Initiative Reviews

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Jim Elms
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    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Initiative full-time (more than an year)


    same as many media agencies, you have great people working hard for a common goal, up against tough clients and a corporation built on a foundation of driving people into the ground until they leave


    See pros. Lack of senior acknowledgement and care

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Initiative Interviews

Updated Sep 21, 2014
Updated Sep 21, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


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.

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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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

Initiative is a global communications network within IPG Mediabrands, one of the world’s preeminent media services entities and part of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). Initiative believes in four basic principles when solving our clients’ business challenges: fast, brave, decisive and simple (FBDS). Fast and responsive to the changing world of business. Brave in tackling serious issues. Decisive with our insights, opinions and recommendations and committed to making marketing complexity simple. This approach is conveyed by our talented team, industry leading tools and... More

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