Edelman Interview Questions

Updated Mar 13, 2015
Updated Mar 13, 2015
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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Edelman.

    Interview Details

    I have interviewed with them many times at this point. They change the role they are hiring for or hire internally a lot even when interested in the candidate. You have to know someone to get a foot in the door and even then it can be difficult.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Edelman in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    There is a short phone interview. The phone interviewer asked me a few questions about my education and my future graduation plans. Followed by a in person interview with two employees. The in person interview lasted only 30 minutes followed by a brief literacy test.

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    • There were no questions that were truly difficult. N/A   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Edelman in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter emailed me about a phone interview. She was very unenthusiastic during our email exchanges. We set up a time for two days later, and the day of she called me 10 minutes late. I was at work and didn't appreciate it. When she called me she didn't even apologize for being late, she acted like she was on time. I am honestly confused why she even set up a phone interview because it was apparent from the beginning she wasn't seriously considering me. She asked me the normal questions, nothing too difficult. At the end, she said the position was filled and she would let me know if anything opened up in the future. This was clearly a lie, because why would she waste her time doing a phone interview if the position actually was filled? She just didn't want to outright say that I wouldn't be continuing in the process. It was a disappointing experience.

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    • She grilled me as to why I had left my past jobs. It was very clear she had a negative idea in her mind, even though I left both on positive notes.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Edelman in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process took about four weeks. Phone Interview and then in-person interview. Never heard back from hiring manager or anyone else at Edelman. I was sure I had the job, but no one ever contacted me. Emailed and called several times, no response. Communication is very bad at the Houston office.

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    • Just asked about past PR experiences and why I wanted to work for Edelman.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Edelman.

    Interview Details

    Woman admittedly knew nothing about search, mobile, or display, only knew how to suggest social ideas. But the company has placed her as the Vice President of digital strategy. This company is pretty dumb. To be honest I took the job because I realized I'd be the smartest person there by far and could get away with pretty much anything. This has very much been the case. Don't take a position here unless you're okay getting bored and complacent.

    Interview Questions
    • "What would a good KPI be for a company running a Search campaign?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Pushed back once and immediately got what I asked for. They will always severely low-ball you as it's a PR firm and they're used to asking college students to join their ranks.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Edelman.

    Interview Details

    Skype interview - very casual. Walk through resume, background information, etc. Then did a writing and grammar test.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult part was that there weren't very standard "Why this company?" questions   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Edelman.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Edelman.

    Interview Details

    Several phone interviews and one Skype interview

    Interview Questions
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Vice President/Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – 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 Questions
    No Offer

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