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New York, NY (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1952
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Golin, FleishmanHillard, Weber Shandwick

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
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    Great experience for career in public relations

    Cons

    Workload pressure can be overwhelming

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    Support staff to carry out their responsibilities

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Edelman Interviews

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    Contract Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Edelman (London, England) in October 2015.

    Interview

    As an experienced senior Contract Recruiter / Talent Acquisition Specialist, I judge a company by my own candidate experience from the moment I click the 'Apply' button as that is what the Recruiting / Talent team should be judged on. Edelman sadly rates as just above appalling.

    From experience having coached recruiters, the moment you click apply having filled in a lengthy, clunky application via their own ATS system, your application is then forwarded to the relevant recruiter to review. The sad truth that the majority of recruiters are appallingly lazy and out of 100 applicants may only open the first 10. Hence to be in with a chance, you have to find the relevant hiring manager that posted the job and take the time to draft a covering letter to catch their attention to send as in InMail via LinkedIn.

    I will give full credit to Nigel Miller (Head of HR EMEA) for taking the trouble to reply. If only Nigel's team were as diligent as it's not his place to be looking after individual roles - I applied 3 weeks ago and despite sending direct Inmails, a connection request and leaving 3 voicemails for the Head Of Recruitment (I will spare your blushes by not naming you) as well as a message with their recruitment co-ordinator, no one on the recruiting team has once tried to call, email or even acknowledged my application.

    If this is how amateur the talent department are at hiring for someone on their own team, I would have grave concerns as a hiring manager relying on them to hire the best people into the business.

    Interview Questions

    • My application, despite ticking every box in the job description requirements and told that "Your background looks terrific" by the Head of HR EMEA was never followed up, replied to or even acknowledged by the Head Of Recruitment or their team.   Answer Question
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Edelman Awards & Accolades

  • Top Companies for Culture and Values(#2), Glassdoor, 2014
  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), 2015
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