Haymarket Media Interview Questions

Updated Aug 6, 2015
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Haymarket Media.

    Interview

    Phone in interview, about some basics and mvc. In person interview with team lead and couple of seniors. Went in depth with filter and other options in MVC. Garbage collection etc on .NET Then met with director, again garbage collection and some other topics.

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  2.  

    Content Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Haymarket Media (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Unprofessional interviewers who seemed uninterested and unprepared for interview. Asked few substantial questions and appeared uninterested in their own work, let alone in the candidates they were seeing. Overall, I was not left with a favorable impression of the company based simply on the demeanor of the interviewers.

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    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Haymarket Media in November 2014.

    Interview

    Haymarket needs to have a much more streamlined process, and needs to involve Human Resources into their interview process. For my process, HR was not involved, and I just got a call from the hiring manager, was offered the job, but then did not hear back from anyone after many follow-up emails. Very unprofessional on their end.

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    • Are you comfortable with dealing with external clients?   Answer Question

    Haymarket Media Response

    May 14, 2015 – Recruitment Business Partner

    We would always advise our managers to involve the internal recruitment team once a decision has been made. We do trust our managers to arrange and interview candidates without anyone from HR ... More

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    Quicker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    It was great, fast, and easy. Everyone was very helpful and cordial

    Negotiation

    It was very good and fair

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    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Haymarket Media (New York, NY) in January 2012.

    Interview

    I found the initial job on Craigslist, and it was originally for a temp position. I was contacted via email and came in to have an interview. I had an verbal interview with my future boss (I don't think they have independent interviewers here). I came in for a second interview. I was picked for an interview because I included a letter of recommendation with my resume when this was not asked. I was told it helped me stand out. It was an easy interview.

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    • I was basically told that they were concerned that I would find the work boring - this caught me off guard.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate, but I would recommend that someone try it! Why not?

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Haymarket Media.

    Interview

    Lasted approx. 2 hours. Normally they do a group interview apparently, but I had an interview with 2 people, followed by a numerical test, then a sales role play. All fairly straight forward, they were very nice people.

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    Human Resources Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Haymarket Media (London, England (UK)) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Extremely unprofessional recruitment process. Avoid this company unless you are unemployed. I applied for the HR Advisor position directly and I have been interviewed on the phone without a notice period and without an invitation, and after being rejected I received an interview invitation! I received a phone call from HR in December, and I thought it was a phone call to confirm my details and availability as is usual before the official interview, therefore I did not mention that it was not the appropriate time or place to speak. However, after the conversation I realized that the call was an official telephone interview. The fact of the matter is I have been interviewed without a notice period and without receiving an invitation. She asked me questions about my CV and my last role, why I am interested in the job and the company and what my goals and objectives are for the next 5 years !!! After a week I received a rejection letter. Surprisingly the following day, I received another email and according to this email my application status was changed to telephone interview for the same day!!! Normally, the interview invitation should have been sent before the interview itself. There appear to have been not only a series of clerical errors, but also the regular protocol for interview invitation not followed correctly. I suspect the email may have been sent for audit purposes, to show the recruitment process has been correctly followed. I understand and respect that they might have more suitable candidates (probably an internal candidate! ); my only concern is how the recruitment process takes instructions from Haymarket, why the HR lady interviewed me with NO Notice period, and why I received the invitation after the telephonic interview. The surprise telephonic interview was clearly unfair, as it is obvious that in order to have an effective and efficient recruitment process, candidates must get the interview invitation first and have enough time for preparation.

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    • It was an unexpected telephone Interview, without an interview invitation and the recruiter lady was extremely unprofessional and careless.   Answer Question

    Haymarket Media Response

    May 14, 2015 – Recruitment Business Partner

    We totally agree this is not acceptable and since then ensure that when we want to interview candidates we contact all candidates directly via phone or email without the use of our applicant tracking ... More

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    Events Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Haymarket Media (London, England (UK)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Prior to the interview, candidates are asked to prepare a presentation regarding an event they previously handled and the process of it. The interview also involves general questions such a skills and experience.

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    Senior Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Haymarket Media (London, England (UK)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Not great, no portfolio required. Just cold called from an agency, who were very pushy, 1st interview was interesting, second with senior staffer was just about how great he was and how he was best friend's with M Heseltine. Ridiculous egotistical man. Glad I turned it down, wouldn't recommend to anyone.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Didn't trust the integrity of the interviewer

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    Media Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Teddington, London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Haymarket Media (Teddington, London, England (UK)) in May 2012.

    Interview

    A group assessment centre with around 10 other candidates. First impressions were good. Assessors were very friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The day started with group ice breakers, used to get to know each person as well as the assessors. This was followed by a group presentation which provided a lot of useful information about the company and the role itself. We then completed a group exercise which was a debate. This was followed by the chance to speak to a current Sales Executive, getting to know what the role entailed on a day to day basis - good and bad! Individual interviews followed after a lunch break

    Interview Questions

    • The group debate was challenging as it was a subject which I didn't know much about and I was conscious too not talk over people but at the same time pitch in enough to stand out to the assessors. The individual interview was a good experience with two of the assessors asking standard interview questions and some sales situation questions etc. Some tough questions but not too difficult   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    salary £19k plus 40% commission

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