Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Condé Nast (New York, NY) in September 2014.
I applied through Craigslist and was contacted by a talent acquisition manager within a day or two. We set up a day and time for me to come in and meet for the initial screening. This lasted 30 min. or so and mostly revolved around my background, the position itself, salary range, etc. Very cordial and friendly. She set up a phone interview with the Sr. Technology Manager to take place a couple of days later.
Again, everyone was very friendly and it wasn't a high-stress situation. The Software Engineer quizzed me on JS, CSS and HTML. Most questions were text-book type of questions but there were a few situational questions to see how you'd approach solving a problem. The Sr. Tech Manager and I followed up on our phone conversation and talked about the quizzing from the Software Engineer. The Director of Product Management and I talked a bit about Analytics, Dev Ops, and other things. Overall, things went well. I made a couple of stupid syntax mistakes when doing the JS quiz but not enough to really be a deal-breaker.
Heard back a couple of days later from the Talent Acquisition Manager that they were going forward with a other candidates—they were looking for someone who had more of dev ops and analytics background in addition to be being a front-end coder.
All in all, a very straight-forward interview process. No dragging things out. No flakiness. Nice folks. I'd apply again if something more in line with my skillset came up.
- Not really a question but when Analytics and Dev Ops experience came up, that was a bit unexpected as it wasn't really mentioned in the job description or by the interviewers. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Condé Nast (New York, NY) in June 2014.
I applied online through the Conde Nast careers site and was contacted the same day by HR to set up an interview. On the day of my interview I met with HR as well as the person that would be my direct supervisor, interview lasted one hour.
- All the questions were pretty standard interview questions, there weren't any truly unexpected questions. There was an emphasis on professionalism and being able to handle speaking with upper management within the company in an intelligent and professional way, and asking if I would be comfortable with that. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Condé Nast (New York, NY) in June 2014.
Got a phone call from HR and they asked me a few brief questions then I went in for an in-depth interview with HR.
After a few weeks I met with my potential direct managers for about 20-30 minutes each. Standard questions, and I answered with what they wanted to hear (whatever correlated to the position) - get those buzzwords in and they'll be happy!
- How is marketing different for a publishing company? Answer Question
I negotiated for overtime pay and they accepted, but the base pay was SO low that it seemed fair, it was!
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Condé Nast (New York, NY) in April 2014.
Got an email to set up phone interview with HR Recruiter, had an in person interview next week, and a second in person interview the following week
- Why do you like to work in teams Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Condé Nast (New York, NY).
Very to the point, no time wasted, edit test given (editorial department)
- Do you know how to tweet? 1 Answer
- Accepted Offer
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Condé Nast.
Was contacted by human resources directly. Met with the recruiter the following week and that day was introduced to three sales directors I would be supporting.
- Why are you good for the job? 1 Answer
You take what they offer and you'll like it.
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Condé Nast (New York, NY).
Standard questions: Tell me about yourself, walk me through your resume, Behavioral interview questions as well. The job description presented was extremely vague which gave me the impression that there would be a lot more work involved than was being explained. Though I think this kind of freedom could be a good thing, my take was that in this case it would not be a good thing! They also wanted salary history. Hiring seemed to be mostly based on whether or not they like a person.
- They did not use business cases but I was asked for examples of my work ethic and successes for each job on my resume. Very aggressive interviewing style in general. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
It was a rushed and unclear, process and they made a low offer compared to others I received. Seemed as though they thought I should be jumping at the chance (which perhaps others do, which is why they may be comfortable with that approach). I've learned from the past how important liking the work environment and culture can be. The treatment during recruitment was a warning.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Condé Nast (New York, NY) in March 2014.
I applied online and HR contacted me 3 days later for preliminary phone chat. Following week asked in for 1:1 interview with HR and VP. The process was pleasant, however I felt like each individual was trying to persuade me out of my interest in the role.
- All questions were thoughtful, however I was constantly told how challenging a workplace CN is...how difficult it was to work there. So, most questions revolved around how I handle difficult situations. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Condé Nast.
Was contacted for a phone interivew. Told to follow up if I didnt hear back by the following Friday. Reached out numerous times via email and was never contacted back.
- Accepted Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Condé Nast.
straight-forward phone interview, decision took about 3 weeks
- why conde nast? Answer Question
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