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 a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.
Interview Details – I was able to interview shortly after submitting my resume, however, the entire interview process is quite lengthy. It took 3 months before I was actually hired. When I spoke to others on my team they had mentioned going through a similar process, so it does take awhile before you hear back.
Interview Question – All the questions were basic. They asked about my experience, but nothing too difficult or specific. It was very casual, more like a conversation. Answer Question
Interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather
Interview Details – Brought in to freelance based on portfolio review and short chat with recruiter. Hired after freelancing
Interview Question – none Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Had to negotiate the dollars, but was not too difficult
Very Easy Interview
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.
Interview Details – I was initially hired by Vice Chairman Steve Hayden as the Regional Creative Director on the IBM account in Asia. I was based in Tokyo. As Steve Hayden knew of me since before the interview process was very straightforward. I spoke with 1 person on the phone, i went to tokyo for an in person interview. And consequently I was hired.
Interview Question – When can you start? View Answer
Negotiation Details – very straight forward. What is your prize? I answered directly and a day later got a positive response.
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 in-person and interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.
Interview Details – one of my friend referred me and I have one skype interview with a team leader. They hired me right after the interview
Interview Question – tell me a little bit about your research experiences View Answer
Negotiation Details – non
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.
Interview Details – Got a call from HR. Interviewed with the manager and director. Nothing really specific, just general chat about what the job entails.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Negotiated with the HR about salary and wanted them to pay more and they are ok with it.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in October 2013.
Interview Details – When questions were asked, the interviewers did not have an answer. Seemed pretty disorganized and made me question their culture.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in January 2009.
Interview Details – If you want to be a part of the agency as a creative, the first thing you need to do is to have a book with great ideas. Doesn't matter which position you're seeking, that's the first thing your interviewer will evaluate.
Once your interviewer likes your book, you'll be interviewed by upper management, such the Creative VP. Once the Creative VP likes it and your a strong candidate, Human Resources will interview you to know more about other psychological things. One you've pass this interview, you'll receive a job offer.
If you accept it, you sign and start whenever you negotiate to do so.
Interview Question – "What's the best idea you've ever had?". As a creative, it's hard to answer because you're always in love with your ideas. Be careful to answer objectively. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was a good offer. A reasonable one. I just accepted it and went further.
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in May 2009.
Interview Details – The interview was a breeze. Standard behavioural and run of the mill 'Tell me about yourself and run me through your resume' questions. I was hoping for creative challenges and none come my way. This was perhaps driven by the desperation to hire a candidate for the position I was being interviewed for. Very personable interviewer who later went on to become my manager. They were assessing me for self confidence and communication related competencies since this was a role within Client Servicing.
Negotiation Details – No negotiations. I tried my best. Entry level advertising salaries are disastrously low.
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