I have been working at BBDO Atlanta full-time
It's a beautiful office with a wonderful view of Buckhead. The atmosphere is very open and there's a lot of energy here. If you want to get into the ad industry, this is the place to be.
People can get distracted a lot since it's an open office. Also, people don't take the rules as seriously as they should.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BBDO Atlanta (Atlanta, GA) in December 2010.
I was referred by a current employee, and my contact with BBDO started with doing a number of short-term projects with them. That gave me a chance to work with a number of people at the agency, and a number of people at the agency a chance to work with me. This was combined with a series of in-person interviews with people through out the agency, conducted over the course of a day, also spent in the offices. Not sure this is typical, but it definitely helped me identify that this was an agency I wanted to work at.
Negotiations were handled very professionally and personally friendly. The company was above-board and very good to me every step of the way.
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