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Updated Aug 29, 2014
Updated Aug 29, 2014
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    Entry Level Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at Progressive Business Publications in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted in late October about coming in for interview. Set up interview for early November. Interview lasted an hour, before being moved to another interview for another hour-long question session. Three individuals I interviewed for were nice, interesting people who worked at Progressive Business Publications to support their real writing passions. Deep looks of longing and heavy sighs complemented my questions of how much they enjoyed their time spent at PBP. Nobody works here for the betterment of the company.

    After this initial interview, I spent three weeks working on a 200-word assignment. This was not due to my own editing process, but because of the time PBP spent critiquing the assignment and interviewing candidates. I realize the vetting process must be thorough, but three weeks to critique a 200 word assignment is an unfair and unprofessional way to string along prospective employees. I met the standards PBP required for the assignment and scheduled another interview for a week prior to Thanksgiving.

    At this final interview, I was asked why I wanted to work at PBP and why my background in journalism met their standards. I gave the "correct" answers and hate myself for it. I spoke of "great reputations" and "charismatic employees" when, in reality, the past month of waiting and critiquing allowed for extensive Googling and research on PBP.

    Please, for your sanity and morals, Google "PBP scam." A world of F's and complaints from the BBB, Ripoff Report and consumer affairs awaits you.

    (Initially contacted on October 25th. Found out I did not receive job this past week.)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Entry Level Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Progressive Business Publications in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was so white-knuckled going into the interviews that it's a little hard to recall specifics. They cut me some slack for the nervousness but kept calling me back for additional interviews when there was nothing new to say. I got the impression that they really didn't have the expertise to evaluate my skills.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I lowballed myself on the salary requirements part of their application. When I tried to negotiate up, the HR Manager told me that if I requested a higher salary, he would rescind the job offer. I later learned that others at my level received similar salaries, so I was not that bad off, relatively speaking.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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