FCB Interview Questions

Updated Jul 7, 2015
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I applied online and was notified about a week or two later that I had an interview. I had about a week to prepare for it. Finally, when I went in, it was 1:1. Questions were delivered very quickly, one after another, they wasted no time, they expected you to know the answers. definitely kept you on your toes.

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    Social Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at FCB.

    Interview

    very easy going, normal questions. asked about my favorite and least favorite social media campaign. interviewer was not very personable, seemed like he wanted to just get the interview done with.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    First round is an interview with a current analyst from the hiring team; the next round is with an HR. Each interview is one-to-one, taking like 20 to 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you convince your client of an idea they initially didn't accept.   Answer Question
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    Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at FCB.

    Interview

    still in the process. has taken several months and effort of contact. Informational interview, then to a phone interview, and next onto an in person interview. All interviews are a good experience if nothing but to learn.

    Interview Questions

    • if you were to advertise your "this" how would you go about making your campaign?   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Honestly don't waste your time with FCB Chicago if you don't live in the area. The interview process was the worst process I've been through. I made it to the final step and they couldn't give me a real reason why they didn't hire me. It took them a month and a half to give me a decision after my final interview. I tried to reach out to the members of department a couple times and they didn't even respond. I regret spending so much money traveling to Chicago for the interview. The Analytics department act like they don't care. I passed the analytics test which consisted of analyzing sales data, creating a powerpoint, and answering a couple brain teaser questions. The department knew I had the ability to do the job, but still decided to hire me without a real reason, If you didn't graduate from Northwestern or UChicago, or if you are not foreign or white, you might as well not even apply. Honestly I'm completely disappointed with the agency and I I'm glad I didn't get the job. Every time I think about the experience, I just can't believe how horrible I was treated by the Strategic Analytics department. If I could do it all over again, I would've never applied. Please don't make the same mistake I did.

    Interview Questions

    • Why FCB Chicago? What is your favorite recent ad campaign?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at FCB.

    Interview

    After an initial applicant screening process, I was one of ten individuals to receive an interview for a marketing internship. Being located far from Chicago, the interviews were conducted using Skype. I was hopeful that the experience would be positive given the feedback I had heard from previous interns, however this did not turn out to be the case. The interview itself lasted no more than 5-10 minutes, I was asked general marketing/advertising interview questions, and the interview was over. The interviewer was nice enough, but did not look up at the screen more than once. After the interview was finished, I received an email that said they would be making their decisions and that they would notify us by the following Friday. After two weeks of no response, I decided to email the HR recruiter to find out what the situation was. Upon which I received an email saying that they were still deciding. While I am sure that this particular experience is not representative of the company as a whole, it was in fact a negative.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about an ad campaign that you have seen recently that you really liked and explain why? Also, an ad campaign that you really disliked?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at FCB.

    Interview

    Initially spoke to an HR representative at a college career fair. Was emailed by this person to schedule a phone interview, which went well. They asked the normal questions (your three best traits, favorite class, etc). Kept in semi-regular email contact as well, where I was assigned a (pretty difficult) assignment.

    Interview Questions

    • "What are your two most favorite and hated advertisements most recently seen?" Difficult because of all the options and the nuances of the answer.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in February 2014.

    Interview

    At University Career Fair I was told there were no open positions but they would keep my resume on file. Two weeks later I was contacted by HR because of a recent budget increase. Had two interviews that were very awkward. HR started the interview with, "Why Missouri?" - I think it was very obvious by both parties that we did not mesh well. I had another interview set up shortly after with an account coordinator. This interview was very awkward as well. I was told I would get a response in roughly two weeks, 24 hours later I was told I did not get the position. I was not bothered by this news.

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    • Why Missouri? --- as if I picked my university based on the fact it is in BFE USA   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Met them at a career fair, then was called back for an interview the next day with 2 HR representatives

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at FCB (San Francisco, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Had three interviews total: 1) HR, 2) direct manager, 3) previously financial analyst in the position, 4) department manager/controller. The entire interview process took a week, but everything was obviously unplanned and rushed to fill in the spot. Interviews took place in rooms where an appointment had obviously not been booked (other employees were having meetings etc.), everybody in the department had gotten a promotion because others in the finance department had either left the company, or had been let go. Managers were obviously unexperienced in their role, and came across as very unprofessional in terms of preparation as well as the interviewing presentation/process. The previous finance analyst had gotten a promotion, and came across very rude and was borderline demeaning and hostile; questions about my skillset that I answered confidently were met with "Are you sure? Do you really know how to do X and Y?" Withdrew my application immediately after.

    Interview Questions

    • None. No preparation went into the interview process, all generic interview questions   Answer Question
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