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Updated Nov 15, 2014
Updated Nov 15, 2014
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    Editorial Assistant 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 5 daysinterviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    Very formal, everything went through HR. Multiple forms to fill out, writing samples required. 4 separate rounds of interviews with different officers. Scheduling was a bit of a problem as they would often ask if I could meet during times I had already listed as unavailable.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No room for negotiation. Tried for a higher salary and was told the base pay was company policy across the board. Assistants do more work than many editors in a work day and work many more hours.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Ad Sales Assistant Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    Several meetings and conversations during the interview process for an entry level position - staff was really friendly and answered questions / seemed like a great working environment for an entry level position / office was beautiful and seemed like a positive team / lots of people my age on the team

    Interview Questions
    • How would I feel working for a job share?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    It was freelance so no benefits, which is not what was originally presented

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Art Assistant 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 June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the Conde Nast careers site and was contacted the same day by HR to set up an interview. On the day of my interview I met with HR as well as the person that would be my direct supervisor, interview lasted one hour.

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions were pretty standard interview questions, there weren't any truly unexpected questions. There was an emphasis on professionalism and being able to handle speaking with upper management within the company in an intelligent and professional way, and asking if I would be comfortable with that.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Condé Nast in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a phone call from HR and they asked me a few brief questions then I went in for an in-depth interview with HR.

    After a few weeks I met with my potential direct managers for about 20-30 minutes each. Standard questions, and I answered with what they wanted to hear (whatever correlated to the position) - get those buzzwords in and they'll be happy!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated for overtime pay and they accepted, but the base pay was SO low that it seemed fair, it was!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Assistant 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 3 weeksinterviewed at Condé Nast in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got an email to set up phone interview with HR Recruiter, had an in person interview next week, and a second in person interview the following week

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Intern 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 a dayinterviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    Very to the point, no time wasted, edit test given (editorial department)

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Ad Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by human resources directly. Met with the recruiter the following week and that day was introduced to three sales directors I would be supporting.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    You take what they offer and you'll like it.
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Contractor and Full Time Work 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 daysinterviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    Standard questions: Tell me about yourself, walk me through your resume, Behavioral interview questions as well. The job description presented was extremely vague which gave me the impression that there would be a lot more work involved than was being explained. Though I think this kind of freedom could be a good thing, my take was that in this case it would not be a good thing! They also wanted salary history. Hiring seemed to be mostly based on whether or not they like a person.

    Interview Questions
    • They did not use business cases but I was asked for examples of my work ethic and successes for each job on my resume. Very aggressive interviewing style in general.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    It was a rushed and unclear, process and they made a low offer compared to others I received. Seemed as though they thought I should be jumping at the chance (which perhaps others do, which is why they may be comfortable with that approach). I've learned from the past how important liking the work environment and culture can be. The treatment during recruitment was a warning.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    straight-forward phone interview, decision took about 3 weeks

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Condé Nast.

    Interview Details

    I applied online by sending a direct email. I was contacted the next day for an interview and was hired within a week. The process was smooth and easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Your past experience doesn't show that you have the skill for this position. Why are you interested in something like this?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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