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    Current Employee - Art Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Penguin Random House full-time (More than 8 years)

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    Excellent Benefits, Great Salary, Good Community


    Some divisions are run erratically and have a high amount of turnover and layoffs. Can be slow to develop new technologies and be innovative. The approval process for visuals is complex and arduous which causes all involved to lose confidence. Editors no longer have confidence which creates more work for the support departments.

    Advice to Management

    Make an attempt to know your employees. Create a sense of working together on something and make people the most important aspect of your company.

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    Sales Assistant Interview

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


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Penguin Random House (New York, NY) in June 2015.


    Applied and received a phone call about two weeks later from HR. We discussed the position for about 10 minutes, the phone call is not scheduled ahead of time so be prepared to answer basic questions about why you applied to that position. I was then asked to come in for an in person interview. When I arrived, I took at 30 minute test on Excel that was very easy. Then I spoke with HR for about 45 minutes. The interview was very awkward, they ask you questions off of a list and you get very little response about your answers, it is not conversational. I was then told I was going uptown to meet with who would be my boss, the HR woman had not told me about this second interview but assumed I was aware. I then met with my potential boss and a former sales assistant for about 10 minutes each, the interviews were very informal and conversational. I finally spoke with one more person in the department, who worked remotely, on the phone about a week after my in person interviews. I was offered the position a few days later.

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Headquarters New York, 061
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2013
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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