McGarry Bowen Interview Questions

Updated Apr 7, 2015
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    Copywriting Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at McGarry Bowen (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Friend at agency got me in touch with internship coordinator so I could ask questions. Spoke on the phone for 30 minutes, then she arranged an in-person interview. Since the in-person was on Friday AM, there were no creatives present, just the internship coordinator. She was super nice, easygoing, and able to answer all my questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you think you will fare in a collaborative environment?   Answer Question
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    Digital Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McGarry Bowen.

    Interview

    Very cool atmosphere. Great (and very hip) people. The interview process was good - very relaxed, but thorough. The HR team was very friendly and easily accessible. The Production team was also very friendly- very much 'work hard, play hard' types - you could tell they were passionate about what they were working on, which made you want to be a part of it.

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    Negotiation

    Their team was great to deal with and made me feel like they were working to get the best for me.

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    Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    I was freelancing with them and was hired shortly after. The company was growing that time I was working and was they were looking. It was easy (at the time since they were in need), it may be a bit more challenging since the company has grown a lot bigger.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at McGarry Bowen in October 2014.

    Interview

    Set up a phone call within a couple days of getting in contact with them. It was a 20 minute chat mostly about my past experiences, what I know about McGarry, challenges I had in the past etc. Would be followed by 1-3 round interviews depending on how fast they need someone. Recruiter was very nice and personable and was honest about where they are in terms of hiring needs.

    Interview Questions

    • What advertising campaign interested you the most recently and why?   Answer Question
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at McGarry Bowen.

    Interview

    Phone Interview after my application online

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were very simple. "Tell me about yourself" and "Tell me about why you like this area of advertising"   Answer Question
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    Summer Intern - Digital Development Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at McGarry Bowen (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I met an employee of this company at a meet up and he passed my resume along to the HR dept. I went for an interview a week later and wasn't really asked anything too difficult. They asked me to elaborate on the experiences on my resume, but didn't really ask any direct questions - none of the usual programming or data structures questions.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no direct questions. I was only asked to explain my previous experiences and what I could offer them as an employee.   Answer Question
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    Digital Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at McGarry Bowen in March 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for the position in January and heard back in late March asking to schedule a skype or in person interview. I initially applied for a different position but they brought me in to interview with another department due to my relevant experience. I scheduled an in person interview a week later and I received news of my acceptance about five days my in person interview.

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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I reached out to an HR recruiter and first did a phone interview. I then scheduled a visit to NYC for interviews at various companies and mentioned I would be in town. I then was scheduled for interviews on two teams and did second round and final round on both that week. I interviewed with my direct boss, then met other members on the team

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    Junior Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Warning: false promises. HR will say almost anything to get you to take the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you want to work at mcgarrybowen?   1 Answer
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    Art Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at McGarry Bowen (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I was contacted by their HR department about a position, and came to interview rather quickly. Interviewed (with planner, account director and 3 ACDs) to work on one team, but a week later was contacted about interviewing to work on a different team based on my experience level. I then came in to interview with second team (prospective copywriting partner and Creative Director). I was told by HR they were interviewing other people as well, and they'd be in touch. Last contact I had with HR was about how they haven't gotten approval to hire yet.

    Interview Questions

    • This is pretty standard, but still: What's your favorite ad and why?
      CD seemed very serious.
       
      1 Answer

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