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Hearst Corporation Interview Questions

Updated Nov 2, 2014
Updated Nov 2, 2014
42 Interview Reviews

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    Information Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Hearst Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Fairly average interview, they ask about my background and skills. The interview was quick, but the position did not require much experience. There was only one round of interviews. When hired it took a few days to receive the call, and I started the following week.

    Interview Questions
    • I told describe myself and how would I be a best fit for the position.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Hearst Corporation.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews. One with HR and one with the management team. Met with 5 people in one day. All were really friendly and wanted to get to know me and my interests. Wanted to see if it was a good personality fit. Great company. Swift call-back response

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hearst Corporation.

    Interview Details

    phone interview first. this is mostly to get a broad idea of your skillset and how you would fit in, personality wise, with the team. interviews done by potential coworkers as well as managers, so more people have an opinion and compare notes. followed up by in-person technical interview. questions were textbook programming and involved writing on the whiteboard, on the spot so to speak, mostly interviewers interested in how you think while you solve problems, how you step through it mentally, what you do when you hit a wall, etc. how creative the problem solving process is. questions not hard per se, but also can be obscure and not everyday topics.

    Interview Questions
    • range of front end and backend questions. some factual, others theoretical.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    negotiated salary fairly easily. not a huge increase over the initial offer, but not bad either. i always try to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager/Advertising Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hearst Corporation.

    Interview Details

    I obtained the interview by first arranging an informational interview with the publication's regional sales manager. A few weeks later, he contacted me to advise of a job opening. We met for a more formal interview, and shortly thereafter, Hearst flew me to its New York corporate headquarters. I had an excellent experience with the magazine's staff, and felt my experience was a solid fit with the publication's sales goals and objectives. The day after I returned home, I received a job offer. However, a few hours later, the offer was rescinded because Corporate dictated the position go to a current Hearst employee. I was very disappointed, but the regional sales manager went out of his way to notify me about other opportunities.

    Interview Questions
    • What do expect to be your total compensation?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Digital Media Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1 phone screening with recruiter. Rather detailed questions & a bit challenging.

    2nd interview was with hiring manager. It was more exploratory, reviewing past positions, short term and long term career goals.
    He went into great depth about day to day tasks in the position. What they are looking for and what the the model of success has looked like for past reps.

    3rd interview was a sales pitch. I got to pitch what I currently was selling at what is now my previous employer

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    Ad Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Hearst Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Over a few months I interviewed with several magazines. I was very junior so I was not chosen several times until my skills and personality finally met with the right team.

    Negotiation Details
    I could not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Editor Interview

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

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Hearst Corporation in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and heard nothing but managed to get a direct contact through a friend with the Dep Ed and then got an interview.
    Was very relaxed, asked about my history and for me to explain the direction I was heading. Then for me to suggest stories for the mag and how I would change anything.
    Was given an extensive edit test which is basically free work but you have to do it. Wanted 6-8 ideas and to edit a 2000 word feature.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was too difficult. I did my research about the again and the company.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Account Coordinator 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 Hearst Corporation in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week. Really basic interview, it was for entry level. First, I met with HR and then the director of the team I would be working on. Some behavioral questions and we talked about past job experiences.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hearst Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with HR first, and then met with the team that I was joining.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Beauty Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hearst Corporation.

    Interview Details

    Meetings with both HR and management team members

    Interview Questions
    • Not that difficult -- mostly about what clients have relationships with   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    No connection with management team

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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