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Updated Mar 21, 2015
Updated Mar 21, 2015
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Time.

    Interview Details

    I applied online (via the Time Inc. website) and a couple weeks later received an email to set up a phone call with the HR Manager. We spoke a few days later and the call lasted about 15 minutes. The HR Manager seemed lovely and told me that the role/company sounded like a great next step for me as well as told me that she wanted me to come in and meet with her and other members of the team. We closed the conversation with me giving her my availability and her telling me that she would e-mail me shortly with the rest of the team's availability for an in-person meeting. I never heard from her again despite multiple follow up attempts. As a Recruiter, I am appalled at the lack of professionalism and disappointed that a such an established company that I had admired for so long treats their candidates this way. If the HR Manager had not planned on interviewing me in person in the first place she should not have told me she wanted to and if she had changed her mind afterward then she should have responded to my emails and let me know. I see other candidates have received a generic email stating that the position had been filled or they were no longer being considered, and I would have even appreciated that.

    Interview Questions
    • What has been the biggest accomplishment in your career thus far?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Time in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview was flawless, account mgr did not have a great deal of info, but researched, was only 24 hr notice, but I'm flexible. I would of preferred face to face. They chose another candidate, no feed back is disappointing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Assistant Photo Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Contacted by HR rep via email, we scheduled for a phone interview for the same day. Was asked standard question about my current role and responsibilities, why I'm interested in the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too surprising, standard questions about my role and responsibilities at my current job, salary requirement, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Time in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was emailed maybe a week or two after applying online. I was emailed and asked to come in for a mid-day interview. I had a casual conversation with the HR rep. I felt like the interview was more about getting to know my personality than anything else. The following day I was asked to come in and interview with individuals from the department I would be working in. During another mid-day interview I met with the person that would be my supervisor and the person whose job I would be doing. Both of those interviews were more about getting to know my personality, my goals and what my previous experience had been. There was a good portion of the time where I didn't speak AT ALL, but the conversations were fine. The following day I was asked to come in the following week to meet with senior members of the department including a SVP. I had ANOTHER mid-day conversation with the SVP and another senior member of the department and they both went really well. I was asked minimal questions about my experience and I just had casual free flowing conversations with these two people. Then it was a waiting game.

    If you've read my post it indicates that I had THREE..mid-day interviews in Manhattan. Luckily, I was working nearby the TIME offices and I was able to travel quickly from my current job to their office, but otherwise having to leave my office 3 times in 2 weeks during the middle of the day for at least 90 minutes at a time is pretty suspicious.

    I emailed each person I met with within 24 hours of the interview thanking them for taking their time and explaining my excitement about the position. A week after my final interview I emailed HR to ask about the status of the position. She told me they were still interviewing candidates. And about 2-3 weeks after the email, I got an email saying they had chosen someone else. I followed up asking for any feedback. I did not get a response.

    Had I read the previous posts about TIME's interviewing procedures, I wouldn't have been so anxious about interviewing nor would I have thought the succession of interviews actually meant that I was a viable candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any. I just talked about myself and I like talking about myself!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Time.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and the whole process took about two to three weeks. I was called in for a ~20 min interview with a recruiter. Spent most of the time talking about my background and about the position requirements, why I want to work at Time, what I knew about Time, etc. Received a rejection email around a week later.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Time in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had to complete an online interview session with six questions. The questions can be re-recorded once so don't worry if you don't get it right the first time round as you get to do it again.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time in your life when you had to prioritize something and how did you choose?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Client Services Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Time.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position online. Was contacted by a recruiter in their HR department. Asked about my experience and was told more about what the job entailed. Was told that I wanted to be brought in to speak further at a later date. Followed up with 2 emails and never heard back.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions asked. Only spoke about resume and the job.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Interviewed with HR via phone - I thought it went really well, I answered questions then we chatted for a while about random things. She said she would call me to schedule the next interview. No call. I followed up twice within the next few weeks, no response.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Accounting Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Time in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went to interview and the hiring manager took forever to come get me so we missed about 20 mins of my supposed 30 min interview. The interview was rushed and forced. I interviewed with Manager of department and it felt forced as well. he asked me all sorts of questions about my experience and it felt like he just didn't think i was the right fit for the job even though it was a contract position

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Time.

    Interview Details

    Had a standard first call with recruiting manager - general fit questions. The main point seemed to be understanding why I wanted the role. This was followed by a few back-to-back interviews in the office. Scheduling was easy and not intrusive on my requirements for my current job. The interviewees were not intense but the interview was not easy: some difficult behavioral questions and a case or two based on a current business challenge facing the company.

    Interview Questions
    • The case studies did not require an in-depth understanding of the business model. However, if one had background in the industry it is a great advantage as I lost a lot of time learning the model in the case interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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