Gannett Interview Questions

Updated Mar 25, 2015
Updated Mar 25, 2015
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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Gannett in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Was an excellent hiring fair. There were three separate interviews over the course of about two hours. Food and drinks were provided. The staff were friendly and continually asked us if we had any questions for them or about the company. Overall, it was an excellent interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Several questions on all facets of sales and experience   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Gannett in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    This position is for account executive for retail accounts. I applied online and was contacted by a recruiter about the role. The recruiter asked questions about B2B sales and experiences using questions relating to the role set expectations on salary and day-to-day overview. The recruiter later sets up an in-person interview with hiring manager. The hiring manager asked questions about sales competencies and previous experiences. I interviewed with HR manager that same day. A week later I was asked to meet with the sales manager who asked S.T.A.R related questions about previous sales examples. I was later asked to complete an assessment and 1 day later provided references. I was called by sales manager 3 days later with an initial verbal offer. I accepted 2 days later and received offer letter the next week pending background check and drug screening.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about your greatest sale you made?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Newspaper Carrier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Gannett.

    Interview Details

    If you can read, write, breathe and drive a vehicle most likely you will get hired. This job has no room for improvement. You will go no where with this job. As a matter of fact you do not even get raises. You may even wind up with a pay cut since contract negotiations for pay are mandatory at least once a year. If you miss a customer's paper and it is reported to the company and you get charged a fee. Often that fee will cost you a year's worth of profit from that one customer since the average profit is less than .05 per customer per paper delivered. There is NO gas allowance either.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase. You accept the offer or don't get hired.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Gannett.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call from a recruiter the next day. It was a pretty simple phone screen- he asked about previous work experience and explained the job duties. I was then emailed a date and time to come in and meet with the manager and director. Again, it was a standard interview. They reviewed my resume, asked about specific duties I had performed, and explained the job responsibilities.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Gannett.

    Interview Details

    HR Recruiter reached out, asked the standard questions and scheduled a 30 min Phone Call with the Hiring manager. Hiring Manager wanted to talk more and was invited for an in-person interview a week later. Interview was about Skill Set, Experience, no unusual questions. Was given a case study to work on and was asked to meet team members, this last round was scheduled the following week.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about emerging technologies and your interest in them and how you go about integrating new tech.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    News Reporter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Gannett.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with editor then a meet with editor and managing editor face to face. They asked for and checked references. Writing test. Some sitting around waiting for the next person to become available for interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really. Typical questions about work history. The interview process was a breeze.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Staff Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethany Beach, DE
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethany Beach, DE
    Interview Details

    Interviewed twice, once in OC, once in Bethany for job in Bethany Beach. Had to go to Salisbury for a drug test (mouth swab) and get a driving record completed at the DMV. The editor who hired me seemed friendly and nice, only after I was hired did I find out she was unexperienced with questionable news judgement.

    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    HRIS Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Gannett in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Everyone involved in the interview process was very friendly and made me feel welcome. Kept me updated on further interview status frequently via email. I was given clear instructions about what to expect upon arrival. I was introduced to many individuals throughout my visit.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you made a mistake and what did you do   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Gannett in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Loved the hiring manager, she seemed like she would be great to work for. The interview process was fairly brief and to the point, no complaints there. However, in my initial application, I provided salary history and salary expectations, which they must have completely overlooked. When it came time to make me an offer, they offered me significantly less than I currently make and acted surprised when the amount offered was not satisfactory. I'm not sure why they moved me through the whole process, knowing that the position was not within my salary range.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how you would go about gathering data for a client presentation.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary offered was not in line with initial expectations.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Gannett.

    Interview Details

    long long long. interviewed four times plus took tests. Interviews were rescheduled twice. interviewer seemed unprepared. the questions asked at different interviews by different people seemed redundant and canned.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    there were no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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