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Updated Jan 13, 2015
Updated Jan 13, 2015
26 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Field Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    You go through an interview or two and see what happens. They ask you questions, explain things, you ask questions and that's that. There is not much too it and it is not like the told six week process with seven interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Local Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Patch.

    Interview Details

    It was a very casual but a thorough interview. Questions were generally about practical reporting skills such as "How would you go about covering a break-in at a local store? Who would you speak with? What is the most important information?" The company was a start-up expanding across the country very quickly. Later interviews became more detailed and included interviews with several different staff members.

    Interview Questions
    • Experience with digital news coverage, creating photo galleries, taking videos.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Customer Service Representative 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 a dayinterviewed at Patch.

    Interview Details

    I was hired as a contract worker, I had one phone interview and that was it, they were very nice.

    Interview Questions
    • What do business owners value the most?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, it was through a temping acency
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Patch.

    Interview Details

    It was a quick process the team was positive when interviewing and I enjoy the conversation and honesty of the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There were a set of question to be required to ask I thought it was a good use of brain skills to come up with the answers for these questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Local Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Patch.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with recruiter, followed by an in-person interview with a manager. You may also have a peer interview and writing test.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had to juggle multiple responsibilities. How did you handle that situation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I reached out to the regional editor by email and asked about the open position. She asked for a current copy of my resume and then scheduled a phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • The second interview wasn't really an interview, but a series of online tests that took four hours!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Inside Sales Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Recruiters contacted me on LinkedIn. Interview process lasted a week. Really nice people that I talked to. Very efficient in getting the process done with. Interview with my manager was relaxed, talked a lot about me and what I wanted from the job and how it aligned with Patch, made small talk.

    Interview Questions
    • There were some situation questions where I had to think on my toes. "Tell me about a time when...."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Local Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Patch.

    Interview Details

    Initial human resources phone interview, management interview with 3-4 people, writing test that takes several hours, behavioral interview over phone, interview with another local editor in the region.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral Interview can be challenging if you aren't prepared, many "what would you do" or "how did you handle such and such" situational questions.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No salary negotiation, what they pay is what they pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    RCLC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Patch.

    Interview Details

    Replied to an ad on Craigslist, after which I was called into the office to interview. The interview was simple enough, and the people doing the hiring were pleasant and fun. Very little in the way of experience required, and I was told that same day that I'd gotten the job.

    Interview Questions
    • No questions were difficult or unexpected, the hiring process was relatively quick and painless. I got the feeling that most of the deliberation was done before I showed up, and the interview was a formality.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initial phone call by recruiter then asked to come in. Very chaotic with little process and no structure.

    Declined Offer

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