The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in February 2012.
Interview Details – It was more like a personality test than an interview. No questions about you, your experience, why marketing or even why Ogilvy. It felt very dry and like a standardized process. Be prepared with stories and lessons about "times you failed, times you dealt with conflict..."
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you tried and failed. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in August 2010.
Interview Details – Very friendly staff. People were dressed business casual. They asked general interview questions. Took about an hour.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for our company? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in December 2012.
Interview Details – O&M contacted the college placement department, and selected a few people, mostly based on co-curriculum accomplishments, and academic achievements. The next round was a face to face interview.
Interview Question – Why do you want to join advertising, after IT work experience? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in December 2010.
Interview Details – The interview comprises of discussions with Account Managers and Strategic Brand Planners. All of them are extremely nice and are patient listeners. They are looking for some dynamic, who can take the tough times in good spirit and add optimism to the fast-paced environment.
Interview Question – What function would you like to be associated with, in the next 5 years View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in March 2013.
Interview Details – Initial communication were placed through my Cousin who was already working there. so you see, I joined throigh referal. I had to sent across my Resume to the concerned authority. I also had to tell him my area of interest and location. I got a call from one of the guys and had an ph interview before being taken in.
Interview Question – Nothing... Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.
Interview Details – Did first round interview via Skype because I was abroad in London at the time. Was asked a series of behavioral questions that were all very similar to each other. Mostly situational about working in teams or dealing with difficult people. Interviewer also seemed very disinterested during the interview.
Interview Question – It was difficult coming up with so many new scenarios for the many similar situational questions the interviewer asked. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in March 2012.
Interview Details – It was a short interview on phone. Roughly 5 minutes. I was asked more or less from my CV only. I had mentioned a digital marketing project, and I was posed questions based on that.
I found the HR to be quite cool. She was pretty casual with asking questions, and did not bother too much about formalities.
I was then later interviewed inside the company by one of the persons from the Account Management Team. I was interviewed with one more guy. However I was selected between the two of us.
Negotiation Details – I could not perhaps negotiate. This is because they had already said that they would not provide any stipend during the internship. Since it was a big brand, I did not wish to lose this chance.
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