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The LEVICK environment is unbeatable. At my previous job, I showed up for every morning because I knew someone had to and because I knew I had to earn a paycheck. At LEVICK, I show up every day genuinely excited about the projects ahead of me, about which of my many talented coworkers I will be lucky enough to partner with to best achieve a client's goals, and about the strides I'm going to be able to take to advance my own skills while at the same time furthering the objectives of our loyal clients. Fast-paced, demanding and definitely not cut out for those who cannot manage their time well, the electric energy in the LEVICK D.C. headquarters is inspiring. Our laundry list of clients across all sectors ranging from food, energy and banking to foreign governments, professional services firms and educational institutions has taught me more about the corporate environment and the importance of a well-planned communications strategy than I could ever imagine. The work is interesting and never-ending, but has been the most rewarding professional experience of my adult life. At LEVICK you will challenge yourself, you will forge intellectually and personally fulfilling relationships with clients, media and coworkers, and you will make an impact. Most importantly, you'll be a part of something you can be proud of and really sink your teeth into. And this experience will help you more than you know in anything else you should choose to do with your future.Cons
LEVICK is on the smaller side as far as competitive, internationally-recognized public relations firms are concerned. Due to the smaller size, one single employee's negative attitude can have a ripple effect through the entire firm, whether it is their intention or not.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Be more approachable whenever possible. I consider myself very close with most members of the senior and executive staff at LEVICK, but I know some junior staffers would not say the same. It is my hope that as our firm continues to expand our practices and our staff, that we can bring on skilled professionals who also realize the importance of being able to communicate effectively with your peers and your team members before being able to effectively guide the communications strategies of our clients. During my time here, I have already watched the overwhelming majority of the executive team make a concerted effort to do so, and every single new hire since I've been on board has been a fantastic addition to our LEVICK team. I have nothing but optimism for 2014 and years to come.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
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I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at LEVICK in June 2014.Interview Details
Having been in the communications field for over eight years both in the US and Internationally, I can say with certainty that this was the most haphazard interview process I have ever gone through in my life.
I applied through email and was contacted over a month and half later by the HR associate to schedule an interview. I was in a meeting and so I called her back...three times since I left a message once, no call back so I called the next day, she hung up on me, then called back once more and she scheduled the interview. I was interviewing from out of town so I came in at my own cost and interviewed with four SVP & VPs. This went really well and they seemed intelligent and I liked the agency.
Next I waited two weeks and was contacted to do a timed two hour writing test, which I had to complete during business hours. I waited two weeks for an update, and finally emailed the HR associate who notified me that they wanted me to come in again for a second round of interviews. I then confirmed with her a time and date, and again flew in at my own cost. I get to the interview and she informs me she had me down for the next day, which I quickly showed her the email indicating we agreed on the day I was there. She asked me to come back the next day, but since I flew in just for the day (I took the day off of work) I couldn't. In the end she ended up hustling together the people that I needed to meet with, but I'm sure this cost me a good interview as the interviewees had no idea who I was and no chance to review my resume prior to being rushed into a room with me. It was bad on all accounts.
All in all a horrible process which I can't blame on the firm other than the fact they hired an HR associate who didn't seem to be very detail oriented.Interview Questions
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- I was asked by one of the SVPs to tell them a joke. Answer Question
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