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New York, NY (US)
1001 to 5000 employees
Burson Cohn & Wolfe
1953
Company - Public
Advertising & Marketing
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

Edelman, Ketchum, Weber Shandwick

Burson-Marsteller Reviews

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burson-Marsteller full-time

    Pros

    Well paid; Great clients; Good medical policy

    Cons

    Long working hours; Easy to get burnt out

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Burson-Marsteller Interviews

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    Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Burson-Marsteller (London, England).

    Interview

    Very straight-forward application via LinkedIn, invited in for a relatively informal interview by the head of department after they assessed my application and CV. The main interviewer was great, prompt and easy to engage with, asked good questions and really delved into my CV. He really put my through my paces. The other interviewer was 10 minutes late to my 30 minute interview and sat on his phone (barely hidden under the table) for the majority of the time I was interviewing. He barely seemed to be listening and didn't ask any pressing questions. It gave me a really bad impression of the company, if one of the directors can't give a relatively senior job applicant half an hour of their time. If it had been a client emergency, I would have had no problem with him making an exit, rather than wasting my time. It took over a week for them to come back to me, despite a follow up email from myself. I got the impression they had brought me in for an interview to contrast with another applicant they'd already met and liked, since my background didn't fit with exactly what it became clear they wanted when I received their feedback. Nothing more than a good practice interview for a company I'm now sure I don't want to work for.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about my choice of dissertation topic. I appreciated the question, as it showed my CV had actually been read through.   Answer Question
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