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5 candidate interviews
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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Editorial Assistant Interview

Editorial Assistant

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Thomson in January 2010.

Interview Details Talked with several people in their offices.

Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Salary.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Product Manager Interview

Product Manager
New York, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Thomson in May 2010.

Interview Details I was contacted via phone to schedule an interview. Next I did a behavioral quiz. This was followed by a phone interview. The final portion (for me) was an essay answer format.

Interview Question – How do you handle negative feedback?   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Federal Sales of Westlaw Products Interview

Federal Sales of Westlaw Products
Washington, DC (US)

I applied through another source and the process took a day - interviewed at Thomson in August 2008.

Interview Details Referred to the hiring manager by another manager who interviewed me for the same position in a different market (but ultimately chose a former employee who wanted back in). The interviewer and I started out with (what I perceived as) a very good rapport. After a 90-minute behavioral grilling session, she told me that her manager would be in town the next day for follow-up interviews with the candidates she chose. She proceeded to tell me that she wanted me to meet with her manager, but that I needed to "get a grip" on myself first. She told me that I basically seemed like a wreck of a person to her and that I talk too fast and too much and missed obvious queues from her regarding the inappropriate length of some of my answers to her questions. It was unbelievable. She continued berating me for about 10 mins, until I finally told her that I must withdraw myself from consideration for the position. She was incredulous and totally started back-peddling and apologizing profusely for our "misunderstanding". It was totally crazy.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Rep Interview

Rep

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Thomson in September 2008.

Interview Details I did a group interview where we had to sell an item in 1 minute - I chose an energy saving light bulb which had lots of positive elements to talk about

Interview Question – Give an example of a time when you have delivered exceptional customer service to an unhappy customer   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Didn't like the salary offered


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Analyst Programmer Interview

Senior Analyst Programmer
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Thomson in September 2008.

Interview Details Simple phone interview with a face-to-face

Interview Question – Speak about your job experience   Answer Question

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