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Updated Aug 6, 2014
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Manager IT Interview

Manager IT
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in February 2010.

Interview Details – Pros: interviewed with several key people
Cons: Long interview process (3 months). Interview times were somewhat unreasonable. I had ot wait at least an hour before each interview/ I am typing words to meet the minimum. Thanks

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 5 years at this agency?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Planning Intern Interview

Planning Intern
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in April 2014.

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

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


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Digital Project Manager Interview

Digital Project Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in May 2014.

Interview Details – 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

Reason 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.


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Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather

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

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

Negotiation Details – unnegotiable


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Associate Creative Director Interview

Associate Creative Director
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 12 months - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in March 2012.

Interview Details – Ogilvy is big on their referrals - best way to get an interview is to know someone that works there - or directly reach out to the creative resource manager. I had 2 interviews - helped that I worked at Leo Burnett for 6 years... The people here are honestly the nicest I have come across in all my years in Chicago. Many clubs, events, outings, etc.

Interview Question – how much are you looking to make?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I gave a range, they came in right in the middle, I asked for a little more, they said that was already higher than they usually go, I accepted it w/ an extra week of vacation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Chicago, IL

The process took 4 months - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

Interview Details – 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 Question – When's a time you failed, and how did you correct the failure?   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Graphic Designer Internship Interview

Graphic Designer Internship
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in May 2013.

Interview Details – The entire process was relatively simple. I submitted my work through HR and a few months later received and email from them asking if I was still interested in doing the internship. Afterwards I had a phone interview which consisted of a few questions and a few weeks later I got my offer. The questions were all really reasonable and easy to answer.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Analyst Interview

Senior Analyst

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Associate Creative Director Interview

Associate Creative Director

Interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather

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

Interview Question – none   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Had to negotiate the dollars, but was not too difficult


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Consumer Insight Analyst Interview

Consumer Insight Analyst

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

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

Interview Question – tell me a little bit about your research experiences   View Answer

Negotiation Details – non

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