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Declined Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Mar 2013 – Reviewed May 16, 2013
Interview Details – I applied for a graduate level internship at Discovery Communications. I submitted the application online, did a automated video interview, made it to the 3rd round of interviews. I was offered an internship in an area I had not requested to work in. I was not able to get credit for the internship in this area. When I called the recruiter back, she told me that they had made an offer to someone else (after already making me an offer.) I found the process to be very unprofessional. I was told they would find me an internship in a different area. This did not end up happening. What a lengthy process and what a huge waste of time, plus the pay is terrible! Less than minimum wage. Look elsewhere.
Interview Question – What is your favorite program? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The internship was not in my area of study.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL – Reviewed May 16, 2013
Interview Details – I was brought in to interview with two people and that process was incredibly smooth and those I met were some of the nicest people ever. The interview was not intimidating or harsh, it was more of a conversation and their genuine interest to learn about me. I then had a phone interview with 3 of their senior sales support members who were as nice and as calming as those I met in person, again, more interested in my goals and who I was. Finally I had a phone interview with someone in HR. It was the smoothest, most comfortable and best interview experience I have ever had.
Interview Question – What are you doing now that will prepare you for your duties at Discovery Communications? Do you think it'll be a challenge to change pace from work place to work place? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Silver Spring, MD Jan 2012 – Reviewed May 9, 2013
Interview Details – Phone interview with HR was surprisingly standard. She literally said, "walk me through your resume." I spoke for 20 minutes straight without her saying a word. But somehow, that was enough. I was passed on to the second round where I interviewed with the hiring manager. That interview lasted about 45 minutes. There just wasn't a connection. Seemed as if they weren't that excited about filling the position, or what was going on at the company. The mood was a combination of self-satisfaction and general resentment. Not sure I would interview there again.
Interview Question – HOnestly, they weren't that challenging. it wasn't clear what they wanted. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Silver Spring, MD May 2013 – Reviewed May 6, 2013
Interview Details – I originally applied online, and waited about a month before receiving a survey. After the survey I received a link to do a 4 question survey via webcam. The process was slightly awkward because I was talking to a computer, but the questions were not unexpected. Almost 2 months passed until I heard from someone on the Campus Connect team who let me know that an hiring manager wanted to interview later that day. I ended up talking to a director and vice president over the phone, and the whole process was great. Incredibly friendly, and shared a ton of information about themselves and Discovery.
Interview Question – Tell me about yourself. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Silver Spring, MD Jan 2013 – Reviewed Apr 9, 2013
Interview Details – I had an initial phone interview with someone from HR and then received an email from the hiring manager to schedule a phone interview. The questions were pretty much what you would expect, nothing too difficult.
Interview Question – Nothing really difficult or unexpected. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Silver Spring, MD – Reviewed Mar 15, 2013
Interview Details –
The initial communication was via email. A phone interview followed. The people I worked with were all very intelligent and creative. My office mates came from diverse geographic, cultural, and academic backgrounds. The corporate culture encouraged diverse opinions, innovation, and ideas regardless of job title.
Meetings often included people from other departments. This provided an opportunity to find out the needs and concerns of a particular program or project from a variety of perspectives.
Interview Question – Are you willing to relocate and be here in three days? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate my offer. My advice is to ask, because you never know if you don't ask.
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 13, 2013
Interview Details – The resume was selected through the university career website. I was called for on campus HR interview. The interview lasted on ly for about 10 min.
Interview Question – Nothing much. All questions were mostly HR. couldnt figure out what they were looking for. Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Mar 12, 2013
Interview Details – They send you a link for your availability, and then send you a link to take video interview.
Interview Question – Questions were pretty basic. Favorite tv show on network and why, why do you want to work for us, etc Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Silver Spring, MD – Reviewed Mar 8, 2013
Interview Details – I had two phone interviews and then, finally, an in-person interview with the hiring manager. It went very well, to the point where I actually expected another in-person interview the following week with one of the staff members that I would be supporting. The position was an excellent match for my skills and experience, and I was very excited at the possibility of becoming part of this dynamic company. However, I found out the next day that they decided on another candidate.
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