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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Edelman (Atlanta, GA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online through their website, and an HR representative emailed me to schedule a phone interview. We talked on the phone for about 10-15 minutes, and it didn't feel like an interview at all. She basically asked why I wanted to work at Edelman, and how serious I was about the internship. After that call, she emailed me again within a day to schedule a Skype interview. I had two back-to-back interviews with two supervisors in two different departments (one internship was in health and the other was crisis management). Each one lasted about 20 minutes, which I thought was a bit odd since it didn't feel like they got to know me very well. I guess they were satisfied with my work experience. Afterwards, they asked me to submit some writing samples, and I wrote a 700 word essay on what PR means to me and how I can benefit Edelman. After that, I was offered the health internship. I had to decline because Atlanta was too expensive to move and live there to do a six month internship. I was really bummed I had to turn it down, but I'm still hoping to find work with Edelman!

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Edelman (New York, NY) in March 2016.

    Interview

    The individual who reached out to me was very friendly, and we talked about the position and the company at length first and then I came to the New York office for an interview. I able to meet with people from the department I applied for along with others from departments I was curious about. I talked to some amazing people and we ended up having a very natural conversation, nothing forced.

    It's a cliche, but ultimately, as long as you just be yourself and talk about what you're interested in, you shouldn't find any difficulty with the interview.

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Edelman in April 2016.

    Interview

    Very great process. Had two interviews, one over the phone and one Skype. First interview was basic questions about resume and second interview was more in-depth about Edelman as well as personal experiences.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your biggest accomplishment?
      Why do you want to work for Edelman?
      What's a difficult situation you've been in and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Edelman (Los Angeles, CA) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Very easy! Had a phone interview with recruiter who led me to an in person hour long interview. The first half hour was with two people then the other half was with another two different people. They moved fast.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of negative situation were you in with your boss now or some experience in school where you had to confront someone and how did you handle it and what was the outcome?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Edelman.

    Interview

    Phone screening confirming resume. They wanted to knwo more about my experience and what I have taken from it. Easy phone interview describing the position and how the process would go.

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Edelman (Chicago, IL) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Met recruiter at a career fair and kept in touch. When it was time to apply I did a phone screen. After the phone screen I was fairly quickly brought in for an in-person interview with the recruiter. I did not meet my potential team until I was hired. They have a lot of applicants, but if you have a smart-looking resume and can boast some prior experience related to PR before applying for the internship, you should be OK.

    Interview Questions

    • Because it was an internship interview, the recruiter focused on behavioral questions.   Answer Question

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Edelman (Sacramento, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Was emailed within two weeks by the Sacramento office to set up a phone interview. Phone interview asked the normal questions that you can read other posts for. I had difficulty understanding the interviewer - he had a heavy accent and kinda did this "Mhm" thing every five seconds so it was distracting to me answering.

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    Internship Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Edelman (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The turnaround for hearing from Edelman was actually pretty quick for me. Within a day of submitting my application and sending an email with my resume I was on the phone with an HR interviewer, who was very friendly. The questions were standard, no out-of-the-blue or hardball stuff. I was then passed on to interview over the phone (I wasn't in the city at the time) with a couple of account people that I would be working with and was placed on a specific team, which are divided according to topic (health, corporate, energy, etc.). It all happened within a few days, and they wanted me to start right away, which was a bit stressful. But overall a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How will you manage your time when you have competing deadlines for different projects?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Wasn't able to negotiate for the intern position


  9.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Edelman (Atlanta, GA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    5 minute phone interview and got asked back for second round.


  10.  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Edelman in November 2013.

    Interview

    Send in a resume, cover letter, several writing samples; then was contacted by a recruiter to set up an in person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • During this interview you will be asked to be interacting with ___________ on a daily basis. What strategies or messages do you feel would be most effective in reaching that public?   Answer Question

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