Saatchi & Saatchi
Saatchi & Saatchi Interview Questions & Reviews in New York City, NY
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Senior Vice President Group Account Planning Director Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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.
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.
Account Supervisor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 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
Freelance Researcher Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed 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 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.
Very Easy Interview
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Saatchi & Saatchi in March 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
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed 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.
CMO Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Saatchi & Saatchi in January 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
Account Executive Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed 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.
- Where do you see yourself 5, 10, and 20 years from now? Answer Question
- What kind of employee are you? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase