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Updated Jul 14, 2014

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Page Program Interview

Page Program
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at NBCUniversal in July 2014.

Interview Details – Completed the first round video interview... questions were not difficult, however because it was a one-way conversation (recording) it was hard to know when to cut yourself off. Also, there as a timer on the bottom of the video screen that changed colors according to how much time you had left... this was very distracting. If the interview was a skype/phone interview, it would have been a lot easier.

Interview Question – Tell us something that we wouldn't know based on your resume.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

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Easy Interview

Digital Position Interview Experience Interview

Digital Position Interview Experience
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal.

Interview Details – Overall, the the interview process was pleasant, until we reached the references portion. There the process became one of the worst I've dealt with in recent years.

One of my references flat out refused to be used (didn't understand why then, now I totally get it) due to their apparent historical 'abuse' of references, which was news to me. Not sure how an HR group could put a sour taste in an external reference's mouth. But apparently it has happened.

They require two out of four of your supervisors be used as a reference. Which is fine, but in taking a small poll, most people from my industry do not keep in close contact with their past bosses. Not close enough to use as a reference.

A day after I provided the needed rank and number of references, the position description/duties changed and I was no longer in consideration. So my references, were probed for basically nothing.

I'm confident my references gave glowing reviews, so I'm certain they weren't lying about the last minute position change. I'm also assuming the department I was being considered for doesn't really have their act together. I dodged a bullet and at this time, I recommend you saving yourself from this department for the next year or so. At least give them time to figure out their structure.

Interview Question – Describe how you'd change the department or make a mark in your first 30 days in this position.   Answer Question


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Difficult Interview

Production Assistant Interview

Production Assistant
Stamford, CT

I applied online and interviewed at NBCUniversal.

Interview Details – Applied online and was called for an interview right away. Had 2 interviews. Questions were regular interview questions if you're prepared. Don't overthink it and don't over accomplish the interview .

Interview Question – What made you apply for this position   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Financial Analyst Interview

Senior Financial Analyst

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal.

Interview Details – Recruiter contacted and set up an in-person interview, no screening call with the hiring manager. The coordinator was flaky and hard to get ahold of. Had a dual interview with both the hiring manager and their boss. Questions were simple and not difficult at all. Entire interview was about 40 min including my questions.

Interview Question – Why are you interested in nbc?   Answer Question


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Difficult Interview

Page Program Interview

Page Program
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at NBCUniversal.

Interview Details – You first apply online and then hopefully you are contacted for an interview. The Page interview was a recorded interview where you have to record yourself with your computer webcam and they ask you 6 questions. You have 30 seconds to prepare for each question and then 60 seconds to answer it.

Interview Question – These were some of the questions that I can remember:

- Tell us about yourself
- Why should we hire you?
- Describe a time that you made a mistake

It's pretty hard especially because you are limited to STRICTLY 60 seconds
  Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Executive Assistant Interview

Executive Assistant
New York, NY

I applied online and interviewed at NBCUniversal.

Interview Details – I was contacted by an HR representative in what seemed to be a generic email sent out to all candidates. It was not addressed to me personally. I was asked to complete a recorded webcam interview and I was given a deadline to complete the interview, which was 3 days after I received the email. The link to the interview program was provided in the email. The plus side to this is that I could complete the interview on my own time and it was an easy application to use. The negative side is not having a person to actually communicate with. I had to answer 8 questions, 30 seconds to prepare my answer for each question, 120 seconds to record each response. They do give you time before the recorded interview to practice. You are unable to go back and edit your responses on the final recorded interview.
I followed up a few days after I submitted the interview expressing my interest and inquired about the status of my application. No word back. I checked the status of the job req to see that the position had been closed. Highly impersonal interviewing experience.

Interview Question – Questions were generic, typical interview questions for my position like "How do you deal with senior level people and people across the board, as well as difficult people in the work place?" or "What makes you stand out or different than other Executive Assistants?" Questions weren't hard. What might have been challenging for me personally is not having someone else to meet and interact with and even ask my own questions about the role and the company.   Answer Question


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Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal in February 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online through NBCUniversal's own interface. I was emailed a few days after asking me to set up a phone interview. I was not in the US at the time, so I tried to schedule a Skype call. I do not recommend this. NBCU's HR is not equipped to handle Skype calls easily, although they did try to accommodate me.

Interview Question – Nothing really too difficult. I got tripped up when they asked the most generic question in the world: What do you know about NBCUniversal? Talk about a question with 1000 different answers.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Director, Digital Advertising Operations Interview

Director, Digital Advertising Operations
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at NBCUniversal in January 2014.

Interview Details – I was contacted by an Human Resources rep for a phone screening. She was curt and seemed disinterested, as if she was on her way out the door to lunch and was just trying to check me off a list. The entire conversation - from introductions to "goodbye" was a total of 4 minutes. She asked all of, perhaps, three questions: Why I was looking, what my current salary was, and what my management style was.

Interview Question – No unexpected questions. In fact, she asked very little about my experience. One of the only questions was: "describe your management style."   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and interviewed at NBCUniversal.

Interview Details – HR round. Was asked general questions: Tell me about your coursework? Discussion on projects. Discussion of the position. Discussion about the company. Languages preferred . Interviewer was friendly. Heard back from the company after 3 weeks.

Interview Question – general qs   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Communications Associate Interview

Communications Associate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal in July 2013.

Interview Details – I interviewed for a position at one of NBC's cable networks. The HR contacts leading up to the interview were great to work with, and gave some helpful insights about what to expect. However, after interviewing, I didn't receive any update at all about the status of my application (and never did). A courtesy email, even if it had been an automated one, would have been greatly appreciated.

Interview Question – Didn't get any difficult questions. Simply, "what do you do day-to-day at your current job?"   Answer Question

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