The process took a day - interviewed at Hachette Filipacchi in August 2010.
Interview Details – I interviewed with two sales representatives that I would be working directly for. One of them was screaming at her nanny on speaker phone in the middle of my interview (extremely awkward) and the other told me the job was basically like Cinderella. She said, " You do your chores, you get to go the ball." I left nearly in tears, praying I didn't get the offer. Needless to say, they didn't call me back.
Interview Question – What are two things that would set you apart from the other candidates? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hachette Filipacchi in August 2010.
Interview Details – Team seems cohesive but the office seemed beat up
Interview Question – Past experience, success in the past Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Hachette Filipacchi in May 2010.
Interview Details – I applied online for an accessories position at elle magazine and was invited to interview in the office. first I met with the head of the accessories department. it was two other candidates and myself. we had a group interview. then we each individually met with the junior accessories editor and were given a complete tour of the office. the next day i received a phone call to come back and interview with the HR department of hachette fillipacchi. it was a one on one interview that lasted about an hour. it was quite intense, but overall a positive experience. the next day i was contacted and offered the position. however i had to decline, as i received a better offer elsewhere.
Reason for Declining – because i received a better offer elsewhere.
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Hachette Filipacchi in October 2010.
Interview Details – The interviewer was very cold. He didn't ask me one question about my past experience or myself. He simply told me that the internship was not glamourous and the hours were long and hard. The only questions he asked me about myself was if i had any heath issues because the job was very stressful and required a lot of physical work. I am assuming he was trying to scare off those who weren't serious about the job, but his interviewing skills were very lacking and I had to find instances to throw in information about myself to prove I was good for the position. It was very uncomfortable and I knew when I left that I wouldn't hear back from him. Honestly, I didn't want to hear back.
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