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I worked at Ingram ContentPros
Good pay and benefits with consistent performance review system and annual bonus. Good work/life balance, and employee friendly environment.Cons
This company seems to have a culture of frequent restructuring. Every time new senior management comes in the door, they seem believe a large scale restructuring and reduction in workforce is the way to prove their value to the company. In the approximately 8 years I was with the company there was 4 major restructuring events with a large number of permanent layoffs.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Improve the stability of the company by finding a path and holding to it.
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...