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Updated Dec 2, 2014
Updated Dec 2, 2014
36 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had faced 4 rounds of screening process because i got it throw my PG college, the main part of this process is online exams (Consists of 49 questions, need to complete in 12 minutes time) management test.

    Interview Questions
    • About social media, because they are into online publications.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Time.

    Interview Details

    Was first contacted by HR for a phone interview. General fit questions about my experience and how I handled different situations. Then took a logic based excel assessment. Next I went in to speak with the hiring manager and some higher level executives. Very behavioral questions, tested my knowledge of myself, my interests, and my ability to perform in this role.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation took place
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Web Producer 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 Time.

    Interview Details

    Two interviews - one with the editor in chief and the a second with the executive editor and managing editor together. At that time, I also met with the woman whose job I would be taking.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you organize the producing process of the new feature being created?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. The offer was given over the phone and I was told there was no room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Freelance Editorial Assistant Interview

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

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Time.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with the director. I was quizzes on my interest and background working with other magazines and in PR. Came in to do a treat trial and the rest has been history. I've learned a lot, since then.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Ad Ops Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Time.

    Interview Details

    I got called for an interview with HR. Met with HR first and they then sent me to hiring managers. I met with the Manager and then I met with an assistant manager. I got called the next day with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was none.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Human Resources Interview

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

    interviewed at Time in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and had an initial phone screen a few days later, getting more information about why I want to work at Time Inc. and in HR etc. Then had an in-person interview the next week. Simple behavioral questions from hiring managers.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Lifestyle Group Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Time in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for another job within the Time Inc. system and received an email from a recruiter a few weeks before the fellowship application deadline asking to talk about the fellowship and encouraging me to apply. I had a phone interview a few days later, mostly focused on asking about my background. She told me to fill out the application online and that I would hear something most likely within the next few weeks after that. I applied a week before the March 15 deadline, and I didn't hear anything else until I received an email from the specific department at the magazine to schedule an interview over a month later. My second interview was pretty basic and asked about my favorite classes in my major, my previous internships, etc. I received an offer the next afternoon.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Research & Insights Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Time.

    Interview Details

    Was supposed to have an phone interview with HR but ended up using a weird service called Take The Interview
    Moved on to second round with managers... all FIT as well

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Inventory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You go for an interview with HR, then your manager, then their manager. Then you may come back for another interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Senior Front End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I exchanged questions with the team lead. I didn't hesitate to press the tough issues on innovation / lack thereof at Time, but was careful not to be too critical or patronizing.

    The picture he painted of being a developer at Time was worse than I thought; dinosaur, hackjob, fragmented, inconsistent, house of cards held-together-by-bandaids kind of code base with a back end Frankenstein mix of Wordpress and Vingette 6, which I couldn't even find a release date for but was AT LEAST 10 years old.

    I knew I was 100 % done with considering this place about halfway through, and then he asked me more questions along the lines of "Can you deal with / work around such a big, messy system, are you comfortable doing hack job workarounds because you have no other option."

    I ran quickly in the other direction.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you deal with / work around such a big, messy system; are you comfortable doing hack job workarounds because you have no other option?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Archaic technology stack.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

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