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Ogilvy Account Director Interview Questions

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Account Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Ogilvy (San Francisco, CA).

Interview

Met with the Senior lead on the account, HR and MD. Went through several interviews, took a long time to sort out interview times/face to face meetings. Interviews went well. I was told that they would organize a meeting with the team for next steps and then later on after following up, was informed the job went to someone else which was a shock. I emailed to find out more information and no one ever got back to me. Very surprising.

Would massively appreciate Management and leadership team to give more clarity and feedback to help support everyone along this journey. Massively hoping that things get better for this year. All the best!

Interview Questions

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Other Interview Reviews for Ogilvy

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    Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Ogilvy (Chicago, IL) in September 2011.

    Interview

    This was a long, drawn-out, somewhat brutal interview process. I met with easily a dozen people in the practice. What started out as a very specific opening for one particular account morphed into a general opening that would be customized for me. It seemed that the senior leadership really liked my background and skill set, but were unsure where to place me. As a result, I came into the office at least five times to meet with different people to see if maybe I would be a good fit for this or that account. While I appreciate that the company wanted to put me in a position that I would enjoy and have the potential for growth, it was frustrating to continuously get emails from HR asking me to come in one more time to meet with one more person. It seemed that they were not respectful of my time and the fact that I was taking time off from my current job to interview.

    I took a writing test, submitting references, and then... nothing. I followed up only to learn that while the team was very interested in bringing me on board, they did not have the budget for a new hire. While we are still speaking, I felt misled by the process. I would advice that Ogilvy PR ensure that there is a real need for the position before starting the interview process - while networking and informal interviews are important, expectations should be clear on both sides.

    Interview Questions


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    Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ogilvy (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Be sure to ask the right questions. In any large organization you can enter through one door but end up working in something you weren't interested in.

    Negotiation

    Negotiate hard because once you're in your hands are tied.

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    Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Ogilvy (Chicago, IL) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter who new enough to be dangerous but when pressed for more information could not / would not disclose due to confidentiality regarding the role and responsibilities or the client. I felt like there was a job. I just did not know what it was until after the first interview. Once I knew they liked me, the hiring manager opened up and gave the real job overview. However, it took nearly 4 months before I finished the final interview and then started at the company. Too long. At one point, I had another offer and that is what spurred action to make me the offer I needed to move from my current job.

    Interview Questions

    • " How would you manage a difficult peer? " That should have clued me into the type of culture and internal politics of the role.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I asked for what I needed and they gave it. I guess it was a little harder for them to find the talent they thought was important so they were willing to bend. Thankfully.


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    Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Ogilvy.

    Interview

    Passed three interview and the official Ogilvy test, TRUFFLES

    Interview Questions


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