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Manifest Digital Interview Questions & Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated May 14, 2014
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Senior Digital Art Director Interview

Senior Digital Art Director
Chicago, IL

I applied online and interviewed at Manifest Digital.

Interview Details – Awful, awful process. They kept me waiting for half an hour, the people I was supposed to meet didn't show up. I had to come back like 3 times and repeat the same terrible process. The person I originally interviews with was fired between me meeting them and getting an offer. It's just chaos.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Got an offer through email. I didn't really negotiate.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Recruiting Associate Interview

Recruiting Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Manifest Digital in August 2013.

Interview Details – I had an initial callwith the HR Manager and was brought onsite to meet with the team. Everyone was very nice and asked questions that probed thoughtful answers. It wasn't just cut and dry. I made a connection with the team and could tell how passionate they were about their job.

Interview Question – This is a tight industry to recruit in... what ways will you increase the number of candidates we outreach and how will you find great talent?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a bit. I was brought on as a contractor and when hired full-time I negotiated a higher salary by a few grand.


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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Senior Art Director Interview

Senior Art Director
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Manifest Digital.

Interview Details – If you're in the creative industry and being recruited by Manifest Digital, you're probably hearing a story of how they just hired an amazing new creative director, how they've got all these opportunities lined up, how they just reorganized and they're about to expand to a new city....

I wouldn't put much faith in any of that. This is the fourth year in a row they've been trying to sell that. When I first started working there they had just merged with a company called Kerosene Digital. Within a year, every single employee had been fired and all the accounts were lost.

If you're a designer, expect to spend most of your time creating graphics for some UX person's power point presentation. Oh, and they seat the project managers and your supervisor directly behind you so your screen can be monitored. Good times!

Interview Question – Just standard stuff. They'll ask about UX, so study up about that   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They lied to me about bonuses and the chance to have my salary bumped up at 6 months.


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Manifest Digital.

Interview Details – Disorganized process. Initial phone screen went fine, after that interviewed with two different teams. Given very little info about what to expect, with one interview given the names of five different people who would be there, only one turned out to be part of it, plus two others. Never heard back after interview with second team. A simple email from human resources to close the loop to say you went with another candidate, or filled the position internally goes a long way. If I am not the right fit, then that's ok - but those types of gaps leave a poor impression.

Interview Question – No tough or unexpected questions. Just asked about past experience and management style.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied online and interviewed at Manifest Digital.

Interview Details – It's a chaotic and disorganized hiring process, so don't get discouraged. I wound up accepting and offer and found out that they didn't keep any of the compensation promises that were made. Don't trust anything they say regarding compensation--GET EVERYTHING IN WRITING!

Interview Question – Just standard questions. Learn about UX before you go in, they're heavy into that.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Senior Interaction Designer Interview

Senior Interaction Designer
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Manifest Digital in July 2012.

Interview Details – Was called by the recruiter after finding my resume on LinkedIn. Had a phone screen with her, then a second phone screen with someone at the office. Both phone screens focused on past experience, including gaps in the work I've done. I was then invited for an in-person interview. Met with a peer and a VP, further discussed the nature of my work and my philosophy on Interaction Design. Followed up in e-mail and phone, but received absolutely no response. I see no reason why a company who recruits someone should simply decided to cease contact. Very disappointing.

Interview Question – None of the questions were out of left field or particularly difficult. They focused primarily on previous experience.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Marketing Interview

Marketing
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Manifest Digital in April 2011.

Interview Details – The hiring process is very disorganized and they know it. After the initial phone interview, you meet with someone from HR in person (after waiting about a half hour to see that person). Then, if you get the second in-person interview, you wait another half hour to speak with a few people from your department. Then, after waiting another half hour to an hour, you meet with a hiring manager/department head. It's a very long process and expect it to take close to two weeks. The entire process is very poorly structured, mostly because the entire company is very busy all the time and do not set aside time for interviews.

Interview Question – What can you tell us about Manifest Digital and what we do?   Answer Question

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