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Digitas Interview Questions & Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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Easy Interview

Associate Director, Project Management Interview

Associate Director, Project Management
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Digitas.

Interview Details – Initial communication was quick and interviews set up quickly but follow ups took weeks. Two rounds of interviews (in person and by phone) then reference checks later, got an offer that was outside range for position. Was able to negotiate slightly but then they started downplaying my extensive experience and qualifications and wouldn't budge. They even admitted I would be working at a higher-level and would expect more of me but wouldn't agree to pay me closer to market value for the position. I declined the offer and called two other competitors who I am discussing next steps with now.

Interview Question – None - all were pretty much conversational and involved my work experience and the types of projects I managed over the years. I was impressed with the professionalism and intelligent people I met during this process.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Analyst Strategy and Analysis Interview

Analyst Strategy and Analysis
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Digitas in January 2014.

Interview Details – I was referred by a contact with ties inside the Digitas Boston office. I received an email from a recruiter soon after, who then set up an initial phone screening. One week after the phone call, I interviewed with two managers and two VP/directors on the S&A team. Each person interviewed me for 30 minutes, and all conversations were back to back. The recruiter called me the next day to offer me the position.

Questions were mostly behavioral and experience-based, but there were a couple of strategy-related/case questions. If you look through and practice answering questions that are laid out in past Digitas S&A interview reviews on Glassdoor, you should be in good shape.

Interview Question – If you were Volkswagen and you were running an ad during the Super Bowl, what would you do to prepare beforehand?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Search Marketing Analyst Interview

Search Marketing Analyst
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Digitas in October 2012.

Interview Details – After a current employee passed my resume to HR, a recruiter reached out via phone and then I had an in person interview. I was offered the job within a week of the interview.

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a higher salary.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Creative Engineer Interview

Senior Creative Engineer
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Digitas in January 2013.

Interview Details – Very efficient - streamlined, courteous, quick. 2 phone interviews - recruiter then peer/manager. One in person with 4 people including 2 peers, one manager and Senior VP of group. Very comfortable conversations. Code review after in-person interview.

Interview Question – None really. Questions were fair for the position.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offered $10k above what I told them I was looking for. It made negotiations pretty easy.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Analyst Strategy and Analysis Interview

Analyst Strategy and Analysis
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Digitas in July 2013.

Interview Details – Phone interview with HR, Interview with 5 people at company's site

Interview Question – What is the yearly consumption of eggs in the USA   View Answers (2)


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Strategy and Analysis Interview

Analyst Strategy and Analysis
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Digitas in March 2014.

Interview Details – In mid-January I applied for an entry-level position in Strategy & Analysis through the campus recruiting program. Heard back from an HR representative first week in March. First step was a quick phone interview in which he asked me about my background and why I'm interested in Digitas – very basic, lasted about 5 minutes. We scheduled an in-person interview for the following week. The main interview involved meeting with four employees in the department – three managers and one VP – for two hours total (30 minutes each). First interview was a market sizing question, the following two were behavioral, and the fourth was a long case problem. The market sizing question was estimating the number of bagels a bagel shop could sell in a year in Nantucket, assuming it was the only one in the town. Next up were two interviews with general questions about my experience, interest in Digitas/marketing, career ambitions, time I worked on a team, etc. Case question was about GrooveBoston (concert production company for colleges) and its plans for expansion; my responsibility was to look through some basic metrics/graphs about its social media presence, as well as consider their concert schedule and company goals, in order to determine how the business could increase brand awareness and simultaneously expand its operations. Nothing about the question was very difficult, but make sure you are comfortable multiplying numbers in the several thousands. My mental lapse likely cost me despite it being an extremely easy math problem, and the interviewer apparently didn't feel that I had the quantitative skills to handle the job. Between the market sizing and case questions there were maybe four math problems – not necessarily the fairest assessment of one's quantitative ability, but it seems that getting those right is more important than proving your ability to strategize. They informed me that I didn't receive an offer the second week in April. All in all, a very fair process with some very nice people. The HR representatives were pleasant to deal with, as were the interviewers. Overall a positive experience despite not receiving an offer.

Interview Question – How many bagels can a bagel shop sell in a year in Nantucket, assuming it was the only one in the town?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 months - interviewed at Digitas.

Interview Details – Applied through an employee referral, spoke with a recruiter months later, came in for an interview 2 weeks after that, found out I did not get the position a month after the interview. The interview started with the recruiter and than went into 4 higher level analyst mangers coming in separately. The questions were based on my background, advertising industry, and analytical skills. Although they felt my experience was fit for the position I did not get it because my answers were "too long."

Interview Question – What is your favorite AD campaign?
How can you track social media?
If you wanted to reach out to Boston males in college, what is the market size?
What companies perform SEM and SEO well, which do not?
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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Analyst Strategy and Analysis Interview

Analyst Strategy and Analysis
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Digitas in June 2013.

Interview Details – Brief Phone screen. Brought in for an interview the following week. Interviewed with three different people. Two associate directors and one manager in the Strategy and Analysis group. This was the most difficult I've ever had, mostly because of the challenging case study. They want to test your analytical and reasoning skills. Also, expect some basic and difficult computational questions.

Interview Question – How many barbershops are there in America? Tell me how you got to your answer so I can understand your thought process   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst, Strategy & Analysis Interview

Analyst, Strategy & Analysis
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Digitas in October 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online (through the Digitas website). I heard from a recruiter a few weeks later and we scheduled a phone interview. It was more of a conversation than an interview - very informal, exploring my background and giving some detail (though not a ton) about the position and the S&A group. He also briefly discussed salary parameters for the role.

I was then scheduled for a round of in-person interviews. I met with four members of the S&A team (ranging in role from manager to vp) for 30 minutes each. Everyone was really friendly and conversational. They all asked about my background and work/education experiences. Nothing crazy. There was one "case question", which was a market sizing question.

I left that day feeling satisfied with the experience. The recruiter I had been working with called a few days later to share my feedback. Unfortunately, while he said the team really liked me and thought I would be a good fit for the company, my background wasn't specifically what they were looking for for this role. He did suggest that I reach back out if I see any different roles that interest me (in the specific groups where the team felt I would better fit).

Interview Question – How many crayons are sold in the US each year?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Strategy and Analysis Interview

Analyst Strategy and Analysis
Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Digitas in October 2013.

Interview Details – An employee referred me and had a phone interview early October. Phone interview went pretty quickly no hard questions. Then I went in for on-site interview middle October, met with 4 mangers and 1 of it is a case. Asked about why Digitas, analytics experiences, strength, weakness, favorite campaign, making quick decision, how you learn a new tool, how you approach a project you don't know a lot about. Got a phone call about a week a later saying I didn't get the position I interviewed for but there was another possible analyst possible and set up a phone interview with that hiring manger. The phone interview went smoothly, pretty much the same questions. A week later got a reply saying I didn't get the offer saying they are looking for someone with more experience. Overall, felt very good with all the interviews but probably lack in analytical experience or experience in general.

Interview Question – What is your weakness?   Answer Question

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