Digitas Interview Questions

Updated Apr 17, 2015
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    Horrible Experience Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Digitas (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I applied for a Senior QA Analyst position in Dec of 2012 and Digitas’ IT recruiter contacted soon after. I did a preliminary phone screening and a few days later I was invited for a F2F interview with the QA manager, associate QA Director and the VP of Technology.

    When I arrived at Digitas’ location in NY, the person I was supposed to meet wasn't available, but her assistant quickly ushered me to the interview room. The office was pretty much what one would expect from such a “reputable” organization. The interview process was pretty straightforward. Most of the questions were pretty standard.

    Exactly two hours after my F2F interview, the recruiter called me and told me the interview went well and the team wanted to make me an offer. I was pretty happy about this, but soon after the nightmare began.

    The recruiter and I discussed company's benefits and what not, but he didn't put anything in writing. I requested the offer in writing, two weeks went by and I didn't hear back from him. Finally, he called me again to discuss compensation. Once again, I insisted that the offer be put in writing; eventually he sent me a contract with a top salary of $80k.

    Honestly, I didn't know how to counter such a lowball so, I asked the recruiter to google the salary range for a Sr. QA Analyst with 10+ years of experience in NY. As usual, he called me and upped the offer to $92k. Once again, I asked for the offer in writing and received and email a few days later saying that the management cannot meet my salary request. This was the last time I heard from him.

    I wish I had looked up Digitas before I wasted my time and energy dealing with them. I really hope future candidates see this review and make their decisions wisely.

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions were pretty standard technical and SDLC questions.   1 Answer
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    Media Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Digitas.

    Interview

    The questions asked of me were pretty expected -- no curve balls. I was asked to describe a recent recommendation that I made to the client, and to describe my rationale. Other than that, standard questions regarding my media and supervising skill set.

    Interview Questions

    • Again, no curve balls. The interviewer was clearly just interested in understanding my skills and personality.   Answer Question
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    Associate Account Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Digitas (Boston, MA) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I applied through my campus online portal, had an initial phone interview and then had 4 separate 30 min. interviews with different account planners in the Boston office.

    Everyone was very nice and friendly but 2 of them barely read my resume beforehand and were not at all prepared to interview me.

    In general they asked a little bit about my background/resume etc. and also asked questions to better understand how I think and approach problems.

    Interview Questions

    • I had lengthy discussion about a brand that I liked and then had to chose a brand in the same category that I believed was weak and why. From there I had to give recommendations on how I would change this brand's current strategy. The question was completely fair as it was trying to reveal how I think. That being said, since I don't spend a lot of time thinking about brands I don't like, I had trouble articulating why I didn't like this certain brand (especially because the category was so narrow).   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Digitas (New York, NY) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I applied through my university and was notified about a month and a half later for an interview. I did 5 back to back 20 minute phone interviews with an hour break after the 3rd. They later notified me about a month after.

    Interview Questions

    • They just went through my resume and asked questions regarding it. They also wanted to know about my thought process when it came to designing certain projects I worked on.   Answer Question
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    Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Digitas (New York, NY) in March 2013.

    Interview

    3 interviews

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Wanted freelance

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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Digitas in February 2013.

    Interview

    4 separate 30 minute interviews. The interviewers were friendly but serious. They were looking for concrete examples of past experience. For example: Name a time when you took leadership; Give an example of your strength in managing projects, Talk about how you work in a team environment, Give 3 strengths/ 3 weaknesses, etc. There was only one "situational" question (see below).

    Interview Questions

    • How would you interact with a client who was asking for something beyond their budget?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Digitas.

    Interview

    I applied through my university's career site and was contacted within 2 weeks later for an on-site interview. It last about 30 min. with an HR representation and it was really laidback and conversational. I unfortunately did not get a second round interview, but it was a great experience.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    interviewed at Digitas (Atlanta, GA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Lengthy process, Interviewed four times with four different people. Overall very informal and great atmosphere

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Creative Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Digitas (Boston, MA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    Negotiation

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

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Digitas (Chicago, IL) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Pretty straight forward set up. Initial phone screen going through my resume, why Digitas?, why do you want to be in digital advertising? Set up a date to come into their Chicago office. Real laid back atmosphere. Had two 2v1 interviews back to back - again more behavioral. Nothing really difficult or unexpected. Asked about my previous excel work

    Interview Questions

    • One manager asked me to a brain teaser to see how I think - Told me to describe the internet to a person who had just woken from a 30 yr coma. Kinda threw me off a little bit   Answer Question

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