AbelsonTaylor Interview Questions

Updated Aug 13, 2014
Updated Aug 13, 2014
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  1.  

    Traffic Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at AbelsonTaylor.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position on LinkedIn. Within two hours of submitting my application, I received a call from the recruiter about setting up an interview. When I went in for the interview, I met with two people, the recruiter, and someone in HR. One of the first questions was 'Where else have you been interviewing'. We talked very little about my past experience, or why i even wanted the position. It felt more like they were trying to sell me on the agency and the job instead of getting to know me or learn about my skills and qualifications. They offered me the job before I even left the office, and wanted me to start the following Monday.

    Interview Questions
    • What are three words that your last team would have used to describe you?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I turned the position down because I had a few other leads at other agencies that I thought I would be a better fit for.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at AbelsonTaylor.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed in person very well, and they asked that I write an app that proved I could code in the language needed, so I wrote an app, they liked the source, and I got the job. I started immediately afterward and chose this company because the culture and vibe was better than the competing offer I had.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Art Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at AbelsonTaylor.

    Interview Details

    Had two interviews. The first was with CD and ACD in their office and was often interrupted. Challenge was to keep their attention on my skills/accomplishments. Second interview was with a panel, presenting my portfolio,during which they gave little reaction either positive or negative. Went away wondering how it went.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Clinical Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at AbelsonTaylor.

    Interview Details

    There are two separate interviews- one with the hiring manager (Helen Trbovic) and the second a group interview with the present Clinical Research Associates. The Clinical Research Associate group also review your resume, and Helen Trbovic gives the CRAs' opinion strong consideration. Although the group interview can seem intimidating at first, all CRAs went through the same process and everyone is generally pretty friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • Why become a Clinical Research Associate for an ad agency?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    PM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very fast. Interviewed on a Friday, received an offer on Monday.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    there is no negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Traffic Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at AbelsonTaylor.

    Interview Details

    Put my resume in on the company website, had a brief phone conversation with the hiring manager then came in for an interview. Spoke with the hiring manager and an HR person then got an offer the next day. Important to express interest in advertising, strong leadership skills and communication skills.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Traffic Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 week - interviewed at AbelsonTaylor in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    This interview took place in the office after I had a brief phone interview. It was an average interview- all questions you would expect from an Ad Agency. Nothing out of the norm. Mostly be able to think on your feet and be able to convey your passion for the agency, the industry (healthcare and advertising), and the position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Clinical Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at AbelsonTaylor in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was connecting to the HR woman through a friend. I submitted a cover letter and resume, and was brought in for an interview. I spoke with HR for about 30 minutes about the role, and then she sat me down with about 6 other CRAs, and we chatted. It was pretty casual.

    One unpleasant aspect of the experience was that I did everything right, including a thank you email right after the interview, and I waited patiently to hear back for almost 2 weeks. I emailed another follow-up email, and was told the position had been filled long ago. I can only assume that, had I not reached out, I never would have been informed. While that's something okay for initial interviews, I think that's an inappropriate way to treat a final-round/in-office candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your future plans with Abelson-Taylor?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Traffic Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days - interviewed at AbelsonTaylor in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Met with 2 people over 2 days and talked to each for about 45 min.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days - interviewed at AbelsonTaylor in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen with a 3rd party recruiter, followed by an in person interview. 3 rounds of the interview, 1st was with two mid level associates, followed by the department director, followed by the CFO.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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