Very Easy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Cossette Communication in March 2013.
Interview Details – The interview was a simple chat with two managers. There's not a lot of technical questions (if any), but that mean a lot of your colleague have bad or insufficient knowledge set for their posts. Overall there's a few good colleague - and if you're learning, it'll be hard to find a a good mentor to help you evolve.
Interview Question – How would you improve the fluidity of an animated website? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Cossette Communication in July 2012.
Interview Details – I met my creative director before, so the interview was just an informal coffee session.
Interview Question – did not have any difficult or unexpected question. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Cossette Communication in October 2011.
Interview Details – HR manager contacted me because I had shown interest in upcoming opportunities. She asked me to come in not for a specific position, but to tell me about potential positions that might come about. I had one interview and during the same visit, also sat down with an Account Executive.
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cossette Communication in June 2009.
Interview Details – I applied on their website. Heard back a few days later, they told to come in for a group interview. When arriving for the interview I am in their front reception area with 20 (that’s right 20) other people. They bring all 20 of us up to a big boardroom at the same time, and have us write our names on paper to fold and face them. Then the HR person, and two other employees tell us about the company, and then they write 5 questions on this board and have us one by one answer them to the group. 1) Introduce yourselves? 2) Why advertising? 3) Education? 4) Your experience? 5) Favorite ad? Then that was the end of round one, whoever made it to round two would be emailed at some point later that day.
I made it to round two, and came back the next day. There I sat in the reception area with someone who was in my group interview the day before (I just thought I would mention that). I was given a quick tour of the building, than a 1:1 interview, then a 2:1 interview. The questions today were more in depth about qualifications and give examples of a time when you did something type questions. Then once the interview ended I never heard from them ever again! Not even a courtesy rejection email.
ADVICE: If you want a chance at getting a job at an ad agency. Try to get an internship (unpaid) first. As that is something I did not have, and although I got pretty far in the interview process, it was the deciding factor that lost the job for me.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Cossette Communication in March 2010.
Interview Details – Quite easy. Interviewed with 2 individuals for half an hour, another individual for half an hour and 1 last person for half an hour. Questions weren't hard. Very behavioral. Easy. Skills not needed.
Interview Question – Why are interested in this position? Answer Question
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Cossette Communication in June 2008.
Interview Details – I brought a portfolio along, but my interviewer didn't spend much time reviewing it. He was more interested in my experience, and what I wanted from a career in advertising. I had filled in a sheet with basic questions when I first came into the Cossette office, and we spent time reviewing my answers.
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