APCO Worldwide
3.8 of 5 43 reviews
www.apcoworldwide.com Washington, DC 500 to 999 Employees

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at APCO Worldwide.

Interview Details – Had a phone interview with one of the intern coordinators. very casual conversation about past experience and my interest. was invited to an in-person interview to meet with another intern coordinator and staff of a team I applied to.

Interview Question – please tell us a moment when you were proactive in your past professional experience.   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at APCO Worldwide in August 2012.

Interview Details – I applied via university recruiting website in June to receive a phone interview in early August. The phone interview was informative than interrogatory - basic questions involving my experiences in both college and previous internships. Two days later, I was interviewed at their office with four intern coordinators. The in-person interview was comprehensive - going into nook and cranny of my resume.

Interview Question – What was the most helpful "needs for improvement" comment your former supervisor has told you?   View Answer

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The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at APCO Worldwide in May 2011.

Interview Details – Found the internship through browsing the web, and felt I had the qualifications to apply to APCO. Initial online application required answering standard questions (why APCO) that sort of thing, as well as writing a pretend op-ed to test writing skills. Then I was moved on to a phone interview with the same sort of standard questions (what publications do you read? give examples of your strengths). I had to wait a few days after the initial phone interview to be moved on to a second one, where it was a bit more about personality traits (what do you do in your free time). A day or two after that I was extended an offer.

Interview Question – What sort of publications do you read daily?   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at APCO Worldwide in November 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online, and received an email that I should clear a few moments of my day to be interviewed via phone by APCO. I was contacted and interviewed by 3 members of the marketing client service group. The questions were pretty standard informational questions and behavioral questions. The people were very nice, and made me feel comfortable.

I suggest you review your resume and the position you are applying for and leverage how your past experiences make you a great candidate for the position - standard stuff.

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I applied online and interviewed at APCO Worldwide.

Interview Details – Once I applied through their website, they replied to fill out a form which they wanted within a tight 48-hour deadline. Questions were in three parts, each related to my ability to write succinctly and to a variety of audiences.

Once passed that stage, they then set up a call. Topics discussed include current affairs and behavioural questions.

Eventually, I met them for a chat. The people are fantastic! They looked at my CV and discussed the experiences I've had in writing. And few days later I heard back from them.

Interview Question – What do you know about writing?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Hours were negotiable as I was studying at the time.

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I applied online and interviewed at APCO Worldwide.

Interview Details – I applied through the website, and got contacted through email a while later asking to schedule a phone interview. The first interview was one-on-one, and it seemed more of the interviewer telling me about the company and the intern program than me being questioned. I was asked to do a second phone interview, this time with two interviewers. It was a bit awkward but it was fine.

Interview Question – I don't quite remember the wording, but it was something to the effect of, would you have trouble working with a client that you had ethical or moral qualms about?   View Answer

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I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at APCO Worldwide.

Interview Details – Three phone interviews with questions regarding past work experience, relevant school work, leadership skills and general questions about life experience.

Interview Question – What is your source of industry news?   Answer Question

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The process took a day - interviewed at APCO Worldwide in April 2012.

Interview Details – It was a conversational interview and I was expected to ask most of the questions. The interviewer kept asking if I had any more questions. It was relaxed. It was a very nice office, but I did not get a tour.

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at APCO Worldwide in March 2009.

Interview Details – Very straight forward, one phone interview, application etc. Questions covered: why do you want to work for this company, why in this sector, walk me through your resume, give me an example of a time your were in a leadership position. What are you hoping to get out of this experience, what are your future career goals.

Interview Question – What news papers or online news resources do you read daily?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – non negotiable

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