Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
it was great experience. At the time a recruiter was there who has since moved on, but he was fantastic. I didn't have any problems with the experience at all
- what you wanted to do 1 Answer
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at AKQA.
This was one of the most awkward interview experiences of my life. I'm a Freelance Creative Director/ Copywriter, but it appears they were hiring for a Senior Copywriter position. I was told that they don't give anyone the Creative Director title unless they have at least 15 years of experience, which I know isn't true. I met with 2 CDs and a project manager.
- How many websites have you redesigned? 1 Answer
- After telling the projected manager why I switched from full-time to freelance (to make more money and have more control over my schedule), she said &#034;OK, but why did you REALLY leave?&#034; I felt like she was digging for dirt- either on my co-worker or on my last agency. I did not provide her with any. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at AKQA (New York, NY) in July 2015.
The interview process is fairly basic and the typical question you could expect in an interview. However, this office has a lot of work in terms of hiring professionalism. The recruiter contacted me after I had ruled out the position, but explain there had been dept. reorganization and they were ready to hire for the role. After seven spread out 1:1 interviews over two+ months, the recruiter was unresponsive to several attempts to answer questions about the position. I found out that they were still trying to hire senior levels before committing to the role I interviewed. It's not complicated, you interview people for roles that are vacant. Some advice: Don't waste people's time and energy preparing for an interview if your company is not ready to hire. Also communicate efficiently with your potential hires or let them go. People are excited about what the company is doing, don't take good candidates for granted. Train your recruiting team to be in sync with all the departments before reaching out to candidates. I could never recommend anyone to interview with AKQA after this experience. I didn't feel the need to disclose names, but I hope the NYC office makes changes to insure that others don't have to go through my same experience.
- How have you handled difficulties, when working with multiple internal groups? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AKQA.
Standard interview process. Meet with HR person to talk about agency culture and skill sets. Followed by a meeting with a member of the strategy team. In this meeting we discuss projects and approaches and take them through sample projects. The last meeting is with the head of strategy. Show more work, talk about role within group and personal ambitions strategically evolve the team.
- what kind of strategist are you? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at AKQA.
A long process of talking to several people a couple times. Starting with a phone interview, then talking to several members of the team I was interviewing for. I remember I was really sick that day and had to leave the interview early. I guess they liked me anyway, because I got the job.
- what are my weaknesses with coding 1 Answer
I did negotiate for a little more
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at AKQA (Atlanta, GA).
Interview started with an initial phone screen, recruiter was very professional, personable. Based on my communication with this individual I felt it may have been some indication the hiring manager and team were similar in the experience. The office is currently is also in growth mode to build their footprint and competitive with other digital competitors.
- Questions were very easy. Nothing that through me off guard. Questions like: what is your experience working with clients,? Have you participated in new business development or pitch? 1 Answer
- Accepted Offer
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at AKQA (San Francisco, CA).
I came in through the apprenticeship program. It was a very competitive program, but let me get to know the company and the culture before I started. Once the 3 month program was over, we gave final presentations and half of us were hired.
- When have you failed? How did you react? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AKQA (San Francisco, CA).
Initial phone interview that outlines the job description. This is then followed by an in-person appointment to come in and meet with people in the teams you are likely to work with. Typically, that consists of one or two senior account executives and usually a senior campaign manager. As a CM, you'll be reporting to the AE more or less, they would want to get a sense of your work ethic, experience and overall competencies in skills like Excel and PPT.
- How could you improve the ROAS on a given account? 1 Answer
You can negotiate your salary up to a certain limit. CM's typically come in with a $50k base salary, with a high being upwards of around $56k.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at AKQA in June 2014.
Telephone call. Very straight forward. The person I interviewed with was lovely and made me feel very comfortable. Took only about 15 minutes and I got all the details I needed.
- Nothing strange, really just about expectations and past experiences. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at AKQA (New York, NY) in May 2014.
They dont talk about the project you'll be working on and claim to hire "for the person". Which is a ridiculous statement. I would like to know what I am being hired for and how you can use me as well as for me to see how I feel about the work you'll be giving me. The secrecy tells me the job is not a desirable one either way.
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