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Updated Apr 30, 2014

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Marketing Interview

Marketing
Portland, OR

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Waggener Edstrom Communications.

Interview Details – Very professional and dialed out. The hiring staff really seems to have their pulse on the company needs and fit. I have only done two rounds of interviews so far, but I'm very impressed with the the process and understanding. These are very experienced people who have been through a lot and know what they are looking for.

Interview Question – Why did you apply for multiple positions?   View Answer


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Intern Interview

Intern
Portland, OR

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Waggener Edstrom Communications.

Interview Details – So very organized, everyone within the office was friendly and welcoming. This was my second interview, the first interview was conducted over the phone.

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Intern Interview

Intern
Bellevue, WA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Waggener Edstrom Communications in August 2012.

Interview Details – After applying to the internship program, I heard from a recruiter within the next day. The phone screening was enjoyable, and I ended up talking to the recruiter for over an hour. She made me feel comfortable throughout the interview and it felt more like a conversation, rather than an interview. A week later, I was invited into the office for an interview. The in-office interview was quite different than what I expected based on the phone interview. I felt like the interviewer wasn't enthusiastic or trying to get to know me. I left feeling like I didn't cover the nature of my experiences holistically and thoroughly. It also felt very rushed. The recruiter once again followed up, and overall made the experience relatively positive. Be prepared to have situations from past experiences ready for a variety of behavioral questions.

Interview Question – - Is there anything you would like to make sure I know before the interview?
- What is the most creative thing you've ever done?
- What is your interest in technology?
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Difficult Interview

Senior Account Executive Interview

Senior Account Executive
Bellevue, WA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Waggener Edstrom Communications in June 2012.

Interview Details – I submitted my application through their automated system and was contacted via email from their Talent Acquisition team. I had telephone interviews with the TA Partner, Account Manager, and Account Director. I was supposed to interview with the SVP of the practice, but she became unavailable due to a client conflict.

I was also asked to send writing samples to them.

All of the interviews started at the time they scheduled them to happen and they were very professional and very positive. The HR and Talent Acquisition teams even sent me email updates on what the next steps were even before I decided to follow-up. I really appreciated that gesture, it shows professionalism and courtesy on their part.

Interview Questions

  • Name a time where you had to convince your senior managers or executive team to do something that they didn't want to do. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
  • How did you come up with the strategy to communicate it (specific to the job)?   Answer Question


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Difficult Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Bellevue, WA

The process took a day - interviewed at Waggener Edstrom Communications in June 2011.

Interview Details – I suppose that with many prestigious agencies in the US and around the world, there are many "invisible" factors that help to determine your candidacy as a potential employee. Although I easily had a year experience interning under my belt, I was told that I did not meet the qualifications.
However, the panel I interviewed with was very nice and engaging, yet I find it absurd that even with my experience, I was not offered the position. I was later not selected for Fall Intern interviews. It makes me believe that hard working individuals are often overlooked for those who have connections in the industry. I admit that I have a biased opinion because I was not offered the position, however, it was an insult to hear that I did not qualify based on my experience.

Interview Question – Tell me a joke.   View Answer


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Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Austin, TX

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Waggener Edstrom Communications in June 2009.

Interview Details – I applied for an internship opportunity in my home city office's but instead received an e-mail from HR about an internship opportunity in my college town. A 15-minute phone interview with their HR person was the first step, and a couple of days later I was called in for an in-person interview. Questions were the norm: tell us about yourself; why WE; what's your biggest strength/weakness, etc.

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Average Interview

Account Coordinator Interview

Account Coordinator
Seattle, WA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Waggener Edstrom Communications in January 2008.

Interview Details – Four rounds of interviews for an entry level position, including one interview with HR recruiter and three interviews with different people on the team. More back-and-forth emails with recruiter than you can imagine. It all seemed a bit unnecessary. Likely would have declined the opening even if I had received the offer.

Interview Question – Tell us about your experience.   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Events Planner Interview

Senior Events Planner
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Waggener Edstrom Communications in June 2010.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume online and received a call back within 48 hours. The interview process began with a number of phone interviews; primarily because the Senior-Level staff of the Events team was located on the West Coast, although the position was being offered in NYC.

After 3-4 phone interviews. I moved on to 3 face-to-face interviews. From there, I was notified that it was down to myself and another person and after calling repeatedly I was later notified that the position was offered to the other candidate.

The experience was pleasant but long. Please be prepared with patience.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself?   View Answer


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Easy Interview

Internship Interview

Internship
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Waggener Edstrom Communications in May 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for an internship in a Technology Dep. HR person got back to me after a week, and we've scheduled a phone interview. It was really nice, they didn't ask any specific questions.
I had to describe my current situation, explain why do I want to work in PR what is my interest in Technology. The interview took 20min.
I'm still waiting to hear back from them.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work in PR?   Answer Question


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Difficult Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Waggener Edstrom Communications in February 2013.

Interview Details – Interview process is very professional. It starts with an arranged phone interview from the HR department in Hong Kong before an arranged interview with the accounts team in Singapore.

Interview Question – Why would you want to work here.   View Answers (2)

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