Tribal DDB Interview Questions & Reviews in New York City, NY
Getting an Interview
Operations Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Tribal DDB.
Interview Details – I was reached out to by the hiring manager and recruiter for an Operations role. Both were very friendly and responsive via email. I had a very good, honest and motivating call with the CFO and was invited in for an interview the next day. I met with 6 people over the course of an hour and a half. All were very respectful of my time and all gave a very cohesive message about the agency, it's challenges and there view of the role I was applying for. I didn't take the role as another opportunity came up which was a better fit for me at the time, but I have very positive things to say about Tribal, and hope I cross paths with the people I met there in the future.
Interview Question – All questions were thoughtful and none were especially difficult or designed to trip me up in any way. The interview process was very professional. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Another offer which was a better fit for me at that time
Very Easy Interview
Senior Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Tribal DDB in April 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process was really quick and painless. Appreciated the transparency offered regarding some of the current pain points by the people I spoke with during the interview process. Round 1 was one week with 4 people. Round 2 was the 2nd week with 2 additional people. I requested an additional phone interview during week 3 to follow up with clarifying questions on the role, vision of the agency, and account I'd be assigned.
Interview Question – It wasn't the questions asked. It was the information shared that took me by surprised. Spoke with 7 people and 5 of them shared details that would scare the typical person away. I was intrigued primarily because when I asked each one why they stayed at the agency, their response was the people and the recent change they see happening at the agency. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Recruiter was aware of my planned vacation during the upcoming 90 days and told me it should be brought up after an offer is made. Agency met my salary requirements, so no back & forth there. Vacation days were minimal, but expected for a new hire. Informed HR of upcoming vacation as instructed by the recruiter. Inquired about the ability to work remotely during upcoming planned vacation. Soon learned the agency wanted someone who would not be out of the office for extended periods (more than a couple of days). Offer was rescinded by the agency as a result.
Account Services Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Tribal DDB in May 2011.
Interview Details – My initial communication with the Tribal DDB team came from a networking event the summer prior. I kept in touch and when I sent in the application, i was sure to CC that person as well. I received an email requesting a phone interview about a month later. I spoke to the HR Manager at DDB Worldwide (who I had also met previously the summer before).
We spoke about the internship, my resume and I was able to ask questions. I got the sense that this internship was a lot of group work (with other interns), rather than working on an agency client. It's also a fairly new internship (2 years), so the structure is still being worked out.
People are extremely friendly and I hope to keep those contacts for when I'm looking for full time employment.
- Tell me about your past experience. What was the most valuable thing you learned from ____ (previous internship)? Answer Question
- You have a lot of different academic experience. What value have you been able to take from each major you have concentrated on, and how can that be applied to this internship? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I ended up taking a different offer that I felt had slightly better content and an equally great reputation.
Project Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Tribal DDB in August 2010.
Interview Details – While the interview process took a very long time to get through and some additional communication would have been nice, I appreciated their honesty when speaking with me.
Interview Question – Describe your usual workflow. Answer Question