Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Leo Burnett (Chicago, IL).
Met with the HR team. Chatted about my book. Went around to meet with several other teams. Showed teams my book, and chatted about random stuff like interests and where I was from. Went out to lunch with several teams. Took the L back to O'Hare.
- Can I see your portfolio. 1 Answer
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week – interviewed at Leo Burnett (Chicago, IL).
Pretty standard. The interview was held with HR and the AD. Focused on experience, and the job description. The interview process was relatively short, but detailed in that a lot of information was shared on both interviewer and interviewee parts, prior to the discussion of an offer. Being able to really speak to the account background is key.
- What is your background and experience with this type of client? Answer Question
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
The HR person was very nice. I also had a phone interview with the director she was also nice however i never heard back. I'm not quite sure why I didn't get the job but I guess it wasn't meant to be.
- what was my background Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Leo Burnett (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.
I was contacted by a recruiter to let me know they were very interested in my work. Then they took another 5 days to get the interview scheduled. I had a 9am interview with 4 different creative directors that took about 3.5 hours. it was very casual, almost too casual, but long. I was then led to the door and told they would be in touch. After sending several thank you notes and emails, radio silence. Emails went unanswered for 4 weeks (not even a "we are still in the process, or we will get back to you") until i finally got an email saying they were not interested and I was not the right "fit." but wait, then another email came in saying they might have another position open for an AD/UX creative that they just might be able to modify for my specific talent and background. I was an AD 6 years ago and certainly was not interested in going back for a long shot and /or a lesser title. I also felt very let-down on my expectations of the company itself. I had always aspired to work at Leo Burnett, but I can't see myself going to work for a company with such poor recruiting and communication skills. This was truly disappointing.
- "so...what's up?" (yes, seriously) 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Leo Burnett (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.
I had a phone screening with an HR person who then asked me to come in for an in-person interview. I met with four different people, in 30 minute increments, that all worked in the Client finance side and their interview questions were pretty standard.
- Tell me about yourself. Why Leo Burnett? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Leo Burnett (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.
By Phone at the start with Head Manager. In person with the hiring HR manager at corporate headquarters.
Details of various positions levels discussed, with salary and bonus based on performances.
- Information of duties.... Situational... 1 Answer
Helpful (6)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Leo Burnett (Chicago, IL).
2 Interviews, manager & senior manager. Pretty easy, asked about knowledge of systems, current team workload, and the needs of the department. I only worked with the HR group as a "home base," they didn't really push me in any direction one way or the other.
- When I asked about training, there wasn't a formal department training, and that has hard to hear coming stright out of College. Answer Question
I did negotiate for a higher salary, and was awarded something higher than initial offer.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Leo Burnett (Chicago, IL).
Met with HR first, and then with account teams on four different occasions. One-on-one interviews were 30min, and sometimes I met with more than 5 individuals in one day. You should come with good questions that aren't just about work-life balance. Do your homework once you find out what account you will be interviewing for. HR is very kind and helpful.
- What do you do when you encounter a co-worker that doesn't like working with you? Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at Leo Burnett.
Went through two phone screenings and a week later was brought in for an interview. The office was very lively.
- Didn't feel like an interview so it was difficult to know what exactly they wanted to hear. Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
Pretty straight forward, more about your ability to work with others than technical.
- How do you deal with difficult people? Answer Question
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