DIRECTV Interview Questions

Updated Apr 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (6)  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at DIRECTV (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Disorganized. Unprofessional. Made to wait. No clear expectations of duration of interview. No clear path of role and responsibilities. From phone interview to face to face the position changed. The interviewer kept saying he was trying to keep me 'off guard' and 'on my toes.'

    Interview Questions

    • Unexpected question was - how long did it take for you to get here today - as if my commute time was going to be factored into their decision.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The management team I met with was extremely stressed and kept talking about how stressful their job was and how business is declining. Additionally when I asked about training - they said there was none BUT I needed to be up and running immediately. I felt there would be no support and high expectations which would lead to failure.

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Executive Compensation Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at DIRECTV (El Segundo, CA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Very poor recruiting process. Was specifically recruited by DIRECTV for this job and never had the courtesy of an email or phone response despite repeated follow-ups. DIRECTV does not "get" that applicants are also customers. Recruiters need to be held accountable, especially when the applicant can clearly perform against all standards. I've switched from DIRECTV for this reason.

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    • Could not even get a response from their recruiter. Very unprofessional.   Answer Question
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at DIRECTV.

    Interview

    Very straightforward process. I applied, got a call a few weeks later and set up a phone interview. The recruiter was cordial and professional. She asked some difficult questions. I honestly felt I could have done much better, but I'm not one to make excuses. If I could do it again, I would have paid more attention to the exact words I used on me resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you lie to protect the company you work for?   1 Answer
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    IT Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at DIRECTV in January 2009.

    Interview

    Hired as a contractor, easy process as long as hiring manager knows how to process contractors. Was very seamless

    Interview Questions

    • Am I able to do a role that was just created   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was handled through my recruiter. I negotiated directly and only with the contracting firm

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    Vendor Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at DIRECTV in August 2012.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews: Hiring Sr Director, and a newly Director

    Interview Questions

    • Director asked about my experience as a Program Manager, which was not mentioned in the job posting. Proceeded to point out to me how I was not a good fit to the position, even though I was a very good fit to what was described in the posting.   1 Answer
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    IT Analyst I Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at DIRECTV.

    Interview

    Taking care of the Teradata Production Systems, making sure to meet the SLA of 99.99%. Identify killer Queries and make sure the systems are working efficiently and helping the developers to get their queries tuned. Day to day DBA related tasks as to creating Users, Tables, Databases etc...

    Interview Questions

    • Career Goal, what would want to do 5 years down the line?   Answer Question
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    Broadcast Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at DIRECTV (Saint Paul, MN) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Phone interview and on-site interview. Both interviews were in-depth. I enjoyed how everything was handled and how I didn't have to do much except answer my phone and show up for my on-site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Make a receiver work on-site.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Minnesota is way too cold for me!!!

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    Senior Manager PCI DSS Compliance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at DIRECTV (El Segundo, CA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Interviewed the with Director of the department and two of his analysts. Interview lasted about 1.5 hours. I didn't receive an offer, but I have nothing but positive thoughts about the team. They were all extremely bright, knew their industry and positions very well and had detailed plans of where they were going. This is a competitive company in a competitive industry, so bring you A game.

    Interview Questions

    • I can't recall a specific question, but they were all appropriately technical and complex   Answer Question
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    Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at DIRECTV (El Segundo, CA) in January 2012.

    Interview

    Interviewed with the person who would have been my manager. She asked lots of questions and was not very personable. Actually rather confrontational. Interviewed with two would-be peers. One was rather friendly, the other reserved and apprehensive. They were very focused on the details of my prior experience, which I felt was the wrong approach for a job that requires a broad set of skills, including basics like intelligence and people skills. Details about a job can be learned, especially by someone who has the ability to learn quickly.

    Interview Questions

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    Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at DIRECTV (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Met with multiple current employees over 2 different days. Was asked to bring in a work sample. Seemed like good, hard working employees and that were happy with their jobs

    Interview Questions

    • Explain specific statistical techniques for solving a problem (variable reduction)   Answer Question

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