I worked at MBI full-time (less than an year)Pros
Started with lots of hoursCons
Left after whole group hour cutAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Cost of living is a deal breaker
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at MBI.Interview Details
I did the first round interview on my college campus with a person who had been working there for a little over two years. It was a simple interview with questions like "Why MBI?" and "Tell me about (this experience) on your resume" or "Tell me more about yourself." The interviewer also took the time to explain what MBI does. Two days later, I was notified via email to come in for a second round interview.
The second and final round interview took place in Norwalk, CT and took a little over 5.5 hours. I interviewed with four people who ranged from Vice Principals to Program Managers. They mostly asked me the same questions as the first round, just getting to know me and my experiences. I got some questions like "Would you say you have stronger quantitative or qualitative skills?" and "Tell me one challenge you had (doing this experience) and how you resolved it." I also went to lunch with two people who are Assistant Product Managers who joined within the past year, and that was not an interview, they explicitly told me they did not have input on the hiring decision. Before lunch, I took a verbal reasoning test and a math test. The former was a little outdated but not necessarily difficult; the latter was very simple and a calculator was provided. There was also a 30 minute marketing analysis exercise that was not complicated.
Received offer.Accepted Offer
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Privately owned MBI aims to hit the heartstrings of America in easy-to-arrange monthly installments. The direct marketing company offers a multitude of collectible items that range from porcelain Betty Boop figurines and plush teddy bears to official First Day of Issue covers for new US stamps, die-cast sports cars, jewelry, and leather-bound books. The items are generally accompanied by monthly payment plans. MBI creates and markets more than 500 new products each year under its Danbury Mint, The Easton Press, and PCS Stamps & Coins divisions. It is one of the leading...