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The Marketing Arm Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2017
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  1.  

    Social Media Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at The Marketing Arm (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Very good interview process. I met with both people who I would be working with. Each interview was about 45 minutes, and I got to know a lot about the team, company and role itself.

    Interview Questions


  2. Helpful (2)  

    Digital Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Marketing Arm (Dallas, TX) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online for a few positions and got an email a few days later about the Digital PM position, which I didn't apply for. I read the description and it seemed to match my skill set, so I thought it'd be a good fit. I had a phone screening with the recruiter, who was very friendly, and she gave me an overview of the job, account, and company. She contacted me about a week later asking me to come in and meet with their team. I met with two people I'd be working with/reporting to and they gave me a more in-depth description of the account, what they're looking for, and TMA culture. Both interviews went well, but boy, they weren't kidding when they say they're 30 min slots. We had to cut the last interview short because another person needed that room. The last person I interviewed with said that they'd be in touch and said goodbye. I was shocked that I had to walk myself out and didn't get a tour of the building. The recruiter didn't even come back to get me. They just told me how to exit the office. I've never EVER had an interview where they haven't walked me out of the office or given me a tour. A week after my interview went by, so I followed up with the recruiter to talk about next steps and she just told me she'd reach out once she had any news. About a month went by, I figured I didn't get the position, but I followed up just in case and to also see if they could consider me for any other positions. I never got a response. I've never interviewed with a company as unprofessional as this one. The fact that they can't even send a rejection email is shocking, even when I followed up a second time and was just straight-up ignored. Don't waste your time on this company.

    Interview Questions

    • What are 3 apps you use most often?   Answer Question
    • What is something fun you have planned in the next month? (I'm not even kidding)   Answer Question
    • We have some strong personalities here and people who aren't very friendly. Do you have any problems confronting them about work that needs to be done?   2 Answers

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Marketing Arm in May 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted fairly last minute to interview for a spot in their internship program in Dallas. I had a quick, easy phone interview with a recruiter, who told me two Creative Directors would call me for an interview later that day.
    The second call went great- it was very conversational, hardly even an interview. It turned out this CD and I were alums from the same university, so we spent a lot of time talking about that.
    The final call was the most interview-like, but still also positive. When I described my skill set to this CD, she said, word for word, "You are the exact kind of candidate I'm looking for. I'm very excited about this." And, at the end of our conversation she told me they would "most definitely be contacting me in the next day with information about next steps."
    I never heard from The Marketing Arm again. I'm not even bitter that I didn't land the internship, but leaving someone hanging after three strong interviews and a guarantee that I would be contacted is extremely unprofessional. I live in Austin, so I was actually waiting on hearing from them to find out whether or not I needed to move to Dallas within the following week before the program started.
    The experience definitely left a bad taste in my mouth and made me question their professionalism.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you name a brand that you think is currently succeeding? Why do you think it is doing well/what do you like about it?   Answer Question

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at The Marketing Arm.

    Interview

    The process Was too Long and irritating. After the first 3 phone interviews for a position In a different city, I got the feeling this would never end, so I asked how many more hoops I had to jump thru before an offer and was told "2 more people." At the end of the last phone call, I was told "we don't hire anyone without meeting them first" and I laughed inside, because not only was everyone working in different cities, but it was a complete waste of my time at This point. Thanks for wasting a LOT of my time, TMA. Not only that, but no one knew what the other hand was doing, specifically what account I would be on, and that makes a huge difference. Agencies are the worst, and this is why you get horrible talent and high turnover. Not to mention, TMA has the lowest wages I've ever seen.

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    Digital Producer/Digital Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at The Marketing Arm (Dallas, TX) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I had applied over two months earlier and never heard back. I totally forgot I applied to work there (that's how "impressed" I was with them) when they called me for an interview. The recruiter kept talking about how they had all these awesome company social events. Maybe that was supposed to be impressive to someone who did not have work experience, but I was concerned about the work/life balance because I had heard there was none. The recruiter acted sugary sweet and so peppy and outgoing, but I felt like it was an act in order to reel me in.

    I had read previous reviews on how they wanted you to work long hours. I asked about that and the hiring manager told me the work week would be 55 hours. However, when I asked that same question to another employee that I interviewed with, his word for word response was "If you have a 40 hour work week, congratulations, good for you, and enjoy it while it lasts. You may have a couple of 40 hour work weeks in June but you WILL be working 70 hour work weeks." This person was rude in the interview. He acted like he was mad for being brought into the interview process. He came into the interview and looked at his watch and said "I only have 10 minutes for this interview". In my head I'm thinking, "Gee, thanks for going out of your way to make me want to be a member of your team. I took of work to come down here and interview with you. The least you can do is give me more than 10 minutes of your time." I couldn't believe how unprofessional he was during the interview process.

    The Marketing Arm thinks are something special because they make Superbowl commercials for Doritos and Pepsi. When I told my friend that I was interviewing with them and that they made Superbowl commercials, my friend said "So what, they aren't making the commercials for you!" I had to laugh at that statement.

    Maybe making Superbowl commercials is impressive for someone just out of college who is young, dumb, and naive, but for those of us who have over 20 years of work experience that could make the organization an awesome place to work, that does not impress us.

    The company has no processes, no work/life balance, and no apologies for who and what they are. If you want to work your life away, then go for it. But for those who want a true work/life balance and to work at a place with processes in place to make your job easier, this is not the place for you.

    All those people who say it's a great place to work, do you really enjoy working your life away? Do you enjoy working like a slave? If you do, that is sad. I'm not sure what position in this company would have a 40 hour work week other than HR. I guess they can say they enjoy it while the rest of the company works likes slaves.

    The narcissism of this place is unbelievable. So glad I found another place to work that gives me the processes, tools, and the work/life balance I need to be an amazing employee! I'm so glad I am not strapped to The Marketing Arm for 70 hours a week!

    Interview Questions

    • "We have no processes here, are you ok with that?"

      "If you have a 40 hour work week, congratulations, good for you, and enjoy it while it lasts. You may have a couple of 40 hour work weeks in June but you WILL be working 70 hour work weeks."  
      Answer Question

  7.  

    Digital Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Marketing Arm (Dallas, TX) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I had a short (less than 15 minute) phone screening and was asked to come in for an in-person interview.

    I was scheduled with four people for the in-person interview. One didn't show and the other cut our interview time by 15 minutes. It was very informal and I was interviewed by the decision makers as well as the team members.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They offered me $60,000 a year, but I countered with $65k - which was accepted.


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    Social Media 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 The Marketing Arm (New York, NY).

    Interview

    My first interview was over the phone with HR, second was in person with my supervisor. They were all so nice and informative, and it truly seemed like they enjoyed representing and working for the company. The process was pretty smooth, once HR was sure about moving me on to the next round, they connected me with someone in NYC who was prompt when responding to e-mails. My second interview lasted about 30-45min and it was really a great experience. I felt at times we were just having a casual conversation. The atmosphere in the office is relaxed, but professional as they're all getting things done. About 3 hours after my second interview, I received an offer via e-mail.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Considering it was for an internship, they were very flexible with hours and took into account my class schedule.


  9.  

    Creative Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The Marketing Arm (Dallas, TX) in January 2016.

    Interview

    two lengthy phone interviews followed by an onsite interview. because of what appeared to be intense interest from a potential creative colleague and their creative recruiter, i was asked to appear in texas for an onsite interview.

    Interview Questions


  10.  

    Content Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The Marketing Arm (Dallas, TX) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Interview with HR to make sure you aren't crazy then you move on to the people you actually have to work for. Easy interview and they outline a lot about the job. However, if you make it to the next "round" you'll be asked to do a project and present it to the team. It's to gauge your abilities and for a lower level position, complete overkill.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Not enough money.


  11. Helpful (4)  

    Digital Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Marketing Arm (Dallas, TX) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Many, many interviews. I think it was between 5 and 7 of them, all with different people. 2 were phone, 1 of the phoners was with a recruiter. Recruiter was awesome and really sold the position well, but everyone else (with the exception of about 1 person) had a pretty big chip on their shoulder. The office felt like a boy's club - almost even like a frat. In my last interviews, they were really rushed and basically tried to tell me I didn't have any experience in one important area, even though my resume pointed out that I've been doing that thing at an expert-level for several years. I was pretty excited about the opportunity until I actually met most of the folks in person. Not a place I'd like to work.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain your work experience. Why do you want to work here? If we talked to someone who didn't like you, what would their reason be? What's your favorite Marketing Arm campaign? What does content creation and digital strategy mean to you?   Answer Question

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