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BrightWire Interview Questions

Interviews at BrightWire

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    Energy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BrightWire.

    Interview

    It was a phone interview. The interviewer briefly introduced their company to me, and then ask about my experience. I'm a college graduate and I don't have full-time work experience. He then just asked me to talk about the classes I took and answered my questions.

    Interview Questions


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    Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at BrightWire in January 2013.

    Interview

    Writing test / language test

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    Global Media Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at BrightWire (New York, NY) in October 2011.

    Interview

    They did an on campus interview and then they did a super day and then they made offers

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think Brightwire will be a good fit   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Had much better offers


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    Chinese Global Media Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BrightWire (Newark, NJ) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Had a case study in Chinese and two 1:1 behavioral interviews. The company seems pretty cool, but the interviewers seemed to lack much personality, which made me not want to work there. Company is moving to Manhattan in a month or so.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a class you've taken that you've found interesting and tell me about it.   Answer Question

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    Writer/Reporter - Europe Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at BrightWire (New York, NY) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I met BrightWire on campus following a career expo. There were three interviews, two very hard technical interviews with a case study. The case study examined my language fluency and writing ability. They also asked a lot about ambition and personal ambition.

    Smart people, innovative ideas, seemed really likable. Seemed also very young.

    Interview Questions

    • They dive into whatever you talk about and get very technical very quickly. Lots of topical questions for the region I was interviewing. Ex: How has the ECB easing of monetary policy affected currency rates in China.   1 Answer

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    Investment Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BrightWire (New York, NY).

    Interview

    1st - phone interview
    2nd- in person interview at NY
    got a quite long written exam to take and interviewed with the founder and another. The questions they asked were fairly specific and technical. For example, if you say you took corporate finance in college, they would ask you about a formula, and why should you use that.
    You need to read the package they sent you
    They have a small office and the people seem nice!

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BrightWire.

    Interview

    The first round is to draft a report on the given material. Research and writing skills are necessary for that, nothing insanely difficult. Later, during an online-call the report is discussed and edited.

    Interview Questions

    • The second round is the on-site interview where the interviewee gets to meet the colleagues.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BrightWire in October 2011.

    Interview

    It was an 1:1 interview. I was asked to extract some numbers out from a nested list. For example {{11,2,3},4,null,{1},{4,null,3}}. I was using a nested loop to save those numbers in a new array. So that it could be easy to get any of them out. But I'm sure there would have a simpler way. As time was limited, I didnt figure it out in the interview.


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    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BrightWire in January 2012.

    Interview

    In person interview followed by a case study. Never heard anything from the recruiter after submitting my completed case study.

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    Global Media Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BrightWire in November 2011.

    Interview

    Several weeks after applying online, was contacted via email with an invitation to take a skills test. The test consisted of a relatively in depth case study - finding, translating and summarizing five news articles about a given company.

    I completed and sent in the case study, but never heard back from the hiring manager who had initially contacted me. Hoping for confirmation of receipt, I re-sent the email and again got no response. The company was incommunicado for about a month before I received an automated message that I was still under consideration, but that the hiring process had been pushed back to the company rebranding itself and moving to new headquarters in NYC. This email further stated that I would be made aware of the status of my application by the end of December. January rolls around and I had still not heard back. I accepted a job with another company, and was chuffed to recieve one final email from Brightwire a few weeks later, letting me know that I was no longer being considered for the job.

    All in all it was a negative experience. Terrible communication from the company relative to the difficulty and time investment of their skills test. In my experience, sloppy hiring practices mean sloppy business practices; I'm convinced that I dodged a bullet.

    Interview Questions


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