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Author Solutions Interview Questions

Updated Dec 3, 2017
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    Production Department Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Author Solutions (Bloomington, IN).

    Interview

    Straightforward one on one interview with manager. The questions were reasonable, no trick questions or gotcha questions. Overall friendly and conversational. Good portion of it was spent listening to more info about the company which was easy. This is completely dependent on the specific job and the interviewer though.

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    Email Marketing Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Author Solutions (Bloomington, IN).

    Interview

    I applied for the position. Two weeks later I got an email from an HR person. The email had misspellings and grammatical errors -- not professionally worded. They asked for my availability, then disregarded that for a separate time with two marketing folks. They talked to me for maybe all of 15 minutes, then never contacted me again. They were polite but rather vague, asking generic interview questions. They said they would be making a decision the next week. More than two months later, I got a general email saying I didn't get the job (I figured as much). Honestly, after seeing the reviews for Author Solutions on Glassdoor, I think I dodged a bullet.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   1 Answer
  3. Helpful (1)  

    Publishing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Author Solutions (Indianapolis, IN) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by an in-person interview. From start to finish the interview process took about 2 weeks. I was offered the job shortly after the in-person interview. The initial phone interview was a bit nerve wracking. There were the typical questions going over my resume and elaborating on any particulars that needed further clarification. The in-person interview was a much smoother process. I interviewed with one in person manager and 3 individuals on a speaker phone.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have sales experience?   1 Answer

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    Publishing Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Author Solutions (Bloomington, IN) in September 2015.

    Interview

    very well structured, they had a welcoming demeanor and it was a comfortable process to stay the least. it was about 45 minutes long, at first I was nervous but after a while I felt very comfortable and was confident that they would lead me for success

    Interview Questions

    • what are three of your strengths   1 Answer

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Editorial A Services Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Author Solutions (Bloomington, IN) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Great interview. Great people. But it's been over a month and I still don't know if they've chosen anyone. Supposedly issues with getting approval. Not so interested anymore. How do they remember you after a month? They only met with me once.
    Applied for other jobs because I was tired of waiting for this "dream job" to give me an answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we choose you? What makes you different than other candidates?   1 Answer

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    Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Author Solutions.

    Interview

    I applied online using a resume and online form/application. The waiting period was about a week to hear back via email. Was called for an in-person interview with the person who would become my future boss. Interview was very casual and laid back, questions were very standard: What do you know about the company? Why do you want to work here? Where do you see yourself in 5 years and why? What were your favorite things about past positions before applying here?

    After the interview, there was a short "writing test" administered, to test knowledge of grammar, style and overall writing ability. It took less than a half-hour to complete and was very basic.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked if the nature of the job would bother me (a very routine, monotonous work environment). Of course I said no, because I wanted the job and was wearing rose-colored glasses at the time.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation on pay, but it was my first job out of college so I didn't have much power. I was sent an employee agreement with my offer of salary and had to accept or reject the offer within 24 hours.


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    Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The interview was very conversational and questions were very easy. What were your past design experiences, how you fit in to the culture. They also looked at your portfolio, so make it presentable and have things to talk about.

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    Negotiation

    Non negotiable salary, hourly and very poor.

  8.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Author Solutions.

    Interview

    The interview process was longer than expected. I initially had a phone interview, then I was called in for a in-person interview in the Indianapolis Office and then I was asked to go to Bloomington to interview at the Author Solutions headquarters. Other than the fact that the process was long, I have no complaints. I really enjoyed both interviews.


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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Author Solutions (Bloomington, IN) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I went into an office with 3 men for my interview. Simple questions like why I wanted the job and what I would like to make in a year. I do not think there was anything specifically about publishing, as they said they would teach that. I received an offer from 2 of the managers. One was an offer via email less than a week later and the offer was an option to shadow for a second interview. I took the offer and that was it.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a week. I interviewed at Author Solutions (Bloomington, IN) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Interviewed by general imprint manager and manager of specific imprint I was eventually hired for. They were friendly. They knew I was a writer and didn't really have sales experience but took a chance on me because I could relate with the authors they were selling publishing packages to.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked If I'd be comfortable doing sales for a religious imprint if I'm not religious-- which I'm not. However, I wanted to learn publishing and it was a good opportunity.   1 Answer

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