Publishers Clearing House
3.1 of 5 30 reviews
www.pch.com Port Washington, NY 150 to 499 Employees

Publishers Clearing House Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 17, 2014
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Social Media Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Port Washington, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Publishers Clearing House in March 2014.

Interview Details – I met with the head of digital, the head of social media, the former social media manager and the HR director across two separate visits.

Interview Question – How would you approach responding to 2000 facebook comments per day?   Answer Question

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Marketing Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Publishers Clearing House.

Interview Details – Applied online (via their job portal). I was contacted by an HR person (who asked me some basic questions) and set up a time to come in to interview. I interviewed with higher ups from the marketing department. Heard back a few days later with an offer... wasn't given that much time to think about it either.

Interview Question – Favorite class outside of majors and minors, and why.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none.

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Staff Accountant Interview

Staff Accountant
Port Washington, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Publishers Clearing House in January 2013.

Interview Details – Simple interview, sit with your direct manager, then your indirect manager, then the assistant controller, and then the controller

Interview Question – No difficult questions, they just test your basic knowledge like, what is an accrual.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none

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QA Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Publishers Clearing House.

Interview Details – 1 skype interview first and scheduled an onsite meeting with managers. The whole onsite interview went about 2 hours. People there are really nice and friendly. Most of the questions are related to the previous experience and some technical questions.

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Credit Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Long Island City, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Publishers Clearing House in May 2013.

Interview Details – Three people interviewed me with lots of behavior, major and previous experience questions. The whole interview process lasts 2 hours.

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I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Publishers Clearing House.

Interview Details – First there is a screening interview over the phone, followed by a in-person interview. Not really a bad process and the people I dealt with in HR and the hiring manager were decent. However, there was no follow-up and they kind of left me hanging which is the new normal I guess. Common courtesy has gone out the window in this soft job market. It seems like it could be a good place to work. But I would'nt know because I never heard from them again

Interview Question – No difficult or trick questions   Answer Question

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Search Marketing Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Port Washington, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Publishers Clearing House in February 2012.

Interview Details – Met with HR recruiter and 3 members of the department. Everyone was very friendly. Spent about 2 hours there. Head of HR said I should hear that week. They never got back to me. At least have the decency to contact me regardless of the decision!

Interview Question – Why do you want to work here?   Answer Question

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Information Technology Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Port Washington, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at Publishers Clearing House in May 2011.

Interview Details – The phone interview was standard. Consisted of questions about background and what you are looking for as a candidate. In person interview was friendly and not very professional. I took a few hours to get to the location and met with about 3 different people since I was "suited for multiple positions" within the company. I was told I would be contacted but never was.

Interview Question – How do you feel about working in a high paced environment with little specifications or task management?   View Answer

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Credit Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Port Washington, NY

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Publishers Clearing House in November 2008.

Interview Details – The interview process was very easy here. There were not multiple interviews like there are at other companies. Some questions can be difficult, but manageable.

Interview Question – Logic Questions   View Answer

Negotiation Details – It is very difficult to netotiate a higher salary here.

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Creative Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Publishers Clearing House in April 2011.

Interview Details – It was a one on one interview. Interviewer was friendly. Not a long interview. Met with the interviewer and then the Human Resources person who offered me the job on the spot. No waiting for a call back.

Interview Question – No difficult interview questions.   Answer Question

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