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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

First step: Write three essays and get two faculty recommendations
second step: Phone behavior interview
third step: Super Saturday

Interview Questions
  • Talk about a time you had to think on your feet.

    A time you have failed.

    Why Ogilvy
     
    Answer Question
No Offer

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

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

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was very pleasant and friendly. The interview consisted of a variety of behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    The application process was pretty much straightforward and everything was online.

    The planning and appointment of the interview was very convenient as they came onto my campus to conduct it.

    I had just one behavioural interview with them and it was your typical interview.

    They asked me why Ogilvy and why I would be a good fit.

    Typical behavioural questions like:

    Tell me about a time when you went against the team.

    Tell me about a time when you made a mistake.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    After submitting a lengthy application, Ogilvy selected a handful of individuals to partake in on-campus interviews. This consisted of two 1:1 interviews with constituents from their local branch. One individual was a higher level executive - she was short and I could not get a good read on her at all. The other individual was much more lively and we had a great conversation. After interviewing, we had to wait another 4 weeks to see if we passed on to the second round interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Obviously Ogilvy is a very established firm, and coming in to the interview, I was very nervous. The interview involved a lot of behaviorial questions that I had not been asked during other job interviews, so that kind of left me thinking on my feet. I ultimately did not get the offer, but wish anybody else you interviews for the Associate position the best of luck.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time you worked on a team and any challenges you encountered, and how you overcame them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview Details

    Very lengthy process starting with an application requiring an example of what makes you creative... supposed to be something that helps them understand who you are and why they should want to work with you. This is basically your first interview and they have thousands of applicants each year.

    In person interviews are invite only for which they usually fly to your campus. One HR director and one executive interview separately both asking similar questions. Guessing they overlap just to get congruity.

    A third round is a full weekend of activities out in NY where they put you through all the hoops to see if you are the perfect fit.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the craziest idea you have ever had and how did you implement it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    On campus recruiting, 1:1 interview, combination of group / individual interviews at New York corporate headquarters over the course of 2 days.

    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    very fair process for interviewing entry level candidates. if you make it through the first round campus interviews then chances of making it through super saturday are very good. you are assessed through multiple interview types which allow you to present your full range of talents.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the Associates Program through my school. I submitted my resume, cover letter, and writing samples.
    After a few weeks, they emailed me to let me know that I was chosen for a 1:1 interview. The interview went well, they asked mostly behavioral questions because as most people know, they want to see if you exemplify their 8 habits.

    After the interview, they called me within a few weeks to invite me to SuperSaturday (which is a challenge day).

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to work with someone that you did not like or get along with and how you overcame that to accomplish your goal.   Answer Question
    • Describe a challenge that you had overcome and how you did it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate 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 2 daysinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    very fair process for interviewing entry level candidates, they asked very high-level questions to test your true character and interests. if you make it through the first round campus interviews then you move to super saturday, which is still very competitive but rewarding all the same. you are assessed through multiple interview types which allow you to present your full range of talents.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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