Interviewed at BBC Worldwide
Interview Details – I applied for an internship on the BBC Careers site. BBC offers many types of internships (marketing, ad sales, web development, etc) so in your cover letter you indicate which internships you are interested in. After sending in my application I was emailed by an HR person who told me I was being considered for two of the internships I applied for. I went in for two face-to-face interviews for each respective internship. About two weeks later I was given one of the positions and I accepted.
Interview Question – No surprises, pretty standard interview questions: Tell me about yourself, Why do you want to work at BBC?, etc. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at BBC Worldwide.
Interview Details –
I applied online, I received an email and I came in to meet with the HR person. She was very amicable, pleasant and warm. She asked me my skill
Set and availability, favorite TV shows and knowledge of the company.
Interview Question – Did I watch the company's programs? View Answer
Negotiation Details – There was none. They offered me the package and i took it.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BBC Worldwide in May 2010.
Interview Details – the woman I saw at the new york office was nice and asked simple questions, she was basically explaining me the intern tasks and all the other stuffs. She was kind of nice and I thought I got the internship and then I sent a thank you email, I waited one month, did not get any response, I emailed her like four or five times after that to get at least an answer even though it was negative but she NEVER replied, which is very rude. Bad experience!
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at BBC Worldwide in February 2009.
Interview Details – Very brief, very casual and somewhat disrespectful of my experience and my time.
Interview Question – The interview was very random and the interviewer wasn't prepared and was preoccupied View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at BBC Worldwide.
Interview Details –
Very detailed process.
Requested info on my view of the target audiences, what I expected and how I could make a difference.
They wanted me to prepare and submit my proposal to senior staff.
Negotiation Details – Very little room to move as what they offered was it. Take it or leave it.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BBC Worldwide in October 2009.
Interview Details – CV screening, interview, general knowledge test and skill test
Interview Question – general knowledge such as what the UN stand for ? etc. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Be positive, I don't think I
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at BBC Worldwide in December 2011.
Interview Details –
There was only 1 interview required for the role and only 1 interview slot available, which was inconveniently in the middle of the day.
I was interviewed by the team manager and the person who had previously held the post that was now vacant due to his promotion. The two of them were very welcoming and responded well to my answers. My experience and previous job roles fit the job spec very well, however there seemed to be concerns that the culture at the job I had been doing was too different, in terms of processes and approvals.
I received a response about 2.5 hours after the interview had ended that I had been unsuccessful and had to chase for feedback after the interview, which I received by way of a telephone call from the hiring manager 6 weeks later.
Interview Question – How do you ensure that people follow all processes and procedures and required approvals to the letter? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BBC Worldwide in December 2010.
Interview Details – The process is long and involved, you are required to complete an initial competency/IQ test on the internet. You then get invited to an interview with between 2-4 people, this is all about you, your knowledge of the industry and the company. The second interview involves presenting a piece of work that you would have been sent after the first interview. It would be a piece of data that you would need to analyse and draw insights from. You will present these findings in a second interview and discuss the role in more detail. Finally the internal recruiter will either discuss with you or your recruitment company about an offer.
Interview Question – There were no difficult or challenging questions, although I found the questions very clinical in that there was not much feedback through the process. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Try and negotiate higher as the alaries at BBC & BBC Worldwide are generally a lot lower than the industry average.
The process took 2 days - interviewed at BBC Worldwide in August 2010.
Interview Details – Informal interview based on past experience, knowledge of industries and general skills/problem solving questions
Interview Question – Why do you want this job? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Through an agent
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at BBC Worldwide in February 2008.
Interview Details – I answered an ad in a trade magazine, submitting my CV. I was called for two interviews, one with an HR person and one with the line manager. The interviews were very civilized and professional and I was researched with regard to the company and its activities. But I did not get a strong sense of the type of person they sought. I did not get the job because I did not have specific television experience.
Interview Question – all questions were to be expected. Answer Question
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