Alpha Media Group
Alpha Media Group Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Marketing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Alpha Media Group in July 2009.
Interview Details – Landed an interview through an online recruiting site. First round consisted of meeting senior managers and directors on the marketing team (total of 3 employees). Second round there was a mock assignment in which I had to put together a marketing proposal based on specific campaign objectives and budgets for a typical male-oriented advertiser.
Interview Question – There weren't any questions that took me by surprise or were too challenging to answer. They mostly wanted to know about my experience in the business as well as specific examples of proposals or projects that I had successfully managed. Future interviewees should absolutely bring a portfolio with them as a show piece. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiating here as there was no wiggle room in the base salary offer (no bonuses are offered here at this level).
Very Easy Interview
Marketing Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Alpha Media Group.
Interview Details – Unprofessional doesnt begin to describe my experience with this place. I was contacted by a person writing from the email address of "intern" who literally never signed their emails. No name, nothing. I got a bad vibe but I stuck with it anyway. On to the actual interview-- if you were looking for the post-collegiate frat house, this is your place. If you were looking for some semblence of professionalism, maybe you should pass. Beer can towers stacked 6 feet high, bean bag chairs, nerf footballs and toys in general strewn about and tons of liquor everywhere. The interview was easy although I was asked where I live, where do I go out (why is that relevant?) and what was the last concert I went to (again, relevance?) They are going to send me a homework assignment. Thanks, but no thanks, Maxim.
Interview Question – What was the last concert you went to? View Answer
Producer Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Alpha Media Group in January 2012.
Interview Details – First one has to apply and submit his CV in the company. Once your CV is short-listed, you will be getting a confirmation call and will be summoned for written test. Post evaluation of your written test, you will be getting a call for Interview. If cleared you will be asked to come for final HR round.
Interview Question – Why do you want to join Alpha media, when you are working for a bigger group? View Answer
Negotiation Details – As per my experience with Alpha Media, they are not an easy nut to crack. They do not do much of negotiations. So make sure whatever you have quoted in first interaction, stick to the same.