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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume, and then received a follow-up email requesting an interview in their SF office. I was interviewed one-on-one by three different people, all of whom were very gracious in giving useful advice for getting into PR and feedback on my interview responses. Following the interview, I had to complete two writing exams, one writing a summary and one writing a press release. The office as a whole was very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • I have given you a project that's due tomorrow. Another co-worker asks you to help them complete a project that's due today. If you accept this new project, you may not complete the one due tomorrow on time. What do you do?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Public Relations Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at SHIFT Communications.

    Interview Details

    Submitted cover letter and resume, quickly scheduled a phone interview and was asked to come onsite. I met with about 4 of the people I'd be working with.

    Everything up to that point was a smooth and pleasant experience; the interview set up had clearly been well organized.

    However towards the end of my interview someone came in, cut me off mid-sentence and ushered me out, saying that they were out of time to speak with me.

    Without a doubt the rudest experience I have ever had applying for a job. I know I was just applying for the lowly position of an intern and it's an employer's market but this is not the way to treat candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time when you solved a problem at work.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Account Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at SHIFT Communications in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was a bit lengthy, but they worked with me and kept their word when it came time to offer me the job. I was placed through writing tests and met with multiple people at the agency and they say if you get a phone call you likely got the job--if you receive an email you likely didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • Think of a time when you took the initiative to do something to better the company you were working for that you didn't have to do? What was it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Once I received the phone call, I had them email me the offer letter and any other paperwork and told them that I would like some time to go over everything to make my final decision. Once I emailed them back, the process was fairly smooth. Since this was my first career straight out of college, I didn't attempt a negotiation of salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    PR Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at SHIFT Communications in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was straightforward, everyone was very pleasant who I spoke with. Staff at front desk was very welcoming as were passerby. One woman noticed I was wearing a suit in their casual office and asked if I had an interview so wished me good luck!

    The interview itself was very laid back and conversational. Thought it went well, but apparently it didn't!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at SHIFT Communications in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process went OK except that I played phone tag with a senior associate for three weeks; It was agonizing. Shift is a very busy firm and depending on the location, they are attempting to hire too many people at once. I would recommend they slow down a bit to reduce turnover. However, it is a great company to work for if you're trying to break into the market.

    Telephone interviewing seems to come first and if they ever call you back, you might get a request for an in-person interview. I actually got an in-person interview request but was never called back for the exact date. After that, I moved on and became employed somewhere else. Then I heard the Shift actually laid a few people off months after my "interview attempt".

    Interview Questions
    • They will ask you what you would do if a client were unhappy with your results or if a junior person/intern messed up while you were managing a project. You will also be asked what value you could provide to the company.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
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