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Account Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX (US)
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Edelman (Dallas, TX (US)) in October 2012.

Interview

I applied for the position on their website. I received a phone call from Edelman to set up a preliminary phone interview with the VP. I then was invited to an in person interview which was held a little more than two weeks later (which is quite long and I had other interviews in that time span.) I interviewed in person and took a test.

I did not get the position and I was really bummed but when I look back at it, it was not the right fit for me at this level of my career or my skill level. That may have been why I didn't get the position.

I might consider applying for another position in the far future but it will be for a VP or higher position. ( I have a great job now on an executive level) and my company does contract with them and I am telling them what to do anyway.

I do think they are very bright and talented and will be a great fit for the right people.

Other Interview Reviews for Edelman

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    Account Supervisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Edelman (New York, NY (US)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was very organized. After a friend passed my resume along to HR, I was called in for an informative interview with two different people (non-HR). A month later I had a phone interview with a recruiter for a specific position. Over the course of the following month I visited the office two additional times--once to meet the recruiter in person and meet my future manager (one hour total), and once more to meet with other members of my team and take grammar and writing tests (four hours total).

    The recruiter did a very good job of keeping in contact with me and moving the process along quickly. The only point in the process during which I felt out of the loop was the very end, before an offer was made. I hadn't heard from anyone in over a week and had to reach out to obtain an update.

    Everyone I spoke with was very professional, nice, and seemed to genuinely enjoy working here.

    Interview Questions

    • It wasn't particularly difficult question, but at the end of the interview with the recruiter she asked me to provide additional examples of how I made a significant impact at my current employer that related directly to the position I was interviewing for. We had already discussed all of the main projects and initiatives I was responsible for developing so I was caught a bit off-guard and had to think quickly on the spot of something we had not talked about.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Before accepting the position, I spoke to the recruiter about more compensation and she called me back within two hours to let me know they would honor the request. The negotiation process was fairly easy.


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    Account Supervisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Edelman (Chicago, IL (US)) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I applied for an Account Supervisor position and received an interview request about 3 weeks after I applied online. I went in for an in-person interview with 4 different people (1 with HR and 3 from the team I'd be working in), and interviewed with each person individually for about 30 minutes each. I also had to take a writing test, which took about 90 minutes. The writing test was both on grammar and writing style.

    After the initial set of interviews, I received a follow-up phone call about 1 week later. Both myself and the HR rep felt that I wasn't professionally ready for the Account Supervisor position, but he was expressed an interest in keeping me at top-of-mind as he and the staff I interviewed with think I'd be a great fit for the team. At the time, I was interviewing with 2 other companies, which I mentioned to HR.

    About 3 weeks after the follow-up call, I received an offer for a position below Account Supervisor, but one that fit what I felt I was professionally prepared for.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of work environment/space do you work best in?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    My negotiation phase was a little different than others because I didn't actually interview for the position I was offered/accepted. That said, I researched salaries for similar titles with my level of education and experience, so I felt I had a good grasp on what I could expect. My advice is to research salaries, give a range and be willing to negotiate on other areas (vacation, start date, etc).

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    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Edelman (Chicago, IL (US)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I reached out to the potential interviewer on Twitter which was a one-off case and from there there was no turning back. Once I was approved to be hired Edelman did whatever it could to ensure I relocated from another country with great care. The entire transition process was smooth. Hats off to the recruitment team. I'm happy where I am.

    Interview Questions


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    Account Supervisor Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Edelman (Washington, DC (US)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    My initial contact with the company was an email from a Vice President that thought my skills might be a match. After responding to his email and sending my resume, I was contacted by an awesome HR rep for the phone screening. This was a standard check for background on skills, etc. After that I was brought in for a panel interview with two Senior VP's and an EVP that was the Group Head for the practice I would be working for. I also had to do a timed writing test that wasn't well catered to the Digital position I was being hired for, but was still challenging.

    I would recommend being prepared on the type of work Edelman does on a day-to-day and ask questions about the current client relationship. Your work experience will differ greatly depending on the account and team members you work with. Everyone is super talented, but I found that it takes different skills to be successful with your team depending on the level of trust a client has in the work they want.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you plan a digital outreach strategy for this audience?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was not able to negotiate.


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    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Edelman (Chicago, IL (US)) in September 2011.

    Interview

    I applied online and received a call from HR. He set up an interview with me and three other people in the department I was applying for, one peer and two supervisors. However, each interview was done individually. I don't have previous agency experience, but had worked in a similar industry. I really would have liked to do a panel interview to allow myself more time to demonstrate my relevant experience instead of repeating myself over and over again.

    Interview Questions


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    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Edelman (Chicago, IL (US)) in April 2011.

    Interview

    HR calls, there is a phone screening, and then there are likely 2 other in person meetings. The in person meeting is with the bosses you'll be working with and the team members you'll be working with.

    Interview Questions

    • If I was patient, and could explain a situation when I was patient.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    HR was not willing to budge on salary.


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    Account Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    The HR team was quick to respond to my inquiry. The entire process was pleasant and efficient, and they were considerate of my time.

    Interview Questions

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    Account Supervisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Edelman (Chicago, IL (US)).

    Interview

    Started out with an initial phone interview / HR screen, then moved on to a number of in person interviews that we about a few weeks apart, ended with a writing test (that was moderately difficult). Recruiting team seems a bit disengaged, but that could be due to heavy workload / hiring needs.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiation is typical. You will be lowballed, but stand firm. All HR reps try and keep you within a "range" but if you have the experience and know what you're worth you will be able to get close.


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    Account Supervisor Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Edelman (New York, NY (US)) in July 2010.

    Interview

    An inhouse recruiter reached out via LinkedIn. I had a phone screener, then met with all the senior members of our department, as well as seniors from our overall group. Had constant contact with the hiring manager. I also had to sit a one hour written "situation test" and a one hour written "writing test". When I accepted the offer I had to sign a consent form for a background test.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Quick and painless. No want you want and be prepared to negotiate. Best to find out about their vacation policies in advance as they can't budge on those.


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