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Getting an Interview
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Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY) in July 2013.
I had a phone interview with HR person at New York Times for a position of a Project Manager. The HR guy interviewing me paid very little attention to our conversation from the first second. It felt like he was busy doing something else while listening to me at the same time. We had quite a few pauses when he didn’t even realize that I've stopped answering his question. He could not elaborate too much on the position requirements and blabbered something from the script he had. There was more info online, that I got from him. That was a very disrespectful interview, but oh well. I guess that's people that New York Times hire. So I wouldn’t want to be a part of a team like this for sure. Don’t want to mention his name, but check out his Linkedin profile - he was a politician in the White House in the past. I wonder if he left his people skills there too.
- Standard questions. He had no details about the position he was interviewing for. Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY) in July 2013.
1 Telephonic interview of about 30 min, that touches little bit of everything. Once this is cleared, you will be called for in-person. There are 7 rounds of 30 minutes each scheduled. During the first round, you will be given online test which you will be doing with interviewers. If the test is cleared, you will have further rounds.
- Make sure you are comfortable with MAC 1 Answer
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY) in March 2013.
A recruitment coordinator contacted me about a week after I applied and arranged a phone call. I was given the name of the person I would be talking to, but not his title or what we would be talking about. It turned out to be a technical screening: I was asked a series of standardized-sounding questions about my knowledge of some web technologies I had listed on my resume. I wish I had been able to prepare better for that. About a week after that, I contacted the coordinator again to get an update, and was asked to provide my availability for scheduling an on-site interview. The three onsite interviewers I met with discussed different areas of expertise with me -- technology, business, management experience -- and didn't cover redundant ground. Everybody seemed truly positive and excited about the company and the work environment. I was surprised when I followed up a week after the interview and found out an offer wasn't going to be extended. I thought the onsite interviews had gone really well; maybe there was an unspoken disconnect between what I offer and what they were looking for.
- Talk through this sample of code in an unfamiliar language. Explain what it's doing, and if possible describe a way it could be improved. Answer Question
Helpful (5)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY) in August 2012.
The team members I spoke with seemed reasonable, if poorly coordinated, but the HR department was especially rude. I was disappointed with the lack of agreement on which technologies they planned to use. I was excited to work in an environment where Node might be leveraged heavily, but upon arrival I was told this was not likely; I'm not sure I'd have made the trip for a PHP gig. After sitting though a grueling 4hr interview, where I was asked the same questions repeatedly and left sitting alone for up to 20min at a time, the HR department never contacted me again. I've assumed they were uninterested, which not at issue, however, I attempted to contact them twice for information on my status with no reply. I got the strong impression they don't understand how to hire technical people and/or don't realize fundamentals, like the fact that I will not be pointing colleagues at NYT due to their poor treatment of me.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY).
It was pretty customary, met the first manager and then kept meeting more of them until i got to the division director - as long as they like you they pass you along to the next person to interview at so they can all get an idea of who you are. Really nice ppl and process
- "what would you say to a client that...." they put me on the spot and you never really know how they would like you to answer.. best advise - answer for real. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY) in June 2012.
Initial contact was a cold email from the Times' HR Department. After a phone screen with the tech lead on the Mobile Web team, I was invited a couple days later to interview in NYC. I was in DC at the time, and never was reimbursed for the travel costs. The in-person interview was a series of 5 people - a tech lead, asking to refactor some code that was written in an in-house language, an interview with a software engineer, talking about technology and development in general, an interview with a fantastic dev that turned into him convincing me to come to the Times, an interview with the project lead, and an interview with the project director. I was given an offer Friday that week, and given until Monday to accept. I accepted on that Monday.
- Why do you want to work at the Times? 2 Answers
While negotiation was not offered, putting an aggressively high Expected Salary seemed to anchor the offer at higher than I would have gotten with a straight raise + cola.
Helpful (2)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY) in March 2012.
HR took forever. Interview was with three different people for half an hour each (very precisely, actually). First got a sense of interests and personality, second moved on to questions pertaining to NYTimes web services, third put algorithms question on the board to do. They definitely asked a good deal of questions that they didn't expect a good answer to, but simply to see how one would field the question. (Difficult considering that the questions weren't unreasonsable, just unexpected - and they seemed to know it when they asked.)
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY) in February 2012.
I applied online and got phone call from a recruiter in the company's HR department. Questions were current situation, a cursory review of my background, and how much I was expecting to make. From there a phone interview was scheduled with the department manager. That took about 40 minutes. I was then invited to interview in person. The in-person interview consisted of several people whom I would be working with and a skills test taken on a computer. The interview lasted about 3 1/2 hours total. The people I met with varied. Most were polite and nice, some were very stiff and formal. Also, some were soft-spoken and had thick accents, making them hard to understand. However, overall it was a very positive experience.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY) in January 2012.
Starts with a fairly informal interview over the phone. The in-person interview has you meeting most of the department in small groups. No hard questions.
- Name a brand or company with an online presence you admire. 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at New York Times (New York, NY) in January 2012.
The process starts with a number of phone screens. The next step in the process will be to bring you in for an on-site interview. If you get a positive review you will keep interviewing people higher and higher on the management chain. If you make it to the director level, you will likely be getting an offer. If for some reason your interview does not last as long as you were told it would, you will likely not be getting an interview.
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I was called by HR and told what the offer was. There was a bit of selling on their end to convince me to accept the job.
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