Perkins Eastman Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Project Manager/Project Architect Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Perkins Eastman in January 2014.
Interview Details – Interviewed with four senior managers, none of whom introduced themselves nor were sure what position I applied for. The most senior made a weak excuse to leave after only a few minutes, so I knew this was going to end poorly. Final email saying no thanks, did not get the names of their staff correct. Felt like they did not care.
Interview Question – Typical questions. Answer Question
Senior Designer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Perkins Eastman.
Interview Details – The interview went great! Questions mostly related to my portfolio. I am glad they did not ask the usual questions like 'where do you see yourself in 5 years' and 'strengths and weakness'. They were specific about my experience, projects previously worked on and the interview was purely based on my portfolio and skills. It went on for almost an hour and had a verbal offer right away awaiting my decision. Got the written offer a week later. During the interview they made lots of promises portraying a work culture with great work-life balance, comp time off etc, turns out most of them were fake promises coz nothing like that was ever talked about once I accepted the job.
Interview Question – Questions were straight forward, related to portfolio and skills Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Although I asked for a slightly higher pay, they declined!
Very Easy Interview
Human Resources Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Perkins Eastman in May 2012.
Interview Details – I was a temp and asked to be called if an opportunity arose in the company. The hiring process was not difficult at all.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. Answer Question
Entry Level Architect Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Perkins Eastman in March 2013.
Interview Details – the interviewer is nice and energetic, inquiring me about the design details of my projects one by one, which is very rare for me as a student graduating this may.
Senior Associate Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Perkins Eastman in January 2008.
Interview Details – head Hunter then interview by 5 of 8 Board Members
Interview Question – All fair questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Great
Project Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Perkins Eastman in January 2008.
Interview Details – Submitted application. Was intereviewed once by a Principal. Had a follow-up interview with three Design Principals, including the Director of Design. A job offer followed almost immediately afterward.
Interview Question – There didn't seem to be any difficult questions. One of the Principals did not even look at me the entire time I was in the interview, so I did not fee confident I would get the job, but I did. He turned out to be a bit of a jerk. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I accepted the offer as is.
Junior Architect Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Perkins Eastman in April 2012.
Interview Details – very organized office
Interview Question – what do you see yourself in 5 years Answer Question
Marketing Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Perkins Eastman in April 2011.
Interview Details – I had a group interview with the office manager and three principals. The marketing director also sat in on the interview via conference call. The interview went well and I was asked to come back the following day for a writing/InDesign test. It's been nearly three months and I still haven't heard from them, despite following up numerous time. I guess I didn't get the job - thanks for letting me know!
Interview Question – If our office was to move locations, what kind of marketing activities would you plan? Answer Question