Discovery Communications Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Jun 3, 2015
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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Discovery Communications (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I consider it was a too long process with few feedback. The interviewed me online in March and heard back again from them at the end of may to let me know that I was not elected. I prepared myself for a two-minute questions and in turned out to be two separate one-minute questions slightly slightly different to what they put in the example.

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    Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Discovery Communications (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Submitted resume and received a request to do a video interview. A few weeks after I was contacted by the Publicist for a phone interview. Got the job that week.

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    ITSpring Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied on their website, received a video interview. That's pretty much it. There were 3 questions, and you are given 1 minute to answer. The time limit is frustrating, and the interview ends before you really start. They project 15 minutes but really it's the set up of the interview which takes time.

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Discovery Communications (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Applied online and was contacted by HR to do an at home video interview with 5 questions. Followed up via email and was asked to come in the following week, but it turns out they didn't even look at my video interview. Overall I really disliked their interview process and completely felt like just a number. They asked me to come back for another round of interviews which I declined because I didn't feel that their culture fit what I was looking for but was disappointed since their brand has a great reputation.

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    Sales Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Discovery Communications (New York, NY) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I applied to a position in February 2014 and heard back from a recruiter a week later. Unfortunately I was still in college at that time and therefore was not eligible (as it was for immediate hire). However closer to graduation in April, I reached back out and Discovery scheduled an interview in the NYC office for me. I had two interviews. One with HR (super standard questions - the HR team is the best) and then one with the sales team. The sales interview was in a crowded office with six other people. The Director clearly did not want to be there. I have never been dismissed or ignored in an interview quite like my time at Discovery. They had been doing interviews back to back for a few days straight and I could tell they just didn't care. Worst interview experience ever.

    Interview Questions

    • "So you're familiar with the job ... could you describe the position to me? What did the job post say?"   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Better opportunity elsewhere. Also after my bad experience interviewing, I didn't care to go back.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Discovery Communications (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Applied online and received a survey about 2 weeks later asking if i was still interested. Then, I received an email to complete an online video interview. Video interview had 5 questions about Discovery and me.

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    Media Sales Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Discovery Communications (New York, NY) in February 2014.

    Interview

    My resume was forwarded to the network through a friend that works at a media buying agency who had heard of the position. First I got a phone call to set up a phone interview and the phone interview followed.

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    Digital Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Discovery Communications (New York, NY).

    Interview

    You'll speak with an HR person in a brief 15-20 minute phone interview, after which you can expect a three-round interview on-site with HR, the hiring manager and VP of Digital. They're all extremely nice, welcoming people who are very passionate about the company overall and the necessity of digital analytics in justifying budget expenditures and strategic decisions.

    Just be aware that the HR process can take 1-2 months.

    Interview Questions

    • You'll be sent a brief assessment and asked to answer questions about potential data anomalies, ad hoc reports and KPIs relevant to Discovery's digital content.   Answer Question
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    TLC Publicity Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Discovery Communications (New York, NY) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online and filled out their application. A week or 2 later I was emailed for an interview. They wanted me to come into the office but I was in school and couldn't make it in. They were completely understanding and I interviewed over the phone instead. I spoke with the PR director and a publicist who would later become my supervisors. The interview lasted about 30-40 minutes. A few weeks later I got a call and was offered the internship.

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    Ad Sales Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Discovery Communications (New York, NY) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Phone interview first with HR. The following day I met with the VPs and directors. It was a pretty easy process. They were looking to hire someone quick and I received a response in about three days.

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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