Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MEC.
1 phone screen with HR recruiter, and then 1 group call with several team members. No in-person or on-site interviews. Process moved quickly and everyone I spoke with was very genuine and enthusiastic! The first call with the recruiter was short and sweet, as we went over my resume and why I was interested in the position. At the end of that call, which went well, I was told that I was going to be set up to speak with the team I'd be working with. Spoke with them about a week later and everything went very well. People were very easy to talk to and interested in me!
- Mostly questions about my resume, what my interests were, how I became interested in media. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at MEC (Los Angeles, CA) in July 2015.
Received an email from the manager of the team expressing interest in recruiting me and did a quick 30 minute Skype interview with 4 of the managers of the team. Was asked about my resume, interest in working for the client's account, what you like to do for fun outside, how you manage stress and deadlines. Everyone was extremely friendly, got an offer 2 days afterwards.
- What do you like to do for fun? How you handle strict deadlines? What do you like about this client's industry? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MEC (New York, NY) in June 2015.
My process was probably different than most. I interviewed for an internship position in the winter. I thought it went well, but never heard back from them. About 2 weeks after graduation, I get a call from someone in HR saying that they had gotten my name from [the woman who interviewed me for the internship] and that she said she thought I'd be more suited for a full-time position since I was graduating. That was on a Wednesday. I had my interview the next Friday. The interview itself was a panel interview. There were 8 of us there and the same HR woman who had contacted me and brought us all into a room and gave us background about MEC's company and culture and explained to us what the interview process would be like. After that, 4 of us stayed on the floor we were on and the other 4 were taken to another floor. From there we were each put in a different room where we interviewed with 4 different members of MEC's Associate Screening Team (they came in one after the other so it was basically 4 1:1 interviews). First interview asked a lot of leadership based questions and questions that gauged how I acted/would act in different situations. Second interview was geared more towards different job experiences. Third was a mix of the first 2 and the last interview was gauging personality (they basically tell you what will happen in your interviews in the first meeting with the HR contact and all other potentials). After that, they walk you to the elevator and tell you that they'll contact you with the next steps. I got a call the next Thursday a little after 5 with an offer.
- Name a time you made a big mistake and what did you take from it. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at MEC (New York, NY) in May 2015.
The process took forever. I went through 4 rounds of interview and a data analysis and presentation exercise. I visited their office and presented the case. They made an offer. And then pulled back the offer, saying "Offer made was higher than budgeted for this position and its not being approved by the finance department". The HR is hands down the worst. Had to keep following up for scheduling. Very bad communication. The hiring team was nice. I hope to never work there!
- Technical questions and experience related questions Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at MEC.
I received an e-mail saying that MEC was interested in discussing a career opportunity. We settled on a day. I interviewed over the phone and said they would contact me the following week. Asked basic questions about the Media industry and my qualifications for the position. I didn't hear back and after numerous followup e-mails was informed they were going in a different direction
- What hashtag would you use to describe yourself? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at MEC (New York, NY) in April 2015.
Intimidating Process, Great Interviewers Initially got a call from someone in HR asking me to come in for a group interview. Came in and there were 8 of us applying for associate roles. They took us all into a meeting room and did a little 30 minute intro to the company, then separated us all into individual rooms where we each had 4 30 minute interviews with people working with different campaigns and in different roles. Everyone was very friendly and pretty great at making you feel comfortable. Essentially they are just trying to see how you would fit in, what team you might work best on, etc. Got a call the next morning with an offer.
- If you were a Microsoft Office program, which would you be? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MEC (San Francisco, CA) in April 2015.
Sent in my application on LinkedIn, heard back from them the following day to schedule a preliminary phone interview with an HR manager. Had a half hour interview over the phone, and then scheduled a video interview with the team I would be working with. Spoke with the Senior Associate and the Digital Manager for ~45 minutes each. The preliminary phone interview was the most difficult, while the other two were more for chemistry and industry match. I asked more questions of the team than they asked of me.
- How do you handle stress and can you give an example of when you had to deal with a stressful situation? 1 Answer
No negotiations, they have a set salary for associates with potential for overtime.
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at MEC.
Had an initial 45 minute phone call with the Office Manager, was invited for an in-offcd interview with the Digital Director and two Associates which lasted an hour & a half. HR was impossible to get ahold of afterwards (out of office emails etc) & finally responded after weeks that they had gone in a different direction. Pretty unprofessional HR staff
- How do you adapt to the changing nature digital media? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MEC (San Francisco, CA) in March 2015.
Applied via LinkedIn, and was stoked to hear from HR the next day. First phone interview is pretty basic, mostly behavioral, couple quirky questions to assess personality. Nothing unexpected. After that I met via Skype with 4 members of various teams, each for about 30 minutes. More behavioral questions and plenty of time to fire off some of your own. Overall it was an average interview. About what you would expect. I definitely bumbled a bit, and wish I could have done a couple of those half hours over. But everyone was super kind, seemed like a great place to learn for a new comer like myself. I heard back a couple of weeks later that they had filled the position. Which wasn't surprising. It had over 240 applicants by that time. Darn Internet!
- What hashtag best describes you? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MEC.
You apply with a resume online on their careers website, and someone from the HR department will contact you with a phone interview, then an in-person interview. The questions are always the same, behavioral stuff that you can BS your way out of. The phone interview was really simple, maybe 15 minutes? And then the in person interview took about 45 minutes with a panel.
- None were difficult, all basic behavioral questions. Answer Question
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