NBCUniversal Interview Questions & Reviews in Los Angeles, CA
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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
Communications Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Digital Traffic Specialist Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at NBCUniversal in January 2014.
Interview Details – I applied during early December 2013 and received an email 1 month later from a recruiter requesting a 30 min phone screening. The phone screening with the recruiter was basic and went over the usual introduction points.
I was then scheduled for 1 on 1 interview with the hiring manager at the West Los Angeles office. The interview was very laid back/casual, lasted the scheduled 30 minutes, and consisted of very cliche interview questions:
1. Why do you want to leave you current company?
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
3. Why NBC Universal?
4. Can you learn new software quick?
I did not get selected for a 2nd interview, but was not kept in the loop by the recruiter which made for a negative hiring process.
NBC Universal recruiters: Please communicate better with candidates that are not selected.
Interview Question – There were not any difficult questions, I did most of the question asking. The interview was more of a casual conversation. Answer Question
Facilities Operations Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal in February 2014.
Interview Details – Was contacted by a recruiter after getting my resume submitted internally. Had an initial interview over the phone going over my experience. Interview was conducted in a very professional manner by the recruiter who was very thorough in getting to know me so that the proper position could be found. Was contacted again the following week for an in person interview. Awesome environment with very passionate people that work there especially in the upper management levels.
Interview Question – What requirements of this job would you find most difficult to complete? Answer Question
Finance Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal in September 2012.
Interview Details – Very friendly and personable, seems like a wonderful company to work for that one would enjoy going to work to every day. Process consisted of basic behavioral questions, nothing to difficult. Need to show a passion for entertainment and finance. Consists of one interview, then they rank their applicants. Two weeks later, they call you to let you know if you got the job.
Interview Question – No difficult questions were asked, just basic behavorial. Make sure you know your resume. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at NBCUniversal.
Interview Details – I applied online, and was persistent with emailing. I received a phone interview, and a week later received a "web" interview.
Interview Question – What do you know about NBC Universal? Answer Question
Master Control Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal in May 2013.
Interview Details – Initial interview was with a recruiter with whom I was given a brief tour of the facility and had discussion about possible positions. I then had another similar face to face with an area recruiter which covered much of the same material. I eventually had an interview with a hiring manager, roughly 20-minutes. Questions were basic about the job, a bit more pointed about personal interactions.
Interview Question – A series of questions regarding planned career path. Where do you expect to be 5 years...10 years? Answer Question
Digital Distribution Internship Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal.
Interview Details – I got a referral through my school with the contact information of the interviewer. I sent my resume and cover letter and was contacted back after two days. The interview was set for a few days after that. There was one interview and subsequently I didn't get the offer, but was referred to another hiring manager who wanted to interview me for a different position. By then I had already decided on another internship so wasn't able to take it.
Interview Question – The interview was very much like a conversation about the space and about my interest in it. Thus there weren't many "tough" questions. Answer Question
Talent Acquisition Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at NBCUniversal in March 2013.
Interview Details – I first spoke with the current intern through a phone interview that lasted about 15-20 minutes--the interview wasn't pre-scheduled but was done right then and there. About a month or so later I heard back from the intern and they invited me for an in-person interview.
Talent Acquisition Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at NBCUniversal in May 2010.
Interview Details – There's a first round interview through the phone which is conducted by the current intern. This is where all the technical questions are asked regarding your work ethnic, challenges you faced, strengths and weaknesses, etc. I think it's beneficial that this is carried over the phone because you could have notes and points you want to address prepared in front of you during the phone interview. Also, having a current intern interview you means they're roughly the same age so the phone environment doesn't feel so intimidating. Just make sure to impress him or her regardless!
If you pass the first round phone interview, you are invited to an on-site interview with two of the internship coordinators. I thoroughly enjoyed their personalities, and you definitely get a sense of the working environment. However, where I came short was I was expecting more questions where I can showcase my fit for the position, but instead the interview process was very relaxed and they just walked over my resume with me. They asked questions about what I did in the past, what I wished to gain from this internship, etc. I'm not sure how they decided their interns based off this if everyone's second round was as colloquial as mine.
The coordinators had told me I should expect to hear a response by mid-next week but I waited two weeks and did not receive any contact either through a phone call or email. I had to personally call the coordinator to ask the status of the internship and it was not until then that he told me the position had been filled. I personally believe a company should have the courtesy to follow up with all applicants regardless if they land the position or not.
Interview Question – What kind of environment do you like to work in? Would you say you enjoying being out and interacting with people or working behind the scenes in the office? Answer Question