I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Digitas.
Interview Details – Received interview through employee referral. Had initial phone screening and then had a full day of interviews set-up with five different employees from all different capabilities. Was offered position next day with minimal negotiation needed.
Interview Question – Many of the questions were situational. One of the hardest questions was what was my life's greatest accomplishment!? I was not prepared for that question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Minimal
Interviewed at Digitas
Interview Details – Phone & in person interviews. Very friendly, and relaxed, mostly want you to speak to your previous experience, and how that will make you a fit for the position.
Interview Question – What projects have you worked on in the past? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Took another offer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Digitas in October 2013.
Interview Details –
In-house recruiter found my profile online and vetted my interest in a conversation. This was professional and well handled -- got a clear description of the job and the requirements, why they thought there could be a fit. Likewise, the internal HR team at the local office was likewise buttoned up and very congenial.
My issue is that I would have been relocating for the position and I think either this is a relatively unusual situation for them or they haven't yet gotten the hang of how to "sell" the agency and its location. The visit was incredibly short -- I met with four people and assumed for this reason that it was a round to vet me down from a longer list of potential applications. I had neither time for lunch nor time to simply hang out at the agency let alone in town. It turned out this was the one and only visit they thought I would have, which was very strange both for me and for them. Felt rushed and gave me a sense that they were over-eager to close the spot -- an indication that maybe it was going to be a churn and burn type of job that they were having a hard time selling. Maybe they thought they didn't need to sell it, but I didn't signal that as far as I was aware. I was interested but doing my own due-diligence, too.
Beyond this, for the most part the senior staff I met with were congenial, with the exception of one manager who literally showed up 15 minutes late and left 15 minutes early for a 45 minute meeting, with vague apologies. Everyone gets crunched for time, but to me this seemed a preview for how much time and attention I could expect from my colleague, and it was not attractive. Better to cancel/reschedule outright than be so flippant, I think. Others were interested in me and I got an offer, so they weren't blowing me off because they were sure I wasn't worthy.
Reason for Declining – Chose to pursue other options that arose.
Interviewed at Digitas
Interview Details – Was emailed by the recruiter to set up a phone interview which lasted about 20 minutes. He followed up to set up an in person interview. The interview lasted about 2 hours, I met with four people for thirty minutes each, there was one market sizing question but everything else was about my background and was good conversation. Plenty of time to ask questions.
Interview Question – Marketing sizing question Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Digitas.
Interview Details – The hiring process was fairly quick - I was in contact with a former friend who was working there, and he gave me the download on all I should know going into the interview. I felt prepared, but I was actually very calm and felt like myself during the process (I'm fairly quirky). I think the Creative team appreciated my casual and friendly attitude because I soon learned they we're all very open people too. The interview was fun - I fit in because I was just like them.
Interview Question –
- Your book mostly shows print work. Why digital?
- What are you listening to right now? (I loved this question!) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Short and brief. As an entry level creative, this process was foreign to me.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Digitas.
Interview Details – Interview was pretty simple, 2 behavior + 1 case study
Interview Question – If you had to advertise during the superbowl, what are some factors you need to take into account? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Digitas.
Interview Details –
I applied for a Senior QA Analyst position in Dec of 2012 and Digitas’ IT recruiter contacted soon after. I did a preliminary phone screening and a few days later I was invited for a F2F interview with the QA manager, associate QA Director and the VP of Technology.
When I arrived at Digitas’ location in NY, the person I was supposed to meet wasn't available, but her assistant quickly ushered me to the interview room. The office was pretty much what one would expect from such a “reputable” organization. The interview process was pretty straightforward. Most of the questions were pretty standard.
Exactly two hours after my F2F interview, the recruiter called me and told me the interview went well and the team wanted to make me an offer. I was pretty happy about this, but soon after the nightmare began.
The recruiter and I discussed company's benefits and what not, but he didn't put anything in writing. I requested the offer in writing, two weeks went by and I didn't hear back from him. Finally, he called me again to discuss compensation. Once again, I insisted that the offer be put in writing; eventually he sent me a contract with a top salary of $80k.
Honestly, I didn't know how to counter such a lowball so, I asked the recruiter to google the salary range for a Sr. QA Analyst with 10+ years of experience in NY. As usual, he called me and upped the offer to $92k. Once again, I asked for the offer in writing and received and email a few days later saying that the management cannot meet my salary request. This was the last time I heard from him.
I wish I had looked up Digitas before I wasted my time and energy dealing with them. I really hope future candidates see this review and make their decisions wisely.
Interview Question – Most of the questions were pretty standard technical and SDLC questions. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Digitas.
Interview Details – The questions asked of me were pretty expected -- no curve balls. I was asked to describe a recent recommendation that I made to the client, and to describe my rationale. Other than that, standard questions regarding my media and supervising skill set.
Interview Question – Again, no curve balls. The interviewer was clearly just interested in understanding my skills and personality. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Digitas in February 2013.
Interview Details –
Applied online. This was my second time applying online... the first time was a year or two before and for a different position.
* initial phone screening with HR: 30 to 45 minutes, basic questions about my PM experience. * in-person interview: 2-3 hours, met with 3-5 people from the team I was to work for (lead PM, PM, Tech team)
* Offer extended within a week.
At the manager level, I participate in interviewing new hires for the PM capability. Often times, though there is a rec open, you shouldn't expect to interview for a specific team per se. Because of this, the interview may not be very streamlined or give you a great sense of what the team culture /experience would be like. I was lucky in that I met with the team I was hired to immediately work with.
Interview Question – no case study. basic PM questions. Asked about my comfortability working with technology. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate... but that doesn't mean you shouldn't!
- Great benefits, thanks to Publicis
- Social & volunteer opportunities
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