Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Edelman in November 2013.
Interview Details – Rather intimidating. Got an initial call from a recruiter out of state, was then brought in for an in-person interview. People are intimidating, try to make you feel dumb and useless in interview.
Interview Question – Like I said, they ask you questions and try to comment on their questions so as to make you feel like you don't know what your talking about when you respond with your answer. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Edelman in November 2013.
Interview Details – I had several phone interviews and a lengthy in person interview. I felt that everything went very well and I even followed up with each person. I never received an email or call back from HR letting me know about the position.
Interview Question – What writings of yours have been published? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Edelman in November 2013.
Interview Details – I interned with the NY office and was subsequently hired as an Assistant Account Executive. During the internship process I had 1 interview in the office with HR, as well as a grammar/writing test. After the internship, I had several interviews with hiring teams, and was eventually hired/promoted.
Interview Question – What's an example of a challenge you had to overcome. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Edelman.
Interview Details –
-Very thorough communication throughout the entire process.
-No curve ball questions - just come in ready with smart answers and smart questions.
-Know the space - they don't expect you to know everything about the clients, but have reporters, outlets, ideas in mind.
Interview Question – None - all were pretty straightforward. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Able to negotiate.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Edelman in July 2013.
Interview Details – First you will have a few phone interview or two with HR, a call or two with team members, and an in person interview. Once that has been done, HR will contact you regarding salary, start dates, etc...
Interview Question – ¿Cómo hablas español? (for a bilingual position) View Answer
Negotiation Details – They offered me a job and I took it.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Edelman in July 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process wasn't particularly rigorous, but was unorganized at times with people needing to reschedule or switch from in-person to over the phone. After my resume was passed along to HR, I was contacted by a recruiter who conducted a phone screening. This was followed by an in-person interview with the team's two most senior people under the VP, after which I completed an in-office grammar and writing test. The following day, the recruiter reached out to me to tell me how well I did and to set up my next round of interviews with additional team members. I was scheduled to meet with the team VP as well as an AE on the account (chemistry check), but ended up having phone interviews with both of them even though I came into the office, which I found a bit frustrating and inconvenient. Overall though, people were friendly, informative and considerate and made the process as comfortable and reassuring as possible.
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a higher salary, by $3k. Benefits, 401k, and paid time off really aren't negotiable at such a junior level position, as Edelman has a pretty standard offering across the board. There might be more wiggle room the higher up you go however.
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Edelman in May 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process consisted of a short screening call with the recruiter, followed by an interview with two junior staff, then a third with the hiring manager. I then had to come into the office for a timed writing and editing test on a subject related to the work I'd be doing. I was offered the job the day after the writing test, and the whole process was about a week long.
Negotiation Details – Negotiation was very simple and it didn't take much - be prepared to justify your salary with research on competitor pay and what industry analysts say.
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Edelman in April 2012.
Interview Details – The interview process was a little lengthy with many conversations via phone and in-person requiring 2 separate trips to the building for the interviews but overall the people were terrific and the interview was respectful, comfortable, and engaging.
Negotiation Details – Never take the first offer.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Edelman in February 2012.
Interview Details –
First I applied online and eventually had a phone interview with an HR rep. Later that week I got an e-mail back from the rep saying another, more appropriate position opened up and they'd love to have me for an interview.
After scheduling a good time to come by, I visited the D.C. office for an in-person interview, which consisted of two different interviews with two staffers each (first two account supervisors, then two vice presidents). I also had a 30-minute grammar and vocab test.
Upon completion of the day's schedule, I left on good terms with the HR rep and was told she'd be in contact with me.
I received another offer earlier this week and messaged the Edelman contact to see where I stood. She said they were leaning toward another candidate and wished me the best of luck.
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Edelman in June 2011.
Interview Details – The interview was rather difficult... I did not expect it to be so challenging.
Interview Question – What is your favorite book? View Answer
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