NBCUniversal Interview Questions

Updated Mar 6, 2015
Updated Mar 6, 2015
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  1.  

    Legal Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview Details

    Everyone was extremely nice. The questions were just about my resume and what I like to do outside of work. It was to see if we got along. Someone else got the job because it was "extremely competitive."

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Production Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a dayinterviewed at NBCUniversal in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    The process was extremely rapid and they were very unfriendly. It seemed as though they wanted me in and out as quickly as possible. I sat on a couch in a conference room, and it was barely official. They asked me about my experience with celebrities, which I obviously had none. They also asked me to go into detail about my work experiences and working under high pressure situations.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to describe my experience working with celebrities and working in a group   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Stamford Shows Production Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview Details

    Last year, I applied for a Production Assistant role for one of the talk shows produced in Stamford, CT. The day after I applied, I got a call from the person in charge of recruiting new people for the show, I think they were also an Associate Producer. They requested I come in and interview a couple days later, so I dropped everything and made the trip to Stamford where they film the show. Unfortunately, the swift response after my application did not set the tone for the interview. My interview was right after a taping of the show, so the waiting area was very chaotic. After pushing back my interview and having me wait longer than expected, I met the person who I had been in contact with and they brought me to the Executive Producer's office where I was to have the interview. As soon as I got to the office, they sent me back downstairs to the waiting area, because they weren't ready yet. I didn't get that annoyed and just wrote it off as what normally happens when you're working Production. So I was finally brought back upstairs and had the interview. The interview felt very rushed. The EP quickly went down a laundry list explaining salary, hours, duties, etc. Then I was asked why I wanted to work for the show, if I was uncomfortable with some of the topics/people that come on the show, just regular screening questions. The interview wasn't in-depth at all. It seemed like they didn't even care about who I was, just if I was competent. Though they did through in a question about what my career goal is, which would seem pretty obvious since I was interviewing to be a Production Assistant. I felt very rushed, but I didn't feel like they wanted to just get my interview over with so they could get to someone they really wanted. The EP then said that they want someone to start on Monday, this interview took place on Tuesday. The day of the interview was there last day there until the following week (hiatus), so it seemed like they wanted someone to start as soon as they got back. I said I was ready to start immediately and was told that a decision would be made either the same day or the next day. The EP wanted to confirm that the AP who set up the interview had my information and vice versa so that I could get in touch if I had any questions. Suffice to say, I was extremely happy when I left the interview. I thought that I would have a job in a few days, but if I didn't get it, then at least it would be over with by the end of the week. Well, I was wrong. As soon as I got home, I sent thank you emails to both the AP and EP, and made sure to say that I was excited to hear back and if they needed any more information, just to let me know. I didn't receive a reply. I expected this because I know that thank you emails don't always warrant a response. So the two days came and went, and next thing I knew, it was the following Monday when the new PA was supposed to start. I sent a follow up email to the AP, the one whose job it is to coordinate staff, and did not get a response. I said "oh well" and called it a loss. Honestly, I am happy that I did not get the job because that is definitely a place that I do not want to work for. I found it incredibly rude that I never heard back from them. They told me that they would get back to me in a few days and did not. I found them not replying to me exceptionally rude because I made trip all the way up to Stamford, CT from New York to interview. I wasted my money, and an entire weekday to do this. I'm a firm believer that if you come in to interview, the least they owe you is a response. A "Dear John" letter would have been perfectly fine, I didn't expect a personalized note. Since interviewing, I've met a couple of people who have worked for the show, and they say the turn over rate is extremely high. After interviewing, I understand why. The hours were absolutely ridiculous. I get they're production hours, but the pay was extremely low for it being part of NBCU. They definitely expect you to give you're entire life to the show. And it seems like a lot of people leave before the three-month freelance period ends and staff (with benefits) begins. I've noticed that this position has popped up a few times on the NBCU careers site. So it seems like a lot of people haven't stuck around. Overall, if they were more courteous and treated me less like a piece of paper with my experiences on them, then I would have a favorable review even if I still didn't get the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at NBCUniversal in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a call from talent requisition in 2 weeks. Screening call went went and I was invited for an on-site interview with the VP. The interview was only for half an hour. That went really well as well and then I was invited to interview the next week with a Director that the position required to work with and HR people. All interviews went really well and they told me I had almost reached the final step. Even before I stepped out of the building, I was told they were for reference checks. They called all 3 of my references within that week. But did not hear back from them for over 3 weeks - I followed up once. In the meantime I got another offer and I checked in to see if they have given the offer to someone else and should move on. I got a response from the talent requisition person that they are heading to a new direction. Not sure if that meant they hired someone else or if the position was canceled.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at NBCUniversal in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone screening with hiring manager. He was very interested in my resume and was looking to fill a position that covered many properties but I was unclear as to what properties those were since this is a very large company.

    Interview Questions
    • Why am I looking for a new opportunity.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview Details

    Manager and Tech lead interviewed me at same time. The technical questions were very basic. They asked me to walk through my resume and asked behavioral questions. I answered everything well, both tech questions and behavioral ones and I was fully qualified for the job in terms of experience and skills and education. I got an email after a week of followup - that they have chosen a candidate closely aligned to the position .

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Labor Relations Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview Details

    Well the issue came in even trying to schedule the interview. They scheduled a phone interview first and then NEVER called at the time. It was rescheduled 6 times, before I wrote corporate. Very Unprofessional

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  9.  

    Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was positive. I made it through three rounds of interviews for a role in Los Angeles, and while I was not selected for the role, I felt very good about my interaction with HR and the hiring manager. The overall process lasted about 3 weeks. I received frequent updates from the recruiter.

    Interview Questions
    • I was emailed by the hiring manager 3 hours before my second interview and asked to prepare a sales presentation for a national client that I would present before a panel of interviewers. It was stressful. Fortunately, I was able to produce a compelling presentation that was very well-received.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Once you passed the 1st screen, you will receive an email requesting a video interview. I think the HR will contact you directly once they feel you are the right person of the position, but might have interview in person after the video ones.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at NBCUniversal in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted for a video interview, which consisted of a few basic and easy questions. (The same which are listed by some reviewers below). You get a couple of seconds to gather your thoughts before answering... The next day, I was than contacted by a recruiter for an in-person interview. I met with three directors, two which were extremely nice. The final director I met with (who was the decision maker) was extremely arrogant. This interview consisted of him talking about himself and he did not ask me any questions whatsoever. However, during our interview he did happen to share that an internal candidate who was an intern was being considered for the position.

    I felt like this interview process was a waste of my time, since it seemed like they already made a decision.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work in Sales?
      Describe a time when you had to do out of the box thinking.
      What is one academic or professional achievement that you are most proud of?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

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