Edelman Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Edelman in September 2014.

    Interview

    I was contacted by someone in HR and scheduled a 30 minute phone call to review my background and the position. The recruiter was incredibly engaging, and asked standard behavioral questions about my experiences and motivations behind interviewing. That afternoon I was contacted to schedule another call with the hiring manager in a few days.

    The hiring manager interview could not have been more different. He was uninterested and very short with me. I'm not sure if something was going on and he was in the middle of a client crisis, or if they had already found someone to fill the position, but the phone call lasted 15 minutes (was supposed to last 30), and he didn't provide time for me to ask 1 question. He ended the call abruptly by asking for writing samples, which I promptly provided 4 of and never heard back. I followed up a week later, and again with the recruiter a few after that, and never heard back ANYTHING. I guess I didn't have the background or experience they were looking for, but it seemed very unprofessional.

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    Digital Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    After applying to Edelman Digital via my school I got in contact with HR over email. After a short correspondence I was able to make my way out to New York City for a tour of the office and an interview with two members of the hiring team. In addition to the interview, I had to take a short spelling and grammar test.

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    • What would be your dream account and would you do to better your client   Answer Question
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    Managing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Edelman (New York, NY) in August 2014.

    Interview

    The hiring and interview process has been phenomenal. Everyone I met with was fantastic and all for different reasons. Candidly, I thought many of the people I met were too good to be true but as time went on, they proved to be not only who and what they said they were, but more. People I knew in the company were amazingly candid with their experiences. Everyone I met with whether they'd been there for two years or 16 years had amazing stories to tell about how they've been recognized for their accomplishments. It is evident that the quality of people and leaders is first and that leads to great business results. They are doing such amazing innovative things. I can't imagine why everyone wouldn't want to come to Edelman. The leaders were accessible, honest, and brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • There questions were absolutely spot on for what they were looking for.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Edelman (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    I received a call from HR coordinator who was very nice and she told me about the position over the phone. We scheduled an in-person interview for a week later. I met with three people, 2 people for 30 mins and 1 person for 30 mins. They were very friendly and asked straightforward questions. I did not feel caught off guard by any questions. Afterwards they sent me a spelling and grammar test to take online at home. Overall, a good interview experience and they were really nice.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly questions about my past experiences.
      Asked a question about how we went about marketing for a former client at my past job.
      One interviewer used some verbiage that I was unfamiliar with while asking about my past methods of outreach.
       
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    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Edelman (San Francisco, CA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Probably the best and most organized interview process I've been through in my 10 year career. No hard case study or brain teaser questions. Everyone I spoke with wanted to be helpful and answer questions I had. It was nice because people seemed to have spent time looking at my resume before they entered the room which is rare. I was told I was going to need to take a grammar test but it never happened. The recruiting coordinator was SO nice and explained how the process would work every step of the way.

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    • What did you do in the 6 months in between your last jobs?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I tried to negotiate for a higher base salary since I had much more experience than required for the position as well as an advanced degree but they did not concede. I was offered a very small signing bonus instead.

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    Interview Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Edelman in August 2014.

    Interview

    Met with several team members from different areas. Was told I had great experience several times and that I was exactly what they were looking for. Sent follow up messages afterward and waited to hear. The days turned to weeks, and eventually to a month with no word. Finally, I get an automated message that I was not selected. No reason, or personalization whatsoever. Really don't like feeling as though I don't matter to them and they can just ignore you until you just give up and go away.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    HR and recruiting team made the process seamless and fast, the turn around was about 2 week... I felt like I was challenged but overall it wasn't too difficult...I would suggest to look at companys website and do a lot of research before the interview and have an "elevator pitch" prepared about why you would want to work for Edelman opposed to any other company

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    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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    Senior Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Edelman in July 2014.

    Interview

    I found the interview process to be positive and, after clearing the bar on skills, focused on team fit. I interviewed with a half dozen different people including some above and below my potential position. It made me feel comfortable with the group I would be working with and demonstrated to the existing team that I would be a net positive addition.

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    Negotiation

    I was hoping for a little more but seemed to be stuck between 2 positions and their respective salary scales.

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    Corporate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Edelman (Atlanta, GA) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Over the phone and Skype interview. Phone interview was very straight forward. Typical interview questions about my experience and expectations. The Skype interview was focused more on the actual position that I was applying for.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to give a real life example of how I would handle a particular PR crisis.   Answer Question

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