Starcom USA Reviews

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118 Reviews
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Starcom USA CEO Lisa Donohue
Lisa Donohue
25 Ratings

    Great company to gain experience and industry "cred"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Starcom USA full-time for more than 8 years


    Starcom has great credibility and respect in the media industry. You'll work with some of the best and brightest minds and some of the largest companies in the world.


    There is a great deal of nepotism and management is often reactive to attrition trends, combating low employee moral by promoting people who aren't yet qualified for the next level.

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    Advancement should be based solely on hard work, ability, and experience.

    Positive Outlook
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Starcom USA Interviews

Updated Aug 3, 2014
Updated Aug 3, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Media Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Starcom USA in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The phone screening was basic and straightforward. The recruiter asked some mental math questions and briefly asked about my resume and experiences. After that, I was invited to come in for a full round of interviews. I was interviewed by 4 people total. Each interview lasted approximately 40-45 minutes. After that, I had lunch with an ambassador and a few other applicants who were interviewing that day. I heard back from HR after about a week.

    Interview Questions
    • Name an impactful campaign you've seen lately. Tell me about it....
      Also, make sure you can articulate why you'd be a good fit for Starcom.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiation whatsoever. They won't budge.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Starcom USA Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work, Human Rights Campaign, 2013
Corporate Equality Index - 100% in GLBT Corporate Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2013
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Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors OMD, MindShare, Carat

This business helps advertisers reach out to the consumer universe. Starcom MediaVest Group is a leading media planning and buying agency (along with rivals OMD Worldwide and Mindshare), with 110 offices in almost 70 countries. The media group helps advertisers determine the correct mix of media to get their message out and buys air time and space in print publications for the ads. In addition, it offers specialized media services through such units as SMG Search (search marketing expertise) and Forty-Two Degrees at MediaVest (multicultural media). Starcom MediaVest is... More

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