Sullivan Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Associate Analyst Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Sullivan in May 2014.
Interview Details – Submitted my resume/cover letter, and heard back a week later. I went in for an interview with 2 team members that lasted about 1.5 hours. Despite sending multiple follow-up emails, I wasn't contacted until 3 weeks later, when I was brought in for 5 more interviews, 30 minutes each. All of them were very enjoyable, with very smart people. 2 weeks later, HR contacted me asking for writing samples and promised a decision within the week. They never followed up by the end of the week, and as I had a deadline a few days later for another offer, I explained my situation. The HR woman responded by promising to give me an offer or a rejection in time for me to respond to my other offer. But 2 hours after her promised deadline, she emailed and said that while the team was very interested in my candidacy, it still hadn't come to a decision (after 5 weeks?) and needed until the end of the week. I decided to just accept the other offer; I would've loved to work here, but they were very uncommunicative and disrespectful with my time throughout the process.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself, why you want to work here, what's your work style Answer Question
Associate Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Sullivan in April 2012.
Interview Details – It was more of an informational interview. I met with an analyst and Barbara Sullivan for 2 separate 30 minute interviews. There were no difficult or procedural questions it was all behavioral. Both really nice people and the experience itself was enjoyable.
Copywriter Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Sullivan in January 2010.
Interview Details – Submitted resume at career fair and waited for call. After some rescheduling, had phone interview and submitted samples. Was assured that they would be reviewed and I would be called for freelance opportunities in the near future. After a few attempts to follow up, I gave up. No letter. No email. No call.
Interview Question – How do you feel about b2b writing? Would you be bored? Answer Question