“A big company in an industry that is going through rapid changes; for that reason, big is good, but... ”
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I have been working at Ingram Content full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Strong business with a long history in the book industry. Cutting edge Print on Demand technology for book publishers and authors alike. World class logistics and operations. Free coffeeCons
Very little opportunity to advance within the company, either because people stay in their same job for a VERY LONG time, and or because leadership doesn't provide for new learning/promotion opportunities in other divisions. Ask any employee how things are and the answer inevitably is "crazy busy". It doesn't matter what department, or what division, it's always about doing more with less.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Look for ways to integrate divisions more, for ways to share "cross train" people interested in other areas of the company.RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Ingram Content.Interview Details
Second time applying for this position over the course of about four months. First time, I was told that my resume didn't interest them. Then, out of the blue, one of their talent acquisition folks insisted that I reapply. I'm comfortable in my current position, so I thought I'd be cheeky and submit the same resume. Reportedly, it blew the hiring manager away -- same hiring manager, for the same position.
Two phone interviews later, I was invited to an all-day interview marathon on-site. Met with the hiring manager, his supervisor, and the local VP, all of whom professed to be impressed. Also discovered that none of them had been there more than six months. I found this disturbing, but put it aside.
After that came the interview with the "technical team." I've been in this business for nearly twenty years, and I've never been raked across the coals like that. Questions ranged from textbook material circa 1995 to personality quizzes such as "name five hobbies that you have." Discovered that the team was just as fresh-faced as the management staff, too.
Not sure what Ingram's turnover rate is, but it really put me off that neither the engineering team nor the management had been there for more than a few months. Very uncomfortable six-hour affair. Glad I was able to get a birds-eye-view of the situation there before deciding to leave a stable environment.Interview Questions
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Ingram Content Group gets books into the hands of bookworms. A subsidiary of Ingram Industries, Ingram Content distributes trade books, e-books, interactive textbooks, audio, magazines, and other book-related products to booksellers and libraries around the world. The group includes operating units Ingram Book Group (book buying and wholesale distribution), Ingram Digital (digital content distribution), Vital Source (e-textbook development), and Lightning Source (serving publishers with printing services). Ingram Content's other units target specific niches, such as...