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    Copyeditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    No Offer

    Interview

    Received a phone call about a week and a half after applying online, interviewed the following week. Straightforward interview with member of the editorial team. There tests on proofing (proof LOTS of errors in limited time), trivia (cover a lot of random bases, but none are terribly difficult; multiple choice), and spelling (reaalllly easy, don't sweat it).

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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Encyclopædia Britannica.

    Interview

    Phone interview. Met in person with upper management teams. Very casual. Walked the floor, saw most of the people on facebook, email etc. Ha!

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    Reasons for Declining

    There was a lack of ownership/responsibility from management. It was a "if you make your quota, you'll be fine" type of thought.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Encyclopædia Britannica (Chicago, IL) in April 2011.

    Interview

    The entire interview process was fairly quick and painless. From the date I applied to the date I accepted the offer, it took less than 2 weeks total. There was an initial phone screen where they assessed your technical knowledge in the areas they had outlined on their job description. The phone screen took around 15-20 minutes.

    Next, I was brought in for a full day of interview with the other developers and technical management team. I was also asked to do a pair programming exercise.

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    • Why would you declare a variable static vs final and static?   Answer Question
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    Editorial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    HR round, Interview with Publishing manager, test on editing skills and finally interview with managing director

    Interview Questions

    • Even though publishing is a low paying job, why do you want to be in publishing?   Answer Question

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