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I worked at McGarrah Jessee as an intern (less than a year)Pros
The company is well respected, reserves great clients, and you will have great portfolio work leaving this place.Cons
It is very difficult to get hired here, but hey thats a compliment to the company itself.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at McGarrah Jessee.Interview Details
I saw a posting on Indeed.com and applied by emailing the contact that was listed. She contacted me immediately and one of the points in her email was that they did not offer relocation (which was fine because I only lived a few hours away from the HQ). We set up a Skype interview with herself and her colleague.
The first question they asked was about my previous work experience, more specifically why I had left the company. It was the end of my term there so I had no firing or forced resignation story to tell. The rest of the interview was okay. They seemed like they were looking for a very specific candidate with specific answers to their questions. I thought my interview was not too bad, especially because I was and still am very passionate about the client that they were interviewing me for. I also asked about the scope of their work and the outlook of the company and client relationship. All seemed pretty good, though I had a few red flags about whether or not digital was an important part of their business.
In the end, I did not get a job offer. As a matter of fact, I was not contacted again after that point! I had mailed hand written thank you notes to both women, with absolutely no response telling me that I was not what they were looking for or that I did not get the job. This could have very well been because I did not contact a single HR rep, instead going straight through to the account team. But either way they should have had the courtesy to officially reject me. I have no intention of applying to this company again or referring them to a friend or stranger.No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
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McGarrah/Jessee is a full service ad agency providing creative ad services and integrated marketing to such notable Texas brands as Frost Bank, Shiner Beer, Taco Cabana, and Whataburger. The independent agency offers creative development for print, broadcast, and outdoor media, in addition to its strategic planning, research, design, and media buying services.