Brafton Interview Questions

Updated Aug 12, 2014
Updated Aug 12, 2014
37 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

31%
34%
34%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

71%
20%
8%

Interview Difficulty

2.7
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Lead Generation Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brafton.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and soon after was contacted by a recruiter for Brafton. The first step was a phone interview with a recruiter and then spoke to a sales team manager in a second phone interview. After moving forward in the process I was asked to come into the office for an in person interview. Before the interview I was asked to take an aptitude test made up of math questions and which word does not belong type questions. After that I interviewed with two team managers separately. I was asked to move on in the process and the next step was to come in and meet a man who seemed to over see all sales team hires and apparently has the final say in the process. This was basically just for this man to give the ok. after that meeting I was able to ask a few questions to an employee who was currently in the role. The employee was very honest and helpful. I was then told I would hear about a decision within the next few days. The part that bothered me a little was that I had been in contact with a team manager throughout the process and interviewed with him multiple times and when I came to time give me an answer they did not have the decency to call me personally. They sent a generic email from the recruiting department. Cmon, as a candidate who made it to the last step in the interview process you cant pick up the phone for a follow up?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    News & Content Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Brafton.

    Interview Details

    Writing test, editing test, and IQ tests are all involved in hiring. HR manager and interview staff were very sweet and engaging with their questions and seemed like they genuinely were interested in finding out about me as an applicant. Most of the questions were based around writing experience, but they didn't seem like they thought it was necessary to haev a lot of experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Some light "getting to know you" type questions were unexpected, but easy.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Content Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Brafton.

    Interview Details

    After the interview, there was an at-home portion where I had to write several articles. I turned these in and NEVER heard anything back. Luckily, the next week I was offered employment at much better company! Don't waste your time here!

    Interview Questions
    • They asked if I am able to write a ridiculous amount of articles a day for 30k. That was tough acting like that would be something I'd be happy to do!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  4. We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    News & Content Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brafton.

    Interview Details

    My initial communication was through email- after taking a timed writing test, I was invited to Brafton's Chicago Loop office for an in-person interview. After explaining myself and my resume, my interviewers told me more about the company and the position, and then allowed me to ask questions. Once that was complete, I took a 'quick-thinking test' and a copy editing test.

    Interview Questions
    • The quick-thinking test was probably the strangest part of this particular interview- I've never really encountered something like that outside of the SATs, and certainly never encountered it in an interview setting. It wasn't particularly hard, but still stood out.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    The company's business model is essentially that of a content mill, and the practices don't seem sustainable. This combined with the heavy workload and the fact that much of the writing seems focused on speed rather than what the clients want made me decide to explore other options.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Social Media Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Brafton.

    Interview Details

    Had one phone interview - a breeze. Then had one in-person interview, after having the equivalent of an IQ test upon arriving, followed by a "social media writing quiz." Both were really easy if you have any sort of background in business and social

    Interview Questions
    • The IQ test was fairly random and unexpected - had some math questions, but mostly problem solving and logic   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was for 38k and company did not divulge which clients or even industry I would be working on - major deciding factor

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Social Media Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Brafton in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    After having good conversation with the HR rep, I had an interview with the Social Media Marketing Manager. I arrived to the interview about a half hour early, and there was no office/room available for me to take the pre-screen test. 50 math and english questions in 15 minutes. It was strange because the receptionist kept mentioning that hardly anyone finishes, and that I shouldn't expect to, but I ended up finishing with about two minutes to spare. Okay, feeling good about the rest of the interview after that point. A few minutes later, the Social Media Marketing Manager comes in, introduces herself, and then immediately gives me another timed test about creating 10 posts across various social networks in 20 minutes. During that time, she was on her laptop responding to emails, occasionally looking at her stopwatch. After that second timed exercise was done, we had our actual interview.

    Right off the bat, I was told that this particular position's responsibilities had changed since I had submitted my application, with a focus on blogging as opposed to traditional social media channels. Blogging has not been my forte, and I felt I was immediately at a disadvantage, since essentially this is no longer the job I had applied for. There were very few questions about past responsibilities and accomplishments, and more of a discussion of what they wanted to do with this position's new responsibilities. The conversation lasted all of 10 to 15 minutes before I was given the opportunity to ask questions, which I of course had plenty of after this change in circumstances.

    As a professional and job seeker, I have issues with a few things in this process. First and foremost, it's unprofessional and frankly disrespectful to change over 50% of the primary job responsibilities for a position and not inform an applicant before an interview. With essentially an entirely different job, you should be looking at different candidates, and an applicant may no longer have interest. I appreciate them bringing me in regardless, but it felt like I was interviewing for a job where my skills and experience weren't nearly as strong a match as the original job description. Second, during the formal interview, the timed test showed that Brafton is more interested in quantity over quality, wen it comes to social postings. A good social or email campaign stems from the strategy and execution involved, not how quickly you can make a post, and I truly hope they show their clients a greater attention than a few minutes. Third, the "IQ" assessment was an absolute joke. SAT-style questions that any high school student should be able to complete. A waste of time to have professional employees take, even young professionals.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    News & Content Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Brafton.

    Interview Details

    Over-the-phone interview followed by an in-person interview, complete with two quizzes. Fairly straightforward process.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you handle a situation where you had to do damage control.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Brafton.

    Interview Details

    There was a 30 minute multiple choice test that was, in a word, asinine. There was then a 30 minute interview segment. It was a very easy interview, overall. Not many pressing or tough questions and one of the interviewers essentially ended up talking the entire time.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    News and Content Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Craiglist listing
    Had two interviews before being hired

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Brafton.

    Interview Details

    A four step interview process with initial screening, second phone call, face-to-face interview and then final interview. At the first face-to-face interview they have you take a "thinking" exam. Nothing too bad.

    Interview Questions
    • A mock sales call is conducted between you and the hiring manager.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

Worked for Brafton? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.