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www.olson.com
Minneapolis, MN
201 to 500 employees
1992
Company - Public
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Carmichael Lynch, Colle+McVoy, MONO ADVERTISING
We’re a new breed of agency, purpose-built for marketing’s new realities. Together, more than 900 employees across 14 cities in the U.S., Canada and India deliver deep expertise in digital solutions, advertising, loyalty, CRM, PR, social and mobile, while ... Read more

Mission: We are a team with the passion to ignite inspirational, impactful ideas, and the smarts—and hearts—to solve big challenges for our clients and the world around us. So, join us!

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
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    I worked at Olson full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Super creative environment with plenty of collaboration. Solid management. foosball, and free snacks & beer

    Cons

    There was some operational insecurity while I was there...this seems to have been fixed now, however. Open space design is awesome...but sometimes can get distracting.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on hiring top talent!

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Olson Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Olson.

    Interview

    The company emailed me, instructing me to contact their representative - whether this was a recruiting specialist or just a department lead, I never found out. Once we set up a time for a phone interview, this person never called. I emailed to find out whether the appointment was still set or if we should reschedule and they apologized for missing the call because of meetings.

    A few days later we managed to have a second call where the interviewer seemed to have specific technical knowhow in mind for the ideal candidate which was not at all presented in the job description. After the call, I never got a message one way or the other from the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your skill level with creating SQL queries?   1 Answer
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Olson Awards & Accolades

  • Agency of the Year, PR Week, 2014
  • Top 3 Independent U.S. Digital Agency Network, Advertising Age, 2014
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