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Paris (France)
10000+ employees
1926
Company - Public (PUB)
Advertising & Marketing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Interpublic Group, Omnicom, WPP
Advertising is la joie de vivre for Publicis. One of the world's largest advertising and media services conglomerates, the company provides a wide range of corporate communication and media services, including creative advertising, media and campaign planning ... Read more

Publicis Reviews

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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Publicis full-time

    Pros

    Paid time off is great

    Cons

    Lack of organization is not great

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Publicis Interviews

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    Assistant Media Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Publicis (San Francisco, CA) in April 2018.

    Interview

    The HR interview was fairly easy and they set me up right away with an in person with the SF team. It was 4 individual interviews, 1.5 hours, but they added another person who had only worked there for four days at the last minute, so the process took closer to 2.5 hours.

    The interviews were very redundant, with only a few unique questions. Most of them were bland, generic interview questions. The people were nice, but clearly had a "company line" they were all sharing about how they like to work and go to happy hour. Didn't get much deeper than that. The girl who had only been there four days clearly had no idea what to even say or ask about the company.

    After a week of not hearing any results, I accepted an offer at another firm and sent them a courtesy email just in case they still had me marked as available. They sent me back a very rude "yeah I just found out right this moment that we didn't want to hire you anyway" email that was clearly either spiteful or intended to cover their behinds for not following up. Either way, it was incredibly unprofessional.

    Tl;dr, this interview process didn't really showcase any actual reason somebody would want to work at publicis, but definitely illuminated several reasons why I wouldn't. Dodged a bullet there.

    Interview Questions

    • "Tell me about yourself and walk me through your resume" Answered this one 5 times.
      "Why do you want this job?" Also answered this one 5 times.
      They also asked about 15 of those "tell me about a time you communicated poorly" and "what are your flaws?" type of questions.   Answer Question
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