Edelman Account Executive Interview Questions

Updated Apr 20, 2015
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Edelman.

    Interview

    I was invited to a "mixer" for the enrichment program. There was a panel with current employees and then an hour to mingle with the employees and ask them questions about the program. It was kind of awkward because they did not ask us any questions, but left it open for us to brag about ourselves or ask them questions about Edelman.

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    Application

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Edelman.

    Interview

    The process felt long, after each interview I would wait about a week to hear back. Initial phone screen was followed by an in person interview with a VP and SVP which was engaging and very good. This was then followed with another in person interview with mid level people which was generic and dull. I was also asked to come in for an interview on the same day which was odd. They also sent me a rejection email by mistake.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Slow response meant that I had another offer in hand by the time they got round to making me an offer. Just felt too slow and bureaucratic.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Edelman.

    Interview

    It was a pretty standard interviewing process. Had a phone screen with the recruiting manager followed by two in-person interviews with multiple Edelman employees. The recruiting manager was very professional and responsive.

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    Account Executive Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Edelman.

    Interview

    I applied online and a week later received a request for a phone interview. I was asked basic interview questions such as...What are your strengths? Weaknesses? The interview seemed to go well. However, I never received a follow-up message.

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  6. Helpful (1)  

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Edelman.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview that went well with the HR representative. Was asked to come in and meet with two of the team members and thought the interview had gone well. I emailed them that afternoon to thank all three people and only heard back from one. After several weeks with no response I reached out to the HR representative again and heard nothing in return. I was shocked to learn NYC's top PR firm didn't even have the decency to email me saying they weren't interested or had gone with another person. It was like the whole process hadn't even happened and they fell of the face of the planet. Very weird.

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    • All normal questions, it was more like a conversation than an interview.   Answer Question
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    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Easy Interview
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Edelman (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The interview process from the HR standpoint was not very streamlined or organized. Did have a quick screening phone interview, which was fine; was brought in and met with 3 team members, which ran over by 30 minutes; was brought in to meet 2 more team members, and one didn't even show up. Overall, questions were fairly easy to answer and the actual people were very nice and personable.

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    • Didn't find any questions too difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Edelman (New York, NY) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Initially I had a phone screen and then they called me to meet with two VPs in the office. Questions were basic, discuss about background, why PR, why Edelman, where do I see myself etc.

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Edelman.

    Interview

    I have interviewed with them many times at this point. They change the role they are hiring for or hire internally a lot even when interested in the candidate. You have to know someone to get a foot in the door and even then it can be difficult.

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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Edelman (New York, NY) in May 2014.

    Interview

    The recruiter emailed me about a phone interview. She was very unenthusiastic during our email exchanges. We set up a time for two days later, and the day of she called me 10 minutes late. I was at work and didn't appreciate it. When she called me she didn't even apologize for being late, she acted like she was on time. I am honestly confused why she even set up a phone interview because it was apparent from the beginning she wasn't seriously considering me. She asked me the normal questions, nothing too difficult. At the end, she said the position was filled and she would let me know if anything opened up in the future. This was clearly a lie, because why would she waste her time doing a phone interview if the position actually was filled? She just didn't want to outright say that I wouldn't be continuing in the process. It was a disappointing experience.

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    • She grilled me as to why I had left my past jobs. It was very clear she had a negative idea in her mind, even though I left both on positive notes.   Answer Question
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    Senior Account Executive Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Edelman.

    Interview

    Woman admittedly knew nothing about search, mobile, or display, only knew how to suggest social ideas. But the company has placed her as the Vice President of digital strategy. This company is pretty dumb. To be honest I took the job because I realized I'd be the smartest person there by far and could get away with pretty much anything. This has very much been the case. Don't take a position here unless you're okay getting bored and complacent.

    Interview Questions

    • "What would a good KPI be for a company running a Search campaign?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Pushed back once and immediately got what I asked for. They will always severely low-ball you as it's a PR firm and they're used to asking college students to join their ranks.

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