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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Mar 2009 – Reviewed Sep 28, 2012
Interview Details – Initial interview with HR was uneventful, very standard - then asked to see Account PLanning Director. See asked me to write three "positioning statements" about myself and to email them to her before the interview. At first I thought this was weird - but got into it - and realized that it was a smart was to get to know who I was and what I could do ( how I thought and how I wrote, for example). Interview was great - she was smart, dynamic, eccentric, a real individual. Then I had to see about eight more people - who didn't really ask any insightful questions - just seems like they wanted to say that they were a part of the process.. took three weeks to get an offer.
Interview Question – Why would you fit in here Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They gave me a quote - I thought it was fair - and took it.
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Jul 2011 – Reviewed Oct 20, 2011
Interview Details – I interviewed with four different people at Saatchi, two ADs, HR and head of Digital Strategy. There were two positions available, and after two interviews, they let me know that they thought I was a strong candidate for one of them. Everything was going swimmingly. I loved the people, I was well within my comfort zone, job-wise, and who doesn't love the Saatchi name. Then I got the news that I needed to speak to the client, and the AD gave me a little pep talk about how to position myself, which I thought was a sign I was pretty much in. So I had the call with the client, and it seemed to go really well. I was practically writing my "I'm leaving" speech in my head (who doesn't do that?). Then I got a call from the recruiter that they were going to pass on the offer. I tried to get some sort of feedback, but couldn't get a word out. It must have been a personality thing with the client. Who knows. But everyone at the agency seemed really smart, nice and normal.
Interview Question – I tend to be very busy and am sometimes unavailable. What would you do if you needed me (the client) to sign off on something by noon, but you couldn't reach me? View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Jan 2011 – Reviewed Sep 29, 2011
Interview Details – I was contacted by an HR professional that I met at a career fair then was asked to come in for a one on one interview with the hiring manager.
Interview Question – What project have you completed that related to the work you will be doing here? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was a short term freelance position so no negotiation was necessary.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Mar 2010 – Reviewed May 18, 2010
Interview Details – very friendly interviewer not so intimidating.. relatable and personable
Interview Question – if you were a crayon what color would you be? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Mar 2010 – Reviewed Mar 29, 2010
Interview Details – I applied for the internship after seeing it listed online. It took them roughly a month from when I applied for them to get back to me, and then they asked I come in for an interview, but since I live in CA, which is too far from NY, they set up a phone interview. The interview seemed to go well, but I was not offered the internship. The woman who conducted the interview made me feel very comfortable and natural.
No Offer – Interviewed in Seattle, WA Jan 2010 – Reviewed Mar 23, 2010
Interview Details – Very difficult. First, you would need to take an exam to check your general knowledge. Then, you go to the next stage to have an interview.
Interview Question – What brings you this company? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Jan 2009 – Reviewed Nov 18, 2009
Interview Details – Seth Wolk is one of the best HR People in the Industry, he listens and is genuinely interested in the interview. HIs intelligence and experience make iit a high level experience. Although I was not able to get the position after making two cuts, the competition was fierce, Seth was a gentleman about it nonetheless. Best Interview Experience in recent years.
Interview Question – All questions fair and direct and answered but best question that was unexpected was how I would brand Saatchi as a whole through the world. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Apr 2009 – Reviewed Apr 30, 2009
Interview Details – My interviewer was very cool and collected and represented Saatchi and Saatchi to the T. The interview was very informal and friendly, and I was asked to go through my resume along with where I saw myself 5, 10, and 20 years down the line. My suggestions to prepare for this interview process is to know your resume along with some good stories to tie into it, make them laugh and your sold.
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Singapore (Singapore) May 2012 – Reviewed Apr 29, 2013
Interview Details –
Face to face with the general manager and account planning department where it was about consumer research and things on my resume.
I had a phone interview with the Account Manager where they asked me about my previous internship experiences, my school projects, why account management in general.
Interview Question – What industries should ad agencies be focusing on today Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Shanghai, Shanghai (China) Jan 2010 – Reviewed Apr 4, 2013
Interview Details – The process is short. I sent the resume to the HR, and then two interviews came. The first one was with the HR, and just some basic questions were asked (e.g. the feasible working time, the description of my school program, etc.). The second was with the one of the Account Director, with more specific questions about advertising, such as the understanding to the role of Account Department in an angency.
Interview Question – What will you do if you cannot reach any consensus with a client you're talking with? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not much, since it is just a paid part-time internship position. The working time is the only flexible thing can be negotiated.
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