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Updated 29 Aug, 2014
Updated 29 Aug, 2014
12 Interview Reviews

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications.

    Interview Details

    Very professional and friendly. They reviewed my past experience and asked many questions about the skills I learned in those jobs. I interviewed with several people and they shared how the company functioned and what motivated employees. I found the experience to be positive and give me a good sense of the responsibilities and the team environment I would be working in.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wyomissing, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wyomissing, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The Interview process took 2 Days, and the process was pretty straight forward. The interview was very relaxed and professional, and the Office appeared to have a high energy, fun culture.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Howland Corners, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Howland Corners, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing... call the number and based upon how you sound you may or may not be asked in for interview. I have learned that if you are not hired on the spot with a start day upon leaving interview, you are not being considered.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They offer their base rate (7.95) and commission based on performance. Its a take it or leave it deal.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Malvern, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume via job site, had phone screen and did online survey. Was called for interview, did another assessment test while there. Tag team interview was comfortable and focused on handling real situations and my experiences, no crazy questions.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation or very little, they were flexible on some pre-planned family events and vacation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Entry Level Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Malvern, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Contacted in late October about coming in for interview. Set up interview for early November. Interview lasted an hour, before being moved to another interview for another hour-long question session. Three individuals I interviewed for were nice, interesting people who worked at Progressive Business Publications to support their real writing passions. Deep looks of longing and heavy sighs complemented my questions of how much they enjoyed their time spent at PBP. Nobody works here for the betterment of the company.

    After this initial interview, I spent three weeks working on a 200-word assignment. This was not due to my own editing process, but because of the time PBP spent critiquing the assignment and interviewing candidates. I realize the vetting process must be thorough, but three weeks to critique a 200 word assignment is an unfair and unprofessional way to string along prospective employees. I met the standards PBP required for the assignment and scheduled another interview for a week prior to Thanksgiving.

    At this final interview, I was asked why I wanted to work at PBP and why my background in journalism met their standards. I gave the "correct" answers and hate myself for it. I spoke of "great reputations" and "charismatic employees" when, in reality, the past month of waiting and critiquing allowed for extensive Googling and research on PBP.

    Please, for your sanity and morals, Google "PBP scam." A world of F's and complaints from the BBB, Ripoff Report and consumer affairs awaits you.

    (Initially contacted on October 25th. Found out I did not receive job this past week.)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Malvern, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    You will be asked to fill out a survey in advance of the first interview. If you pass the first interview, there will be a couple of tests, including a writing test. Candidates who pass these tests are calling in for a second interview. Both in-peron interviews will last approximately one hour.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Branch Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Meadville, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Meadville, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications.

    Interview Details

    It's a nice interview process you are asked to read a few pamphlets about the company and then you meet with the manager and they give you more detail about the company and job itself.

    Interview Questions
    • What the biggest challenge of the job would be?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I worked as a happy employee for quite a few years before the management offer so not much negotiation was needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Malvern, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Malvern, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Great process...very fair and thorough.

    Interview Questions
    • Not a question, per se, but I had an involved project I had to complete.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Account Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications.

    Interview Details

    First, you talk with a recruiter about basic information. Then he/she will take u to a meeting room to do a test, including verb, logic and math problems. After this you are going to meet with the people from accounting department. They will ask u some accounting related questions but it's pretty easy.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Altoona, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Altoona, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Progressive Business Publications in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Saw an ad in the paper asking for outgoing people who were able to communicate well with others. Part of the ad that was appealing to myself was that I could make my own schedule, with no nights or weekends, and I could earn $12/hr within the first month. I called and was immediately granted an interview for the next day and was hired upon completing the interview and started the next week.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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