken to called me the Monday before the interview (Friday) and explained what I would need to do to prepare. The layout was as such: 1) Case Study on something related to Process Engineering, 2) A 10-15 minute presentation about yourself and a initiative you led or something you accomplished, 3) a grilling panel discussion with the people you presented to, not only about your presentation but also about situations and the usual interview questions which actually were pretty difficult! One thing I will say though, I appreciated HR during the process and them updating me on my status. After the interview, HR had called me to tell me I did not get the job..but I never got that call or voicemail.. so when i emailed HR the following week to find out, they called me right away to inform me nicely that they selected someone else. Which I personally thought was VERY NICE. Because no one cares to go out of their way anymore these days to even tell you that you didn't get it. So i appreciated this a lot and felt less bad about the rejection.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to deal with ambiguity and what did you do? H   View Answer
    • How do you define Leadership?   Answer Question
    • How do you define Failure? (after defining failure) Tell me about a time that you have failed. (UH!?)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research & Innovation Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at L'Oréal USA.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call from L'Oreal, and went through a 1/2 hour interview where we discussed my resume and my interest in the company. I received an offer approximately 1 week after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you interested in at L'Oreal (in terms of which department or area are you interested in doing research in).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research and Innovation Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at L'Oréal USA.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with a representative at a University career fair and was offered an interview. The interview was fairly routine and went through my resume and goals for the internship.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the biggest risk you have taken and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Imaging Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Clark, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clark, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at L'Oréal USA.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received an email the next day to schedule a phone interview. The interview was about 15 mins long. The recruiter asked me all general questions and questions about my résumé.

    No Offer
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 rounds of interviews. first round was just with HR. second round was 4 one on one interviews with senior members of the finance community

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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