Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Acquity Group
- Associate (17)
- Business Analyst (8)
- Manager (5)
- Associate, Technology (5)
- Senior Associate (3)
- Consultant (2)
- Sales (2)
- Interaction Designer (2)
- Inside Sales (2)
- Inside Sales Representative (2)
- Senior Manager (1)
- Technical Consultant (1)
- Technical Engineer (1)
- Java Developer (1)
- Software (1)
- Art Director (1)
- Project Manager (1)
- Senior Marketing Executive (1)
- Director (1)
- Senior Associate Technology (1)
- Digital Strategist (1)
- Client Partner (1)
- Applications Architect (1)
- Enterprise Architect - Senior Level (1)
- Consultant Senior User Experience Designer (1)
- Associate, Business Analyst (1)
- Corporate Sales Representative (1)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Acquity Group (Chicago, IL).
I submitted my application online after speaking with representatives from a college career fair and a recruiter reached out to me about a week later. I had a phone screening with the recruiter going over my resume and pre-qualifications. Next step was an interview with a member of the sales team. This round was very similar but more in depth, no unexpected questions. Finally, the last round was an onsite interview which consisted of two one-on-one interviews with members of the sales team and a presentation on "Why sales?" and "Why Acquity/Accenture?" For the presentation, be prepared to sell yourself and stand out amongst the other candidates.
No negotiation, base salary + commission
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Acquity Group (Chicago, IL).
Interview with three managers, then give presentation why you would be an effective sales rep.
- What is sales to you. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Acquity Group (North Chicago, IL) in March 2013.
Initial interview was conducted by phone with the HR manager, followed by another with the hiring manager. Well organized, timely, and succinct questions were asked by all, and the general demeanor was excellent.
- Correlating past experiences with the open position description. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Acquity Group (Chicago, IL) in December 2012.
The order went as follows: college event, phone interview, personality test (done at home), personal interview. I was pretty shocked at how informal everyone was. I interviewed with 4 people total: 1 VP, 1 manager, and 2 associates and I was pretty shocked by their lack of interviewing skills. I felt that throughout all 4 interviews I had control over the interview(s) because those interviewing me either: went off on unrelated tangents, didn't manage their time according to HR's schedule, or didn't ask the right questions.
- How did you finance your college education? Where else are you applying and for what position(s)? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Acquity Group (Chicago, IL) in December 2012.
Extensive phone and in person. Be prepared for follow-up interviews. In my case I would strongly suggest you MAKE SURE the position is real. They have no regard for your time so their inexperience is profound.
- Fundamental questions. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Acquity Group (Chicago, IL) in November 2012.
I was first contacted in the morning by the recruiter by phone. Within the 10-15 min interview, she asked me the usual questions (how did you find out about our company, At the end she told me to fill out a behavioral assessment and gave me an interview date and time. The interview day lasted 3 hours or so. You'll talk to several sales managers and the VP of Sales. Be prepared to write a short essay in 15 mins about technology and how it has affected you (and will affect you in 5 years). At the end of the day, we presented our presentations.
- Why sales? Why Acquity Group? They will ask you to make a PP presentation. Easy if you practice. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Acquity Group (Chicago, IL) in October 2012.
It was a long and very elaborate process. Initially the HR kept updating the status regularly, but once the onsite interview was over, they failed to get back if they had a positive decision or not.
First round was on campus. Where they actually have flash cards and ask you to choose one of them. Each contain a case.
The one that I picked was on product pricing. They asked me to help a furniture store to brand and sell their products on a website I was designing. They went through my thought process and saw how I did it.
I was then invited to their office in Chicago for the final round. Long day. Had a bunch of people. It was a round robin fashioned interview where they constantly had you switching rooms. Initial round was with one senior mgmt personnel (completely situation and behavioral round); next was with a current associate (again non-technical and behavioral); third round was technical (simple poker game implementation apart from the fact that the manager was unclear in most of his questions)
By late noon, HR gave a tour of their office.
- Implement a poker card game with Java Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Acquity Group (Chicago, IL) in September 2012.
I had two phone interviews - one with the recruiter who initially reached out to me through LinkedIn, and one with the hiring director in my division. I then came in for an office interview the next week and met with 5 different interviewers over the course of 2 hours. There was also a short written "test" which is basically to make sure you can write well and put sentences together without glaring grammatical errors.
- The most difficult question was probably "Where do you see the biggest opportunity for digital growth in the next 5-10 years?" Answer Question
They offered me the very top of my "desired salary" range that I initially gave to the recruiter, which was a 25% increase from my salary at my previous job, so I didn't negotiate although I know it is possible.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Acquity Group (Chicago, IL).
1 screening interview by phone, 1 phone interview w/ exec, 2 in-person behavioral interviews, and 1 in-person interview w/ exec
- Mostly behavioral questions. Be prepared for the "Why AG?" question. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
interviewed at Acquity Group (Chicago, IL) in June 2012.
Within hours of sending any correspondence, I received responses. The hiring staff was friendly and easy to speak to at all times. They scheduled me for phone interview and told me every step of the hiring process. Even though I was not hired, I have to say that applying for a job at Acquity Group was a nice experience thanks to their excellent HR staff.
I did not make it to the in person interview stage, but be prepared to make a short presentation on "Why Sales? Why Acquity Group? Why you?" Probably to test how well you can confidently use sales skills, to sell yourself. Also I was told to prepare for about a 4 hour day to interview with various members of their staff. It's a rough process, but I feel like if you go in prepared and take advantage of it you'll stand a great chance of being hired.
The phone interview took around 30 to 45 minutes. Questions were mostly about myself, and then about the company. They asked me if I knew what Acquity Group does and what the position would entail. After answering any questions, the person I spoke with would also discuss my response and help clarify any questions. They also answered all my questions at the end of the interview.
- The phone interview was very standard. Just be able to speak confidently about the role of a Sales Representative at Acquity Group. 1 Answer
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