FCB Interview Questions

Updated Aug 7, 2015
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    Internship Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in November 2010.

    Interview

    Skype interview.

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    Assistant Media Planner Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Very organized human resources department. Consistently followed up with my inquiries. Interview process consisted of initial first round interview with HR, another HR interview, and interviews with members of the team.

    Interview Questions

    • When have you seen an advertisement that you think would be better suited in a another medium?   Answer Question
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    Senior Business Strategist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at FCB (New York, NY) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Meet with HR first, and then with future supervisor and three other members of the team.

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    Media Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at FCB (New York, NY) in October 2010.

    Interview

    A recruiter reached out to me and the interview was set up rather quickly. I met with the group director and we clicked immediately. I did not meet with anyone else, as he thought he was enough. I was given an offer within the week and I accepted within a week after that.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FCB (New York, NY) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Received initial phone screen followed by an actual interview with HR and another manager. The office upon entering is absolutely stunning with a small cafe located in the reception area. While waiting you are able to observe employees ordering coffee and hear casual conversations. With the positioning of the cafe in the reception area you are given the opportunity to see first hand the culture of the office. I felt the people were very down to earth, pleasant and overall very happy which could be perceived as a positive effect of their work environment; they seem to like their jobs. Second round of interviews were with those I would actually be working with and both meetings were great and consistent with my observations that everyone seems to enjoy their work. Overall I had a very positive experience and if given the opportunity I'd work for this company.

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    • Why are you good for this position over other candidates?   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview, in person hr interview, in person interview with the department.

    Negotiation

    They came forward with a firm offer.

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    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at FCB (San Francisco, CA) in July 2010.

    Interview

    It's a very organized process. Meeting invitations are sent out to confirm interview dates/times and names/titles of who you are meeting with. I had previously had a phone screening with HR, so I came on-site to meet members of the team. One was with a Management Supervisor, then my next interview was with the VP Account Director and another MS. Interviews went into depth about past experiences to gauge if you would be a right fit for the open position. Office space was definitely overcrowded, you had multiple people in offices. The space is your typical agency environment, but nothing special or cool about it. The people are definitely very friendly and nice.

    Interview Questions

    • What client challenges have you faced and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    They offered the same title and pay as what I was currently making. Not typical of an agency to do that from my past experiences.

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    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at FCB (San Francisco, CA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewers were interesting and courteous. But they never got back to me with an offer OR a note letting me know they had hired someone else.

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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in February 2010.

    Interview

    I got in touch with the company through a friend and got an informational interview with the HR person. We scheduled the interview a couple of times but the HR had to cancel both times. Finally we were able to connect and had a 25 minutes information interview that was really easy. I was immdediately called in for a CI test. Everyone in the company takes it. The test was ok ,not too easy not too hard. They try to test your powerpoint and analytical skills. They said they would call to discuss the test, whatever the outcome but after the test, no one ever got in touch. I called a couple of times and sent a few emails but nothing worked. I'm not sure what happened. The HR kept forgeting to get in touch since the onset, so I have to say I was not surprised!

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    Client Business Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at FCB (Chicago, IL) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Applied on Monster, got a phone call within a week, they wanted me to come in to their office. No phone interview, just 1:1. Questions were pretty basic, tell me about a time you had a problem with a group, 3 words to describe yourself, etc. Very laid back. Waiting to hear back about if I made it to the next round in which I will meet with the team.

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2 people found this helpful

  Former Associate Art Director in Chicago, IL

Pros: “All of the lower level employees (up to ACDs) are some of the nicest people I know and most of them continue to be really good friends. Plus, who doesn't love (basically) free coffee...”“All of the lower level employees (up to ACDs) are some of the nicest people I know and most of them continue to be really good friends. Plus, who doesn't love (basically) free coffee and a ton of vacation days.” – Full Review

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