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New York, NY
10000+ employees
1994
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
Less than $1 million (USD) per year
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Working at OMD

Without this business, a lot of ads might go unseen. Optimum Media Direction -- which does business as OMD Worldwide -- is a leading media planning and buying agency (along with Starcom MediaVest), with more than 140 offices in approximately 80 countries. It offers strategic ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Senior Digital Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Digital Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
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    I worked at OMD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was on a really great team for Nissan/Infiniti, but NIssan moved to NY and I didn't want to move there so thats why I left, but overall helpful team, HR was fairly good. It just really depends on the individuals and culture that make up your own team.

    Cons

    HR could be more responsive both internally and externally, but that's an ad agency for you, they all act the same way.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really.

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OMD Interviews

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    Assistant Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at OMD (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    I got a phone screening from an OMD recruiter in LA. I then came into the office and had an hour interview by a Media Sup and Strategist at the same time. After, a LA media director interviewed me over the phone. Finally, I had a final hour long interview with a current Assistant Strategist, another Strategist, and the Group Director. Very long process for an Assistant Strategist, but I think it's good they aim to find a decent fit.

    I thought the team was great--super smart, resourceful, and very up front it'll be a long work-week type of position. However, I didn't accept because once I got the offer, the recruiter was SO RUDE to me. When I got the offer, I thanked her and asked how much time I have to accept. She proceeded to YELL at me and say immature things like, "Why?! Do you have other offers?! You need to accept ASAP because we have plenty of other people that would be GRATEFUL to get your offer." I was a soon-to-be college graduate at the time, but they shouldn't be using scare tactics and using such a demeaning tone. Terrible recruiting team.

    If the damn company treats me like that before I even join, why the hell would I accept the offer? Not to mention they pay peanuts for entry-level. I went with another agency that paid $15k more than their offer for the same role.

    Overall, if you can deal with agency life, OMD is a reputable company to start with--but expect long-hours and demeaning recruiters and/or HR.

    Interview Questions

    • Why media? Why marketing? Why agency? Same old agency questions.   Answer Question
    • Asked fun questions like which TV show describes my life.   Answer Question
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