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    Assistant Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Received a phone interview and was then called in for an in-person interview in front of three people. I was never really asked about my experiences and I was just thrown your typical awkward interview questions. After the interview, I was instructed to complete a "research assignment" which consisted of about 30 minutes of work looking up the contact information for five random professors. Although the assignment wasn't difficult at all, I feel it's unprofessional to give an assignment like that to a job candidate. For all I know, I probably helped out their sales department in data entry work. Despite completing their assignment, I was never even contacted to let me know the position was filled.


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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at JoVE.

    Interview

    In a word, it was a very negative experience. I should notice those red flags in the first place, and shouldn't waste my time with JoVE. I applied a Marketing position, and got the 1st round phone interview with JoVE's HR director....But no one call me at all until I waited in front of my phone for 40 mins and wrote a email to JoVE!! And, the HR just simply introduce the company in 5 or 10 minutes. That is the first red flag....

    After 2 days, I got my second round F2F interview with JoVE's CEO. I scheduled it via both phone and email, let's say, next Thursday. But....when I double checked my appointment one day before. I surprised found the HR actually scheduled my interview last Thursday!! And, even I didn't show up at all, no one follow up or contact me at all. That is the second red flag..

    The office is kind of old and flat... but the interview is relatively easy, just ask your past working experience. In the end, the CEO said, for the third round, every candidate need to do a presentation. I asked: so, is it a case interview? And CEO replied: what is case interview??Speechless.....

    Interview Questions

    • What is your past working experience? Salary expectation?   Answer Question
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at JoVE in June 2016.

    Interview

    Easy. Go in there, wait to be seated. 1 interview with CEO, very fast. 2nd interview, is with Manager. They are all so different, sometimes you happen to jive with one Manager and not another.

    Interview Questions


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    Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at JoVE.

    Interview

    Brief phone screen from the HR mgr who specifically highlighted the poor Glassdoor reviews and claimed they were all fake. Despite that red flag, I agreed to come in for a meeting with the CEO. It was a surprisingly short interview for an executive-level position and spent more time describing the company than determining my fit for the role. The second red flag was when I was asked my current salary and the immediate response when I told him was "That's awfully high, isn't it?" Despite all this I agreed to create a 20-minute presentation outlining my past experience and future plans if I were hired. This is a bit excessive, but I figured it might be making up for the very short interview with the CEO. The presentation turned into a 90-minute session where I found myself educating a room full of executive on a number of very basic business concepts. However, despite this third red flag I was told they were very interested and I was asked for references on the way out. I provided them and waited for almost two weeks before I followed up. At no point were any of my references contacted, a fact that cost me a significant loss of face. When I finally got in touch with the HR manager I was told that they'd requested additional information, but somehow I'd never received the request. I provided the information immediately and the next day got a 'Thanks but no thanks" email. I followed up and was told that they simply weren't interested in anyone without a scientific background, despite the fact that this was a business-oriented management position. I wish I'd been told that before applying and before spending my own time developing a presentation that educated the executive team! It's worth noting that the preponderance of red flags spurred me to do my own due diligence and I was able to contact some of the former JoVe employees out there. I was very strongly urged to follow my instincts and take very careful note of all those red flags. I have a feeling I may have dodged a bullet here...

    Interview Questions

    • How much are you making now? Isn't that a bit high? We're not familiar with (common business concept), please explain it in detail. What would you do for us in the first 6 months? Two years?   Answer Question

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at JoVE (Cambridge, MA (US)).

    Interview

    Received a phone interview shortly after the company received my resume. After several weeks waiting, finally I got an interview. The overall experience was very creepy and unpleasant since the interview last almost half an hour. As soon as I arrived, the office seemed very disorganized and most of the childish employees were running around within the office. The person who interviewed me looked more than hippy to me rather than a regular employee. He started by quizzing me confidential information from my previous employees. But it got into the point that was very unpleasant and foolish to respond. He didn't inquire regular interview questions. After half an hour went by, he stated "The job has been closed"! This means I was not qualified for the position. This company seemed very incompetent as well the person that was sitting in front of me. I can't believe they make you believe this company is top notch when they are so many youngsters running around the building. This is telling you there is a red flag in here.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you use to do at XXXX company??   1 Answer

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    Scientific Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at JoVE (Cambridge, MA (US)) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Very short interview, not typical for most positions at "this level". I say that because what was told in the interview process by the former manager in terms of salary and job description. I am embarrassed to say I accepted the offer, but left as soon as I could find another position. If you see red flags, always go with your gut. I wish I would have.

    Interview Questions

    • Role play, a bit ridiculous for a PhD-level/scientific editor position. This should have been the first red flag.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not really. I negotiated better than my fellow employees, but if you push with the CEO, it could go either way.


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    Something Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at JoVE (Cambridge, MA (US)) in August 2018.

    Interview

    Met with a senior employee. He was rude and came in talking loudly for no reason, his breathe smelled heavily of beer, and was carrying a glass of beer. Supposedly it is acceptable to drink alcohol at work there after closing a big sale. Clearly, he had a little too much if it was causing him to talk loudly and arrogantly.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you a good fit for this role? Are you persistant?   1 Answer
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    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at JoVE.

    Interview

    Awkward. Applied for one position that corresponded to my masters and research interests but was told I was not qualified. 3 months later I was called and offered a position at the watered down version of what I had originally applied for.

    Interview process was inconvenient, awkward, and disjointed.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think of the journal?
      How do you think you can contribute?

      Nothing ground breaking, run of the mill questions. They also quiz you on the company website.   1 Answer

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    Public Relations Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at JoVE (Cambridge, MA (US)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    I applied for the job online and was contacted by HR within a week to come in for an interview.The interview process was straightforward. I was interviewed by the head of marketing, who had only been working at Jove for 6 months. She was polite and asked the usual interview questions.

    I asked about all the negative glass door reviews and the interviewer said they were from disgruntled employees who did not meet their sales quota. I had the impression that the CEO was a task master and unless you performed, you would be out.

    When I asked about next steps, she said the next round of candidates must prepare a full pitch for a public relations campaign for Jove. I left with the feeling that Jove was not a good fit for me. It is hard to understand why anyone would write a pitch for a company that is not paying them for the work.

    Interview Questions

    • What attracted you to this position?   Answer Question
    • Have you done public relations on an international level?   Answer Question
    • What is your best non earned media placement?   1 Answer

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    Editorial Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Somerville, MA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at JoVE (Somerville, MA (US)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    This was rather disjointed and quick. I was in contact with no less than 3 separate people, all from the same department. My first interview was by phone to discuss my future plans and suitability of the position. The in-person interview was some-what like a panel interview; it was fairly long for an entry-level position. I was not placed in the same department I interviewed for.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was offered the position about a week after the interview. I spoke with my hiring manager by phone to get details on the position and benefits.


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