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Hearst Corporation Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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35 candidate interviews
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Ad Sales Assistant Interview

Ad Sales Assistant
Chicago, IL

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4 months - interviewed 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

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Editor Interview

Editor
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Hearst Corporation in April 2010.

Interview Details – I heard about the job through a friend. I interviewed with the magazine's editor. She wanted my resume, of course, but specifically, about my managing skills. A few days later, I was hired. I didn't have to jump through hoops, interviewing with lots if other management. The Editorial Director made the decision. And HR was very organized about setting you up.

Interview Question – After detailing their operations, the Ed Director asked what, if any, changes I would make to have things run more smoothly.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – An offer was made. I tried for more and was told that after a few months, I might be considered for a raise. And I was about 5 months down the road and got what I wanted. As long as the offer is within your range, accept the offer and prove yourself worthy for what you originally wanted.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Interview

Sales
New York, NY

I interviewed at Hearst Corporation in August 2012.

Interview Details – First, I was contacted by the sales coordinator. Then, there were two rounds of interviews. One with sales coordinator and one with the sales assistant. About two days later, I was offered the internship. Of course, this internship requires school credit. So make sure that your university offers an internship program.

Interview Question – What is your biggest weakness?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Account Coordinator Interview

Account Coordinator
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – Give me an example of when you were detail-oriented.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Assistant Interview

Sales Assistant
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hearst Corporation.

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

Interview Question – Why they should choose me over anyone else.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Beauty Director Interview

Beauty Director

I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hearst Corporation.

Interview Details – Meetings with both HR and management team members

Interview Question – Not that difficult -- mostly about what clients have relationships with   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – No connection with management team


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Ad Sales Assistant Interview

Ad Sales Assistant
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Hearst Corporation in June 2013.

Interview Details – Initial interview with HR. Just a general "personality" interview.
2nd interview was with the team that I would be working with.

Negotiation Details – As a temp, there was no negotiation.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Web Editor Interview

Web Editor
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hearst Corporation in March 2014.

Interview Details – I sent in my resume to a recruiter and heard back from the head of a department a few days later so schedule an interview. She emailed me on Sunday and we set up an interview on Tuesday. When I got there, she was about 15 minutes late. The interview was long, with her talking a lot, and at the end she told me that I would need to submit a writing test. It was basically a pitch package for different types of stories that I think would well on the site. I submitted it on Thursday evening. She acknowledged receiving the test, but didn't follow up with me after. After I sent two emails following up, she responded with a generic response, "we went with someone else." She didn't even acknowledge the editing test I had done (it took me 3-4 hours mind you). The interviewer also talked about the office politics, which I thought was super inappropriate. She seemed like she didn't really know what she was doing.

Interview Question – None of the questions were difficult.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Editorial Intern Interview

Editorial Intern

Interviewed at Hearst Corporation

Interview Details – Contacted a local media group that they own. Got an interview request a few weeks later. Just one phone interview

Interview Question – Mostly asked about my resume, and asked which stories in the newspaper I had most enjoyed.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Fashion Intern Interview

Fashion Intern
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Hearst Corporation in March 2010.

Interview Details – The interview was very brief and I expected to be asked more questions than I was. The questions were very straight-forward such as, 'How would you best handle a difficult situation?' etc. Since the interview was so brief, I was a little nervous about getting hired but fortunately I was!

Interview Question – I wouldn't say that I asked a very difficult question during my interview.   Answer Question

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