The Marketing Arm Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
16 Interview Reviews

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    Manager Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at The Marketing Arm (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    I was interviewed 5 times by 7 people...Once over the phone with HR and 4 more times at the offices. I actually felt like I was the one asking all the questions. The interviews were redundant - everyone gave the whole spill about the company when they sat down. I had to come up with more questions.

    Interview Questions

    • I do not remember any of the interview questions other than asking in general if I could handle the tasks of the role.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Junior Art Director Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Marketing Arm.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a phone call from their HR department about two weeks later. They brought me in for two separate interviews. The first interview was with the rest of the creative team. The second interview was with the two Creative Directors of the team. After meeting them, I got another call from HR a couple of days later with an invitation for hire.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate because I was not in a position to. I'd advise trying to get a higher salary if possible because they will low-ball you.

  3.  

    New Business Development Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Marketing Arm (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    Laid back interview style, I arrived at the office and met with two individuals separately for a one-on-one session. I believe the interview was more for personality fit than skill qualifications.

    Interview Questions

    • I can't remember the specific questions, but I don't believe any of them were out of the ordinary line of questions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation at the time.

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  5.  

    Account Coordinator and Intern Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at The Marketing Arm.

    Interview

    You will most likely meet with a representative from a couple different teams for a period of about 30 minutes and maintain a lot of contact with the recruiters.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was pretty easy, they just talked a lot about what was on my resume.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The Marketing Arm was pretty unprofessional in the recruitment process. They kept me hanging around during my internship interviews, reassuring me that I was a slam dunk, bringing me in to talk to more people, waiting, etc. The process lasted for weeks with me having no idea what was going on and then they just pulled the rug out from under me multiple times. They set interviews up for me that I was in no way qualified for and subsequently got fried in, then I had to initiate contact after weeks to get my rejection email.
           Then, they were dishonest about the availability of a full time position when I was referred there again. They would reassure me that they wanted to hire me, there was just nothing available and would just keep me waiting, keep me waiting. Then, when a connection inquired again, a position suddenly appeared. According to my marketing professors, this is not the first time this has happened to students and they've developed a pretty negative reputation at my business school. I've also known interns that were very disappointed in the way they were treated while they were there. They too were given false promises about full-time employment.

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    Account Coordinator Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Marketing Arm.

    Interview

    2 interviews , lots of contact with different people in the organization to get it set up, they call you when they want to get in contact, very normal process if you've ever gone through an interview before

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was difficult. Normal interview. Want to see how interested you are and if you would be a good fit.   Answer Question
  7.  

    Internship Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Marketing Arm (Dallas, TX) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I saw an internship posting pop up on their website. Asked a friend who worked their to drop my name to a recruiter. Came in for an interview the next week and got an offer a few days later. The recruiter kept me in the loop, unlike other place I have interviewed.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing to difficult. The interview was more about getting to know me. We went through my book and resume. Pretty typical stuff.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Account Executive Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Marketing Arm (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    The interview process is painstaking and slow. The recruiters and hiring managers provide little communication.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you overcome working with a difficult client?   Answer Question
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Marketing Arm (Dallas, TX) in July 2013.

    Interview

    I interviewed with three separate account executives, all from different accounts within TMA. All three interviews were laid back...more of a conversation than an interview. All three executives were extremely friendly and happy to answer any questions I had about the company. Each interview lasted approximately 15-20 minutes. I was a little intimidated when I first walked in and saw how massive the company was, but the account execs made me feel at ease and very comfortable.

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly, there weren't any questions that gave me a difficult time. It was mostly the typical questions you would hear in an interview: "Why do you want to work at The Marketing Arm?", "Where do you want to be in five years?", "What about marketing interests you?" etc. I had a few questions prepared, which they definitely seemed to appreciate. Always prepare for your interviews!   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was an unpaid internship, so there weren't really any negotiations.

  10.  

    Pet Nutrient Advisor Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at The Marketing Arm (San Pedro, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    A talent acquisition specialist calls you to set up an interview. You go to the appointment at a Starbucks for a 20 minute interview about the position, the hours and the training involved. You are asked if you have reliable transportation and if you are able to approach customers to sell them on the brand being promoted. The interviewer who is the territory marketing manager tells you a summary of the brand benefits that you will need to learn at the 2 day training. You are emailed instructions from the corp office about taking a urine test at a local lab for drug screening. You have 2 days to complete the test. No payment is required from you to take the test. After the results you are called and contacted by email about your store assignments.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no difficult , unexpected or detailed question presented to me at the interview.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    If you are comfortable with talking with customers, standing for 4 hours straight and working for $17.00 an hour for as little as 4 hours and no more than 12 hours a week then take the job. Be very careful what you say to store managers and your approach to them. They want a very high level of respect and some of them really deserve it because they work hard and are responsible for the whole outfit. Also be careful what you say to the pet trainers. Some of them complain easily over minor things or can misunderstand your comments.

  11.  

    Account Director Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at The Marketing Arm (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    I was contracted by HR. Then sent on 3 interviews. All of which went well and lasted about 2 hours each

    Interview Questions

    • Name a specific case study of a difficult client and how you overcame   Answer Question

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