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Updated 11 Dec 2014
Updated 11 Dec 2014
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    Talent Management Administration Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had three interviews. First a 'chat' aka telephone interview, I was then invited into the offices to have a test and an interview.
    I was then invited for a third interview and met with 2 more members of the team and who I would be working with.

    Both interviews were very relaxed and I always felt at ease.

    All was very quick and they kept you in the loop all along.

    Would definitely try and interview again for the amazing experience, as it was enjoyable in the most ironic way.

    Interview Questions
    • if I were to give you a priority task and theb another team member were to come and give you a task, how would you prioritise?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and the process started off very quick as I was working with a recruiter, but it took almost 4 weeks to get me in for a face-to-face interview. At that point I interviewed with a few of the team member and the interview was professionally handled. They asked typical interview questions and also some scenario questions to see if I was a good fit for the job.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were expected and normal interview questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Web Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview Details

    Initially found out about the job through a creative employment agency. Initial phone interview with HR. Then, went in for a 6-person rotating 1:1 interview - meeting with various groups within the organization. Asked situational questions and about my entrepreneurship. I was also asked questions about my management type and how to deal with unproductive subordinates.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather.

    Interview Details

    filled out an application in december, had a first round phone interview in februrary, if you get past the phone interview round you will move onto a day called "super saturday" where you have in person interviews and have to take a test

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Insights Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Every one I have talked with is much above average of other firms and really nice. Further Ogilvy does do some great advertising work. At the end of the day I think it's probably the best large firm to work at given the variety of projects they do. None the less I've interviewed with Ogilvy twice for different roles. In both cases the process was pretty disorganized, dragged out, mitigated & sources out between multiple people. There isn't any methodology, which makes me question how they approach business processes or work. One case in particular totally missed the boat on where they should be headed from a strategy standpoint. And the reason for the non hire was extremely petty. In most scenarios I get the feeling when I talk with them, I'm not talking with "professionals professionals". The staff generally relies on the brand name over original thought processes in my view. But then again which large firm really is in the comms industry..

    Interview Questions
    • Not so much the questions, it's getting the sense where the person interviewing you is coming from. And what they know. As they can be a bit flighty, it's hard to figure out - especially in my field.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Art Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Really chill and relaxed. Not what I was expecting. Met with a ACD and CD. Nice view of the city from the interior. Both of which had tattoos on their arms and were not afraid to show this. Just be yourself and professional. They are looking for character and the right look in a book thats all.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round interviews where done on phone. Basic information was exchanged like "tell me about yourself?" The next round is more serious where three people talk to you in increments of 20 minutes on the phone. Be specific with your information.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Account Management Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was extremely long and draining. There was a first round interview that was brief, and then a series of 3 interviews with people from the specific group that you're interested in.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were pretty straightforward; no curve balls.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Associate's Program (Titans) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    They came to my university to talk about the program during the first semester of my senior year. I fell in love, it sounded amazing. There was an online application that I submitted directly through my school to them, which involved two writing prompts (why do you want a career in communications, and what was your biggest regret are the two I picked out of a few options). You also needed two references. I then got an interview once the recruiters came back to school – probably around 10 others were selected to interview at my school. The interviewer, an alum, asked a list of basic interview questions and had NOT read any of my prior materials. It felt like a waste of my time since he clearly was looking for certain answers to the questions and was just going down the list, without any interest in having genuine conversation. But if you're prepared with basic interview answers you should be ok. It's just highly competitive.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morristown, NJ (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Morristown, NJ (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Ogilvy & Mather in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my interview on the website, a few weeks later they contacted me for an interview. I was recommended by an employee so I got to skip some of the previous hiring steps.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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