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Talent Acquisition Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal.
Interview Details – Process went smoothly. I received follow up when it was scheduled. The two people I interviewed with were responsive and respectful of my time. The first interview was a phone interview. I was brought into the office for two in person interviews. The interviews felt very casual and straight forward.
Interview Question – Mix of behavioral/situational questions. Answer Question
Page Program Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Production Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at NBCUniversal in April 2014.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume online, and I was asked to interview for "Production intern", although I did not apply for that. I emailed the HR staff who contacted me, regarding what the internship will be about, what I would be doing, etc. No answers for that, so I basically went into the interview at 30 Rock not knowing what to expect. There were three people interviewing me in total - one of them was late, one of them was texting the entire time, and the other one who was talking to me (who was seemingly the boss of that operation) was kind of a jerk. They basically just wanted some people to help run errands for them at minimum wage because they were starting a new show and needed help gathering props and stuff for the set. My resume indicated zero experience or intent on doing that sort of job, so why they chose to interview me was beyond me. A week later, I got an email saying I did not get the internship. I'm thankful, because I was looking up how I could advance my career in this field, and it is very unlikely. Even if you do become successful in it, the likelihood of making a lot of money (relative to the work you would have to put in) is low. When you consider how much money you get, and the total number of hours put in, you could literally make more as a union garbage man by the hour. If you're sweating bullets over your impending interview, don't worry, you're actually better off not getting the position.
Interview Question – In a perfect world, where do you see yourself in 10 years? AND DON'T SAY BILLIONAIRE SITTING ON A BEACH, BE REALISTIC! (actually yelled). View Answer
Sales Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at NBCUniversal in July 2014.
Interview Details – The interview was via webcam and gives you 30 seconds to prep after the question is shown, and 2 minutes to answer each question… 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? Describe a time when you worked in a group, what was your role? Why do you want to work at NBC? What are your career goals? Why do you want to work in Sales?
Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to do out of the box thinking. Answer Question
Coordinator Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at NBCUniversal.
Interview Details – Applied through employee referral and heard back the next day from HR. Set up a brief informational interview with HR for one week later. When the time came for the phone interview, HR kept pushing it back by an hour because of problems arising in the office. Finally when came time to interview, it aws very brief, just a few basic questions and then we scheduled an in person interview with the department. After the in person interview I was told a decisions was being made "soon" and I would hear back "soon." After a week and a half, I followed up with HR and expressed my continued interest and was told they were finalizing a final round of candidates and I would hear back "soon." After not hearing anything for a few weeks I figured I didn't get the position and finally two months after my initial phone interview I got a generic email that the position had been filled.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work for NBC View Answer
C2C West Coast Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at NBCUniversal.
Interview Details – I applied through the website and received an email for a VIDEO interview. I don't care for these type of interviews bc talking to a camera makes me nervous. Not sure if I will make it to the next round, because I'm not good at video interviews. I would have preferred a phone interview. They will let you take the interview again if you're not happy with the first one.
Interview Question – Why do you think you are going to be a good fit at NBCUniversal and C2C? What's the best environment you prefer to work in? Answer Question
Digital Position Interview Experience Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
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
Production Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Page Program Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Senior Financial Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
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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