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APCO Worldwide Project Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 10, 2017
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Project Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at APCO Worldwide (New York, NY).

Interview

I received the interview through a mutual connection. The staffing committee reached out by email and we set up a phone interview for a few days later. The interview spanned about 30 minutes. It was a good process but halfway through I realized it wasn't exactly the right place for me.

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at APCO Worldwide (Washington, DC) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email from HR a few days later. The interview was very late when she called me and she never sent me a follow up message, despite telling me she would. It is okay that I did not receive and offer, but an email would have been nice.

    Interview Questions

    • Very basic questions you would expect from an interview.
      Walk me through your resume.
      Why APCO?
      How did you hear about APO?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at APCO Worldwide in January 2016.

    Interview

    I was contacted about doing a phone interview, which happened the next day. The phone interview took about 30 minutes and was not hard. Mainly went over my resume with a few basic questions. Then I was asked to do the writing test several days later. The writing test took about an hour and a half. I then had an in-person interview a week and a half later. The next day I was contacted and offered the position. Overall, the process took about two and a half weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you bring to our team? What are you looking for?   Answer Question
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    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    The interview process took about a month. There were three rounds of interviews: 1) phone screening, 2) multiple back-to-back interviews with two people each, and 3) a final interview with two additional senior-level employees and a very long writing test.

    Interview Questions

    • Q. Why do you want to work at APCO?   2 Answers

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    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at APCO Worldwide (Washington, DC) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Took a million years. Spoke to 7 different people on the phone over the course of 2 weeks. And then came in for 2 in person interviews. The whole process took about 6 weeks.

    Interview Questions


  5. Helpful (2)  

    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at APCO Worldwide.

    Interview

    Arduous process, interviewed with 9 people over 3 rounds, plus a writing test. I was given the offer the day after my final round, but I know some people wait weeks to hear back.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your favorite social media platform, and how would you use it to create a strategy for X client   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There's a little wiggle room, but not much. If they say they can't offer you a higher base salary, ask for a signing bonus.


  6. Helpful (3)  

    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at APCO Worldwide (Washington, DC) in February 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was long, but that's not uncommon from my experience. I met with many different employees, 6 on the actual team I'd be working for (junior, senior, and exec level), 2 execs, and HR. There was a writing test, which is also standard for the industry - it was challenging but enjoyable to do, which is how I knew I would like the job. The people I met with were very warm and sociable, and had a great reparte with one another. I could definitely sense the congenial environment that was described.

    Interview Questions

    • What made you want to pursue a career in Communications?   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at APCO Worldwide (Washington, DC) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Multiple rounds of interviews which seemed a little pointless- could have met with all relevant staff in one meeting rather than spreading them out- seemed poorly organized. I was kept waiting for staff to show up which made me feel unimportant to them. Not a great first impression
    Writing tests understandable.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation on salary- this is what we're offering and this is when you start..... this should have been a red flag.

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    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at APCO Worldwide (Bangkok (Thailand)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Interview with most members of the team - can be done online - very flexible and very friendly - caring and considerate team willing to guide you through the nature of the work, the team and the culture

    Interview Questions

    • They are interested more in what you can contribute to the team as well as whether you are a good fit for the entire team dynamics.   Answer Question

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    Project Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at APCO Worldwide in March 2011.

    Interview

    I had a short phone interview one day. Went over my resume with the hiring manager. She was more interested in the parts of the resume that I felt weren't important for the job, and had no interested when I tried to bring up my experiences that were applicable to the position. She had a pretty negative outlook from the beginning, which caught me off guard. I was originally really interested in the position and APCO in general, but after the interview I lost all interest.

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