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London, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1821
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Publishing
£100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Competitors

News International, Daily Mail and General Trust, The Telegraph

Guardian News & Media (GNM) publishes theguardian.com, one of the largest English-speaking quality newspaper websites in the world. Since launching its US and Australia digital editions in 2011 and 2013 respectively, traffic from outside of the UK now represents ... Read more

Mission: To promote and sustain liberal journalism in perpetuity.

Guardian News & Media Reviews

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
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    I have been working at Guardian News & Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Guardian sales team is one of the best, extremely supportive and collaborative. Great place to grow your career as a agency sales rep.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't in line with the market, however this is made up with comms

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Guardian News & Media Interviews

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    Community Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in King's Cross, England
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Guardian News & Media (King's Cross, England) in March 2018.

    Interview

    I applied online through the careers page.

    They were slow responding. It took several months to hear back from the initial application in which time I completed multiple interviews and accepted an offer elsewhere.

    The people were nice and worked with me to arrange an appropriate interview date. There wasn't much hope initially as all of their interview times were during shifts I mentioned I'd be working. It was a slow process, which they mentioned would be difficult due to them already having started second and third stage interviews with other candidates. At the least, it is commendable that they worked their hardest to try and find a mutually acceptable time.

    The office seemed like a nice environment and from what I experienced it was fairly clean and relatively modern.

    The interview itself was fairly straightforward. I was taken to a meeting room with a few members of staff and asked fairly standard questions. The interviewers didn't seem very enthusiastic however the content of the interview was informative and I learnt quite a bit about how the team functions.

    Following the interview I was told that they would contact me in a week or two, however I still have yet to hear from them (almost 3 months later.) Due to having started somewhere else, I felt more skeptical about any potential offer than I otherwise would have been. Ultimately they could improve their processes by being more responsive, both following an application and following any interview. Communication is important.

    + Nice office
    + Nice people
    - Rubbish response times

    Interview Questions

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    • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?   Answer Question
    • A mock scenario where they ask you which order you prioritize tasks. It lacked a lot of detail and background so you need to make your own assumptions and talk them through your thought process.   Answer Question
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