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Progressive Business Publications Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 10, 2014
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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Wyomissing, PA (US)

I applied through another source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in March 2014.

Interview Details The Interview process took 2 Days, and the process was pretty straight forward. The interview was very relaxed and professional, and the Office appeared to have a high energy, fun culture.

Interview Question – I was asked to read a script..   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Marketing Interview

Marketing
Malvern, PA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in February 2014.

Interview Details Submitted resume via job site, had phone screen and did online survey. Was called for interview, did another assessment test while there. Tag team interview was comfortable and focused on handling real situations and my experiences, no crazy questions.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation or very little, they were flexible on some pre-planned family events and vacation.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Howland Corners, OH (US)

I applied through another source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in March 2014.

Interview Details Interviewing... call the number and based upon how you sound you may or may not be asked in for interview. I have learned that if you are not hired on the spot with a start day upon leaving interview, you are not being considered.

Interview Question – Standard questions. Nothing to be feared.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offer their base rate (7.95) and commission based on performance. Its a take it or leave it deal.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Editor Interview

Editor
Malvern, PA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in April 2013.

Interview Details You will be asked to fill out a survey in advance of the first interview. If you pass the first interview, there will be a couple of tests, including a writing test. Candidates who pass these tests are calling in for a second interview. Both in-peron interviews will last approximately one hour.

Interview Question – What do you like to do for fun?   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Marketing Interview

Marketing
Malvern, PA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in August 2012.

Interview Details Great process...very fair and thorough.

Interview Question – Not a question, per se, but I had an involved project I had to complete.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Branch Manager Interview

Branch Manager
Meadville, PA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications.

Interview Details It's a nice interview process you are asked to read a few pamphlets about the company and then you meet with the manager and they give you more detail about the company and job itself.

Interview Question – What the biggest challenge of the job would be?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I worked as a happy employee for quite a few years before the management offer so not much negotiation was needed.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Altoona, PA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in June 2012.

Interview Details Saw an ad in the paper asking for outgoing people who were able to communicate well with others. Part of the ad that was appealing to myself was that I could make my own schedule, with no nights or weekends, and I could earn $12/hr within the first month. I called and was immediately granted an interview for the next day and was hired upon completing the interview and started the next week.

Interview Question – How do you deal with constant rejection?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Entry Level Marketing Interview

Entry Level Marketing
Malvern, PA (US)

I applied through another source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in February 2009.

Interview Details I was so white-knuckled going into the interviews that it's a little hard to recall specifics. They cut me some slack for the nervousness but kept calling me back for additional interviews when there was nothing new to say. I got the impression that they really didn't have the expertise to evaluate my skills.

Interview Question – Do you have any questions about PBP?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I lowballed myself on the salary requirements part of their application. When I tried to negotiate up, the HR Manager told me that if I requested a higher salary, he would rescind the job offer. I later learned that others at my level received similar salaries, so I was not that bad off, relatively speaking.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Malvern, PA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in September 2009.

Interview Details It was very unprofessional in nature. I was asked my age right out of the gate which really took me by surprise to be quite honest. i was also asked whether or not i was married and had children to "check if i was eligable for their benefit plan"? the conference room in which i was interviewed had various board games laying around and was just a mess. The people were not very friendly at all and seemed as if they really didnt want to be there.

Negotiation Details – i was unable to negotiate my pay. i was told what my pay would be.

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