Ketchum
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Ketchum Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 30, 2014
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Interview Details – Applied online and they got back to me via email letting me know that I had made it to the next round. Next round was answering questions from a form they sent about the best PR campaign I had seen and I would be a good fit for the job.

Interview Question – What is the best PR campaign you've come across recently?   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Ketchum.

Interview Details – First I had an initial phone call with HR and then I spoke with the team leader. After that I was giving a writing test and a few weeks later I was called that I had gotten the position.

Interview Question – Be sure to know exactly what the team you are applying for does.   Answer Question

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New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Ketchum in March 2011.

Interview Details – The interview process was very long and very drawn out. There were a few rounds of interviews, followed by a press release contest, as well as an online video contest. In the final interview, the team sounded generally disinterested in hiring.

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New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Ketchum in March 2013.

Interview Details – Was contacted via email for a phone interview after application. Went through two rounds of interviews. Interviewers very positive and supportive. Even if it was phone interviews, they were very conversational. Very efficient communication. Although I was not selected in the end, I felt being respected and might go back and apply with them again.

Interview Question – All are common interview questions about your previous experience and knowledge in PR. (e.g. tell me about the XYZ internship you have done; why PR)   Answer Question

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San Francisco, CA

I applied online and interviewed at Ketchum.

Interview Details – Was interviewed by the sustainability and pr groups of the company for a sustainability internship. Pleasant and nice staff who asked high quality questions about my experiences, which were not traditional because I have a background in science rather than pr or business.

Interview Question – Do you have an interest in pr?   Answer Question

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San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Ketchum.

Interview Details – After sending in an application, you answer 4-5 questions about the PR industry (mostly creative). Then there is an initial phone interview with HR, and if you make it through you have a separate phone interview with the practice(s) you applied for.

Interview Question – What are the top 10 brands that you would like to work for?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation -- flat hourly rate for a 3 month internship

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San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ketchum.

Interview Details – Consists of a short written essay, Phone interview with HR, Phone interview with 2 team members for each team you applied for and a references check. Everyone I spoke with was friendly and once the interviews start, the process moves fairly quickly.

Interview Question – If you could work for any 5 Corporate companies, who would they be?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable

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San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Ketchum in April 2010.

Interview Details – I applied online (resume, cover letter, essays, the whole long process.), and they called me because they liked my cover letter. The interviewer was very complimentary, almost to a fault. He gave me a false sense of security and spoke as if I had already landed the internship--praising my answers, sounding impressed, agreeing with everything I said, etc. And he didn't sound a year older than me.
After the interview, he said I'd be hearing back from him in within the next week for a second interview, but the next communication I received was a rejection email. All it said was that they were looking for someone with more experience. I found that strange, since I was applying to a summer internship position.

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Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Ketchum in March 2008.

Interview Details – The phone interview was 20 minutes in length and consisted of generic questions about team work and time management.

The interviewer was personable and made the interview very comfortable.

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