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Random House Overview

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New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1998
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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Its not-so-random acts of publishing have transformed Random House into the world's largest trade book publisher. The book publishing subsidiary of media giant Bertelsmann, Random House operates its eponymous imprint and some 200 others such as Alfred A. Knopf ... Read more

Random House Reviews

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    I worked at Random House part-time

    Pros

    Great entry level experience with books

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons about them

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Random House Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Random House.

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR, then in-person interview with marketing manager and her assistant. As the interview went on, I began to feel that it might not be the best fit for me, and I ended up interning somewhere else for that season.

    On the Penguin Random House internship application, they recommend you state up to three departments you are interested in. Be thoughtful about this.Once you're that far along in the process you can't turn around and say, 'Oh, now I realize I'm much more suited to managing editorial" so do your research beforehand.

    Overall, positive and friendly.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you interested in book publishing?   1 Answer
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Random House Awards & Accolades

  • Best Book Publishing Companies to Work For, Book Business, 2008
  • Best Book Publishing Companies to Work for, Best Companies Group, 2008

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