FCB Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2014
Updated Aug 1, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FCB.

    Interview Details

    Initially spoke to an HR representative at a college career fair. Was emailed by this person to schedule a phone interview, which went well. They asked the normal questions (your three best traits, favorite class, etc). Kept in semi-regular email contact as well, where I was assigned a (pretty difficult) assignment.

    Interview Questions
    • "What are your two most favorite and hated advertisements most recently seen?" Difficult because of all the options and the nuances of the answer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Associate Medical Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    multiple interviews. writing test. refused reimbursement for travel from out of town for interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    low salary

    Declined Offer
  3.  

    Senior Account Executive Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at FCB in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    4 Interviews,
    HR - A Senior Executive ascertains basic information and profile integrity
    Servicing VP Technical - Understands capabilities and perspective of previous experience
    Servicing CEO Cultural - Basic outlook on work, expectations and aspirations, fit,

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much. Advertising is an industry with relatively high attrition. Service levels are virtually non negotiable without prior experience and a bias of recency and standard industry increments
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Junior Front-End Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Tallinn (Estonia)
    Anonymous Employee in Tallinn (Estonia)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at FCB.

    Interview Details

    Probably the interview will be made with one employee from HR and one from development area. The questions are easy but you have to know everything they are asking, that would be acessibility, validation and so on.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do to make a blind person have the same interaction of the normal user?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Proofreader Interview

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

    I interviewed through a staffing agency - interviewed at FCB in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was initially hired on through a temporary services agency (have always been freelance).

    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Business Strategist Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at FCB in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Meet with HR first, and then with future supervisor and three other members of the team.

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Account Executive Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at FCB in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Friend of a friend notified me of the position. I interviewed with 4 people.

    Interview Questions
    • What's the most difficult client conversation you have ever had? How did you manage it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was called immediately after the final interview to say I had an offer. I went in asking for a certain number and it was met. Excitement all around.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Management Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at FCB in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume directly to HR contact on LinkedIn. Was reached out to a few weeks later. Had a 30 minute interview via Skype and was told decision a few weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me when you knew you wanted to go into advertising.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating. Just a flat rate for all interns.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assistant Media Planner Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Madison, WI (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at FCB in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview was conducted via skype, which was very uncomfortable. The lighting in the person's office who conducted the interview was awkward, making it hard to see their face and interact with them. For this reason, a phone interview would have been better because I wouldn't have been intuitively relying on non-verbal ques as expected with skype. The interviewer also wasn't particularly friendly or interested in interviewing me.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe an advertiser that you think has effective media implementation   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    SEO Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed 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

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