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Sherman Oaks, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Icon Media Direct is the advertising industry’s premier direct response marketing agency driving incremental sales, brand awareness, and direct revenue for emerging and household brands. Headquartered in greater Los Angeles, the agency specializes in media buying ... Read more

Mission: Icon Media Direct’s sole purpose is to cultivate our client’s growth and success through innovative, creative and accountable media solutions. We provide unique strategies, knowledge and expertise. Our clients’ success is our passion.

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    "Amazing place to work, Class organization top to bottom"

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    I have been working at Icon Media Direct full-time (More than 8 years)


    Culture and environment are second to none. Strong strategic leadership. Management cares about employee well-being, satisfaction and advancement - work/life balance is a part of the philosophy. Advanced level training made readily available. Strong technological and process driven structure. Excellent pay and benefits for employees, strong work and dedication is rewarded with strong opportunity for growth. One of the top agencies with a strong Client base, lots of growth and challenges.


    Parking if I could complain about anything - there's a medium-ish sized lot that is based on seniority, the rest park in the surrounding residential neighborhood. It's a short walk, could be worse.

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    Thank you for creating a wonderful and professional environment which has helped me flourish and advance my career in a top class organization. Oh, and keep the new summer half-day Fridays going forward!

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    Media Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Van Nuys, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Icon Media Direct (Van Nuys, CA) in March 2014.


    Applied on a wednesday online. Heard back on friday from a third party HR manager asking if I would be available for a phone interview with her on Monday. Interview on Monday went well and she forwarded my information to Icon's internal HR Manager. Had a phone interview with two department managers on Tuesday which also went well. Heard back on Wednesday about coming in for an in person interview, as well as a skills test on Thursday. Went on Thursday where I was time-tested on my knowledge of Excel, Pivot Tables, Powerpoint, and Word. The testing took two and a half hours to complete. After the tests, the Hr Manager reviewed my test scores and informed me I passed. Met with the same two department heads as I spoke with before and spoke for about 45 minutes regarding my fit for the position, my interest in the company, more explanation about what the position entails, and when I would be available to start. Was told I would hear back by Wednesday about their hiring decision. Wednesday came and went without a word. Emailed HR on Friday asking for an update and was told they would be searching for other candidates.

    Went through all their phone interviews, took a day off work to complete their skills test, and they didn't even have the decency to inform me of their decision until I asked. All this for a position that only pays $30,000 a year.

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    • The pivot table test was probably the most challenging. If you know your stuff you won't have a problem. If you do not pass the first excel and pivot table test you will not continue on to the rest of the interview process.   Answer Question
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Icon Media Direct Awards & Accolades

  • Women in Business CEO of the Year Award, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, 2014
  • Top 40 Largest Ad Agencies in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Business Journal, 2013
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