NBCUniversal Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First contacted for a video interview and given 2 days to complete. very quick and straight forward, 6 questions. All the questions were listed on here already except - what does team work mean to you and how do you view yourself in a team (something along those lines). About 2 days after I submitted it i got an email from HR about my availability for an interview. Went in 2 days later to meet with 3 account executives where they told me about the position and asked a few basic questions - why media sales? tell me about your resume. how did you work in a team at your last company? how do you manage your workload on a typical day?
    pretty quick and straight forward. you need to know show that you're a team player, take initiative and don't need to be babysat.
    Next stage is w/ Hiring manager and dept. head. Surprisingly more relaxed - more of a conversation along w/ a few behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. HR called and was clueless. Met with a few employees that barely seemed to understand why they were interviewing. Everyone was nice, but you could tell they didn't have their stuff together.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview Details

    One on campus interview, and then an offer with two week acceptance window. The human resources department was very friendly, and really worked with me every step of the way to make sure I understood exactly what I was getting in to, and what my next steps were. They were fantastic to work with, and gave me a great overall impression of NBCUniversal.

    Interview Questions
    • Who do you see as NBCUniversal's biggest competitors, and what business opportunities do you see in NBCUniversal's areas of business?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't try to negotiate, had a 2 week window to accept
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview Details

    Basic online application followed by phone-interview. Phone interview consisted of general questions, such as "Why NBC?" and "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Overall experience was great and I was kept well-informed throughout the entire process.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your 2 best strengths and weaknesses? Basic resume questions predominately   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Behavioral Skype Interview along with recent events on the Company. Make sure to do your research beforehand and show interest in the company. It was a very short recruitment process and interview before receiving an offer so make sure you are prepared to make a good impression. Overall a easy interview compared to other finance positions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at NBCUniversal in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I'm still in the interview screening but the questions weren't that hard. Just prepare beforehand. There will be three written questions and 6 video questions. The video questions will allow 30 seconds to prep and 60 seconds to answer

    Interview Questions
    • Written: what are your salary requirements ?   Answer Question
    • Written: When are you available to start working ?   Answer Question
    • Written: Can we keep your application on file? ( for temp opportunities)   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work in sales ?   Answer Question
    • Name a time where you thought outside the box?

      How would you compare yourself to your co-workers/classmates?

      Name a professional or academic achievement?

      Discuss your experience with working in groups. What role did you play?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview Details

    Filled out online application. A couple weeks later I got an email from HR telling me to do an online video app (which was very interesting, nothing I've ever done before) then about a week later I got an invite to a hiring event from HR. At the hiring event we were all split up into groups based on which show was interested in you. Then you had a one-on-one interview with their hiring manager. Then, a couple of days later I was asked to have a phone interview with the operations manager of the show. A little over a week later I got an email with an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • In your opinion, what are the top 3 news stories going on today? What type of cameras did you use at your last internship?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Universal City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Universal City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at NBCUniversal in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I first interviewed at a conference which went well, pretty casual questions and good vibes. After that I had to do a video interview ( which apparently is supposed to be first). I thought it was awful since you are using a video tool and are given a question and then timed to record your answer. I much rather talk to someone than watch myself talk on webcam. However I answered the questions fairly well i guess. Lastly I was given a phone interview which was also pretty short and casual. Overall it was a good interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me the last time you thought out of the box and how did you do it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview Details

    Took us out to a dinner that had only 2 recruiters for about 30 candidates. The interview had two interviewers. The questions were mainly behavioral. It took them over three weeks to get back to me about my results. Overall it was extremely unprofessional and the HR lady was rude and unaccommodating. My emails were never answered.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about the changes in the structure in the recent years?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Digital Ad Operations Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NBCUniversal in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter to complete a preliminary video interview, and was given 48 hours to complete it. The video interview consisted of about 6 questions (that i will list below). The system gave you a practice questions just so you could play everything back and make sure that it was satisfactory to you. I completed the video on Thursday night (due Friday). Friday morning I was contacted that the Ad Ops team would like to have me in for an in person and I scheduled an appointment for Tuesday afternoon. I met with three AMAZING members of the NBC Sports Ad Ops team all asked behavioral questions, the conversation with the VP was the best and most comfortable more about getting to know me. Two days later (Thursday) I was contacted by another member of HR who requested I provide 3 references and schedule an appointment with the HR Director for the following Monday. HR Director for the Ad Ops team was so friendly and polite and just asked basic questions about my background and interests, again very conversational, and informed me that this was the last phase of the interview process. On Wednesday, I followed up with the HR point person and got an automated email informing me that she was out of town until the following week. Approx 10 minutes after I sent the message I got a call from the same individual telling me that I was being offered the position. NBC hands down has the kindest most professional and efficient HR teams (at least Ad Ops), best hiring experience I've ever had!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not too much of a negotiation. This is an entry level position and I feel for the industry the offer was fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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