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    Art Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McCann Erickson in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Received a respectful and welcoming interview.

    Interview Questions
    • If we can't find you a job here, where else would you like to work?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Above board and fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McCann Erickson in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at McCann Erickson in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Strategic Planning Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at McCann Erickson in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at McCann Erickson in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at McCann Erickson in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I got contact with a female recruiter and she was really nice. She asked me about what is my favorite brand and she told me hers. She also asked me why I want to be a planner and why McCann.We spent about 40 mins on the phone. She told me some current situation in their company. That's pretty much about it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Strategic Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at McCann Erickson in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    McCaan was investing into multicultural marketing and was developing a new department. The interview was 1:1 and I met with a very nice woman. The position sounded extremely interesting and I was ready to accept the offer until I started observing the office dynamics. High walls surrounded each cubical and it seemed every person was cut off from one another. Although it maintained a very professional feel, it wasn't as collaborative as I would have liked it to be.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    After speaking with several former employees and several mentors within the ad industry, all suggested that I do not take the position due to the fact that McCaan maintains a high turnover rate from the lack of employee care and under-compensation. I decided to go with other present opportunities.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at McCann Erickson in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very professional, good follow up from HR. Was interviewed during a hiring freeze. While not offered a position, it was a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at McCann Erickson in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Used a recruiter who had be go in a few time for multiple account. Seemed like they were desperate for people. People who I used to think were not very intelligent worked there so it gave me a negative perception of the company.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    General Account Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at McCann Erickson in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    I had a brief interview over the phone with an HR rep. I was called in a week later to meet with the head of HR. The interview lasted about an hour. She was very pleasant and at the end told me she would call me in about a week to set up a second interview with two groups. She never called and when I contacted her response was very general. I was very disappointed.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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