Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at The Creative Group
- Graphic Designer (8)
- Marketing (4)
- Account Manager (4)
- Recruiting Manager (3)
- Internal Marketing Consultant (2)
- Proposal Writer (2)
- Marketing Director (1)
- Copywriter (1)
- General Interview (1)
- Creative Recruiter (1)
- Graphic Artist/Art Director (1)
- Exhibition Coordinator (1)
- Artist/Illustrator (1)
- Art Director/Consultant (1)
- Art Director—Contract (1)
- Internal Marketing ConsultantDirector (1)
- Recruited (1)
- Freelance, Contract, Or Full-Time Graphic Designer (1)
- Designer (1)
- Communication Specialist (1)
- Communications Specialist (1)
- Digital Designer (1)
- Digital Marketing (1)
- Cartographer (1)
- Marketing Manager (1)
- Lead Generation (1)
- Web Design (1)
- Art Director (1)
- Internal Consultant (1)
- Senior Recruiter (1)
Recruiting Manager Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at The Creative Group (La Jolla, CA) in June 2014.
The process was smooth and seamless. Everyone was very upfront and honest in regards to expectations and environment. Very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend interviewing with the team for any job available.
- Goals, experience, how I connect with others Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for The Creative Group
Recruiting Manager InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Creative Group (Atlanta, GA) in November 2011.
1 Phone interview 3 Face to face interviews (each on separate days) with three different division directors or branch managers. 1 Job Shadow Total of four visits prior to an offer and I had to pay $10.00 for parking and a dollar for tolls each time. They do not validate. No Drug Test No Background Check You pay $70.00/month for Parking You pay $15.00 for your parking and building passes
- There were no original questions. Everything I was asked was something that was expected. The managers kept trying to push me into a Sales role and couldn't understand that I didn't want one. Answer Question
No negotiation. I tried to tell them that I needed to speak with my family before I decided and the person who made the offer was disgruntled. She kept asking me what I needed to discuss and saying that she was disappointed that I didn't accept right away. She also said she felt concerned now that she may have made the wrong decision. I found out later that it was a bullying technique that they use with their field staff to make them take a job - acting like they will walk away from a candidate if they don't accept right away.
Recruiting Manager InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at The Creative Group (Minneapolis, MN) in September 2011.
2 interviews, which included the offer. The interview process was quite surprising as there was little they really wanted to know other than who in the industry I could provide them as "references" which actually turned out to be leads...references were always contacted and asked 3 key questions about them, not the person they were the reference for. Initial interview was about 45 minutes talking about my experience, industry knowledge, and a bit about the day to day life of a recruiter. My direct questions regarding turnover, and how many people had been in the position before me were deflected and as I'd find out later, I was directly lied too. The pay rate was established but not clarified in the initial interview and I was given the hard sell on coming to work there because there was "no way, I couldn't be successful with all my industry knowledge and ability". It was almost comical how in my face they were about how I would probably be making $120K in year two.
- Actually the most difficult question had to do with who my references, as really they only wanted industry references and I only had a few which seemed like a problem. Later I was to find out why...references were really only leads for candidates, what companies are hiring, possible future opportunities, etc. Answer Question
I was told that unfortunately, as a new person, the base pay of $48,000 was all that was available and that was somewhat true. They have a set salary/draw amount for the year and when that is used up, there is "no more". So the year I was hired I was told there was no more, but just a few months later in the next calendar year, they suddenly could pay my co-worker (with only 5 months of recruiting experience while I had 2 years) $4K more than what they were paying me, because there was more salary/draw amount available. This was very frustrating to find out later that if I'd waited another month I'd have gotten a more livable wage. They also seemed to be in a hurry, wanting to lock me down asap.