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Ogilvy & Mather Interview Questions

Updated May 20, 2017
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    Senior CopyWriter Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I went through a headhunter. She passed my work on to the Creative Director. They liked my book and they gave me a call. We talked for an hour or so and then they got back to me a few days later and asked me to come in. There were two in person interviews. The process took about a month, but that was back in 2005

    Interview Questions

    • Standard questions. What accounts have you worked on? What agencies have you been at?   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (New York, NY).

    Interview

    We first submitted an online application that included several essays. A month later, we heard about whether we got initial interviews or not. We then had a 30 minute phone interview with a current Account Exec.


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview

    Applied through university career site. We were asked to submit two essays and recommendation letters in addition to the usual documents. Was then contacted for a Skype interview. Lot's of behavioral questions, be sure to know your experience and be able to talk about them from different angles.

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    Social Media Account Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (New York, NY) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I had a 7 minute interview on the phone. It was rather quick and out of the blue, as the job came through a recruiter. I didn't feel too much pressure, but as I mentioned, I was called without any info from the company,

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle a difficult situation in a project manager position? and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (New York, NY) in March 2016.

    Interview

    First, I had to submit an online application that consisted of a resume, two letters of recommendation, and two essays. Next, I had a phone interview with an executive. Lastly, I was invited to SuperSaturday which consisted of a dinner and an all day interview. There really is no way to prepare for this last part besides being yourself.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. What types of people do you like to work with?
      2. What type of brand would you be?
      3. Describe a time you had to think differently.  
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    Ogilvy Titans Program Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (San Francisco, CA) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I, along with others, had a full day interview process. We were asked the typical questions like tell me about a time you were challenged. Tell me about a time where you were a leader. Just review normal questions and you will be good to go for the process.

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    Account Executive Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (New York, NY) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I interviewed for one account, but due to budget cuts, ended up on a different account. Know this going into interviews that you may end up on a different team; if they like you, they'll find a place.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview

    Met with 3 people of different levels. Pretty laid back. They bring you into a conference room on the main level and each person you meet with has 30 minutes to talk with you.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you want to be when you grow up?   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (Atlanta, GA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    They recruited at my school and I was required to send an application to both the my school's career site and their company site. The next step was a one on one behavioral interview with a senior or account executive. The third and last step would be an invite for super Saturday.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were a brand, what would you be?   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in February 2016.

    Interview

    applied online with a few essays. then had a skype interview. from there you are asked to either come to NYC for a super saturday. I did not make it to that round, but when you get there you are with a lot of other applicants and only few are given offers. this usually occurs in march

    Interview Questions

    • how do you work with people from different backgrounds? What advertising experience have you had in the pass?   Answer Question

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