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APCO Worldwide Overview

Washington, DC (US)
501 to 1000 employees
1984
Company - Private
Consulting
€100 to €500 million (EUR) per year
Competitors

Edelman, Burson-Marsteller, FleishmanHillard

APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed. APCO is an independent and majority women-owned ... Read more

Mission: In a rapidly evolving global context and a time of transformational change, APCO strives to add value to our clients’ enterprises and benefit society. We enable clients to achieve their objectives through insightful counsel, compelling narratives and creative solutions.

APCO Worldwide Reviews

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    I worked at APCO Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    APCO is quite a unique firm in the comms/lobbying consulting business. A good size (not too small but not too large) that gives you real career opportunities in a global network. A unique spirit and culture that allows for creative, fun and sometimes crazy people and lets you be who you are, in an industry that is often filled with clones repeating talking points. Interesting clients and work. A place where you can grow, or a great school that can be a stepping stone to an opportunity somewhere else.

    Cons

    Long hours and productivity requirements are very high, but this is the nature of consulting in general (where work life balance is more an idea than a reality). Quite centralized to HQ in terms of strategy, positioning and values (not much room for individual offices to pursue different approaches based on their own market's needs) - but overall nothing really strongly negative - it is a good company to join if you want to be a consultant.

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APCO Worldwide Photos

APCO Worldwide photo of: Our India colleagues at a very off-site retreat
APCO Worldwide photo of: Global HR Team Summit
APCO Worldwide photo of: Brussels Team
APCO Worldwide photo of: Annual Retreat
APCO Worldwide photo of: APCO Plus
APCO Worldwide photo of: APCO Academy
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APCO Worldwide Interviews

Experience

Experience
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    Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at APCO Worldwide.

    Interview

    I was approached by a recruiter for the role but wasn't sure it was an ideal opportunity until I went for interviews. Phones interviews were followed by onsite interviews with multiple job levels and business area focus, followed by a final more technical interview. I was impressed with the friendliness, openness, and professionalism of all staff in the interview process. They immediately put me at ease, made me feel welcome and were asked pertinent questions that cut through to see if I had the relevant academic and cultural fit, while also being open and honest about their own expectations and when answering my questions.

    Interview Questions

    • I was surprised by how they put me at ease and was asked questions relevant, and penetrating questions, as if just in typical conversation.   Answer Question
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APCO Worldwide Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplace to Work in PR, PR News, 2018
  • International Agency of the Year, Golden Hedgehog Awards, 2014
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