FCB Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated May 26, 2015
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at FCB (San Francisco, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Had three interviews total: 1) HR, 2) direct manager, 3) previously financial analyst in the position, 4) department manager/controller. The entire interview process took a week, but everything was obviously unplanned and rushed to fill in the spot. Interviews took place in rooms where an appointment had obviously not been booked (other employees were having meetings etc.), everybody in the department had gotten a promotion because others in the finance department had either left the company, or had been let go. Managers were obviously unexperienced in their role, and came across as very unprofessional in terms of preparation as well as the interviewing presentation/process. The previous finance analyst had gotten a promotion, and came across very rude and was borderline demeaning and hostile; questions about my skillset that I answered confidently were met with "Are you sure? Do you really know how to do X and Y?" Withdrew my application immediately after.

    Interview Questions

    • None. No preparation went into the interview process, all generic interview questions   Answer Question
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    Senior Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at FCB (San Francisco, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    It was a great experience. I spoke directly to my would-be director and didn't have to go through 5 or 6 other people. I had multiple phone snafu's (dead battery dropped call) and he was patient and attentive throughout. Great experience - would have loved to work for that guy.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you leaving New York?   1 Answer
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    Junior Copywriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at FCB (San Francisco, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Spoke with the creative recruiter. Spoke to two ACDs. Spoke to the ECD. There was no second interview, but I started off as freelance on a trial period before getting hired full time about 3 months later. Timing was perfect because the economy tanked right after I took the job.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of advertising do you like?   1 Answer
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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 weeksinterviewed 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 daysinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions

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    Media Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at FCB (South San Francisco, CA) in June 2008.

    Interview

    met with various media people in the department and everyone was friendly. seemed more like they knew that i could do the work and they wanted to see if i was a cultural fit

    Interview Questions

    • What do you like to do on the weekends?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    they do not neogtiate, they are very old school about being "fair" with pay which is archaic.

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