OUP USA Interview Questions & Reviews
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Marketing Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at OUP USA in May 2010.
Interview Details – I met with the Hiring manager once. then waited a month for HR to get back to me
Interview Question – weren't any real interview questions Answer Question
Editorial Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at OUP USA in December 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by email to come in for an interview, about 3 weeks after submitting my resume. I had one interview with the managing editor, and a short interview with HR. The interview was standard, with the typical questions of "what are your strengths and weaknesses?", "tell me a bit about yourself," and "what kind of manager do you prefer?"
Interview Question – I was caught off guard when asked to explain the subject of my college senior thesis, which came up as we discussed my educational background Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Salary wasn't negotiable
Compliance Advisor Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at OUP USA.
Interview Details – Began with a screening phone call from HR to ensure I had the basic requirements to be interviewed. Then I was interviewed by CFO and Compliance Manager over the phone a few days later. A few weeks later I met with the Compliance Manager and HR Director in person for an interview. Everyone was very helpful and courteous to work with, overall very pleasant experience.
Interview Question – There were several questions pertaining how I would operate in the US (away from my manager in the UK) and then case questions based on the UK Bribery Act and the company policies they had sent to me. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There wasn't much negotiation, the benefits were better than expected; pay was a bit less but not a deal breaking amount. I accepted the initial offer with no complaint.
Production Editor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at OUP USA in March 2010.
Interview Details – The hiring process was complicated because i had to interview with the VP of Production.
Interview Question – What was your most significant accomplishment. View Answer
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at OUP USA.
Interview Details – Applied through my school and had an on the phone interview with general HR, then came in for an interview with my supervisors.
Interview Question – No curve balls, really. Although considering the not-so-rosy state of publishing, be prepared to answer why you want to pursue it. Answer Question
Graphic Designer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at OUP USA in December 2008.
Interview Details – Advice--know your limits and ask exactly what will be required of you for the job.
Interview Question – The most difficult question was why I wanted to leave my former employer. Answer Question