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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Telemundo Marketing Intern Interview

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Universal City, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal in April 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online and received an e-mail from the HR dept. She sent me a list with a couple of general questions such as what I want to do with my career. After this, I received a called where we discussed what department at NBCUniversal would be best fit. I was then contacted by the Telemundo Dept. and talked about why I wanted to be at Telemundo and how familiar I was with the network. Then I got invited to come in for an in-person interview. They were very professional and very focused on my career goals.

Interview Question – Most questions were related to the Network such as: Favorite Novelas (Soap Operas)?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – After the in-person interview, I received a call for the internship. It was unpaid, for school credit, therefore no negotiation took place.

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Intern Interview

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Interviewed at NBCUniversal

Interview Details – Unpaid internship for credit only. Interviewed by two people with a third one coming in halfway through the interview. Asked why I was interested, what software I could use. Went for about forty, forty five minutes total. Got an email and call back and was offered the position. It was located inside the offices at the Hollywood theme park.

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 10 years   Answer Question

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Associate Manager Interview

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Universal City, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at NBCUniversal in April 2009.

Interview Details – Used LinkedIn to identify contact within the company after finding the position online, and I was able to send her a resume that she was able to walk over to the colleague who was hiring. Once I spoke to the hiring manager over the phone, I submitted the resume online, send a fresh one in, and in two days I had the interview. The week after I got the offer and then had to follow up with a drug test and orientation.

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  • I was asked about previous production experience and the balance between that and managing various priorities in the office.   Answer Question
  • I was asked about how I handle communications and relationships with people at various levels within a company.   View Answer

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Director of Marketing Interview

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Interviewed at NBCUniversal

Interview Details – Phone interview. The process was very informal due to the fact I was referred by another employee. I think the whole interview lasted 15 minutes. This is not the norm at Universal when it comes to more corporate types of positions. Generally HR does a pre-screen phone interview and then you meet with the department that you are applying for. Offers are made pretty quickly since the pace of business is fast.

Interview Question – None. Just general questions about your qualifications.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate since offer met all my requirements

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Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal in August 2011.

Interview Details – This process went much faster than I would imagine any other process to. I submitted my resume and cover letter online, within a week I received a call from HR. HR was very detailed and thorough. A few days later an interview was set up with the hiring manager and who would be my eventual boss. Interview lasted about 30 mins..standard questions, what am I looking for, what is my salary requirements and how quickly I would be able to start.V ery quick, very standard. HR called again to say I would have another interview with the head of HR. I had that..it was about 20 mins..again very standard. And then I was made an offer. The whole process was no more than 3 weeks

Interview Question – Didn't have any. Most of the questions were pretty standard   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – In my interview with the hiring mgr, I was asked my expected salary, I gave what I would like to be at, and did say I am willing to negotiate. Turns out, the hiring mgr ok'd what I wanted, and that was my offer

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Background Singer/Actor Interview

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Interview Details – Auditions required; company notified agent. Upon arrival to set, preferred parking was provided, and taken to wardrobe/makeup upon signing contracts, then to actual locations of filming. People, atmosphere and culture were professional, courteous and inviting.

Interview Question – Can you arrange for an ensemble to arrive at this location at this set time?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation- contract status, But worth it.

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Finance Manager Interview

Finance Manager
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal in November 2011.

Interview Details – Met with a recruiter first, who asked typical qualifying questions. Then met with the hiring manager for a 30 minute interview. I received an offer a week later.

Interview Question – None - very standard interview   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Miami, FL

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at NBCUniversal in May 2010.

Interview Details – Was pretty basic. Selected from my campus recruiting HQ. Brought into an intern training day. Accepted position.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for NBC?   Answer Question

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NBC Universal Campus Representative Interview

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Tempe, AZ

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at NBCUniversal in September 2010.

Interview Details – I had to send an email to the head of my area and let them know I was interested. I was able to see that at least 20 others were applying. They requested a cover letter and a resume. Once I sent the cover letter and resume I assume they narrowed it down and sent me an email within a day asking when would be a good time to do a conference call. I received a call within my schedule. The phone interview was fairly simple. They asked questions about my previous jobs and duties on set. Later they mention they liked my enthusiasm. I received the position within 2 days.

Interview Question – Why would you be a good choice to represent NBC Universal at your campus?   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

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

Interview Details – Easy-peasy! I had the phone interview and was absolutely anxious at first. They asked me simple and straight forward questions to get a feel of who I am, not so much HR/corporate interview questions.

We were casually talking most of the time and discussing things within our field. I was told I would get a call in a few days to see if I'm moving forward to an in-person interview. But then, I get called back in 30 minutes to tell me to come meet them in a few days! I met three people from the department, and they were all so great and friendly; no further questions were asked, we were just... talking. I didn't feel so intimidated or nervous when I met them. It was so casual and easy, I was preparing myself for the hardest question but it never hit. I had a great feeling after leaving them but still was confused whether I got it or not because my initial plan was to impress them in every direction with my savvy answers but it wasn't necessary.

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