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Austin, TX
51 to 200 employees
1986
Company - Private
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Unknown
South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential ... Read more

Mission: The purpose of SXSW is to help creative people achieve their goals.

SXSW Reviews

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    Pros

    Learn what goes into major event planning projects, meet and work with great people within the company and their partners.

    Cons

    Long hours
    No health benefits

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SXSW Interviews

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    Marketing Operations & Data Insight Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Declined Offer
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at SXSW (Austin, TX) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I received a curated email with a few jobs listed for people who use the HubSpot platform in Austin. I messaged Ron to ask a clarifying question about the position. He asked if I was interested and said he could do a phone interview using my LinkedIn as a temporary resume. I conducted a 30-minute phone interview and they asked me to come in for a formal interview the day after next. I brought some examples of my work and a portfolio of my accomplishments for 2016 and they conducted a formal interview.

    I was interviewed by Ron and Kori on the phone and in person. In the end, I had to decline the offer due to it coming in low.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a slew of boiler plate interview questions like, "what's a challenging situation you had to overcome" and "name one of your weaknesses." There were some technical questions about proficiency in things like HTML, CSS, Surveys and HubSpot.   1 Answer
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