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Getting an Interview
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- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Scholastic (New York, NY).
The interview process included meetings with many decision makers across multiple departments. Know your stuff, and dress and act professionally. Intelligence is a key feature that all candidates need when applying here.
- Know the products you are interviewing about. 1 Answer
You could negotiate if you have the experience, knowledge, and talent.
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Scholastic (New York, NY).
The interview started with a one-on-one with the hiring manager. Next I had a one-on-one with the Human Resources manager. It ended with an offer. All negotiations went through the HR manager and they accepted my initial salary ask.
- Relationships in the selling territory Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Scholastic (New York, NY).
Terrible experience. Recruiter was extremely unorganized. After a phone interview, I was asked for my availability. Did not hear back for 1 week. Then they sent the confirmation of an on-site interview + the long job application I must bring to the interview a day before at 6:30pm! I had to work very hard to meet their interview request. Then the 2nd on-site interview was canceled at last minute. Did not hear again for over a week. At the end, HR sent me the wrong email message to me discussing someone else's interview feedback.
- The interviewers were all nice. But they advertise their positions as "full-time", but these are actually 2 year contract. There was no way to know this fact from their careers site. And HR did not tell me at phone screening. Was surprised to find it out at the on-site interview. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Scholastic (New York, NY).
I got a call from HR to interview. Then I came back a second time to meet with two Directors. They asked me basic questions about academic background, experience, and what kind of job or career I am looking for. I wrote a thank you letter and then got a call to be hired about two weeks later.
- Where do you see yourself in five years from now? Answer Question
No negotiation was available as this was an entry level position.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Scholastic (New York, NY) in April 2014.
Interview went around for the first 90 minutes with 3 interviewers. I know i didn't do it well and couldn't get the offer for contractor position. The disgusting part is after spending 90 minutes, my next interviewer was with the Manager. He told me to wait in his office for some time and he'll be back in 45 minutes. I thought maybe he has to run for production issues or important meeting. I stepped out to the lobby after waiting for 15 minutes to get some water and was shocked to see that the Manager was having chat with people. He came back after almost 1 hour and spent only 5 minutes talking about my skills and work experience.
- Mostly were on Java/J2EE technologies. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Scholastic (New York, NY) in March 2014.
After an initial interview with a recruiter, had multiple in-person and phone interviews, moving up the ladder of seniority. The recruiter was new and knew very little about Scholastic. Everyone else I met with was extremely intelligent and pleasant to talk to. Interviews were informal, mostly just a conversation with familiar interview questions thrown in. Everyone brought up that I would need to be prepared for Scholastic's corporate hierarchy and bureaucracy.
Reasons for Declining
Better offer and opportunity elsewhere
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Scholastic (New York, NY).
I sent in my application and received an email a few days later with a proofreading test which I then had to complete and send back. Maybe a week went by and then I got a call to schedule an interview, and then a week after that got the job offer. It was a fairly easy and straight-forward process.
- There weren't any difficult questions, but a few were rather random, such as "What was the last app you downloaded on your phone?" Answer Question
- Declined OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Scholastic (New York, NY).
Online application, group interview, 1-1 interview
- What is your favorite childhood book and why? How do you handle difficult situations? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Salary $8-$9 no paid vacation or benefits.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Scholastic (New York, NY) in December 2012.
I received a call from a recruiting agency who saw my resume on Monster.com. They asked me some preliminary questions on my qualifications and rate. I sent over a revised resume and got an interview a week later. The first interview was with the main producer of the program, Ben Georgia. He asked about my technical background, previous work experience, and personal background. He then explained what the program was about and why he got involved with it. He mentioned how passionate he was about be able to work on a new educational software program that would help kids do better in school rather than work on a mind-numbing reality television show for VH1. His passion for this project captivated me. I told himI would be equally as passionate because my mother works for the NYC Board of Education and uses Scholastic tooks to help parents assist their kids with test prep and homework. I also mentioned that Scholastic was a big part of my education while growing up and how it would be a dream to be able to work for a company I grew up with. A week later, I got a call for a second interview. I went in the next day and met up with the Senior/Executive Producers of another similar educational program, Beth Strauss and Alex Sherwin. They talked about the more technical aspects of the project and wanted to make sure I was capable of structuring the internal digital process of the asset management. I explained to them how my previous job had made me qualified and experienced with managing and structuring file databases and metadata. They overall seemed pleasant and east to speak to. You can tell that everyone who works there cares deeply about the projects they are working on. A week went by and then I was asked for my references, which I promptly delivered. The next day, I was offered the job and I gladly accepted. I filled out my W2 and tax information with the recruiting company and started working at Scholastic at the start of the new year.
- What was the biggest mistake you made in the workplace and how did you fix it? 1 Answer
The recruiter and I worked out an hourly rate before the interview process. I was offered one dollar more an hour than my requested hourly rate upon being hired.
Helpful (4)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1 day – interviewed at Scholastic (New York, NY) in June 2012.
I was contacted by a recruiting intern to set up a phone interview. She told me that I would be speaking with two people, on two seperate calls. For the first call, I had to call the interviewer. She seemed confused and disoriented. I don't think she had ever looked at my resume before the call. I knew from LinkedIn that she was with the internal recruiting department but she did not introduce herself as such. The questions were basic, mostly about very general work experience and salary. She interrupted me during my responses and seemed genuinely disinterested. She ended the call after 11 minutes; we were scheduled for 30 minutes.
The second interviewer was in the department I was interviewing for. She was more engaged, but she was borderline condescending. I am not sure why she selected me for a phone screen, because she did not speak well of my experience and had a preconceived notion of me (an incorrect one). She asked more specific questions about my experiences than the recruiter. Some of the things she said about the position and the department were quite alarming and turned me off of the job about 5 minutes into the interview. These two interviews went so poorly that it is just laughable. It seems like an extremely corporate work environment.
- How would you work in a corporate environment? Answer Question
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