Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Encyclopædia BritannicaMore
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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).
- Nothing too tricky, just be sharp. Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day – interviewed at Encyclopædia Britannica.
Phone interview. Met in person with upper management teams. Very casual. Walked the floor, saw most of the people on facebook, email etc. Ha!
- There was no difficult question. Answer Question
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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I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Encyclopædia Britannica (Chicago, IL) in April 2011.
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.
- Why would you declare a variable static vs final and static? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAccepted Offer
HR round, Interview with Publishing manager, test on editing skills and finally interview with managing director
- Even though publishing is a low paying job, why do you want to be in publishing? Answer Question
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