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Author Solutions Interview Questions

Updated Aug 15, 2018
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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Author Solutions in November 2017.

    Interview

    I interviewed with two ladies for a payroll position then a gentleman for the accounting position. It was a very pleasant interview, the gentleman told me that I would be called in the next week to have a second interview. He told me he really thought I would be a good fit but then I never got a call back. I was told that I wasn't qualified, even though I have 10 years of experience with a B.S. in Business Finance.

    Interview Questions

    • My experience and how long I had worked at my current job. How did I communicate with co-workers. The standard interview questions.   Answer Question

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    FP&A Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Author Solutions (Bloomington, IN) in September 2011.

    Interview

    I submitted a resume and prepared the online application for an open position. I went to a first interview with the immediate hiring supervisor. I was offered a follow up interview with the CFO. I was later called by HR with a job offer. I talked with the Hiring supervisor about certain benefits and questions prior to accepting the job offer. Everything was well explained and everything I was told held to be true. I felt there was honesty in the process and I still feel that way today, three years later.

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were relative and expected. Prepare for reasons how you can fulfill the job requirements and why you would be a good fit with the company.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was able to secure reimbursement for CPE and licenses.

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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.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Sales Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Author Solutions (Bloomington, IN) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Applied on linked in then has a Phone interview then in person interview and then was offered a position. Was pretty quick and straightforward of a process.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle customers who have had a bad experience   Answer Question

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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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    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

  7. Helpful (1)  

    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.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Non negotiable salary, hourly and very poor.

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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.


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Author Solutions (Bloomington, IN) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Unprofessional interviewer not qualified. Nervous, no testing, no background or talk of previous employment. Interviewer acted superior, and didn’t know what he was doing. Obviously uncomfortable with the interview process. Left thinking it was a joke.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you think you can do this?   1 Answer

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Interview, hired, put right to work

    Interview Questions


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