Oxford University Press Interview Questions

Updated Jul 16, 2015
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    Editorial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    -spoke with project manager in office about the product line/ series and was asked about my background, softball interview with no hard questions -can not remember very much because this was over 2 years ago

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    Assistant Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Oxford University Press (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Started with a call from HR where they asked me first off about my salary requirements. This was a long back and forth, and they eventually told me the budget they had for the position and that it was was inflexible. On a second call with HR, I answered questions while they typed my answers, which had to be pretty short. Then set up an interview with the supervisor for the job. This was a pretty standard interview, and I met with HR after where I had to reiterate certain things we had talked about. It was about a month before I finally heard back after the interview process, via email.

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    • What was the worst thing you had to do in your last job.   Answer Question
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    Development Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Oxford University Press (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    First I had a phone interview with an HR representative. Then I was invited for an interview and I spoke with my (possible) future supervisor and coworker. Then I had another interview with the same HR rep I had spoken on the phone with. Then I was sent an editorial test to complete. After I completed and sent in the test, I never heard back from the supervisor or the HR rep, even after being told repeatedly by the HR rep that he would let me know either way. I sent numerous emails to both people and eventually gave up. It was a shame that they never even acknowledged receiving my editorial test, especially since the test took about 8 hours to complete.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Oxford University Press (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I was contacted initially by a recruiter. Had a brief phone interview and then had a in-person interview with the hiring manager. For the final round, I took an Excel quiz as the position requires strong Excel skills and interviewed with their finance managers and the head of the finance department.

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    • Nothing was out of the ordinary.   1 Answer
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    Editorial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Applied online, contacted by HR, then in-person interview. Interviewer was very friendly and did not ask anything intended to throw you off. They want to see an interest and commitment to publishing industry.

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    Associate Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Oxford University Press in September 2014.

    Interview

    It was hard scheduling the interview, HR seems too busy, we called back and forth almost a dozen times to actually schedule a date and time. The whole process seems disorganized.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were normal such as "tell me about yourself" etc.   Answer Question
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    Editorial Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Oxford University Press (New York, NY).

    Interview

    It took a little over a month to hear back from the employer and they emailed me asking if I was still interested in the position. We set up a time to meet in person and I travelled over an hour to get to the office to find out that the job described online was not what they were offering. Online it said a full time paid internship and they explained that it was very part time and minimum wage!

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    • They did not ask a lot of questions, they asked for me to talk about myself, so it's better if you do most of the talking.   Answer Question
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    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Oxford University Press.

    Interview

    Hiring process was pretty quick and standard. Met with HR first, then met with the hiring managers. I was told within two weeks, which was extremely fast. They didn't ask too many questions that were out of the ordinary.

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    Publicity Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Oxford University Press (New York, NY) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Was brought it for an interview after applying online - met with HR for a few minutes then met with Dir and VP of publicity. Didn't feel comfortable in room, but a lot of the questions were standard- why I thought publicity was important, what I personally like to read, what interest I had in the company.

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    • What my hobbies were, to see if I would personally be a good fit for the team.   Answer Question
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    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Oxford University Press.

    Interview

    They sought me out and they spoke more than they asked me questions.

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