Maxim Interview Questions

Updated Mar 21, 2015
Updated Mar 21, 2015
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    Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Maxim in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got a response back maybe 2 weeks later. Nice enough recruiter. Asked about previous experience and career goals. At least it sounded like office staff was engaged and content.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Electrical Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Maxim.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview was with 3 or 4 different people, I believe each working in different departments, that interviewed me separately. The first person I spoke with asked me questions that were related to my background and skill sets. He then asked some technical questions and gave me a couple of basic circuit problems to solve. After him, the other interviewers each asked only technical questions that tested my knowledge of the basic electronic principles related to the work they did in their respective positions. I'm assuming they wanted to assess my skills to see in which of their product divisions I would best fit in.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Office Assistant Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Maxim in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by an agency at first and had a brief phone interview with them. Then I had the interview at the client office with the hiring manager. The interview was very relaxed and casual. More like a conversation than a point for point interview. There was a mix of interview questions/job description with talks about hobbies, video games, technology, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • How did my multiple contract assignments prepare me for this job?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated with the recruiter, telling her what I was looking for in a beginning wage and starting salary, and that I was willing to start with less if it meant more later, which ended up happening. However, I was able to increase my starting wage from the initial offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    CNA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbridge, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodbridge, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Maxim in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    It was short, simple and thorough. The interviewer was very professional and asked questions that were not overbearing. The questionnaire was pretty straightforward. If there are any questions about the application , there is always someone to answer. The application forms were a lot but that is pretty normal. Overall, it was a good experience

    Interview Questions
    • Why I want to work in the nursing field   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Web Editorial Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Maxim.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed for a web editorial position and it was a very relaxed and straightforward interview. The interviewer was professional and friendly; didn't feel like I had to mask any of my answers. Overall, I enjoyed the interview and they seemed very accommodating to my schedule as I went to school full-time. I received a nice response not too long following the interview, but I had to decline as I accepted another offer. I would have liked to take the position if offered first.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Maxim in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    Landed an interview through an online recruiting site. First round consisted of meeting senior managers and directors on the marketing team (total of 3 employees). Second round there was a mock assignment in which I had to put together a marketing proposal based on specific campaign objectives and budgets for a typical male-oriented advertiser.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't any questions that took me by surprise or were too challenging to answer. They mostly wanted to know about my experience in the business as well as specific examples of proposals or projects that I had successfully managed. Future interviewees should absolutely bring a portfolio with them as a show piece.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating here as there was no wiggle room in the base salary offer (no bonuses are offered here at this level).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Maxim.

    Interview Details

    Unprofessional doesnt begin to describe my experience with this place. I was contacted by a person writing from the email address of "intern" who literally never signed their emails. No name, nothing. I got a bad vibe but I stuck with it anyway. On to the actual interview-- if you were looking for the post-collegiate frat house, this is your place. If you were looking for some semblence of professionalism, maybe you should pass. Beer can towers stacked 6 feet high, bean bag chairs, nerf footballs and toys in general strewn about and tons of liquor everywhere. The interview was easy although I was asked where I live, where do I go out (why is that relevant?) and what was the last concert I went to (again, relevance?) They are going to send me a homework assignment. Thanks, but no thanks, Maxim.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the last concert you went to?   View Answer
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Delhi (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Maxim in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    First one has to apply and submit his CV in the company. Once your CV is short-listed, you will be getting a confirmation call and will be summoned for written test. Post evaluation of your written test, you will be getting a call for Interview. If cleared you will be asked to come for final HR round.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to join Alpha media, when you are working for a bigger group?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    As per my experience with Alpha Media, they are not an easy nut to crack. They do not do much of negotiations. So make sure whatever you have quoted in first interaction, stick to the same.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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