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Account Manager Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Meltwater (Washington, DC) in July 2016.

Interview

The interview process was explained during the initial phone interview. It entailed an open house (mixer) followed by an invite to a group interview and lastly an individual interview. The open house tested your conversational skills while meeting employees, fellow applicants, and listening to presentations about the company. The particular open house I was invited to lacked any diversity on the current employee side.

The group interview consisted of 20+ applicants for two different positions and 8 or so current employees, including an area director. Again, presentations on the company and a more thorough outline of expectations for the next Meltwater employee. There was a breakout for a small group work and presentation, as well as two individual minute-long presentations. If you are comfortable standing in front of a crowd and speaking you will do fine.

After this, you may be invited for an individual interview. This was a four on one and was more rapid-fire questions about your experience, your drive, and what have you. Be sure to emphasize your drive! Two mock sales calls. The last question asks you who knows you best and what would that person say is your weakness. Be prepared with a professional answer.

Overall think big, think flashy with Meltwater.

Interview Questions

  • What is a company that could benefit from Meltwater's services?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Meltwater

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Meltwater (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Brief phone interview with recruiter followed by a completely bizarre day of group interview followed by a panel interview with execs. It was an entire day where the morning session was held at a hotel (weird) and you had to sit through a presentation where you're told all about how great the position is and the company is, but that you're against all the other candidates in the room for the job. Lots of group presentation/problem solving style activities, many of the candidates were fresh MBA grads with not much in terms of social skills. After this morning session, you have to go home and wait around for a few hours to see if they'll call to invite you back for an individual interview the same day. I was invited back for an afternoon interview at the Meltwater offices where I sat across the table from 4-5 execs, one on video chat, and barraged with questions that ranged from standard interview fare to really bizarre and inappropriate. I felt like I was being interviewed for the CIA or something. This was seriously the strangest and most unpleasant professional interview experience I have EVER had.

    Interview Questions

    • Who do you live with?
      What would your boyfriend say is your weakness?
      Why should I hire you?   Answer Question

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Meltwater in June 2016.

    Interview

    Three round interview. firstly you will talk with HR or an account manager, and then you will be invited to a socail event where the company staff can tell whether you can fit in this company or not. The last one is a group interview and an individual interview, very intense.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you apply for the position in Meltwater?   1 Answer
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Meltwater (New York, NY).

    Interview

    After the initial phone screening I was invited to NYC for a group interview. There were 13 candidates and 7 Meltwater employees. Expect on the spot speeches and presentations. If you are outgoing and enjoy public speaking it should be no problem.

    From the group interview, they then invited as many qualified candidates back for an individual interview later that day.

    Interview Questions

    • There was also a 3 minute group sales presentation to a mock client   Answer Question

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    Account Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Meltwater (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    This was a very difficult and different interview process. I was contacted by an in house recruiter and brought to a social as a first interview. Essentially you are expected to go to this group setting in their office to socialize with everyone. This is their way of seeing how you fit in as it is a very social company. Next step is the group interview. This is a very long day of working in groups with the other candidates and preparing presentations. Afterwards they decide who they want to bring back and call you the same day. At this time you will be invited back to a panel interview where you are asked questions and do mock phone calls.

    Typically you will get a call either way a couple of days after the panel interview.

    Interview Questions


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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Meltwater.

    Interview

    Interview process began with a couple of phone interviews with Meltwater managers or directors. If they felt you were a good candidate you were moved on to the group interview stage. They call the candidates they feel to be best suited for the position for a panel interview after the group interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Group Interview: Who would you want as your manager and why?   Answer Question

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Meltwater.

    Interview

    Had an initial phone interview and was invited to the group "meet and greet" portion of the interview. Overall this was a very stressful experience, even though they tried to make it seem cool and casual with wine, beer and snacks. You are placed with around 20 other candidates and 3 meltwater employees lead the interview. Candidates were jumping at the bit to ask questions and fighting for attention. I honestly felt like I was in the hunger games. Unless you are an extreme extrovert this process will be difficult to get noticed and get any time with the employees.


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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Meltwater.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview after an online application through LinkedIn. The phone interview lasted about 45 minutes, after which I was invited to a group interview. Before the group interview you are asked to prepare a case study (basically they give you a company and want you to sell the entire Meltwater suite to them in a tailored way) and turn it in at the group interview. The group interview was at a swanky hotel in Downtown Austin, and it involved about 5 Meltwater employees and 7 interviewees. They had a strict schedule of explaining the company, then there was a break-- then the games began. We each had to talk about ourselves. Then you break into teams and solve problems together. They tell you that they will call you if you are selected for a one-on-several of them interview. I was not selected. I'm pretty sure it is because I was wearing bright red pants and everyone else was in a black suit. You live and you learn.

    Interview Questions

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Meltwater (Austin, TX) in June 2013.

    Interview

    This was the weirdest interview in my life, and I have been on many—I mean, I live in Austin, after all.

    So I was turned onto this company by a guy I met downtown who seemed quite intelligent and gave it rave reviews. I gave him my resume, he passed it along, and about a week later, I got a phone interview, which went well. No bells went off there.

    But then, oh then, I was asked to partake in a group interview downtown at a hotel. Four representatives from Meltwater showed up. Only one of them looked old enough to buy cigs. But what really stuck out was how attractive they were, even by Austin standards. I was a little surprised and sort of taken aback. I guess I’m used to living in America where there’s gonna be at least one kid in the crowd who likes his Oreos (it wasn’t until later, after I read the anti-meltwater blog, that I realized my discomfort was somewhat valid—the company was notorious for handpicking hot people to maintain its reputation for pumping up the jam after work).

    So the Homecoming court waved us into the conference room. There were about ten of us. At thirty, I was by far and away the oldest. All the kids were dressed nicely, looking like they were going to prom. We each had a chance to introduce ourselves and describe our passion. Since everyone else was being super pretentious, I picked my passion as being malt liquor. Everyone laughed except for the Meltwater people. So, no sense of humor, I knew I wasn’t going to pass the interview. I just decided then and there to remain true to myself and watch in shock horror as the Meltwater supermodels continued on with a two and a half sermon on why their company is Jesus and Lil’ John all rolled into one shiny wagon with a corporate logo stapled on top. This orgy of hubris included a slide show of their charity work, pictures of the three kids and a couple of llamas they saved in South America (the kids for whom IMHO looked happier in the before-Meltwater-intervened photos), followed by pictures of company trips in exotic cities to unwind i.e. pump up the jam, which I guess was much-needed given their other reputation for week-long nonstop cold calling. After the Meltwater team was done running laps around their egos, we had a competition to see which was mightier—the pen or the sword. Pretty sure I participated in something like that in Odyssey of the Mind, back in fifth grade. It became a brown-nosing contest.

    Oh, and when it became Q & A time, the Meltwater people avoided answering any probing question I asked….and trust me, my questions aren’t that probing.

    Yet, the best what-the-fudge moment was when they gave us time at the end of the interview to allow us to thank them for inviting us to the interview. Yes. We were asked to sit there and appeal to them that each one of us was the best candidate for their company in the most humiliating, most brown nosery display of uber ridiculousnessI had ever witnessed. Saddest part is, everyone (but I) took part. Goes to show how bad the job market is.

    I emailed the Meltwater guy when I got home and demanded that he take me off his list of candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • The pen and sword thing, although I would define it as more "stupid" then "hard."   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Meltwater.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a recruiter in response to an online application. Had a phone screening and was invited in for a group interview.

    Similar to what others have written, the group interview was a little bizarre and unlike anything I've ever experienced. A full half day in a hotel conference room (why wouldn't they just do this in their office?) with 7 or so Meltwater employees and about 9 candidates. Group presentations, choosing who among your peers you would want to be your manager, elevator pitches, mock debates, and the like.

    I was called back later that day for an individual interview in their office. I had assumed an "individual interview" would be 1-1 with employees, maybe a few rounds of this. What actually happened was more like pledging a fraternity/sorority than a job interview.

    I sat across the table from all 7 employees from the morning session and they legit grilled me for an hour and a half on my experience, strengths/weaknesses, and business knowledge, which is fine. But they also asked a lot of very personal questions (who do you live with, how long have you been with your significant other, what would your best friend say your weaknesses are) and really pushed for the intimate details. They kept saying "we're sorry if this is weird we just want to get to know you" but it was really bizarre and prying.

    Seriously the weirdest, most intense interview process ever - I felt like I was being interviewed to adopt a child, not for a sales job. I also asked about the seemingly endless # of negative posts online about them, and they pretty much avoided the question and blamed it on a few immature ex employees.

    I got a call a few days later saying they weren't going to be making me an offer because they were looking for a "more experienced candidate" when I had more experience than anyone in my group and they spent all session telling us that they didn't care about experience and just wanted to bring in the right people and train them. Not even mad though, I probably would have declined anyway based on how strange and awkward the process was. Seems very cult-like.

    Interview Questions

    • What would your best friend say he/she doesn't like about you?

      Who (of your group of peers) would you choose to be your manager and why?

      Pretend you're calling me and pitching me our product.   Answer Question

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