FCB Interview Questions

Updated 7 Sep 2014
Updated 7 Sep 2014
62 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at FCB in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met them at a career fair, then was called back for an interview the next day with 2 HR representatives

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    SEO Manager Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 months - interviewed at FCB.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process for this position was actually a promotion. I reached out in an effort to build an SEO offering for Draftfcb in Chicago.

    I was met with general enthusiasm, but was essentially put to a trial by fire. My first task, pre-promotion was to run a SERM campaign for the company. When success metrics were being met, and all top brass were satisfied, they gave me the job.

    Interview Questions
    • In this case, there weren't any tough or unexpected questions. Though, the toughest bit about this process was keeping very high-level executives informed and educated on what the processes, timeframes, and expected outcomes were to be.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Simple- I accepted the promotion in a meeting setup with my original and new supervisor. The raise was fairly substantial.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Lots of attitude here. More flash than substance.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Terrible culture

    Declined Offer
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    Copywriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview process wasn't terribly difficult. Although communication was at times lacking. But that doesn't seem to be anything new in the ad world. Could go weeks without contact with their creative recruiters...then suddenly interviewing...only to go weeks again with no contact or impression of a final outcome. Inside the building, everyone I met with was nice. Did the usual interview process of thirty minutes with this person and thirty minutes with that. Did find it interesting that I seemed to interview with several people who obviously weren't looking to hire. I believe I talked to eight people in one day. Maybe three of them were into the actual interview, the rest were simply going through the motions.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing unexpected. They usual taking CD's through your work, etc.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    At the time, they weren't much for negotiating. It was basically a take it or leave it offer. If you don't want it, we'll find someone else.
    Accepted Offer
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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 months - interviewed at FCB.

    Interview Details

    Had an on campus interview. It was a pretty standard advertising interview, where I was asked for examples of both good and bad advertising campaigns, a walk through my resume, skills and experiences that exemplify why I'm a good fit, why Draft specifically, and why the position. Come prepared with your personality, your stories, and your smile!

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me three things about yourself that I wouldn't get from reading your resume.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7.  

    Assistant Media Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at FCB.

    Interview Details

    I had an on-campus interview with HR after submitting my resume. I heard back from the company about a week later. The interview was very casual.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult project you ever worked on?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Assistant Media Planner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at FCB.

    Interview Details

    Only 3 interviews with Media Supervisors/AMD's and one interview with HR. Interview with each person was relatively quick - only around 5 min with HR (on the phone) and about half an hour with each Supervisor and/or AMD

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were pretty straightforward and general - such as what are your weaknesses/strengths, etc.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days - interviewed at FCB in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had three interviews total: 1) HR, 2) direct manager, 3) previously financial analyst in the position, 4) department manager/controller. The entire interview process took a week, but everything was obviously unplanned and rushed to fill in the spot. Interviews took place in rooms where an appointment had obviously not been booked (other employees were having meetings etc.), everybody in the department had gotten a promotion because others in the finance department had either left the company, or had been let go. Managers were obviously unexperienced in their role, and came across as very unprofessional in terms of preparation as well as the interviewing presentation/process. The previous finance analyst had gotten a promotion, and came across very rude and was borderline demeaning and hostile; questions about my skillset that I answered confidently were met with "Are you sure? Do you really know how to do X and Y?" Withdrew my application immediately after.

    Interview Questions
    • None. No preparation went into the interview process, all generic interview questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FCB in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview with them over Skype where I was asked questions to determine my creativity while thinking on the spot. There were only a few standard questions, the rest were questions that I had never been asked in an Interview. Make sure to know a few of their ad campaigns as they will ask a few questions regarding your favorite ads.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your favorite and least favorite ad that is currently airing?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    INETRN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mumbai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at FCB in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    the interview was good as it was phone interview. the initial communication with the company was through emails with the HR head. he took the phone interview and then selected as an intern for social media marketing like facebook, twitter marketing. just be yourself as the interview is very easy to crack it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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