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I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Interview Details – I came in at a time when the company just needed bodies to fill office space. I didn't go through an actual hiring or interview process. I have heard that the process now is ridiculous with multiple interviews and multiple levels of justification for offer letters
Interview Question – there were no questions during my interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I asked for more money, they said no.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in December 2012.
Interview Details – The hiring process was pretty straight forward. Once I submitted my resume, I was contacted by HR. The "Talent Manager" set up an inital phone interview with the hiring manager. After that, I went through two rounds of interviews. Within four weeks of the interview, I recevied the job offer.
Interview Question – Specific question related to SAP reporting. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October 2012.
Interview Details – Started with phone screening by HR, then phone interview by hiring manager and in person interview.
Interview Question – Very typical sales oriented interview Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Relatively short
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in May 2012.
Interview Details – Very quick response time from time of application online.
The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June 2011.
Interview Details – I first had a phone screen with the recruiter, then a phone screen with the hiring manager. I met several people in the course of the first round of 1:1 interviews and was brought back for a second interview with two additional people. Though reviews of the company are overwhelming negative I was quite pleased and energized by the people I met. Unfortunately, I did not get the job and was notified by a generic applicant tracking system message. Very disappointing. They should at least have the courtesy to call.
Interview Question – Questions about style and experience Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October 2010.
Interview Details –
This company is awful. They don't follow up. They don't organize. They tend to lead people on. They put candidate to compete for a mediocre job that they glamourize. It would have been a position that Iwould have never considered. They don't even have the courtesy to call bak even when they tell you they would.
waste of time
Interview Question – Why was your interest in switching the field? Answer Question
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in August 2010.
Interview Details – Had a good hour and a half long interview with the publisher/VP, then a follow up phone interview. Both went very well--great conversations--and I was offfered the job. At the time I was making $35,000 in a similar position at a smaller publisher. She offered me $32,000 and when I attempted to negotiate for $35,000, based on my experience and current salary, I was told that I might not be the right fit after all, that I was too ambitious too ambitious.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I was disappointed to pass up the opportunity at a prestigious house, but in hindsight I dodged a bullet--she was right, it was not a good fit for me to work for a company that wouldn't consider such a minor increase.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in January 2010.
Interview Details – The process was slow, and it wasn't unti the 3rd round that I was able to learn that the position wasn't a proper match either in pay or responsibilities for my own experience. The interviewers I spoke with were all professional and engaged, but it was a slow, somewhat unorganized process.
Interview Question – Which book would you most like to build a (marketing) campaign for? Answer Question
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