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Marketing Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at SmithBucklin in January 2013.

Interview Details

First I had to submit my resume and write (instead of a cover letter) a bunch of well thought-out responses to specific questions they had. Then came a phone interview, and finally one in-person interview with two of the people via teleconference.

Interview Questions
  • Have you ever had to deal with group communication issues/adversity and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at SmithBucklin in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume and completed an online application through the SmithBucklin website to initially apply. I did not know anyone at the company or have any internal contacts.

    I received a call from a talent acquisition person in the HR department who asked me a few initial vetting questions and then scheduled a formal phone interview for a couple days later. The same talent acquisition person was who the phone interview was with, she asked several questions about my background and experience, why I was interested in SmithBucklin, and asked detailed questions about what I knew about SmithBucklin and the work that they did. At the end of the phone interview she scheduled an in-person interview for me to sit down with marketing staff, and also sent me tests and paperwork to complete prior to my interview, which I completed and sent back the same day they were sent.

    On the day of my in-person interview I checked in at reception and was promptly greeted by a friendly girl from HR. She escorted me to an interview room (empty office) and asked me several general questions about my experience, why I was interested in the job, and what I knew about SmithBucklin. She also gave me a brief background of the three people I would be talking to from the MarCom department, and made sure I had copies of my resume for each of them (offering to make copies for me if I didn't).

    Each of the three MarCom folks I chatted with were upper level managers (Senior Manager and above), and I talked to each of them one-on-one for approximately 30 minutes. Each of them had a different specialty within the department and each asked very different questions about my experience and background. I found it very easy to talk to each of them and made sure to ask relevant questions based on what I heard from them, which also gave me some valuable insight into the workings of the department and the expectations within.

    At the conclusion of the last interview the girl from HR returned to escort me to the elevators and answer any questions I had. I followed up that afternoon with an individualized 'thank you' email to each of the people I had come in contact with that day, as well as to the talent acquisition lady. I received a call from the talent acquisition lady two days after my interview offering me the position, and outlining the salary/benefits offer. The initial offer was $43,000/year, I countered and requested an additional $3,000 up front to offset moving expenses for my family (we lived four hours from Chicago at the time), and SmithBucklin countered back with an offer of $46,000 per year and no moving expenses, which I accepted.

    After I signed the offer letter a representative from HR contacted me to fill out paperwork, and they completed a background and credit check (my offer was contingent upon these two checks). After my checks came back clean my first day and orientation were scheduled (everyone starts on a Monday), and I made arrangements to move my family.

    Overall the process was just that - a process, and from start to finish took about 5 weeks (from initial application submission to the day we scheduled my first day.) My first day was two weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • What questions do you have for me? - Difficult only because I knew the three interviewers would compare notes and I wanted to make sure I asked different relevant questions of each.
      What do you know about SmithBucklin? - Difficult because at the time I knew nothing about association management or the company except what I read on the website and garnered from my phone interview.
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at SmithBucklin in July 2007.

    Interview Details

    First had a phone interview then asked to come in and meet with 1 HR person and 3 managers. It took about 3 hours to interview onsite and was a little exhausting. I did however like that it only took 1 day and wasn't broken into 3 different days. I was called with an offer about a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • typical marketing interview questions...describe experiences and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    • talk about previous employee conflicts and how you handled it   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    painless, I asked for more than their range for this position and received it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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