Ogilvy & Mather Interview Questions

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014
112 Interview Reviews

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    Account Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Morristown, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morristown, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my interview on the website, a few weeks later they contacted me for an interview. I was recommended by an employee so I got to skip some of the previous hiring steps.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Filled out application and writing 2 sample essays from given prompts - if you could have a dinner party with 3 people (one from the past, one from the present, one from the future) who would they be and why and why do you want to be in PR. Then HR contacted me via email to tell me I would be interviewed over the phone. Two people interviewed separately me for about 30 minutes each. Then I was contacted via email by HR with the decision.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Management 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 3 weeks - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial contact was made by the HR team via LinkedIn. The first step was a fast phone interview to inform about positions and confirm experience. A separate person will schedule the in-person interview--mine was rather presumptuous with my time, not informing me how much time to set aside and trying to book an additional round of interviews with an additional team without my knowledge.

    I was there for 3+ hours and met with five members of the team. All of them were incredibly nice, looking for detailed information about experience and strategic points of view. I was offered to come back to meet with more people, but declined because I didn't feel the chemistry with the team.

    Interview Questions
    • I think that Ogilvy asks team members to throw a "curveball" question at the end of each interview. Each person that had time to ask me a last question asked a rather unexpected question. The two I remember are "What is one impression I have of you that is not true" and "Name a song that would be on the soundtrack of your life."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Creative Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Brought in to freelance based on portfolio review and short chat with recruiter. Hired after freelancing

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Had to negotiate the dollars, but was not too difficult
    Accepted Offer
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    Consumer Insight Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - 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 Questions
    • tell me a little bit about your research experiences   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    non
    Accepted Offer
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    Client Financial Analyst 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 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated with the HR about salary and wanted them to pay more and they are ok with it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Based on the resumes, the shortlisted candidates will get a telephonic interview. Then there will a aptitude written test for one hour. One of the members from the team in which you are likely to work will interview you and will ask on SQL or SAS programming or any other tool that they are using. Results would be notified through mail

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Web Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview, then brought in to meet the team in 30 min increments. Was told that they would get back to me in a week, and they specifically said that they would not leave me hanging. A week later, I checked in and was told that they were still processing and they would keep me updated. They never got back to me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Graphic Designer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    The entire process was relatively simple. I submitted my work through HR and a few months later received and email from them asking if I was still interested in doing the internship. Afterwards I had a phone interview which consisted of a few questions and a few weeks later I got my offer. The questions were all really reasonable and easy to answer.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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