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Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
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    Backend-Entwickler Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Axel Springer in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Ich reichte meinen Lebenslauf ein und wurde kurz darauf durch einen Personaler kontaktiert, der mich um ein kurzes Telefonat von einer Viertelstunde bat. Darin stellte er das Unternehmen und die Position vor, auf die ich mich beworben hatte. Außerdem fragte er mich nach meinen letzten Berufserfahrungen und meinen Karrierezielen. Dann sagte er, er würde meine Bewerbung an das betreffende Team weiterreichen, das mich bald kontaktieren würde.

    Etwa eine Woche darauf meldete sich eine Dame aus der Personalabteilung bei mir, die mich zu einem Skype-Gespräch einlud, mit dem Kopf des Teams und einem weiteren Entwickler. Unsere Unterhaltung konzentrierte sich hauptsächlich auf meine Vorerfahrungen und man stellte mir einige anspruchsvolle Fragen zu verschiedenen Testing-Arten und zu Scrum. Insgesamt waren beide Gesprächspartner sehr zuvorkommend und führten mich detaillierter in die Arbeit ihres Teams ein.

    Zwei Tage nach dem Bewerbungsgepräch meldete sich die Dame aus der Personalabteilung und sagte, dass sie mir leider keine Stelle anbieten könnten, die zu meinen Fähigkeiten passte. Weil das Gespräch aus meiner Sicht recht gut gelaufen war, fragte ich sie nach dem näheren Grund dafür. Sie sagte, dass das Team nach einer hochspezialisierten Führungskraft suche und dass ich nicht in dieses Profil passe.

    Wenngleich ich enttäuscht bin, dass man meine Bewerbung nicht weiter berücksichtigt hat, gefiel mir doch die Vorgehensweise und ich schätze die Tatsache sehr, dass man mir dort schnelles und aufrichtiges Feedback gab.

    I submitted my resume and was contacted shortly afterwards by a recruiter who asked me to do brief 15 minute phone call. In the call he introduced the company and the position I applied for. He also asked me about my past experience and where I wanted to go career-wise. He then said he would pass my application on to the team which would be in touch with me soon.

    About one week later I was contacted by an HR lady who invited me to a Skype interview with the team lead and another developer. Our conversation mainly focused on my past experience and I was asked a couple of high-level questions about different forms of testing and Scrum. Overall, both interviewers were very friendly and also gave me a more detailed introduction of their team.

    Two days after the interview I was contacted by the HR lady who said that, unfortunately, they could not offer me a position that matched my skill set. Since the interview went quite well from my perspective, I asked her for the particular reason. She said that the team would be looking for a very specialized senior candidate and that I would not fit into that profile.

    While I'm disappointed that they didn't proceed with my application, I liked their process and really appreciate the fact that they gave me quick and honest feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • Wie lässt sich die Qualität einer umfangreichen Bewerbung ohne irgendwelche Tests sicherstellen?   How would you ensure the quality of a large application that doesn't have any tests?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Axel Springer.

    Interview Details

    3 Interviews, Just Simple, Skills question nonspecific

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Praktikant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berlin (Germany)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berlin (Germany)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Axel Springer.

    Interview Details

    Wollte nur etwas über mich wissen

    Just wantend to know about me

    Interview Questions
    • Was hat Axel Springer gemacht?   What did Axel Springer do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    500
    Accepted Offer
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    Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)
    Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)

    (Translated from English)

    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Axel Springer in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Persönliches Gespräch mit Fragen zu dem Lebenslauf, professionellen Erfahrungen, Stärken und Schwächen usw. Es ist wichtig, im Voraus über die Firma gut informiert zu sein (einschließlich der relevanten Zahlen)

    Personal Interview with questions on CV, professional experience, strenghts and weaknesses, etc.. It is important to be informed in advance about the company closely (including all relevant numbers)

    Interview Questions
    • Fragen zu den Firmen EBIT und EBITDA   Questions about the companies EBIT and EBITDA   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Online Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moscow (Russia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moscow (Russia)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Axel Springer in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    it was a talk with 3 editors about why i am good for the site, how i can improve its content and why i want to get this job. Overall impression was good. There is a nice team work atmosphere. Later there was a test when i had to pretend to be an online editor for one day writing and editing the news picture of the day without putting my work on the website. I was sending my stories directly to the editors online. Then there was the second interview. And that's it.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i got money i asked for and in general o had very friendly atmosphere so my advice just be yourself.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Art Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Anonymous Employee in Warsaw (Poland)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Axel Springer in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    Showing portfolio, speaking

    Interview Questions
    • Why I want to change company?   View Answer
    • What kind of software I use the best and what subjects are nice to do for me - editorial, fashion, traveling?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    working hours, salary

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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