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DIRECTV Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Financial Analyst Interview

Senior Financial Analyst

I applied online and interviewed at DIRECTV.

Interview Details – Hr was very helpful. After initial call, I was brought in and prepped before the actual interview with the hiring manager. Then interviewed with about 4 people.

Interview Question – None   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Junior Project Manager Interview

Junior Project Manager

Interviewed at DIRECTV

Interview Details – Contacted by a consultant. Initial Phone interview, then a face to face panel inteview

Interview Question – You are managing a portfolio of projects. All of your four clients want their project to be delivered at the same time. you do not have resources to do all the work at the same time nor do you have funds to hire more resources, what would you do?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales Interview

Sales

Interviewed at DIRECTV

Interview Details – More like a a gathering of a lot of applicants and then select very few from the group...

Interview Question – n/a   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at DIRECTV.

Interview Details – 2 phone interviews, on-site interview with 5-6 engineers+managers

Interview Question – can you describe the most difficult job that you have done so far and explain why you feel it was most difficult to you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Principal Engineer I Interview

Principal Engineer I

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at DIRECTV.

Interview Details – phone screening and 6 in person interviews

Negotiation Details – not much room.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Software Quality Assurance Analyst Interview

Software Quality Assurance Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at DIRECTV.

Interview Details – There is no technical question for me, which is quite bizarre. They asked me about all my projects listed on my resume. And they like one-page resumes.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Customer Care Manager Interview

Customer Care Manager
Boise, ID

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at DIRECTV in April 2013.

Interview Details – After applying online I received a call from a Directv HR manager that completed a behavioral interview. The process took about 40 minutes. I asked if she felt I would move forward with the hiring process and was told she was completing a number of interviews and would share results with the hiring manager. After two weeks I received an email stating I would not be further considered for this position.

Interview Question – They use behavioral interview process. Make sure to know the information on your resume and use the STAR method for responding to questions   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Java C/C++ Engineer Interview

Java C/C++ Engineer

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at DIRECTV.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a HR after applying online on their website. He asked me about my availability for the following week to schedule a screening, but didn't reply to my email(and a follow-up mail) , after I sent him my initial availability.

After two weeks, he sent me an email asking for a fresh availability. We setup a time and later spoke over the phone. He asked me if I have ever worked on Java. I said I haven't, but I can pick it up as I am comfortable with C++/OOP etc. He said that's OK and Java is not a mandatory requirement but preferable . Then he asked me how much would I rate myself on the scale of 1 to 5 on Java expertise . I thought -- What the .. Didn't I just mention that I have never worked on Java :). Anyways, I said a modest 1.

Then he said that the Manager of the team will call me at a particular time next week.
I prepared well for the interview and kept waiting besides the phone for the call. No one called. I called up the HR and left him a voice mail and also sent him an email.

No response for few days. I sent him another email after few days to which he replied that the manager is looking for someone with more experience. Then why was the interview scheduled ? Even if they changed their mind for not interviewing, shouldn't the candidate be informed about it (Ideally before the scheduled time, if not later)?

So, overall pretty bad or ill-coordinated process. I am not sure if it was just one particular case or who was responsible for it, but then it was an unpleasant experience.

Interview Question – Nothing   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Executive Assistant Interview

Executive Assistant

I applied through a staffing agency and interviewed at DIRECTV.

Interview Details – Started as a contractor and had phone interview then several one on one interviews. Took awhile to hear back but was worth the wait.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager

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

Interview Details – Was screened by a recruiter first over phone. One of the managers in the department conducted 30 mins interview followed by 3 separate interviews in person at Directv office.

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