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Ogilvy & Mather Interview Questions

Updated Nov 8, 2014
Updated Nov 8, 2014
116 Interview Reviews

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    Internship 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 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Completely behavioral interview. Very dry behavioral questions about leadership experience, times faced hardships, etc.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Creative Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Interviewee was very friendly and asked simple questions. They were most interested in your skill sets and presentation your best work to them. Do ask lots of questions to show your interests in working with them.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Creative Director Interview

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

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Exhaustive. You have to be really prepared. You only get once chance to get money. When you're coming in. They NEVER give raises and they let good people go forever without one.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They're cheap
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern 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 a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Executive Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview with HR Manager, who strongly recommended me to the department head. clear definition of competencies and challenges of role, how best to succeed, and the climate and culture of the organization.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. Be pro and know how to strongly indicate your understanding of the company, industry, and how you can best contribute to the team.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was made apparent I was the best candidate so I had some leverage. They claimed budget restraints, which were accurate, but they can always stretch those with a call to finance. If they are willing to make you an offer, they are willing to sweeten it. I got 15% more as a result.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Junior Art Director 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 2+ weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Direct email to the recruiter worked best for me. It all depends on how much you are interested in the company. If you know about them and have a good book, then no problem. Human resources was very helpful throughout the way.

    Interview Questions
    • Would you work freelance? What work do you like the most about Ogilvy? That's a hard question because their website is not very good at showing all of it's clients. So, it's not easy to see all of their work. You have to do the research elsewhere.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no, I didn't negotiate. I just accepted the offer. Ogilvy has good perks.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance 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 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The HR department does the initial screening and conducts phone interview. They set up the time and place for an in person panel interview with someone from HR and the specific department you are interviewing for.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Broadcast Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    It all went very smoothly

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate but willing to take what was offered
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Coordinator Interview

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

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Got call from recruiter, brought me in for interview with team.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Did not like vibes at agency.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Planner Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Quick and straight forward. Met with account lead and we had a nice chat. I think the position had already been filled but loved having the conversation all the same.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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