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- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Discovery Communications (Washington, DC).
Had one phone interview before I decided to drop out of the process. The recruiter asked me basic interview questions but was unable to answer any of my basic questions regarding the HR team. She did not ask me what my current salary or salary expectations were during the interview. When asked to come to the office for an interview I politely mentioned that I would need to know the salary and ensure it was in par with my current salary prior to taking off work to interview. Salary ended up be a lateral move for me and I was interested. I told the recruiter this and she became very agitated and argumentative saying that she had noted my salary in the phone interview and that I was making a mistake. Sorry...but I'm not interested in working for an HR team that treats me like that. No wonder you seem to always have HR openings.
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I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Discovery Communications (North Manchester, IN) in May 2015.
The process was incredibly non-personal and uncomfortable. It was an online interview which created all kinds of unrealistic expectations (i.e. you had to record your one-minute response). Questions were relatively easy. They're probably looking for someone who is uber-enthusiastic about their network (which, let's be honest, is a tall task nowadays).
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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Discovery Communications (New York, NY) in March 2015.
I consider it was a too long process with few feedback. The interviewed me online in March and heard back again from them at the end of may to let me know that I was not elected. I prepared myself for a two-minute questions and in turned out to be two separate one-minute questions slightly slightly different to what they put in the example.
- What is your favorite Discovery program and why? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Discovery Communications (Silver Spring, MD) in March 2015.
Discovery is a great company and I love the summer internship program. Applied online and got an email for an online interview. But didn't receive any further information. They said the interview will be in April.
- Why you want to in this company? Talk about a accomplishment. 1 Answer
Helpful (9)No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Discovery Communications.
Filled out an application online and was then asked to do a video interview. Shortly after completing the interview I was emailed an invitation to a "job fair" type group interview at the company headquarters. I decided that it was worth it to travel (on a student budget) to the hiring fair, only to find out that I was up against 200+ other students with only about 20 hiring managers. There was a lot of waiting in line. I received positive feedback from multiple hiring managers and felt like things went well.. But I guess not because I never heard back from any of them. Giant waste of time. Obviously some students did get internships, but the chances were extremely slim and we weren't given enough information on what to expect. TO DISCOVERY HR: You should be ashamed of yourselves for treating college students this way. We are in debt, overloaded with courses, terrified about our futures, and companies like Discovery just lead us on and literally make us beg for internships. Seriously, someone couldn't have just hopped on Skype and interviewed the top 10-20 candidates? I'm sure you already had your favorites picked out.. I doubt 1.5 hours at a hiring fair changed anyones minds. Why make us come all the way out there for nothing?
- They were all easy. I doubt anyone even watched my video interview. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Discovery Communications (Silver Spring, MD).
Emailed for quick phone screen (about 20 minutes). Then scheduled a 1-hour interview. Was asked a few days later for writing samples. Then asked the following day to complete a little assignment. Found out 2-3 days later that I was not being offered position. Recruiter emailed me telling me, followed by the Hiring Manager emailing me also notifying me that I was not receiving an offer but thanking me for my time. Everyone was pleasant, polite, and willing to help and answer my questions.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Discovery Communications in February 2015.
video interview first, haven't heard back from them. people say usually there will be a job-fair thing after the video interview. And it's very competitive. Theres gonna be 3 rounds
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Helpful (1)No OfferAverage Interview
online interview. the interview questions were the usual, tell us about yourself, why do you want to work for discovery, what are you most proud of that's not on your resume.
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Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Discovery Communications in December 2014.
I applied online. Then I was asked to fill out a questionnaire. Then I received a link directing me to do a video interview through Hirevue. It was my first time doing it but the questions were pretty standard. Then I received an invitation to a hiring fair that ended up being 300 students all waiting in line from table to table trying to talk to hiring managers. Way too much pressure and not enough time to discuss ideas in my opinion.
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Applied online and received an email requesting an interview through HireVue a few days later. The interview requires that you answer 5 pre-programmed questions on your webcam. You are given one minute to think about the question and one minute to respond... then it moves on. It was very disappointing to not interview with an actual person. It is important to establish rapport in an interview, and this interview method was, quite honestly, horrible.
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