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Politico Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 28, 2014
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Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Reporter Interview

Arlington, VA

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

Interview Details – Had 1 phone interview, then had a try-out where I wrote 3 stories in 2 hours (6 to 8am) and then went for a more casual interview face-to-face with the employer. Next step was a meeting in the office with 4 employees at the company. Kind of like a round of speed dating for a job. After that, I got the offer

Interview Question – Looking for a keen sense of news, don't focus to much on the "digital journalism" aspect   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much negotiations

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Director Interview

Senior Director
Arlington, VA

I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Politico in September 2013.

Interview Details – I had two telephone interviews. Both were very thorough and lasted about 30 minutes each. The position duties and responsibilities were clearly detailed at the outset and the next step in the process was also explained. The second interviewer was also careful to detail the next step in the process.

Interview Question – All the questions were expected and weren't difficult. I'm changing career fields so I expected the spectrum of questions.   Answer Question

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Arlington, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Politico in January 2009.

Interview Details – Straight forward phone interview followed with an in office interview consisting of the usual questions for about a half an hour. I ultimately turned down the position prior to hearing back from them.

Interview Question – Nothing surrpising   Answer Question

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