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Forbes Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2017
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    Product Development Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Forbes.

    Interview

    Interviewed with upper management first. Asked standard questions about what design is, what do I enjoy about it, my experience with it, how I would handle situations with other co-workers and departments and such. I then interviewed with the lead engineer and he gave me an explanation of what is going on in the company and what needs to be done. Seems like there's a lot of pointless politics and their engineering is just barely starting. Both interviews were pleasant and straight to the point. I came back for a third interview for an "assessment" with their HR department. I showed up on time and he entire HR department was out and came 15 minutes late. The HR rep then tried to begin the assessment which took another 20 mins of waiting for her to due since the person had no idea how to start it.

    The assessment was literally a personality test that you find online and long with a simple puzzle test, like brain teasers. Total waste of time.

    Company seems to have potential but their HR department is incompetent.

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    Junior Network Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Forbes (Jersey City, NJ).

    Interview

    There was a round table introduction session first with the manager and other IT department recruiters and some employees from the same college before the one on one session with the department

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    • What is the last layer of OSI model   1 Answer
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    Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Forbes.

    Interview

    Applied online for a listed position. Contacted by Forbes Talent Acquisition and went through first round phone interviews. Received a call back the next day to set up in-person interview with 3 staff members at their NJ office. After arriving for my interview I was left waiting in a conference room for over an hour to have only 1 of the editors come in to the meeting. He was completely unprepared for the interview, didn't know who I was, hadn't viewed my work nor did he seem interested. He appeared annoyed to even speak with me. Incredibly dismissive and rude. Have never experiences such unprofessionalism - expected far more from Forbes. Disappointed to realize that if they treat interview candidates, whom they have called in for 2nd round interviews, so poorly it does not bode well with regard to potential employee treatment.

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    • He didn't ask me much - he was not prepared or interested in the interview.   1 Answer
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    Front End Web Development Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Forbes (New York, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    After applying I was contacted by email within a few days for a skype interview. The interviewer gave me a long and varied list of interview times to pick from, and an interview was set up for the next day. The interview itself was relaxed, even fun and lasted about 30 minutes. An offer was supplied within a week.

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    Negotiation

    As an internship there was no negotiation involved

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    Junior Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Forbes (New York, NY) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview for the Forbes location in Jersey City. It lasted 15 minutes and I did not get an offer. I applied to this job through LinkedIn because the position responsibilities sounded interesting and like a position I would be good at. After a few questions with the interviewer however, it was pretty apparent that I was not the ideal candidate they were looking for. The interviewer was pleasant to talk to and I still keep my eye out for other positions at Forbes.

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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Forbes.

    Interview

    Pros: Was a quick and easy phone interview. 10 minutes tops and did not feel overwhelming.

    Cons: Did not like that the interview was held on speaker phone. Also it has been over a month and have yet to receive any response..not even a decent email stating if I was qualified for the position or not. I was told I was going to receive a response by this time but nothing.

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    Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Forbes.

    Interview

    Applied though our school and get interview after 1 or 2 weeks.I was invited to a round table the overall process is relaxing and not pressured that much. Meet managers in different departments and can talk with each of them and know what each department are working on.

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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Forbes (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Applied through University recruiting scheme. First round interview was astoundingly informal. Hiring process is not transparent whatsoever.

    Interview Questions

    • All very standard behavioral. Why Forbes/journalism/NYC? Past experience etc..   Answer Question
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    Editorial Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Forbes in January 2014.

    Interview

    I submitted application in October and received a phone interview in January. A senior editor interviewed me and asked questions regarding my previous writing/editing experience. All questions are pretty standard. Got the offer two days after the interview

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    • The interviewer asked about our school newspaper and how selective it was to have one's article published.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    offer was good. no negotiation

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    Online Marketing Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Forbes (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Phone interview and in person interview two days later.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think you can bring to the digital marketing team that others can't?   Answer Question
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