Economist Group Interview Questions

Updated Oct 9, 2014
Updated Oct 9, 2014
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Economist Group.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was somewhat lengthy, but fair. I had 4 separate interviews over the course of 30 days. I also had to take a short quiz/analytical exercise as part of the process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Pleasant, but I used a recruiter
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Responded to an internship post, contacted by HR admin and came into interview with two people from HR who asked me a pretty standard set of questions. The following week met with the hiring manager, who also asked me a standard set of questions.

    Credentials + experience, evidenced on the resume shown through.

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example of a strategic project you worked on that provided a solution to a challenge   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Economist Group.

    Interview Details

    The process was initiated by a recruiter who contacted me about the opportunity. Over the course of two months, I completed five interviews (3 in person and 2 via video conference) and an 1.5 hour presentation. I found all of the interviewers to be pleasant and fair but very intelligent. The one piece of advice I would give to someone interviewing at The Economist is :be prepared. You should know more than industry jargon and company history. Take the time to go deeper. I had several wonderful conversations that would not have been possible if I had not adequately prepared.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected request I received was to put together a 1.5hr presentation on my approach to the position (45 min presentation and 45 min Q&A). It lasted exactly 1.5 hours and the discussion was not solely limited to what was on the screen.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Economist Group.

    Interview Details

    4 interviews - 1 with HR, 2 with hiring manager, 1 with publisher.
    Friendly interview process

    Negotiation Details
    They offered me $5K less than my asking salary, but within 6 months up'd my salary by $7K. So it all kinda worked out.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Advertising Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Economist Group in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Headhunter contacted me at my prior job. First step was to meet with her, then on to the folks at The Economist--whom I met 4 times.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing truly difficult--the sales questions they answered were not difficult at all, rather the constant vetting of my contacts and past business relations was intense.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There wasn't much of a negotiation phase--stupid idea in retrospect.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Economist Group in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied through campus and got a call from a recruiter about 5 days later asking me to describe myself as if on a twitter profile. Then I got a call for an interview with the recruiter that was a general interview about my background, experience etc. Finally, there was an assignment- I was asked pick an article from The Economist that I would choose in order to convince someone who has never read the magazine before to read it. I made a ppt. on it and had a final round of interview which again consisted of my past experiences and why I chose the company, this position etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you choose this company and why strategy?   Answer Question
    • Give an example of a situation when you carried a project on your own towards completion.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Executive, Web Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Economist Group in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very detailed interview, it was for an inside sales position. Went through the resume from top down, detailed highlights in career, what the product was, how we would be beneficial to client. It was an interesting experience.

    Practice and sample pitches, role playing, detailed demonstration.

    Very careful what you say and how you say it.

    One misconstrued statement will result in a decline.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Economist Group in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    simple q&a. Told me about the position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Economist Group in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Can anyone share the standard benefits the Economist offers? Couldn't find out anything about healthcare, pension contribution and maternity leave, can you help please?

    Interview Questions
    • Interview was fine and was asked to go to the next round   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Digital Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Economist Group in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds of interview with HR, direct reporting manager and head of the department;
    All went very well in a traditional interviewing style;
    They looked nice at that time and later proved nice people in real working environment;
    You just need to be confident about yourself and convinced of what you are saying and probably give some new ideas to their questions

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really really difficult or unexpected, however when asked about the details, the nitty-gritty of my school projects I felt a bit unprepared   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You probably won't negotiate if this is your first job
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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