Olson Reviews

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34 Reviews
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    Great work environment, very supportive colleagues

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Olson


    Excellent work environment
    Talented and supportive colleagues


    Departments need a little more alignment

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Olson Interviews

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Olson in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted a little over a week after applying online. Got a phone call saying this position was going to have interviews at the beginning of the following week, final interviews by the end of the week, then start the next Monday- so the entire interviewing process would be one week long. I had a phone interview at the beginning of the next week with a recruiter in Minneapolis (the position interviewed for was in San Francisco). Interviewer was very flaky with questions and gave mixed signals throughout the interview which I thought was strange for an initial interview. Questions focused more on my college coursework than my relevant work experience or what kind of skills I have or worker I am. Since the job posting was very vague, I asked about the job responsibilities and what a typical day would look like. The recruiter didn't know how to answer this- she said she believed there was some research and writing involved, but wasn't sure. I don't know how she is supposed to determine which candidates are right for a role when she doesn't even know what the role does, or how to answer that simple question. At the end of the interview, she said I would hear back in a week and a half to two weeks. I was a little confused because I thought the job was starting before that but again, she wasn't sure. She asked me to email her writing samples, which I did, along with a letter of recommendation and references. I never heard back so after two weeks I followed-up reiterating my interest. It has now been another month and I never heard anything back, not even an automated response.

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Olson Awards & Accolades

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Agency of the Year, PR Week, 2014

Additional Info

Website www.olson.com
Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Olson is one of the top five independent, full-service digital agencies in North America.

Olson is an integrated, next generation agency with digital at its core, focused on driving rich engagement for many of the world’s leading brands.

With a digital core and deep expertise in Advertising, 1to1, PR, social and mobile, the 500+-person-strong agency is Revolutionizing... More

Mission: Ours is an entrepreneurial, solutions-based culture. We bring together the disciplines, technologies, and creativity needed to "Revolutionize Engagement" between... More

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