Ogilvy & Mather Interview Questions

Updated Mar 29, 2015
Updated Mar 29, 2015
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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview

    My interview process was fairly easy. They were staffing up on a smaller account, so I just spoke with the HR recruiter on the phone and with the account supervisor a couple weeks later. Both of which were extremely friendly and knowledgable and sold me the position. Once I had completed the interviews, I was eager to hear back.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in this position/agency? How does your background make you the best fit for this role? Whats a difficult professional situation you have been in the past and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant Media Planner Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview

    The HR dept. seems to be a bit lacking. My interviewer asked me a lot of menial questions and basically wanted me to reiterate the resume she held in her hand. I've had temp experience as an assistant and tried to show her my knowledge but she really had little interest in what i had to say. All in all, she seemed to just be going through the motions.

  3.  

    Production Coordinator Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (New York, NY) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The interview was incredibly relaxed with an informal tone to how it was run. There was a lot of room for you to expand on your qualifications during your chances to speak but they really take the time to get to know your personality to see if you could fit in their work environment. I think that tends to be a little more important for them - if you get the chance to interview with them, they already assume you can more or less do the job you applied for, but but can you fit in their mold?

    Interview Questions

    • I see you had worked at (company). How did you enjoy your time there?   Answer Question
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    Digital Project Manager Interview

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (Chicago, IL) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Face2Face interview with 3 people, 30 minutes each. Two Digital PMs and the Director of Project Management.

    Applied through a recruiter, seems to be a quicker experience. As I previously applied online and received no response.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Not as digitally savvy. Name is a legacy within the ad agency arena, but so far behind the times of where it should be.

  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    team leader find me through linkedin and have two interview one with HR one with the team manager

    Interview Questions

    • they asked about my professional and academic experience, mostly about my resume   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    unnegotiable

  7.  

    Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    First there was a Skype interview with an HR, followed by 3 phone interviews. Asked the normal behavioral questions, with a few that were harder than normal. The Skype interview was more difficult since it was a little more awkward. The process took a long time, about 4 months total.

    Interview Questions

    • When's a time you failed, and how did you correct the failure?   Answer Question
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    Planning Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (Chicago, IL) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I sent an email to the recruiter who received my resume and scheduled three phone call interviews back-to-back. The interviews were very friendly and personal. They were just three really nice people who wanted to be friends and get to know me.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one example in a recent ad campaign of a brand that really connected with it's target market?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Terms were set already. They sent over an offer letter with everything outlined.

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Senior Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview

    I was able to interview shortly after submitting my resume, however, the entire interview process is quite lengthy. It took 3 months before I was actually hired. When I spoke to others on my team they had mentioned going through a similar process, so it does take awhile before you hear back.

    Interview Questions

    • All the questions were basic. They asked about my experience, but nothing too difficult or specific. It was very casual, more like a conversation.   Answer Question
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    Associate Creative Director Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Brought in to freelance based on portfolio review and short chat with recruiter. Hired after freelancing

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Had to negotiate the dollars, but was not too difficult

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    Consumer Insight Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview

    one of my friend referred me and I have one skype interview with a team leader. They hired me right after the interview

    Interview Questions

    • tell me a little bit about your research experiences   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    non

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