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Porter Novelli Interview Questions in Washington, DC

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    Account Supervisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 12+ months. I interviewed at Porter Novelli (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The process itself was wonderful. Was introduced to many team members and senior leadership. Delightful conversations. The only con was that it took a long time to finalize the hire. There was a 2 hr writing test towards the end.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked about my past experience and what I was looking for in a job. Why I was leaving my old job. No trick questions.   Answer Question

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    Assistant Account Executive Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Porter Novelli (Washington, DC) in November 2015.

    Interview

    The process was very detailed. Two in-person interviews with the team I'd be working with, a writing test, and then an interview with the managing director. The interviews were fairly standard, and even though it felt like a long process (3+ weeks), it gave me time to get to know the company better and see if it was a good fit. They really care if you're a good "fit" for the company culture as much as your experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work with this type of client? What is your work style? How do you manage your time?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Porter Novelli (Washington, DC) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I had applied to the PN internship after meeting two company representatives at a university career fair. About two weeks later, I was contacted to set up a time for an in person interview with two more representatives. It so happened that one of the people I met at the career fair also sat in on the interview. The interview itself was pretty standard in terms of the resume and experience walk through. Although it was a 2:1 panel, both representatives were extremely personable and made me feel comfortable despite how nervous I was. After, I was led to an office to complete a 2.5 hour writing test. The test consisted of a pitch letter, press release and three lead paragraphs with headlines. The test itself did not have any tricks and was based on pure skill. About two weeks after completing the interview and writing test, I received a phone call with the offer. Overall a really standard hiring process from start to finish.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a little bit about yourself.   1 Answer

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    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Porter Novelli (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    A very prompt, but very involved process. Prompt meaning they were good with communication and next steps, and involved meaning there were many rounds and I kind of wish they had consolidated it. The questions were a bit repetitive too.

    Also, the personalities of those interviewing you can vary from formal to pretty informal, and by the book to very honest.

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult question, they named some of their more boring clients, said they were boring, and asked why I would want to work on that.   Answer Question

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    Account Executive Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Porter Novelli (Washington, DC) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Long phone interviews, one group interview and several one on one interviews with current employees at various levels. Pretty intense timed writing test required.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Didn't negotiate, but definitely should have.


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