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Updated Feb 9, 2015
Updated Feb 9, 2015
63 Interview Reviews

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Interview Details

    First received email asking best hours to set up in person interview. After interview confirmed, was then emailed again to take and pass assessments in order to continue with interview. Very easy. Interview was nothing like an actual interview. More of a get together. Was asked few questions and was told a bit about the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Learning Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume online through company website. Process took forever, over 3 months and was extremely detailed. 2 phone interviews then a face to face with the VP and managers. They didn't seem very organized or sure what they wanted. It was pleasant but slow.

    Interview Questions
    • No trick questions, How do you deal with changing deadlines? Are you willing to be vague in designing instructional lessons?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Interview Details

    Initial interviews via skype to compensate for distance travel. Was fine. Not too rigorous. Included background check and drug test for obvious reasons (working with children). Skype interview was effective and less stressful than a one on one interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Disjointed. Lead to some misunderstandings. Nothing insurmountable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Content Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted for an interview within 48 hours of submission. Completed a digital interview which the recruiter said would be shared if I didn't fit the profile for this job. I never heard back. When I called her, she said the hiring manager hadn't seen it yet (3 weeks later). Then, the next day I got a rejection letter. No feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to sell a position to someone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Inside Sales Account Executive Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    On-Line Video Screening Interview, then Email to confirm interest, Phone Interview, In Person Interview with 3 managers individually, then another Phone Interview. There was also a series of emails back and forth as a source to set up many of the interviews. The final interview was via phone since on the of three managers couldn't make the first interview. Everything was slightly held up due to the holidays.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Vice President Product Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Interview Details

    Found by a contract recruiter and discussed job with her; then interviewed with hiring manager and several others; took too long but was otherwise streamlined. Hiring manager asked good questions as did his manager. Interviews were not overly lengthy. More detail on what the job would entail may have been helpful as well as some visibility into challenges with company's culture and traditional employees. One phone interview led to an in person interview and several other in person interviews that took a while to schedule.

    Negotiation Details
    One counteroffer by each side to reach common ground
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Interview Details

    Hiring Manger did not ask questions about my background. Only talked about them self in the interview. No background check or drug test was conducted. Very strange. Not the most professional interview.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult or unexpected questions were asked. Let this be a precursor to how the position will be.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Would not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Director of Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was several steps: First, it took several weeks (nearly 2 months) after I submitted my resume and cover letter via the online system before I was contacted via email. First there was a phone interview with an HMH recruiter, next a video interview, then an in-person interview with the supervisor for the role.

    Interview Questions
    • What metrics/KPIs would you look at to evaluate campaign success   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Publicity Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

    Interview Details

    Very nice people but a email to interview me via phone was sent. The email and the phone call that followed were rushed, as the job would begin the following Monday.

    Interview Questions
    • It was mostly the way they handled interviewing me rather than the interview itself that was the problem.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Assessment Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening by an HR rep first. One week later phone interview with hiring manager. Two weeks following had a face to face interview. Waiting on the phone call regarding details about the inal interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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