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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Dec 2012 – Reviewed Feb 22, 2013
Interview Details – Very good. I was an internal candidate and well known, so it was different than it would have been if I had been an outside candidate. In general the Globe is very thorough on vetting external candidates, and though it's been 25 years since I was one, I remember it being a very challenging but fair process that gave me a fair amount of insight into the company as well as giving the company insight into me. It included a three-day paid tryout.
Interview Question – The tryout experience was "live." I was editing copy on deadline for a major metro. It was the most challenging part of the process. View Answer
Negotiation Details – It was a union job, so there was no negotiation of salary and working conditions. Later, I was able to negotiate for title, salary and benefits.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA – Reviewed Sep 5, 2012
Interview Details – Fantastic interview process. I had a phone call (not interview, partially a screening but not too formal) with an HR manager before coming in for an in person interview which gave me an opportunity to ask about the basics (benefits, what to prepare for my in person interview). My in person interview consisted of two days: first I met with my hiring manager and several senior managers with whom I would be working closely; I came back the next day to meet with another individual who wasn't available to meet during my first visit. Everyone was really candid about their experiences at the company and I also received a quick tour (make sure you get to see the Globe Lab!). Overall it was a very relaxed, positive experience.
Interview Question – If you had to replace all the hubcaps on the taxis in Boston, how would you go about it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiations are easy if you prepare the hiring manager during your interview. Being clear and upfront about your expectations (salary, benefits, etc.) ensures that you won't be stuck with much back and forth during the process.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Oct 2008 – Reviewed Oct 29, 2009
Interview Details – I met with the HR recruiter on campus, we talked for about 25 minutes. He's a great guy, we were joking by the end of it - no pressure at all. I received an email probably 3 days later asking if I would come in for an interview in person with the Vice President of Communications. Although slightly more formal, that interview went well and didn't really have any difficult questions. Basically just reciting your resume.
Interview Question – Why do you want this position? Answer Question
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