September 2019 by Isabella L.
No words to describe the LACK of professionalism of this place. I HAVE to get this off my chest, it's been eating at me for months now. LET ME EXPLAIN MY EXPERIENCE: I had an interview here, and 2 out of 4 interviewers walked out to attend a "phone conference" mid-answer from me. They couldn't even wait until I finished speaking, you know, like the basic manners we are taught as children. Or perhaps, I don't know, schedule the interview at a more appropriate time for their TERRIBLY busy schedules? As if that wasn't bad enough, I never heard A WORD back from them. I sent multiple follow ups, professional thank yous for their scarce "time", and was pretty decently qualified for the position. (I mean, they had a teen intern working in the non-existent position prior, come on). I get if I wasn't a right fit, or you simply didn't like me, but you can't even have the decency to TELL me? I spent 3 of my free nights interview prepping, buying a nice outfit, and took time out of my day (from better opportunities) - just to be totally disrespected by some magazine no one has ever heard about. I even held off on another offer for a BETTER job, just because I assumed this place would at least give me an answer for my time. The lack of respect was a level I've never had before in my job search, and trust me, it's been an extensive one. Nevertheless, I find the terribly unprofessional experience to be a real BLESSING. If they couldn't EVEN give me the common courtesy (and really just decent human respect) as a candidate-I can't IMAGINE the level of disrespect and unorganization they give their actual employees. The magazine itself is nothing to write home about either, so the fact that they were SO unprofessional is definitely fitting for their poor quality work. I can see why they are struggling with turn over, poor reviews, and vaguely undefined positions. GOOD LUCK and thanks for making the right call. -the interviewee, who most definitely would have ended up quitting, due to this magazine's level of unwarranted pretentiousness and just overall sloppiness.