I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at R/GA in September 2013.
Interview Details – I've tried to get my portfolio reviewed unsuccessfully but the recruiter seems to hire only her friends.
Interview Question – It was a difficult interview because the recruiter didn't seem at all interested in what I had to say, very frustrating. Gave the impression that this is not a club that would have me as a member, or a club I would want to be in Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Very very clique-y, not a professional interview.
I applied online - interviewed at R/GA in September 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by someone in HR for a phone interview. It went well and she said she would like me to come in for a second interview and would email me the time and place. But she never emailed, even after I emailed her thanking her for the interview and asking about the details for my next interview, she did not respond until over a week later only to tell me they went with someone else for the position.
Interview Question – She asked me who my favorite designer was, even though it was not a design position, caught me completely off guard and my mind blanked and I couldn't think of anyone. I felt like that had a negative impact on my interview. Answer Question
Interviewed at R/GA
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I applied for the job at R/GA, and was happy to hear that I got an interview. They scheduled it for the next day in NY. I was based in DC, and they did not offer to pay for my train ticket up to the city. (Which is fine, since it's a relatively junior position.)
Most of the interviews went well, but there was one person in particular who just seemed to be acting difficult for the sake of acting difficult. This "hard-ass" routine was not very welcoming and turned me off to the whole experience.
Interview Question – Nothing too difficult was asked. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at R/GA.
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After submitting my c/v via the company site, I was contacted 4 months later by a freelance recruiter per request of the senior hiring manager. I had an initial phone interview which went well as well as a follow-up phone interview 3 weeks later which also went well. I was informed on the second call they would like to bring me in for an interview. We went back and forth for 4 weeks in an attempt to find someone on the "team" with the time to meet with me in person.
Suffice it to say, this never happened, and I never heard from the R/GA recruiter again.
Interview Question – Interviews went well. Standard terrain. I was well prepared and qualified. View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at R/GA.
Interview Details – The process can talk a little bit of time, but all of the conversations I had were meaningful and helped me in my decision making process.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work here? That one gets me every time. It is hard to put into works without seeming like I am just blowing smoke. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Respectful and fair
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at R/GA.
Interview Details – I had two interviews with different groups/departments at R/GA. They were basically interviewing me to see if my interest and skills matched what they do.
Interview Question – Explain the process of a web design that I did Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at R/GA in May 2013.
Interview Details – Got contacted by the company recruitment for a first talk over the phone. A few days later got a call from the recruitment coordinador and everything went really well. Third call with the company was via skype (on the webcam). That one was suposed to be with the design team, but ended up being just me and the creative director. Everything was really nice, but skype calls never help in term of image and audio quality, so it was one of the times that I felt that it was hard for R/GA to get to know me better.
Interview Question – Explaining some projects from my portfolio via skype was really hard and also picking 3 top projects from my portfolio was kind of tricky. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at R/GA in April 2013.
Interview Details – First interview was an on-campus recruiting interview. It was pretty straightforward and only took up 10 minutes of the allotted 30 minute interview time (which led me to believe that it might have gone badly, but it turns out it didn't). There was a follow-up interview about 2 weeks later, done remotely. This interview was pretty straightforward as well and was a good opportunity to ask questions about current projects and what the position would entail. Overall, both interviews felt more like conversations than like formal interviews, which was a good experience.
Interview Question – Not really anything in particular that stood out as difficult. Mostly just asked me to describe my projects and processes in detail. Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 days - interviewed at R/GA.
Interview Details – I went via a recruiting company in San Francisco. Interviewed with 6 people in one day. Short interviews, partly technical and partly general questions. The culture seems very political and seems like management expects you to suck up to them even on the interview. Seem to hire based on hipster culture.
Interview Question – Mobile platform caching. What's your most notable achievement. View Answer
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at R/GA in October 2012.
Interview Details – i was hired as a freelancer by a friend who was running the group. i came in at a more junior level and slowly worked my way up the ladder. i didn't interview in a traditional sense. the job turned from freelance to staff after a few months. can't speak to a regular interview process.
Interview Question – what do you want to do next? Answer Question
Pros: This was a great experience, I really enjoyed working with this team. There are times when I think all is lost and then I get excited about the new xbox or playstation 4. Oh grow up Charles. – Full Review
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