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Digital Account Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Zimmerman Advertising.
Interview Details – The interview process is pretty relaxed and casual. Zimmerman Advertising will send you all over their building interviewing with every team till you find a spot that suits you best.
Interview Question – Not really anything crazy all standard interview questions. View Answer
Creative Traffic Coordinator Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Zimmerman Advertising in January 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through their website and LinkedIn. Received a call back after, I've applied through Linkedin. The talent acquisition scheduled an interview with 3 different members of the creative department.
Interview Question – Entry level position - Are you willing to stick around in the position for 3 years? View Answer
Assistant Integrated Media Planner Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Zimmerman Advertising in February 2014.
Interview Details – Applied on LinkedIn and did not know anything about the company before applying. Didn't expect a call back since I am out of state. Called the next by a recruiter and after the fielding questions concerning location, asked to set up a phone interview with 2 employees. Filled out and submitted a personality test the night before.
Scheduled call came in 30 min late. In telling the recruiter I work full time and can only dedicate so much time to a interview, this was already off to a bad start. The disrespect for my schedule was surprising, and they didn't ask to reschedule so I went with it to get it over with. Though I am already in the advertising industry as a media planner, the way they phrased questions regarding the small agency I work at and the work I do, you might think I was a biology student applying for a marketing role with no knowledge of the industry. I didn't even get a chance to talk about the national and international clients I buy media for before we moved onto the next question/concern. Ultimately, the location and size of our agency should not reflect on our clients or the service we provide for them. Left the interview feeling rather inferior to their large agency mentality.
Recruiter called later that day to give feedback. I called back with the intent of pulling my name from consideration, was sent to voicemail and didn't get called back. If you demand respect, you should try giving it sometime.
Interview Question – Lot of questions about your resume, what you do, if you would relocate on your own dime, etc. Answer Question
Traffic Coordinator Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Zimmerman Advertising in February 2014.
Interview Details – Following a brief phone interview, I was invited to their new Ft. Lauderdale office for a face-to-face interview. I was greeted by the two Talent Acquisition Specialists that scheduled the interviews and was then introduced to the two Traffic Managers I was scheduled to sit down with. The first sit down went well, the second was cold and borderline rude, and was seemingly concerned by my ambition of wanting to move up the corporate ladder. Yes, she was clearly looking for someone who would like to stay in the same position for years to come. And while I played it off during the interview, that was the first big red flag for me. Who wants to join a company that doesn't give you the opportunity to grow? Second red flag -which I initially chose to ignore during my phone interview- was the low pay, starting at $24,000/year regardless of the entry job level you were being offered. I believe that opportunity is more important than pay, but when you combine the lack of promotions possibilities this company exposed alongside their low salaries, it was close to impossible to picture myself being excited to dedicate long hours in this place.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary. Rundown of your resume, why you want to work for them etc. Answer Question
Assistant Digital Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Zimmerman Advertising
Interview Details – I applied online and received a quick response. I had a phone interview with a recruiter at the Florida office. Then about a week later, I met with two employees in person at the Dallas office. The interview was fairly informal and very conversational.... not just the common question and answer interview format. It lasted about an hour. None of the questions were out of the ordinary and they were very engaging.
Interview Question – They asked most of the common questions. Nothing difficult. Answer Question
Production Planner Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Zimmerman Advertising.
Interview Details – The recruiter was really nice, and showed interest in having someone eager to learn and with experience. Said to keep in touch if was interested.
Interview Question – Not a difficult, but was expected to show your knowledge on the interview. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Zimmerman Advertising.
Interview Details – I contacted the recruiter via email after a career fair at my university. My first round interview over the phone lasted a total of 30 minutes. I believed it went quite well, but when told that transportation would be required and my housing would not be compensated, I reconsidered and opted out.
Interview Question – The interviewer asked fairly general questions. I can not recall any particularly difficult questions asked during the interview. I have learned from peers who have taken the position that the agency culture is unforgiving and fast paced. Answer Question
Digital and Social Media Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Zimmerman Advertising.
Interview Details – Initial screening was via a phone interview with a member of the HR team. Next stage was being provided with a detailed job description, including the requirements and responsibilities. Once I indicated that I was comfortable with the job as described, interviews were set up. The first interview was with the HR employee who screened me. The next interview was with a senior staffer who was apparently being phased out of the group/position. The last interview was with the head of HR.
Interview Question – HR team was not aware that an offer was being made to a candidate that day for the subject position; it was the first thing mentioned during the first interview with a senior staffer. There seemed to be a disconnect between the HR team and the department in question. Answer Question
Budget/Billing Coordinator Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Zimmerman Advertising in January 2013.
Interview Details – I applied for the job online on December 27th and got a call from a recruiter the next week. She just asked me basic questions about my work experience and why I wanted to work for Zimmerman. She scheduled me for an in-person interview. I went in for my interview on January 14th. I met with the account director who was friendly and I also met with the guy who currently has the job. He showed me the basics of what he does daily. I met again with the account director who asked me a little bit more about my current position and computer skills. She gave me some information about the company and their client. She also gave me a quick tour of the office. Everyone seemed very friendly and the interview was nice and conversational. I will be waiting to hear back over the next couple of weeks.
Interview Question – Why do you want to be in advertising? Answer Question
Account Executive Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Zimmerman Advertising in August 2012.
Interview Details – I applied online. 2 weeks later I recieved a call from their HR Recruiter (extremely friendly) and she asked about 3 questions-very basic! Lasted less than 5 minutes. Asked if I able to work in US and if I am ok with a background check. 2 hours later I recieved a call from HR and they asked the same exact questions. Thjey said they would set up an interview within 2 weeks, ..now I'm just waiting
Interview Question – Do you think your background is sufficient enough for this position? Answer Question
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