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The Sacramento Bee Interview Questions

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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at The Sacramento Bee.

    Interview

    Very easy. If you want to work here and have someone to back you up funding-wise, you're good. the harder part is getting the funding. If you can get funding, you can get the internship.

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    Internal Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Sacramento Bee.

    Interview

    Job announcement was a perfect fit.
    Sent in an Application.
    HR called and asked one irrelevant question.
    I countered with a more relevant question.
    They hung up.
    As this wasn't really a "newspaper" job, but a technical support job, I can understand why their HR function would have had problems with it. But times have changed and these support positions are becoming more and more critical to a paper's survival. This interview was some time ago, but I have not as yet heard anything to indicate the organization has changed.
    I wish them good luck, I really like a good newspaper and they seem to be drifting more and more in other directions.

    Interview Questions

    • Hundreds of relevant questions they could have asked and yet did not.
      Impression was that they had NO idea on how to conduct and interview for a technical position. (Not uncommon in Sacramento.)   1 Answer
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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Phone call talk meet train just learns speech and then train go sell door to door then make some money you know what I'm sayin sell door to door talk to boss trainer and friends

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    Negotiation

    Yes I did


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    Freelance Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA) in June 2010.

    Interview

    It was a casual interview. The editors are professional but easy to talk to. Dress is casual except when interviewing politicians and business people for stories. The culture is respectful, kind, high expectations, focussed on trying new things, but vetting all ideas through committees of the top editors. Mavericks don't get very far. Lots of meetings that seem to go on for an hour no matter what the agenda. Merit reviews annually, but not a lot of time for feedback otherwise, especially for veteran employees. The union negotiated away its right to strike sometime in the '70s in order to keep the 37.5-hour work week and a higher percentage raise. This made it much harder to get the rank and file to join the union.

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    Digital Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at The Sacramento Bee (Sacramento, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    You'd be contacted by The Bee's HR dept to schedule and interview for a ground level manager, to get the job, they basically just have to like you because there's a good chance whatever you're doing it hand over fist better than what they produce.

    If they like you, then you'll immediately talk to a director or be scheduled for a later interview if that director isn't in (very likely).

    Interview Questions

    • What experience do you have in XYZ thing that we're missing experience in and how can you fill that hole for us? To be honest, I'm not even sure this position I'm writing about is going to exist by the time this is read. You'd most likely be applying for something like an account manager or a social media specialist.   1 Answer
    • Can you pass a drug test?   1 Answer

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