Golin Interview Questions

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
16 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Golin in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, heard back a month later. Had a phone interview, then was immediately asked to come in for an in-person interview. I met with three people while I was there, all nice women. The office in LA was very nice and located literally in the heart of the financial district. The interview experience was a good one. It felt a bit rushed because I could tell they were busy based on their comments.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your strengths? What makes you a better fit for this position than other candidates?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was very friendly. They had us in private rooms and interviewers will rotate every 10 minutes. The rotation happens 4 times and you would meet employees from entry level positions to senior and managerial positions. Overall it was a very positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • After working in a team, what would you like their impression of you to be?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Golin.

    Interview Details

    Had two rounds of interviews. One was with the VP and then with the Associates I would be working under. The initial screening is with the HR department and they definitely want people with previous internship experience. If you have that and can talk about it confidently, getting the job is easy.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Account Supervisor/Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Golin.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter and asked to meet with a group of hiring managers. It's important to note that this was the second time I've been asked to meet with GolinHarris about an available opportunity. The first time, I had an excellent meeting but shortly after, the recruiter fell silent. I found out later that a freeze was placed on the search because they failed to obtain a client. A few years passed and I met with GolinHarris again. Like my previous experience, my impression of the interview process was again, less than stellar. After being told that I would be a "great fit", I met with a few of the hiring managers. Albeit, the meeting went very well but one of the people that was supposed to join us for the meeting flaked, resulting in them asking me to come in again when that person was available. Long story short, the second meeting never happened and after following-up, I received an email 2 weeks later where I was given a generic reason for the change of heart. Side note: These interviews are long, so be prepared. Both times were well over 2 hrs.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any "difficult" questions per se, but there were a lot of detailed questions where examples where required. Most questions that were asked were of average difficulty, some requiring slightly more thought than others. The interview felt very much like a conversation, but you definitely won't get away with giving throwaway answers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Costa Mesa, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Golin.

    Interview Details

    Straightforward as far as PR internships go. Online application and several in person interviews at the office. Team was friendly and smart!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Golin.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview, in person interview with two people. The position wasn't fully established and it was apparent the hiring manager needed hand holding to be on time. The person was 25 minutes late to a phone interview and left me waiting in their office lobby for 1.5 hours for the interview. Completely unprofessional and rude. The person was a bit curt in the interview and at times combative and rude, as though they were interviewing me as a favor. They are very senior in the company and presumably very intelligent but gave me a very bad impression of GolinHarris.

    I was also informed the previous person left the position because they worked 12-16 hour days because there was no management oversight of them or their workload.

    I was also told that no one particularly cares about the NYC office and that priority is in Chicago.

    Interview Questions
    • Come up with a marketing strategy for a client's product on the spot.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Golin in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    It's a comfortable facility. I was greeted with warm smiles and anticipation. They offered me coffee and within a few minutes I was interviewed. Two people interviewed me. They only asked a few questions. They were basic straightforward. Both interviewees asked the same questions. I was expecting a different set of questions from each interviewee. I wonder what the reason was to ask the same set of questions. Overall, it was a pleasing experience. After the interview, I was led to another room where I took a 2 hour writing test. The test wasn't too hard, but if you have test anxiety issues like me then it will become difficult. There are three parts. The first is to write a press release. They give you a fact sheet to go by. The second part they test you on is your AP style and editing skills. They will have you edit a press release using AP style marks and the last one is to write a paragraph or two on your favorite color. 2 hours is a long enough time to take the exam, but I found the time went very fast because I'm nervous and over thinking everything. You have to really come prepared for the exam. You may have given a good interview, but the test is such a major factor in rather or not they will hire you as an intern. Be prepared to write a good press release, have prior knowledge of AP style marks, and know how to write well enough. If you fail or give a mediocre performance on the test, then it may kill your chances of getting the position. That's my advice. Take the test seriously!

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult questions. The questions asked were simple.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Golin in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed company culture. Easy interviewing. They test your character fit and ability to speak coherently as you will be client-facing.

    Negotiation Details
    It was for an intern position, so there was no negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Healthcare Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Golin in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with 2 employees that worked in the healthcare area. The interview lasted for 30 minutes. A few days later I was emailed a writing test to complete and given 90 minutes to do so. It took me the entire 90 minutes once I had double-checked everything (write a press release given the information below, write an email pitch in 4 sentences for the press release I wrote, correct the following sentences using AP Style, answering questions about top circulation newspapers and television anchors and other media). Then, after the writing test it took them another 2 and a half weeks to tell me that I hadn't gotten the position. Very slow compared to other companies and the main reason that I don't feel this was a "positive" interview experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe yourself in one word for us to remember you by.   Answer Question
    • Describe how your previous academic and work experience would help you as an intern here.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Golin in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an online application and was invited for an interview a few weeks later after receiving a pre-screen phone call from the HR recruiter in Chicago. I met with several executives to discuss the position that ultimately wasn't a fit. A month later I was called back by the recruiter saying they had been impressed with my qualifications and thought I might be a fit for another opening they had. I interviewed with 3 separate executives during this second visit. One was a senior VP and the others were in similar roles that the job opening was for. They ended up hiring a current intern that they already had a close relationship with so it was unfortunate to have invested so much time and effort in the process. It was a positive experience although I was lead on to believe I was lock for the second position I interviewed for which was very disappointing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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