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Edelman Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2014
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Account Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Edelman in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied via online application and was referred by a current employee. About a two weeks later I received a call from HR to assess my interest in another opening as well as discuss previous work history, salary expectations, etc. My resume was then passed onto the practice team for review and I was invited in for a series of meetings with the group leads (mostly Sr or Exec VPs, an SAE, and Dir. of the Dept.) and the HR contact about another week later after the initial call. This was followed by a testing session that included a brief spelling/grammar test and a PR scenario planning exercise about a week later.

Interview Question – The test requiring a communications plan for a client (in presentation format) was surprising as I had expected a writing test.   Answer Question

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Account Executive Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Edelman.

Interview Details – Talk with initial recruiter was very short and only involved information that was already on my resume.

Interview Question – Interview was very straight forward.   Answer Question

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Assistant Account Executive Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Edelman.

Interview Details – Several phone interviews and one Skype interview

Interview Question – Questions were expected and pretty easy!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is definitely room for negotiation, even if you're negotiating for a junior role. I wish I negotiated but I didn't.

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Vice President/Group Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Los Angeles, CA

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Edelman.

Interview Details – Submitted resume through a colleague already working at Edelman. Was interviewed by HR via phone. She indicated that next steps would include speaking with other team members, but then circled back and said they decided to promote from within another Edelman office.

Interview Question – There really wasn't a difficult question.   Answer Question

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Intern
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Edelman.

Interview Details – Sent my resume in to employee who connected me with member of HR...Two week span in between that - Was invited to come into the office and interview

Interview Question – If you could work for any account, which would it be?   Answer Question

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Edelman/Account Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Employee
Portland, OR

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Edelman in August 2010.

Interview Details – Be prepared to go through 2-3 interviews with different groups o 2-3 staff.

Interview Question – They will ask you a lot about past experience and how it relates to the current position open. Just be ready to talk about variety of experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Work with HR to negotiation salary over phone

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Portland, OR

I applied online and interviewed at Edelman.

Interview Details – I was first contacted via email by the HR representative asking to schedule a phone interview with them. Questions like, "Why Edelman?" "Why PR?" were asked. Hearing a response back took about a week. I was selected for an in-person interview where you are interviewed by a panel of three; your potential manager, an account executive and a senior account supervisor. Questions like, "Give me a time when you worked with a team of people to get something done, and what was your role." "What are your strengths and weaknesses." "Why Edelman and not another boutique or major agency competitor of ours?" Pretty standard questions, you really just have to show them that you want the position.

After the interview, there was a 30-minute grammar test you had to take. Those questions included punctuation usage, effect/affect, etc.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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Senior Account Supervisor Interview

Senior Account Supervisor
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Edelman.

Interview Details – Contacted via LinkedIn. Passed on a few interview requests. After a few months agreed to interview with Corporate Team. They were slow to keep the process moving and the HR coordinator mixed up some meetings. After being told that the job was essentially mine pending a final step, they they promoted someone internally.

Interview Question – Questions were pretty standard. They seemed to be most interested in my corporate background and management history.   Answer Question

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Client Services Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Edelman in July 2012.

Interview Details – I started out with a message on Twitter. an SAE was advertising for Edelman. They invited me to interview with them, and after flying out to DC, I met with the intern leads, but not my direct supervisor. After the interview, I was given a writing exam, that was simple enough for a 5th grader to pass. A few days later, they called me back and said I got the job

Interview Question – They asked normal questions about how I handle myself within the office, and asked me about why I would work as an intern, even though I had enough experience for an AAE   View Answer

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Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Edelman in April 2013.

Interview Details – I went through about 3 interviews. Honestly, the best thing I did was know as much information about the company that was deeper than what was available on their website or just headlines.

Interview Question – Pretty basic questions   Answer Question

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