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FCB Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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Assistant Media Planner Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at FCB

Interview Details Structured interview. Great vibe.

Interview Question – What is your favorite ad and why?   Answer Question

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Account Management Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at FCB in December 2013.

Interview Details Recruiter Skyped with those who were selected from our campus, I then skyped with an Account Coordinator.
First one lasted maybe 20 minutes, and was very straight-forward. The second one felt like more of a conversation. It felt like more of a "can we get along and just talk for a bit" kind of interview more than it was me getting grilled on some questions.

Interview Question – What ad do you like most that's currently running?   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern
Chicago, IL (US)

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 Question – what are you most proud of on your resume?   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at FCB in February 2014.

Interview Details At University Career Fair I was told there were no open positions but they would keep my resume on file. Two weeks later I was contacted by HR because of a recent budget increase. Had two interviews that were very awkward. HR started the interview with, "Why Missouri?" - I think it was very obvious by both parties that we did not mesh well.

I had another interview set up shortly after with an account coordinator. This interview was very awkward as well.

I was told I would get a response in roughly two weeks, 24 hours later I was told I did not get the position. I was not bothered by this news.

Interview Question – Why Missouri? --- as if I picked my university based on the fact it is in BFE USA   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Account Services Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at FCB in March 2012.

Interview Details Initial email a week later, asked to set up a phone interview. Person was very nice and super sweet. From phone interview to in person interview at their office and met with two account managers. Was told I would hear back within the next week, and received an email saying they went with someone else, but to try again if another position opens up.

Interview Question – What is your favourite campaign going on right now and why.   Answer Question

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Negative Experience

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Marketing Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at FCB.

Interview Details After an initial applicant screening process, I was one of ten individuals to receive an interview for a marketing internship. Being located far from Chicago, the interviews were conducted using Skype. I was hopeful that the experience would be positive given the feedback I had heard from previous interns, however this did not turn out to be the case. The interview itself lasted no more than 5-10 minutes, I was asked general marketing/advertising interview questions, and the interview was over. The interviewer was nice enough, but did not look up at the screen more than once. After the interview was finished, I received an email that said they would be making their decisions and that they would notify us by the following Friday. After two weeks of no response, I decided to email the HR recruiter to find out what the situation was. Upon which I received an email saying that they were still deciding. While I am sure that this particular experience is not representative of the company as a whole, it was in fact a negative.

Interview Question – Tell me about an ad campaign that you have seen recently that you really liked and explain why? Also, an ad campaign that you really disliked?   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Media Planner Interview

Media Planner
New York, NY (US)

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

Interview Details A recruiter reached out to me and the interview was set up rather quickly. I met with the group director and we clicked immediately. I did not meet with anyone else, as he thought he was enough. I was given an offer within the week and I accepted within a week after that.

Interview Question – There was no difficult question   Answer Question

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No Offer

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – "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

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Declined Offer

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Associate Medical Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at FCB

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

Interview Question – Writing testing   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – low salary

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Account Executive Interview

Anonymous Employee
Mumbai (India)

I applied in-person and 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 Question – Gaps in resume   View Answer

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

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