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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Initiative full-time


    The perks are great. We get a ton of vacation days, half days before 3 day weekends, 10 day break over Christmas and New Years. Work life balance is ok. Beer cart fridays. Tons of free food and drinks.


    Promotions seem hard to come by; raises even harder. 401k matching only sticks if you stay with Initiative 3+ years.

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    Be more transparent.

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Initiative Interviews

Updated Sep 21, 2014
Updated Sep 21, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Assistant Media Buyer (Entry Level Position) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Initiative in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, then heard back from them about a week after. All together, there are 3 steps for the selection process. First, I had a phone interview with the recruiter for about 30 mins talking about the position and letting her get to know what I'm looking into and about myself a little better.
    The second interview was an in person interview at the office. This interview took about an hour and a half, and I met with 4 people on my team. I got along with each and every one of them very well, and just went in depth about the job, company, myself, previous jobs I had held, and etc. Shortly after the interview, about 30-40 mins after I received a follow up phone call from the recruiter and she invited me back for the last step in the selection process.
    The third interview was also an in person interview at the office, but this time I met with the Client Director. This interview took about half an hour, and after the recruiter came back in to talk to me for a little. I was told that they would make their final decision by the end of the day or latest, the following day. I actually received a phone call from the recruiter about an hour and a half after my interview offering me the position.

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    • There was no difficult or unexpected question, everything is for them to get to know you and for you to get to know them as well - granted this is an entry level position.   Answer Question
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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Operated By IPG Mediabrands
Founded 1994
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Starcom USA, OMD, MindShare

You might say this firm is proactive in getting ads in front of audiences. Initiative Media Worldwide is one of the world's leading media planning and buying agencies, operating through 90 offices in nearly 70 countries. Doing business simply as Initiative, the company offers strategic planning services to help its advertising clients reach their intended audiences through the proper mix of radio, television, print, outdoor, and interactive media and purchases the required airtime or publication space. Major clients have included AOL, Bayer, Gateway, The Home Depot... More

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