FCB Interview Questions

Updated May 26, 2015
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    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in August 2008.

    Interview

    Very organized. 4-30 minute interviews. All with key people on the account. Quick follow up.
    Traditional advertising questions. Mostly about the experience I have. Very good process.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I think I could have negotiated more on things outside of money, but I was very satisfied with the offer and didn't need to.

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    Account Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in October 2009.

    Interview

    Was very difficult to maintain contact with HR despite their interest in speaking with me. Nearly a month passed between first contact and initial interview. Was kept waiting for 45 minutes past scheduled start time and interviewer could not answer basic questions about company - current hot accounts, team culture, future development. Very disappointed.

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    Assistant Director Corporate Communications Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at FCB (New York, NY) in December 2010.

    Interview

    I was all set to be set up by the recruiter to interview for this position but at the last minute it was cancelled. A week or two later, they wanted to see me again. My recruiter arranged for me to call the Draftfcb HR person at lunchtime but she called me at my office, at the wrong time. I work in an open office space. I reminded her that I was supposed to call her at lunchtime. When I called at lunch time, she never answered. I left a message and never heard back from her.
    I was told they were no longer interested.
    That was weird.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at FCB in April 2010.

    Interview

    The time between my resume submission and the call was about a month. From there I had an in person interview. The interviewer was very kind and informative. It was difficult and I felt she was very honest about the job. Admitting it would be a lot of work and long hours. The pay was not great for the hours and level of stress.

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    • What are three words you would you to describe yourself?   Answer Question
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    Healthcare Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at FCB in January 2012.

    Interview

    It was pleasant but a bit disorganized in terms of the position. The positioned changed a couple of times throughout the process. Would have like to have a better understanding of their expectations and exact needs of the position. The HR staff however was exceptional. They were helpful and responsive.

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    Senior Retoucher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at FCB (New York, NY) in June 2008.

    Interview

    Temp-to-perm. Started as a freelancer, worked successfully for several months and was hired full-time.

    Negotiation

    The salary offered was acceptable.

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    Assistant Media Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at FCB (Madison, WI) in February 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted via skype, which was very uncomfortable. The lighting in the person's office who conducted the interview was awkward, making it hard to see their face and interact with them. For this reason, a phone interview would have been better because I wouldn't have been intuitively relying on non-verbal ques as expected with skype. The interviewer also wasn't particularly friendly or interested in interviewing me.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an advertiser that you think has effective media implementation   Answer Question
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    Account Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at FCB (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Initial email a week later, asked to set up a phone interview. Person was very nice and super sweet. From phone interview to in person interview at their office and met with two account managers. Was told I would hear back within the next week, and received an email saying they went with someone else, but to try again if another position opens up.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favourite campaign going on right now and why.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Met them at a career fair, then was called back for an interview the next day with 2 HR representatives

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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Had an informational/behavioral interview during the winter, was told I would be notified in a few months if I had moved on for final interview. 5 45 minute interviews and a 5 minute interactive resume presentation. Was offered a full-time position a week later.

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    Negotiation

    Pay, benefits, etc non-negotiable.

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