UM Interview Questions

Updated Jul 26, 2015
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    Assistant Media Buyer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at UM (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Interviewed with about 9 team members. I Everyone was very easy to talk to and the conversation flowed very nicely. They asked what t.v shows I watch and how I watch t.v. Make sure to know the difference between planner and buyer, in depth.

    Interview Questions

    • What qualities do you you possess that make you a good fit for this position?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at UM.

    Interview

    It should be four hours with many many people. But I was interviewed by three onsite and one on phone. The total time was about 3 hours. They asked some technical questions as well as behavioral questions. The one with the VP was like a chat, it was very pleasant.

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    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at UM.

    Interview

    2 rounds interview. The first one was on phone from HR, and the second was with the hiring manager in person. The whole process was really quick, like 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing to difficult. walked through resume and behavior questions.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Called by a recruiter, set up interview pretty quickly. Questions were straight forward, however no follow up with HR if you do not receive the position. Math test, which isn't hard but I would suggest knowing percentages

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I sent my resume through to the recruiter and was contacted within a week or so to schedule a basic phone interview. At the end of the phone call, I was informed that they wanted to meet in person. I then moved on to the next round of three interviews in the office. You have to complete a simple math exam before the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • What is currently the biggest problem facing the media industry?   Answer Question
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    Assistant Media Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at UM (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    First: I was contacted via e-mail by an HR Coordinator, who then setup a 15-minute phone conversation wherein he asked about my general knowledge of Media & the Advertising/Marketing Industry, and wanted to know my trajectory as it relates to my career goals to see if this job would be a good fit. Second: After the phone interview, I was asked to come in for an in-person interview. The initial interview was cancelled due to the inclement weather, and some of the essential team members who would be interviewing me not being able to come in that day - we rescheduled for the following day. Third: I met with three members from the account I would be assigned to, individually. Then I had to call two team members that could not make it in. Not having the team members present did kind of present of communication barrier, as they did not really seem interested to discuss work related things due to them being at home.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your favorite brand?   1 Answer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at UM (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Very efficient. Phone interview first, which is very informative: they tell you salary, possible start dates, run through your resume with you, ask you your interests. At the end of the call was told that we would schedule an in person interview. This interview was the next week. Interviewed with all members on the team. Very friendly and helpful to gain an understanding of the position. Afterwards, got an offer (about a week later).

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    Assistant Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    First I spoke with someone from HR, then I was interviewed by 2 people (Director and her boss). I spent around 30 minutes or more per interview,they didn't ask many out of the ordinary interview questions but a lot of why do you see this being a good fit (company and positions) also about strengths and working with a team.

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    Negotiation

    They negotiated my salary before my interviews w HR conusltant so they had my offer ready once I had interviewed.

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    Assistant Media Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at UM (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Was referred by a former supervisor. The interview process was strange. They sat me in a room with clear, glass walls in their main hallway so that every employee walking by could see your interview . I interviewed with five different people in the department over the course of 2.5 hours and had to wait at least 10 minutes between each separate interview. Many of the employees interviewing me did not seem to have any questions prepared.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase.

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    Media Planning Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at UM (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Met a recruiter at the career fair and followed up with her via email the next day, she passed along my resume to someone at IPG in LA. Then applied to the IPG MediaBrands internship program online the following week. About 5 weeks later I received an email from a recruiter at UM wanting to set up a time to speak. She interviewed me on a Thursday and called me the following Tuesday to offer me a position in the internship program. I had 2 days to accept or deny the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • ask standard interview questions about myself and my resume, asked why I'm creative, when is a time i have shown initiative or been proactive, what sort of leadership styles to respond best to   Answer Question
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