EBSCO Publishing Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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  1.  

    Abstractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at EBSCO Publishing in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted to set up an interview after I had submitted my application. All abstractors have to pass a grammar test before even being allowed to interview. Interview was a few minutes after the test was scored that same day, and the questions were pretty standard for the publishing industry - career goals, why this company and this position, etc. I was contacted about a week and a half later with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The test is the trickiest part, as they're looking both for grammar and for comprehension of content. Brush up on rules for commas and common spelling mistakes.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate as I was a desperate college grad, but wish I had.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Software Developer In Test Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Ipswich, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at EBSCO Publishing in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a very very quick process. I had applied through Linked in. One morning Hiring manager called and surprise interviewed me for about half an hour. Questions were basic OO concepts and basics of CS. They immediately called me for an onsite interview.
    In the onsite interview, I interviewed with 3 teams of 2, about 40 min per team.
    Questions were thought provoking and tested reasoning ability.
    Nothing unexpected. Was asked primarily on what was required for job and things in my resume.
    Very very nice people. very good atmosphere to work.Good pay, Great benefits. It was extremely hard to decline the offer. The manager and recruiter both called me to know if there was any way to keep me.

    Interview Questions
    • Selenium: How would you handle 3000 elements on a page. REST Architecture   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I declined because I got another offer for a Dev position.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at EBSCO Publishing.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, received quick response from HR person to setup time for phone interview. The HR person never followed through for phone interview as previously arranged. No call, no email. I called and emailed him several times to no avail. But several months later, after the position had been cycling all over the job boards, here comes Mr. HR person. Well, I politely wished him luck!

    Interview Questions
    • There was no interview. Silly blunder and disrespect for job applicants   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    All applications are submitted online. Interview in person. The hiring process wasn't too formal or informal, it was simple and not intimidating, though it depends on the interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    • In what cases would you send emails versus talking to your supervisor in person?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Abstractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at EBSCO Publishing.

    Interview Details

    They gave me a test to see if I could write concisely.

    Interview Questions
    • It was weird being in a room with a bunch of other applicants when taking a writing and editing test.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Creative Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at EBSCO Publishing in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was first contacted by a recruiter and a phone interview was scheduled with the hiring manager. The day of the phone interview, I was informed that the hiring manager had better things to do (meetings) and I ended up interviewing with a gentleman in an lateral position in the same business segment. He seemed unprepared for the interview and asked very few questions. He described the role in detail, but neglected to ask me pertinent questions regarding my experience. I was also told the time frame for hiring was two months, which seemed unusually long. I followed up with the recruiter via email, but she did not have the courtesy to respond to my inquiry.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technical Support-help Desk Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Ipswich, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at EBSCO Publishing in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had phone interview with hiring manager. then went in took a written test and computer skills test. Next had face to face with 3 managers. took 2 hours.

    Interview Questions
    • How did you bring the group together during difficult times   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Pay was very low and hours weren't great 11-7pm

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Key Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Ipswich, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, MA
    Interview Details

    Three interviews - one screening, one introductory, and one group

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were pretty straightforward. The presentation in the group meeting was the most difficult part. Knowledge of the publishing industry and digital publishing in particular is critical.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Another offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Customer Satisfaction Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at EBSCO Publishing in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was hired for a new position internally so the process was different than my initial interview. I first spoke with my previous manager who had indicated that I would be a good fit for the position. With their approval I submitted an application on-line for the position which led to an in person interview with both the hiring manager for the new department as well as the direct supervisor for the position. The interview consisted of the usual questions, ie. 'what are your career goals?' and 'how do you handle adverse situations?' but overall was fairly informal and comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty straightforward with no really unexpected or difficult questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Bibliographic Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Ipswich, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Ipswich, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at EBSCO Publishing in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and a few days later got an email and phone call for an initial interview with human resources, over the phone. It went well with questions about why I've been out of work, if I am working
    now, and whether I have all of the qualifications for the position. Interview ended with an indication that the results would be run by the hiring manager and I would be contacted if they were further interested. Job was reposted online soon after.

    Interview Questions
    • What have you been doing with your time while unemployed   View Answer
    • Do I have xslt experience   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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