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Ogilvy & Mather Interview Questions

Updated Sep 7, 2017
238 Interview Reviews

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Account Executive Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Initial phone screening with HR, followed by 3 individual 1:1 interviews with the hiring managers at the Ogilvy office. Once the interviews were completed, I also had an additional meeting with 1 senior manager of the team.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview

    Asked me to discuss my previous experience and general knowledge about the industry. There was an initial phone screening with HR followed by an in person interview with a Senior Analyst and the manager on the team. Overall the process took about 2 weeks.

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    Copywriting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I had a 30 min telephone call with an HR recruiter who asked me pretty standard, generic questions. Overall a pretty awkward experience, with the recruiter seeming disinterested the entire time.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time you solved a problem creatively.   Answer Question

  4. Helpful (1)  

    NYC Associate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview

    Long Initial Interview Process
    2 letters of recommendation
    2 essays --1. Collge essay type prompt 2. Why ogilvy and how does it stay relevant

    Phase 2: Phone Screen--
    Interviewer was short and seem disinterested from the start.
    She asked 8 questions total. Was never contacted about next steps so I assume I did not make it to Super Day.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time something did not go as planned/Tell me about a time you had to deliver bad news.   Answer Question

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    Summer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (Chicago, IL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    There was a phone screening and then a Skype interview as well. The questions were mainly experienced-based. Showing a knowledge of their clients and recent work is definitely helpful.

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    A lot of great interesting people and swift process. Enjoyed meeting people and team. Seems like it's a great community. The account team were fun and smart. They seemed to have a lot of passion for the work.

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    Art Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview

    People were really nice and general feedback was great. However, it took 5 months of waiting and getting called back in to finally get an offer. They make you meet a ton of people. Hard to feel out their reactions. Recruitment was easy to talk to.

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    Staff Accountant Interview

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

    Interview

    First round I interviewed with HR recruiter, then I interviewed with Director and VP in finance dept. HR recruiter asked several behavior questions, and Finance Director asked questions related to previous job

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    Account Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Submitted resume, along with two essay responses and a recommendation. I was contacted a month after for a first round Skype interview with an account manager. It was pretty standard question, very conversational and she was genuinely just interested in getting to know me and my experiences highlighted on my resume. Very few behavioral questions. A week after, I was passed on to the next round, another Skype interview with an HR recruiter. Same deal, conversational, really wanted to get to know me. Overall, a very pleasant experience. Got an offer via phone and email from the recruiter less than a week after my second interview.

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  10. Helpful (1)  

    Global Consulting Director- Marketing Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (New York, NY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Submitted resume online (through Ogilvy portal), contacted by HR for a phone screen. Overall fairly standard process and phone screen, and despite email to hiring manager, no response or communication after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume.
      Why Ogilvy/OgilvyRed
      Analytical Experience/Data & Insight Mining
      Cross-Functional Teamwork   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview

    The 1st interview was a phone interview. These types of interviews are almost always awkward, and the interviewers didn't help ease it at all. It felt like they made it more awkward. A Skype interview was the next stage. It wasn't incredibly difficult and was a lot better than the phone interview.

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