Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at McCann Erickson
- Intern (4)
- Strategic Planner (2)
- Assistant Account Executive (2)
- Account Director (2)
- Account Executive (1)
- Senior Graphic Designer (1)
- Account Supervisor (1)
- Human Resources (1)
- Producer (1)
- Production Assistant/Manager (1)
- Project Manager (1)
- General Account Management (1)
- Digital Manager (1)
- Production Designer (1)
- Management Trainee (1)
- Copy Editor (1)
- Vice President, Associate Creative Director (1)
- Account Executive1 (1)
- Strategic Planning Internship (1)
- Accounts Director (1)
- Visualizer (1)
- Creative Team Leader (1)
- Consumer Insights/Strategic Planning (1)
- Management Trainee-Account Management (1)
- Strategy (1)
- Analytics (1)
- Art Director (1)
- IT Support (1)
- Planner (1)
- Planning (1)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at McCann Erickson (Birmingham, MI) in March 2015.
Came in expecting one interview from 2 people, ended up being 2 separate interviews. Very friendly, and straightforward interview. Both interviews ended up being conversations about the position. When I came in, I was greeted by the receptionist, then the HR representative that I was speaking with before. After the interview I met with the HR rep again to debrief. Everyone was very positive, laid back, and mature about the entire interview process and position.
- What have you done in the past that can help you in this position? 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in February 2015.
I interviewed with the creative recruiter. She was thoughtful, interested and very informative. Also, she was very honest. Expectations were set as to next steps. And overall there was a positive and relaxed vibe. I cannot say enough great things about the recruiter at McCann.
- What do you like about managing a team? 1 Answer
- Declined Offer
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at McCann Erickson.
I was recommended by a current employee, and I think that made the hiring and interview process easier. I expected more in the way of testing my current skills or rate of work, but the interview was handled very well. The interviewers were courteous and asked pertinent questions without wasting time.
- The questions weren't particularly difficult, and they kept the interview on topic. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
The job was higher stress and lower salary than I was looking for.
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at McCann Erickson in March 2013.
I was able to get a an interview through an alumni at my university. HR manager was polite yet thorough. Asked about what peaked my interest in the field, why I felt I was qualified for the position, if I could do anything differently knowing what I know now, what would I do differently during my academic career. I brought up some of my favorite campaigns, they asked me why they were my favorite
- Knowing what I know now, what would I have done differently during my academic career? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in January 2013.
Received a respectful and welcoming interview.
- If we can't find you a job here, where else would you like to work? 1 Answer
Above board and fair.
Helpful (2)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in March 2012.
This was, by far, the strangest interview that I have ever had. I applied online and was contacted by a recruiter the following week. We set up a phone interview. She was very nice and personable, but the conversation felt more like a quiz than an interview (i.e. "What do you think this position entails?" "What sort of things do you think our agency does?"). She told me that she would speak to the account team about a second interview. I was told that they were not sure if they were going to fill this position. I thought it was odd to post a job and conduct an interview if you were not going to fill the position, but the account team agreed to a phone interview for the following week.
The second interview, with the account team, was also...different. Again, they seemed nice, but it didn't feel like an interview (even an informal one). No questions about my past projects and experiences, knowledge of the industry, what I would bring to the team, etc. Instead, they spoke about the office culture and other impersonal topics. It seemed like the team members were unprepared for an interview, even though it was scheduled nearly a week in advance. It was impossible to gauge if the interview went well. Regardless, I was told that I would hear from them shortly regarding "next steps."
I never heard back from them, and I accepted another job a month later. I would have at least liked some sort of follow-up. Even an auto-generated "thanks but no thanks" email would have sufficed. In the end, I'm glad I didn't end up working there- the staff seemed nice, but the interview was too weird and the lack of a response was, in my opinion, rude.
- What do you think an Assistant Account Executive does? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 1 day – interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in May 2011.
Initially, I was contacted by email and set up a time for a phone interview with a recruiter.
The recruiter was very personable and didn't ask very tough questions. The interview was concise and hit on all the key points.
- What is something you're most proud of? Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in January 2011.
They offered a third interview, then didn't follow through. I had to follow up several times regarding the pushed back interview before they said they decided to accept someone else.
The office is very tight knit and closed. the office glass is not transparent. It's very industrial.
- Do you think you would be a better account executive or a better planner? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in January 2011.
One interview with HR consisting of various questions about experience, a portfolio review (for creative candidates), and some unexpected questions (which I now do expect) like "What was the last book you read?" Not too bad of an interview but I remember a high volume of questions in general.
- What was the last book you read for leisure and why did it interest you? 1 Answer
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