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Updated Apr 21, 2014
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Assistant Account Executive Interview

Assistant Account Executive
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at FCB.

Interview Details – Had an informational/behavioral interview during the winter, was told I would be notified in a few months if I had moved on for final interview. 5 45 minute interviews and a 5 minute interactive resume presentation. Was offered a full-time position a week later.

Interview Question – Why FCB? Why you over others interviewing? Why AAE?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pay, benefits, etc non-negotiable.

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Account Management Intern Interview

Account Management Intern
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at FCB in December 2013.

Interview Details – Recruiter Skyped with those who were selected from our campus, I then skyped with an Account Coordinator.
First one lasted maybe 20 minutes, and was very straight-forward. The second one felt like more of a conversation. It felt like more of a "can we get along and just talk for a bit" kind of interview more than it was me getting grilled on some questions.

Interview Question – What ad do you like most that's currently running?   Answer Question

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Assistant Media Planner Interview

Assistant Media Planner

Interviewed at FCB

Interview Details – Structured interview. Great vibe.

Interview Question – What is your favorite ad and why?   Answer Question

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Media Planner Interview

Media Planner
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at FCB in October 2010.

Interview Details – A recruiter reached out to me and the interview was set up rather quickly. I met with the group director and we clicked immediately. I did not meet with anyone else, as he thought he was enough. I was given an offer within the week and I accepted within a week after that.

Interview Question – There was no difficult question   Answer Question

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Associate Medical Director Interview

Associate Medical Director

Interviewed at FCB

Interview Details – multiple interviews. writing test. refused reimbursement for travel from out of town for interviews.

Interview Question – Writing testing   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – low salary

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Proofreader Interview

Proofreader
New York, NY

I applied through a staffing agency - interviewed at FCB in April 2009.

Interview Details – I was initially hired on through a temporary services agency (have always been freelance).

Negotiation Details – N/A

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Senior Business Strategist Interview

Senior Business Strategist
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at FCB in October 2010.

Interview Details – Meet with HR first, and then with future supervisor and three other members of the team.

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Account Executive Interview

Account Executive
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at FCB in January 2009.

Interview Details – Friend of a friend notified me of the position. I interviewed with 4 people.

Interview Question – What's the most difficult client conversation you have ever had? How did you manage it?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was called immediately after the final interview to say I had an offer. I went in asking for a certain number and it was met. Excitement all around.

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Account Management Intern Interview

Account Management Intern
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at FCB in March 2011.

Interview Details – Submitted resume directly to HR contact on LinkedIn. Was reached out to a few weeks later. Had a 30 minute interview via Skype and was told decision a few weeks later.

Interview Question – Tell me when you knew you wanted to go into advertising.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiating. Just a flat rate for all interns.

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SEO Manager Interview

SEO Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at FCB.

Interview Details – Hiring process for this position was actually a promotion. I reached out in an effort to build an SEO offering for Draftfcb in Chicago.

I was met with general enthusiasm, but was essentially put to a trial by fire. My first task, pre-promotion was to run a SERM campaign for the company. When success metrics were being met, and all top brass were satisfied, they gave me the job.

Interview Question – In this case, there weren't any tough or unexpected questions. Though, the toughest bit about this process was keeping very high-level executives informed and educated on what the processes, timeframes, and expected outcomes were to be.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Simple- I accepted the promotion in a meeting setup with my original and new supervisor. The raise was fairly substantial.

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