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Updated Mar 3, 2015
Updated Mar 3, 2015
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    Account Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Received the interview through my university and it was the only interview in the entire process. There was only about 10-15 interview slots for the day. Interview was done over Skype, which loses the personal touch. The interviewer was pretty indifferent. Interviewer only asked questions off of a sheet and recorded notes on the answers I gave. She wasn't very personable, which made it hard to get a read on her ( very different than most of Ogilvy reviews). She also got confused with some of the scenarios I gave her during what, to me, were a simple business illustrations.

    Interview Questions
    • Q: Give an example of how you worked in a group that creatively solved a problem and illustrate your role in that process.

      Q: Give an example of a time that you worked in a group and met challenges with another group member and how you overcame those challenges.

      Q: Give an example of a time where, in a group, you failed to complete a task or goal.

      Q: Why Ogilvy?

      A lot of the questions seemed to revolve around the explicit ways in which you have been creative within the specifically framed question. No questions on your skills. No personal strength, weakness, or failure questions. Very group oriented.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Fellowship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    It had total of 3 rounds including the online application process. Online application is critical as it determines if you get called for the first round or not... so be true to yourself but show interest in the field.. if you are good, then you get into the first round. Enthusiasm, knowledge are key to being selected. If you get past the 2nd round.. you get into an assessment day.. its a long day... but if you make this.. you become a fellow.

    Interview Questions
    • I dont know.. the interview progresses based on how you answer so if you say x, it might lead them to ask you about something and so on....   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview Details

    I landed the initial interview through a staffing agency. I then spoke, one on one, with an Executive for approximately 20 minutes. They were very kind, funny, and to the point. They were interested in my background, my interests, and what brought me to Ogilvy. After chatting, they explained the role in detail, stressing how a lot of it about the nuance of the bullet points required.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the process started off very quick as I was working with a recruiter, but it took almost 4 weeks to get me in for a face-to-face interview. At that point I interviewed with a few of the team member and the interview was professionally handled. They asked typical interview questions and also some scenario questions to see if I was a good fit for the job.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were expected and normal interview questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Associate's Program (Titans) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    They came to my university to talk about the program during the first semester of my senior year. I fell in love, it sounded amazing. There was an online application that I submitted directly through my school to them, which involved two writing prompts (why do you want a career in communications, and what was your biggest regret are the two I picked out of a few options). You also needed two references. I then got an interview once the recruiters came back to school – probably around 10 others were selected to interview at my school. The interviewer, an alum, asked a list of basic interview questions and had NOT read any of my prior materials. It felt like a waste of my time since he clearly was looking for certain answers to the questions and was just going down the list, without any interest in having genuine conversation. But if you're prepared with basic interview answers you should be ok. It's just highly competitive.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Talent Management Administration Interview

    Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had three interviews. First a 'chat' aka telephone interview, I was then invited into the offices to have a test and an interview.
    I was then invited for a third interview and met with 2 more members of the team and who I would be working with.

    Both interviews were very relaxed and I always felt at ease.

    All was very quick and they kept you in the loop all along.

    Would definitely try and interview again for the amazing experience, as it was enjoyable in the most ironic way.

    Interview Questions
    • if I were to give you a priority task and theb another team member were to come and give you a task, how would you prioritise?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Went well, people were friendly and polite. Overall satisfied with the potential to work and earn a decent wage. bl ds d sd ds d ds dfs dfs ds ds sfs a a a a a aa a a aa a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Web Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview Details

    Initially found out about the job through a creative employment agency. Initial phone interview with HR. Then, went in for a 6-person rotating 1:1 interview - meeting with various groups within the organization. Asked situational questions and about my entrepreneurship. I was also asked questions about my management type and how to deal with unproductive subordinates.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview Details

    filled out an application in december, had a first round phone interview in februrary, if you get past the phone interview round you will move onto a day called "super saturday" where you have in person interviews and have to take a test

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Insights Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Every one I have talked with is much above average of other firms and really nice. Further Ogilvy does do some great advertising work. At the end of the day I think it's probably the best large firm to work at given the variety of projects they do. None the less I've interviewed with Ogilvy twice for different roles. In both cases the process was pretty disorganized, dragged out, mitigated & sources out between multiple people. There isn't any methodology, which makes me question how they approach business processes or work. One case in particular totally missed the boat on where they should be headed from a strategy standpoint. And the reason for the non hire was extremely petty. In most scenarios I get the feeling when I talk with them, I'm not talking with "professionals professionals". The staff generally relies on the brand name over original thought processes in my view. But then again which large firm really is in the comms industry..

    Interview Questions
    • Not so much the questions, it's getting the sense where the person interviewing you is coming from. And what they know. As they can be a bit flighty, it's hard to figure out - especially in my field.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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