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Entrevista de Senior Manager of Global Consumer Insights

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My interview started nearly 15 minutes late and the hiring manager did not have a copy of my resume. Also, the interview had a hard stop at 40 minutes and while I was being walked to the door, I received only dead silence when I mentioned I had additional questions. So, I never got the sense I was considered a serious candidate. Anyway, based on some questions I asked the hiring manager (when it was my turn), I got back a few responses that raised some red flags. In particular, he seemed to get defensive when I asked him to describe the culture of his department - he emphasized the workload was very high but that it was just a reality I'd have to accept since the mandate was to run lean (read understaffed). Although this is typical at most companies today, I didn't get the sense the role had much support in terms of prioritizing work and (where necessary) pushing back on unrealistic requests. Separately, the manager mentioned he often presses outside research vendors to do extra work they are not crazy about, but "this is why I pay them." So, the phrase "top-down management" came to mind. All that said, the biggest issue I had was a request I subsequently received from the hiring manager to do a "homework" assignment involving an analysis of emerging payment technologies, and what their projected impact would be on Hasbro's business. My analysis would then be compared to those of the other candidates, ostensibly as part of the interview process. Even though I knew this to be an ethically questionable request, I played along and delivered my analysis to him by deadline. I never received any feedback, despite his assurance that he would get back to me. I only learned later after asking the recruiter about my status that the manager decided to hire another candidate. While I still believe Hasbro is a good place to work, this experience was most certainly a poor reflection on the company.

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