ZenithOptimedia Media Interview Questions

Updated May 26, 2015
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    Media Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at ZenithOptimedia in May 2015.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview and then was invited in for an interview. Gave a quick presentation on program and then took a basic media math test. Then interviewed with a senior vp and hr from one of the departments.

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    Media Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at ZenithOptimedia (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I applied online and received a call for a phone interview the next day. After a basic phone interview that mostly tested whether I knew anything about the media industry and the company, I was invited to their office for an in-person interview. At the in-person interview, I was seated with 8 other candidates who were also applying for the same position. We were given a brief presentation about the company and the program, then took a basic media math test that essentially tests your ability to apply percentages. After that, I had an interview with a person from the department I'm interested in and an HR member. Questions were basic, and the tone was light and friendly. Nothing was too difficult, the interview only lasted about 20 minutes. The next day, I received a call with an offer, which I gladly accepted!

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    Media Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ZenithOptimedia (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview with typical interview questions. In person interview a week later with an HR person and an executive. On the day of the interview there was also a little presentation about the training program as well as a 20 question math test with simple statistics. I found out that I was hired a day after the in person interview. Everyone was very friendly!

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    Media Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at ZenithOptimedia.

    Interview

    I applied through the website and was contacted within two weeks for a phone interview. The phone interview was brief and basically addressed whether or not you read the job description. I was pushed to the second round of interviews, which took place in their office. The office was nice, and the receptionist was very friendly. During the second interview I met with two senior members of the staff separately and took a very simple math test. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you prioritize your time when met with a task you have no experience with?   Answer Question
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    Media Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at ZenithOptimedia (New York, NY) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I went to media day which is an informational session offered by the company where you learn about the industry, its trends, the company, and the training program. You get to hear feedback and network. I got an email from HR the same day I attended media day for a phone interview. The interview was basic, and they like to hear that you're passionate about media and your eagerness to learn. I got pushed to the 2nd round. 2nd round was very organized and it was a 2 hour long process. I was in a group of about 8-10 candidates. We were taken to a conferences room where we were given a brief presentation (similar to the one from media day). Then, there was a basic media math test in which they provide you with a calculator. Then, I had a 2 on 1 with someone from HR and someone from strategy (basic). I got a phone call next day with the offer!

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    Negotiation

    You cannot negotiate pay for the media training program.

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    Media Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ZenithOptimedia (New York, NY) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online, received a call a few days later. Set up an in person interview in NYC. No travel reimbursement, the trip to NYC was at my expense. HR person was very nice and accommodating regarding my travel plans. Interview started out with about 5 other people. Took a math test (very easy) and then had a one on one interview. Received an offer via phone and email about 1 week later.

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    Media Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at ZenithOptimedia.

    Interview

    The interview process was conducted through my university, so I never had to travel to another location. I interviewed on campus. I had 2 round of interviews (one on Friday, one on Saturday). Then I took a simple media math test. I Was offered the job the same day. I waited a few weeks and accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had to market to an older generation, how would you do it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    none

  9.  

    Media Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ZenithOptimedia (New York, NY) in November 2013.

    Interview

    Process took about a week. Referred through a fellow employee. Got a call from the HR who was very helpful and kind and a couple days later went in for an interview with two other people.

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    Negotiation

    DId not negotiate, but from what I know the pay as a trainee is similar to a full time asst media planner position at Initiative.

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    Media Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ZenithOptimedia (New York, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online and about 2 weeks later I received a call by someone from HR who gave me a 30 minute phone interview. The phone interview was very standard and all behavioral questions about why you want to be in the media industry, what you know about the company etc. At the end of the phone interview, she offered me an on-site interview the following week. The on-site interview consisted of a brief presentation describing the media training program and very simple math test (during which time you're in a room with several other candidates), followed by a 2 on 1 meeting with one of the HR coordinators and a senior media planner. About 3 days later, I received an email from HR that they want to move me to the final round of interviews where I will meet with one of the upper management team members. I went back on-site the following week and met with one of the presidents. Less than one business day later HR called me back with an offer which I accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a commercial that you watched that made you think "I could have done a better job than them"?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation for salary as a media trainee. You are paid on a set hourly basis until you get a full-time offer at the end of the 120 day training period.

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    Media Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at ZenithOptimedia in August 2013.

    Interview

    Met with three people from the account team and they asked pretty standard questions. Some of the questions included: What are your strengths... What management style do you prefer. What can you bring to the team with your previous experience.

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