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    Technical Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group (Houston, TX) in June 2014.

    Interview

    The process was very thorough and friendly. After the interview I felt I was definitely being considered. I was interviewed by several people within the management team. They seemed to be very fair with the process and nothing was tricky about the questions.

    Interview Questions


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    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group.

    Interview

    A couple interviews. Nothing special.

    Negotiation

    Wasn't able to negotiate. Contract job.


  3.  

    IT Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group (New York, NY) in April 2013.

    Interview

    First, several questions and answers were exchange by email. These were followed by many phone interviews, mostly with recruiting staff, including he option of a web conference or video conference interview, before finally there was one in-person interview with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you like to work at Reed Elsevier Group   1 Answer

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    Content Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group (Saint Louis, MO) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online, significantly overqualified for the position but I assumed there might be opportunities for growth. The interview itself was simple and straightforward-- until they offered me the job on the spot but then never followed up afterwards? Definitely a bizarre experience, this office at least seems a bit disorganized/out of it. I wouldn't have wanted the job given the lacking professionalism-- not that I ever saw a real offer from HR! Two months later, the position is still listed on their website as unfilled and my application is "Under review."

    Interview Questions

    • Who was your favorite supervisor and who was your least favorite?   Answer Question

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    Senior Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Several intereviews with different C-levels and other senior managers in the team. Overall discussions were relaxed and friendly. A bit slow in the offer but it was worth it.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a success you had in your last job.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was easy because they offered exactly what I asked for.


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    Chief Architect Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group (Dayton, OH) in May 2012.

    Interview

    They found me and reached out via retained search / recruiter who made live contact. They screened me on the phone (one person) and decided to fly me to Dayton, OH for a full day of 1:1 interviews -- nine-in-a-row with a break for lunch (still an interview). Each person asked very good questions that probed my skills and revealed something about the company. They also left ample time for my questions and answered them fully. Well done.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were given a greenfield to address our current state content systems, what steps would you take and what would the end state look like?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Their first offer was WAY above my expectations! I jumped at it.


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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group (Jersey City, NJ) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Was simple and easy.

    Interview Questions


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    Commercial Sales Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group (New York, NY) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Initial: HR Phone Interview followed by manager phone interview. I was then flown in to the office for an interview where I proceeded to have "chats" with a total of 11 people from ad ops, editors, and innovation. I didn't hear anything for more than 6 weeks, when I was finally offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • To provide an on-the-fly verbal competitive SWAT analysis between this company and what I perceive to be the closest 3 competitors in the space.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not much room for negotiation - I came in at the top of the salary range (which was confirmed during my employment).


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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group (Philadelphia, PA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Lots of questions about the current state of academic reference products.

    Interview Questions


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    Quality Assurance Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maryland Heights, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Reed Elsevier Group (Maryland Heights, MO) in September 2009.

    Interview

    Short phone interview with manager and one employee.


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