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Updated Nov 20, 2014
Updated Nov 20, 2014
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    Product Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    Went in for referral. First interview was over the phone, very friendly, to get background. One week later went in for 2 in-person interviews. The 2nd one was rushed in the end. I was followed up with two HR phone calls, which were positive and seemed ready to move quickly. One week later I got a homework assignment which I completed. Then one week later I went back in for 3 more in-person interviews - 2 of which got moved to a phone interview instead. Mostly behavioral / background questions, with one strategic question which I didn't answer too well. HR followed up again after a couple of days saying they'd get back to me. They never did

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freelance Fashion Assistant - GQ Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Condé Nast in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    First off, let's be clear about what Conde Nast means by "freelance":

    For an "indefinite" period (could be anywhere from 1-2 years):

    -You earn $10/hr ("but it's ok because you can earn overtime" and it's understood you will work lots overtime...hello weekends

    -You do not receive health insurance or other benefits that staff employees typically receive

    -Your name is not printed on the monthly masthead as a member of the mag's "staff"

    That said, it was the worst interview processes I've ever undergone. I waited over an hour to be interviewed by the current fashion assistant who was nice but really gave no apology at all and simply assumed that I should understand because, well, it's GQ.

    The interview questions were typical...I explained my background and what led me to GQ and the current fashion assistant explained the role and expectations.

    I get it, Conde Nast is cutting costs left and right (just Google "Conde Nast layoffs"). In the end, I don't feel like I should be begging on all fours for a $10/hr job with no benefits or real recognition just because it's GQ.

    I couldn't survive on $10/hr in the city unless I had my parents to support me. So, the cycle of the privileged few getting their feet in the door continues.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Digital Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Condé Nast in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through Craigslist and was contacted by a talent acquisition manager within a day or two. We set up a day and time for me to come in and meet for the initial screening. This lasted 30 min. or so and mostly revolved around my background, the position itself, salary range, etc. Very cordial and friendly. She set up a phone interview with the Sr. Technology Manager to take place a couple of days later.

    Phone interview went well. I expected it to be more of the same regarding background and the position, which a portion of it was, but the brunt turned into a lot of textbook JavaScript questions—nothing too crazy, but enough to show whether you had a grasp of the basics—as well as thoughts on various dev practices. It was great in that it sparked additional conversation giving more of a sense of ability. After this I was contacted again by the talent acquisition manager and was asked to put my info into the Condé Nast career system and she set up an in-person interview with the Sr. Technology Manager, Sr. Software Engineer and Director of Product Management the following week.

    Again, everyone was very friendly and it wasn't a high-stress situation. The Software Engineer quizzed me on JS, CSS and HTML. Most questions were text-book type of questions but there were a few situational questions to see how you'd approach solving a problem. The Sr. Tech Manager and I followed up on our phone conversation and talked about the quizzing from the Software Engineer. The Director of Product Management and I talked a bit about Analytics, Dev Ops, and other things. Overall, things went well. I made a couple of stupid syntax mistakes when doing the JS quiz but not enough to really be a deal-breaker.

    Heard back a couple of days later from the Talent Acquisition Manager that they were going forward with a other candidates—they were looking for someone who had more of dev ops and analytics background in addition to be being a front-end coder.

    All in all, a very straight-forward interview process. No dragging things out. No flakiness. Nice folks. I'd apply again if something more in line with my skillset came up.

    Interview Questions
    • Not really a question but when Analytics and Dev Ops experience came up, that was a bit unexpected as it wasn't really mentioned in the job description or by the interviewers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Condé Nast in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sent my resume to the Director at the Magazine, who sent it to the HR person.

    I scheduled the interview with the HR person, who not only rescheduled for another week but apparently changed the decision date to mid summer.

    Interview Questions
    • None, they were all very basic questions   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Condé Nast in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and HR contacted me 3 days later for preliminary phone chat. Following week asked in for 1:1 interview with HR and VP. The process was pleasant, however I felt like each individual was trying to persuade me out of my interest in the role.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were thoughtful, however I was constantly told how challenging a workplace CN is...how difficult it was to work there. So, most questions revolved around how I handle difficult situations.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted for a phone interivew. Told to follow up if I didnt hear back by the following Friday. Reached out numerous times via email and was never contacted back.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Condé Nast in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by their in house recruiting team. I had a phone interview and also interviewed with their team. It was very hard to get a hold of their internal recruiter. You were the one who had to chase after him to get the interview feedback. After the second 1:1 interview recruiter never followed up with me, and I did not feel like chasing after him neither for the interview feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a difference between JUnit 3 and 4   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Circulation Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews in the same day. The first interviewer (who held a more senior role) liked me for the job and sent me over to a supervisor of the department, who then told me I was overqualified and wouldn't last.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. I was merely shocked at the quick judgement and assumptions based mostly on my educational background.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    Be prepared to be treated with disrespect. It is very apparent that they don't value your time. I waited 30 minutes for a 30 minute interview, in which the hiring manager answered her phone three times.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by an Associate Talent Partner to schedule an interview. Then I arrived at the office in Times Square to speak with the same woman who set up the interview. She was incredibly friendly and we really hit it off. We spoke for about 15 minutes or so, and then she wanted me to speak with the Talent Parter in charge of the position. I met with her and it couldn't have been a more different experience than I had with the Associate Talent Partner. This woman was cold, unapologetic and brash. As someone who is supposed to serve as the face of the company for future employees, she did a very poor job of making me want to work for Conde Nast. She told me at the end of the interview that she felt I was better suited for another position they had open but that the hiring manager was not present. She told me to keep in touch and that she'd pass on my info to that hiring manager. I've followed-up multiple times, never to hear a thing from anyone. Even the initial Associate Talent Partner is ignoring my communications. Completely unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    • I was never really asked any difficult questions - the Associate Talent Partner basically just went through the basics. The Talent Partner seemed so uninterested that she didn't bother asking anything challenging.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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