- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Bloomsbury full-timePros
Working in publishing was a noble pursuit.Cons
Not a lot of room to grow due to the size of the company.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online – interviewed at Bloomsbury.Interview Details
Less than a week after submitting my application materials, I was contacted and asked if I would like to come in for an interview that week. The interview ended up being delayed a few weeks due to the busy holidays, but I was not forgotten. The interview itself was very casual. I met with an editor who would have been one of my supervisors, and It felt more like a casual discussion between friends than an interview. I don't believe it lasted longer than 30 minutes. I was told I should hear something in a week or two, and to feel free to send an email before then if I began feeling antsy. I was also given a few free books at the end of the interview.
I should mention that I am not sure this interview was the norm for them. It was right after the holidays and the offices were fairly empty. I was informed by a friend, who interviewed with them as well, that she met with three people and that her interview was surprisingly intense for an internship position.Interview Questions
No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- The interview was more a discussion than anything. I was asked why publishing, why editorial, and to talk about some of my favorite books. I can't remember being asked anything out of the ordinary and there were none of those "biggest strength/weakness" type questions. Answer Question
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