RAPP

www.rapp.com
Employer Engaged

RAPP Interview Questions

Updated Feb 6, 2015
Updated Feb 6, 2015
30 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

57%
28%
14%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

26%
18%
18%

Interview Difficulty

2.6
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at RAPP in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very laid back and conversational interviews with HR and three senior executives. The office environment felt a bit quiet, if not sleepy - perhaps because it was the morning. Typical interview questions revolved around discussing background, why the company, and why the position, and well as some case study-type questions to test how one thinks. Overall, interviewers were very friendly individuals who were nice to meet and gave a good impression of the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in advertising?   Answer Question
    • If our client wanted to market [new product], how would you go about deciding the best way to approach the assignment?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Creative Director 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 weeksinterviewed at RAPP in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    You have to prove you have the credentials but you will also be challenged about your values and outlook. They want gifted but kind, humane people, so if you are 'jerk' inclined, don't go there. They will know...

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    4 weeks
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strategy & Enablement Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Segundo, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at RAPP in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    After an initial screening phone call with a recruiter I was brought in for an interview. The interview appeared to be thrown together at the last minute and instead of meeting/interviewing with what would be my direct report I was interviewed by a Communications Planner in the Strategy Department, which made little sense to me. This was the only person I interviewed with.

    Interview Questions
    • "Describe a time when you were under intense pressure to deliver on a tight deadline and failed."   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate my salary up to a level that was more competitive with the industry standard.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Recruiting Manager 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 RAPP in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Received an inquiry on LinkedIn, was brought in for two rounds of interviews

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Straight forward
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Information Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at RAPP in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I have to say that Rapp isn't geared towards online media. This was repeated during the interviews. I came across as someone who had many years experience working with other ad agencies and this is not what they 'really' wanted. They have their own ways of doing things at the Irving office. User-experience is not exactly a great career ladder at Rapp as was seen that the UX director who had initially phone screened had left the company before I even got a chance to interview.

    The interview consisted of an account manager who had 'her own idea' as to how the user-experience architect should work on. Outdated processes, unrealistic expectations was pretty much status quo from everything she was talking about. That's the problem with ad agencies... lots of ego, little real world experience.

    The Creative Director was cool and told me I'd be running into problems with the creative team if I hired on as an IA, as they rarely saw eye to eye with the UX team.

    So if you really want a career where your going to have to fight for your existence every day in an ad agency more geared towards junk mail than website creative work, feel free to take the job. I wouldn't be happy there.

    Interview Questions
    • What processes did you usually deal with?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at RAPP in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    RAPP came to my college to recruit, they brought an alum as well as the VP of hiring services. Initially they asked us to come with a presentation prepared about a brand that we had worked on. After this presentation, they asked me some questions about the brands that I had done work with and some technical aspects of the job.

    Post this, I had 2 phone interviews with senior management - one VP and another Director. The HR person was great at keeping me in the loop, however, as soon as these 2 interviews were over, she fell off the planet and refused to keep in touch with me. I had no idea what had happened, if the job was still on the plate or not. A month later I let it go.

    The experience was largely a negative one for me, since all the interviews went well, however HR didnt keep me in the loop about their plans. Additionally, they didnt give me any idea about how long the process would be, the number and kind of people involved, or any steps in the selection process.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at RAPP in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    My first interview consisted of a random group of people (who I would not wind up working with) asking me specific technical questions that had nothing at all to do with the job. By the end of the interview, the group admitted that none of them knew what kind of position I was applying for. This didn't seem to bother them, particularly. My second interview consisted of several sessions, two with people who would be reporting to me in the position. These two were basically complaint sessions where I just listened to them talk about everything they disliked about their job and the company. Another session was with a random employee who asked me generic "how do you work with people" questions and seemed fairly unpleasant.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were unexpected. They were totally generic and you'd find them on any list of interview questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    When I countered their salary offer with my salary requirements, they demanded to see a W2 from my previous employer before they would discuss it. The hiring process was so painfully slow that I didn't negotiate anything else. In the two months following their initial offer, one recruiter quit and another was fired. Nobody picked up their workload, and their phones and voicemail were left active. My frequent calls wound up in voicemail boxes that were unmonitored. At six weeks, I wasn't sure whether the job would actually materialize, but through the company switchboard I was able to follow up with the hiring manager who assured me that the hiring process was moving forward (which, for the majority of the time, it wasn't because HR had totally forgotten about the offer they extended to me).
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Planning/Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at RAPP in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Though the recruiters and the manager I interviewed with were very friendly, they were very slow to get back to me at every stage. Perhaps this was because I was applying from a different state but it was more difficult to stay on their radar screen throughout the process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Information Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at RAPP in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    My interview experience at RAPP was fairly easy. Overall it felt more like the people I met with were more interested in meeting me and getting a feel for what I would be like as an employee / co-worker than a serious assessment of my skills. I assume this had a lot to do with the way the recruiter represented me and the strength of my resume.

    The recruiter arranged an initial interview. I met first with the Creative team manager who introduced me to the Creative V.P. The conversations were short and professional, yet I also got a feel for the down-to-earth, "work hard / play hard" atmosphere that is a big part of the RAPP culture. I also met briefly with the manager over the digital technology team (web developers).

    I was asked questions about my work history and a few probing questions meant to probe my knowledge and skill set. I was offered ample opportunity to ask my own questions, which I took advantage of, turning these meetings into good conversations.

    Unfortunately, the senior I.A. -- the person whom this position reports to directly -- was out of the office that day. This was an unforeseen absence, not any kind of oversight or scheduling error. It did require that I return a few days later for a second interview directly with this person, but I didn't mind. Again, the conversation seemed brief - I think about 15 minutes - and done. From this conversation I got a better understanding of the day-to-day realities of the position and left with a good feeling. Which turned out to be correct, as I received an offer just a few days later.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no real negotiating -- I discussed my needs with the recruiter prior to the interview. He presented them to the company and all conditions were met. Nice and easy. :)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Senior Interactive Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at RAPP in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    I came through a recruiter (after I was there I found the quality of candidates from this recruiter to be subpar - not sure what that says about me). I was interviewed by a group of people around a conference table, with several of them coming and going throughout the interview. This was pretty much standard after I was on the other side, as well. After getting through this step there may be a more detailed conversation with the actual hiring manager, but not always. The offer will come from HR.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were general in nature and related to specific experience and motivations around the subject matter at hand. There really wasn't a difficult question. When asked about subjects I was unfamiliar with I was honest and it didn't hurt my chances.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

See What RAPP Employees Are Saying

 Current Anonymous Employee

Pros: “New Leadership is a big improvement!” Full Review

Work at RAPP? Share Your Experiences

RAPP

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.