Reed Elsevier Group Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2014
Updated Aug 22, 2014
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  1.  

    Publisher Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Burlington, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group in August 2007.

    Interview Details

    The process went fairly smoothly, I had lunch with the hiring manager and then dinner the next day with the VP of the division. Apparently the position was posted, then removed and then posted again at a later date.
    By the time the position was reposted, I was no longer interested.

    Interview Questions
    • Here's our frontlist and backlist books, can you put together a written strategic plan for our next meeting?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Compensation and Benefits Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    invite, exams, interviews, Job offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group.

    Interview Details

    Everyone seemed nice through the process - my only question was...how many people does it take to make a decision? 6 interviews later - I was made an offer. You need to be patient being interviewed by this company.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing out of the ordinary - they clearly had lots of employment relations issues happening - most of the questions weren't technical in nature - but more so on my style. As an example how would I handle situations?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I was interviewing with several companies, and it just came down to the overall impression I had with so many interviews, and also the compensation was better with another offer.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initian grammar and math exam, interview, final interview, job offer.

    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate. I would advise to bring proof of your previous remuneration.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was fast. Employer did not delay it at any stage. I had to go to their office for my first interview. I had to attempt an editing test and then I was interviewed by a senior manager. Next was the interview with the Director and then the final salary negotiation part. I did not prepare anything special for the interview. What you need is to be very knowledgeable about what your previous job experience has been, and to know about the company (visit the company's website) is always beneficial. The work culture is extremely good, people are professional, yet friendly and the office ambiance is also very good

    Interview Questions
    • How can I prove that I will be stable in Elsevier for a long time?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Detailed

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Difficult
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    Recruiter called me after seeing my CV on a jobs website. The company had a detailed position posting (5 pages!) but as each interview went on and the candidate pool shrunk, they seemed less sure about what they wanted in a candidate. This resulted in a long interview process with interviews with more stakeholders than one would expect.

    The interviews themselves went very well with friendly, personable interviewers who seemed most interested in background history and less about spot-testing me. The final stage was an essay in which I had 48 hours to explain what I would do in certain situations and why I believed I was the best candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • The face to face interviews themselves were friendly and "easy'. The difficult part was writing an essay with a hypothetical emergency facing the business - what would I do and advise?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very straightforward and open. They offered above market standard.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    An information meeting and discussion was held to discuss the scope and depth of my experience and its relevance to the position. Also inquired about how my past experience was pertinent to the position and how I can add value to the organization.

    Interview Questions
    • How is your past experience relevant to this position.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Experience with the company not good.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with hiring manager, 2 HR reps and 5 business directors

    Interview Questions
    • How did you manage a conflict? Describe a situation where you managed a conflict with your supervisor or team members?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview included information about the job responsibilities and expectations.
    The interview consisted of formal and standard questions instead of conversational approach.
    Recommend practicing answers to standard interview questions.
    The work environment appeared quiet and open.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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