Springer Science + Business Media Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2015
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    Editorial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Springer Science + Business Media (New York, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I had a 25 minute phone interview, out of the blue, and then was asked to come in for the 2nd interview. I was given the choice of two days, with a week notice, when we could meet for the 2nd interview. After I had taken off work to meet with them, they emailed me to let me know that they couldn't hire anybody. Big waste of time.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What technical training have you had that would make you a unique candidate?   Answer Question
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    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Springer Science + Business Media.

    Interview

    Met with HR department and hiring manager. Both were knowledgeable and open to answering all of my questions. They seemed honest about the position, offered a competitive salary, and asked pertinent and fair questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Springer Science + Business Media.

    Interview

    Easy. Had three interviews. The first was a basis assessment over the phone with the recruiter. Second was with the Licensing Manager. For the third interview, I had to do a 10 minute presentation to the sales team (about 10 people in the room) and answer their questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What books are you reading now? What's your sales style?   Answer Question
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    Digital Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Springer Science + Business Media.

    Interview

    The process included eight interviews over a period of almost a year. It was lengthy and wasteful. Each interview presented another "Senior" level who had input on the position. The final interview consisted of interviewing candidates that would report into the position.

    Interview Questions

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    Licensing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Springer Science + Business Media (New York, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Completely dysfunctional and uncomfortable.

    Reasons for Declining

    The whole vibe was weird.

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    Senior Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Springer Science + Business Media (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by in-person and teleconference interview. This is a global company and people from around the world need to be able to interview the candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • "How would you build a marketing plan?"   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Head Hunter negotiated.

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    Sales Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Springer Science + Business Media (New York, NY) in July 2013.

    Interview

    I was referred for the position by someone in the HR department and was scheduled for an interview shortly after applying for the position. Springer has a very friendly and casual environment for an educational publisher. First I had a phone interview and a week later I went in and spoke with the HR representative about my work and educational experience and then I interviewed with the positions supervisor. He gave a great summary of the position and what he was looking to do with the department and introduced me to a few other members on staff. Overall it was a very simple and comprehensive interview process.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Position wasnt what I was looking for and I got a better offer elsewhere.

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    Mathematics Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Springer Science + Business Media (New York, NY) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I had my first interview with a hiring manager over the telephone; she wanted to make sure that I understood what the position would be asking of me, and that I was still interested, before scheduling a second telephone interview for me with the director of the mathematics division in New York. I spoke with him about a week later, when he gave more detail about the position and the company, and asked me for a bit of elaboration on my own background and for my availability for an in-person interview in New York (I am not local to the greater NYC area). Unfortunately, two weeks after that, I was told that someone else had accepted the position--but it seemed like a productive and serious environment to work in, and I would have loved to have been offered something there!

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a leadership role you have held. Would you be comfortable managing people with undergraduate degrees?   Answer Question
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    Editorial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Springer Science + Business Media (New York, NY) in March 2009.

    Interview

    I received a phone call soon after applying for the position online. The environment in the office seemed nice when I arrived, and I was lead into a small office for a one on one interview. I was a little nervous, but the interview felt awkward and as if the interviewer wanted to make me uncomfortable, which is what happened. I was not offered the job even though I was told they'd be in touch with me and liked me and there was lots of opportunities at the time. I sent a thank you note, an email and made a follow-up call but none were ever returned.

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    Editorial Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Springer Science + Business Media (New York, NY) in July 2008.

    Interview

    The initial call-back was an hourish-long conversation, just about what I'd been doing in college, clubs, what I was doing post-college. It was with a generic HR person but she was easy enough to talk to. The actual interview was with the editor I would be reporting to. The process was simple enough, questions about my background, lots to gush about regarding the position. As long as you show that you're mildly intelligent and engaged, it's an easy process. EA turnover is fairly high.

    Interview Questions

    • I don't recall any one snag of a question. Fairly straightforward cookie-cutter interview.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate... I went 15% higher, was met at 10% which is still pennies-- EAs at Springer don't get paid much.

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