Omnicom Interview Questions

Updated 22 Apr 2015
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Omnicom.

    Interview

    After submitting your application, you're invited to an open day consisting of presentations, a lunch networking session, and an interview. There are 2 open days, with a total of approximately 80 people total.
    Selection day consisting of a speed networking event, lunch networking session, and a presentation of your brand essay. At this point, there are only around 15 people (with 4 final positions to be selected).

    Interview Questions

    • The one interview consisted of very standard competency based questions, asking about points on your CV, strengths/weaknesses, challenges and how you dealt with them, your biggest accomplishment, etc.   Answer Question
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    Treasury Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Omnicom.

    Interview

    Was contacted by recruiter for position. They gave me a background on the job and company to prepare. I then had an in person interview with a team member going over more details about the company, position, etc. Asked me about my resume, past experiences, schooling. Basically was to see if they could deal with me on a daily basis and get along with the team members. No difficult questions, very relaxed. A few days later, the recruiter called me and let me know that I'd be having a phone interview with the head of the group. That was basically a get to know you as well.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Very little ability to negotiate, all members of equal rank get same compensation

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    Programmer/Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    The process consisted of two or three in person interviews with several members of the team. It was very casual and the interviewers handled most of the talking. Perhaps I should have interacted with them more because I was not offered a position at the company despite handling the interview better than I normally do.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me the toughest situation I had encountered at my previous job   Answer Question
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    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Omnicom (Chicago, IL (US)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    they never responded to my emails. finally got someone on the phone and sweet talked them into setting me up with an informational interview. from there showed them my projects and acted eager to learn. they kept me on short list until entry position opened up.

    Interview Questions

    • what 3 albums would i bring to a desert island with me?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    i had little leverage. since they weren't offering OT, i got them to increase initial offer by 2k

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Search Engine Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Omnicom in April 2012.

    Interview

    The phone interview was relaxing and easy.

    Interview Questions

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    Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Omnicom (Atlanta, GA (US)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Attended an open house located in their Atlanta offices. After a brief tour of the office the 20+ interviewees spoke with several HR personell in a speed dating fashion. It was very casual and mostly unorganized. Several weeks after the open house I withdrew my application from consideration. It turns out that no one was selected for the Summer '12 fellowship. It was a real disappointment since it probably would have been a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • There weren't many difficult questions - just a general open house.   Answer Question
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    Junior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Omnicom (New York, NY (US)) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Why should we hire you?

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase

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    Production Artis Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Omnicom (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in October 2010.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter and was told that my resume was reviewed and MAL wanted to meet with me. I met with the head of recruiting in the exterior lobby of the building for 10 minutes and was thanked and it was over. I thought I must have botched the interview but was called back that day for another interview the following week. This time I was able to meet in an exterior conference room outside of the main lobby (but still not in the "secret" working area where you have to give up your cell phone to enter). I met with the head of print production and the Studio manager. I was asked to interview again to meet the production team and we reviewed my skills. They expressed a concern that I'd want to "contribute creatively" and that I should not consider that as an option as a production artist. They also explained how every Tuesday they work until 2:00am and I should be aware of that. They contacted me a week later and said I was still in the running, then a week later they contacted me and said I was no longer in the running, but they had not made a selection. I've never seen such a complicated way to interview for a production artist position. Normally if the skills match the employer brings on the individual as a freelancer for a period of time to see if there is a fit and if there is job offers/negotiations begin. I found the experience odd, but not unpleasant.

    Interview Questions

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    Search Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfax, VA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Omnicom (Fairfax, VA (US)) in August 2010.

    Interview

    The interview was extremely informal and casual. I chatted with one person on the phone while they were at home and for the in person interview the other person sat cross legged in a chair wearing jeans and a sweater. It felt more like a conversation rather than an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me why you want to work here   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The process was fairly quick and I ended up receiving a higher salary as a result.

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Omnicom (Atlanta, GA (US)) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Company did not take a serious initiative in planning a structured interview process-which may be primarily with this branch of the organization. I fully paid my own transportation costs (flights, rental cars, etc.) two times to meet with the company in person. At both in-person interviews there was no set 'job description' or even vague list of daily activities. Office is very small, staff seemed hassled by the interview process. After two weeks of attempting followup, no offer given. Initial phone interview with Chicago office was pleasant, but also did not result in company followup or initiative. I would be very hesitant now to join the organization, and suggest proceeding with caution. Again, I stress that this was an interview with one branch of the company-and may not be an overall reflection.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions given regarding actual job duties- just made my own presentation.   Answer Question

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