McCann Erickson Interview Questions

Updated Apr 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Consumer Insights/Strategic Planning Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at McCann Erickson (Birmingham, MI) in March 2015.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you done in the past that can help you in this position?   1 Answer
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    Vice President, Associate Creative Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you like about managing a team?   1 Answer
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    Copy Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at McCann Erickson.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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.

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    Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at McCann Erickson in March 2013.

    Interview

    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

    Interview Questions

    • Knowing what I know now, what would I have done differently during my academic career?   Answer Question
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    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Freelanced first before hired

    Interview Questions

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    Art Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Received a respectful and welcoming interview.

    Interview Questions

    • If we can't find you a job here, where else would you like to work?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Above board and fair.

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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in March 2012.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think an Assistant Account Executive does?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in May 2011.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in January 2011.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the last book you read for leisure and why did it interest you?   1 Answer
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    Strategic Planning Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at McCann Erickson (New York, NY) in January 2011.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think you would be a better account executive or a better planner?   Answer Question
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