Saatchi & Saatchi Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I received a quick request for interview after submitting my initial application, so we immediately set up an interview date. The day before our scheduled interview the HR person I was to interview with rescheduled. I understand things come up, so we set a new date no problem. When the day came, a couple hours before we were to have our call she cancelled on me again. It got to the point where I didn't even get to interview within the window that was set by HR for the entire intern pool to interview in the first place. Then when we finally had our call, she rushed me off the phone and barely gave me the time of day. Pretty sure they had already filled the positions. Why string me along and ask me to interview if you're not even going to give me a fair shot? It was a very unnecessarily frustrating process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Saatchi & Saatchi.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application and then interviewed via Skype. On Skype had a 15 minute interview. Asked basic questions. We went over my resume, I explained why I wanted to work at Saatchi and Saatchi, etc. It took them a few weeks after that to let me know that I hadn't gotten the internship.

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    No Offer
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    Account Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Saatchi & Saatchi.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed on campus and was invited to intern with the company in the summer of 2012. Went through a Skype interview and then an in-person interview.

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    Negotiation Details
    Didn't have to negotiate because the offer was awesome!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Supervisor 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 4 weeksinterviewed at Saatchi & Saatchi in July 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Freelance Researcher Interview

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

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Saatchi & Saatchi in January 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 Questions
    • 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
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Saatchi & Saatchi in March 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.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your strengths? When is a time you displayed a weakness/made a mistake?   Answer Question
    • What are your favorite/least favorite campaigns right now?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average 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 online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Saatchi & Saatchi in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    very friendly interviewer not so intimidating.. relatable and personable

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Saatchi & Saatchi in January 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Saatchi & Saatchi in April 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.

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    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Vice President Group Account Planning Director 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 3 weeksinterviewed at Saatchi & Saatchi in March 2009.

    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.

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    Negotiation Details
    They gave me a quote - I thought it was fair - and took it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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