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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Oxford University Press (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    Standard Interview Process. HR called for a screening phone call, met with HR and the hiring manager. Background check. HR Requested w2s and 3 references.

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  2. Helpful (1)  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Oxford University Press (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    After a pre submission phone call, phone screen with recruiter, in person interview with the director, and then in person interview where I had 1 on 1s with various team members that spanned across a timeline of over a month, I was told I would hear back in a week. Two weeks later, after various attempts on my part to get in contact, I was called at the very end of the day on a Friday and rejected. Feedback was not helpful as my experience was noted to be "great" but the reasons I was being rejected were vague. Interview questions were not structured and I felt that I was not asked about the full depth and breadth of my experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one instance where you needed to change your communication style?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Oxford University Press (New York, NY (US)) in June 2019.

    Interview

    I applied online and about 3-4 weeks later received an invite for a phone interview, which eventually led to two on-site interviews with the head of marketing as well as a more senior marketing manager. The recruiter was extremely communicative throughout the entire process, which I really appreciated.

    Interview Questions

    • What ESPs do you have experience working in?   Answer Question
    • In your experience, what channels are most effective at driving MQLs?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Oxford University Press.

    Interview

    The interview process was very straightforward. I applied online and had a recruiter reach out about a week later. Then I had one phone interview with a recruiter and then a phone interview with the hiring manager.

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  5.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Oxford University Press.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with human resources, then we scheduled a one on one with marketing manager in the new york office and then third step was a skype interview with the marketing director in the UK office.

    Interview Questions

    • They just asked about past experience and what about marketing was important to you   Answer Question

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    Inside Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Oxford University Press (Cary, NC (US)) in July 2018.

    Interview

    I was contacted via email by a recruiter several weeks after applying online for the position. He repeatedly referred to me in written correspondence using a nick name that I never approved. I interviewed at the Cary office in early July, however the recruiter was not present. He contacted me via phone the next day inquiring about salary expectations, as well as asking whether I'm currently interviewing elsewhere. The whole tone of the conversation was rather invasive but I took this as a sign of true interest. We agreed on the budgeted salary range and I was told I would be hearing back that same evening or the next day.

    Fast forward a month, after one email and voicemail followup-up, I still have not heard back from the recruiter or anyone at OUP. This is by far one of the worst cases of "employer ghosting" I've ever experienced and many in my network agree. The overall level of unprofessionalism and improper communication was astonishing considering the recruiter has "over 15yrs of experience in talent acquisition" according to his LinkedIn profile. A simple rejection email would have sufficed.

    If OUP's way of recruiting talent is this terrible I can only imagine what substandard work opportunities and environment they provide. Avoid.

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    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Oxford University Press (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    Overall the process went really well. I applied online and was contacted for a phone interview. At the end of the phone call, I was scheduled for an in person interview. A week after the in person interview I had a Skype interview with a marketing manager in the UK.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of manager do you work well with? What kind do you not work well with?   Answer Question
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cary, NC (US)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Oxford University Press (Cary, NC (US)) in June 2018.

    Interview

    Contacted by in-house recruiter. Set up interview with direct report manager. Mostly standard interview questions with good back and forth. Also an Excel test given afterwards but pretty basic Excel stuff. Had second interview with some other team members that I might interact with. Had someone interview with me who worked in the warehouse who asked me questions which had nothing to do with my background in finance and would be unrealistic for anyone to answer not having knowledge of their operations. At that point became pessimistic towards role. Had one final interview with manager who worked overseas. Professional but at this final stage you would think they would try to not only be inquiring about your background but also selling you on why I should want to work for this company. Ultimately at no stage in the interview even the recruiter do anything to sell the company as being a place someone should want to work. In fact attitude amongst those I talked to was more along the lines of "I've been here a while, I'm used to everything and just don't feel like looking elsewhere." At end of process when which dragged on for two months received offer but at that point had accepted another offer. Not sure if I would have taken even if offered. In terms of what they asking me out of the interview with exception of warehouse incident nothing unusual or unreasonable. But from the other perspective of the candidate interview the company walked away very unimpressed. Throughout entire process amazed about how little passion everyone displayed about the company and wanting me to join. Some food for thought since it should not just about getting A job but rather the right job. This wasn't the right job for me based on what I saw.

    Interview Questions

    • As mentioned mostly standard interview questions about background. Can't recall anything out of left field.   1 Answer

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Oxford University Press in June 2018.

    Interview

    Brought in for initial interview with direct report for lengthy interview. Came back again for couple interviews with other personnel. Final interview with director. Long drawn out process of 2 months where sometimes wouldn't hear back with HR for weeks. Enjoyed conversation with hiring manager and felt all questions were reasonable and fair. The 2 other personnel I sat with was a waste of time as I could tell one interviewer didn't really understand why they were being asked to participate. Other asked questions well outside the scope of job I was interviewing. My main takeaway throughout interview process was this. No one really providing any compelling reasons why anyone would want to work there. They would talk freely about challenges and limitations of the company but very little positive. It's a two way street. I tried to do enough to sell myself but Oxford wasn't very keen on selling itself as a good place to work. Maybe they think being associated with a world class University they shouldn't have to try hard to do that. Not a well done interview process at all.

    Interview Questions

    • Being asked to make recommendations on what I would do to improve an area of the company's business that wasn't directly related to my role   1 Answer

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    Dictionaries Editorial Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Oxford University Press (New York, NY (US)) in April 2018.

    Interview

    A fairly rigorous and specific interview (relevant to Dictionaries/lexicography work). It is definitely useful/necessary to have in-depth knowledge of the Oxford Dictionaries sites (OE + Oxford Dictionaries Online) and to demonstrate interest in lexicography.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some differences between American and British English?   2 Answers

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