NBCUniversal Interview Questions

Updated Jul 24, 2015
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview

    One on campus interview, and then an offer with two week acceptance window. The human resources department was very friendly, and really worked with me every step of the way to make sure I understood exactly what I was getting in to, and what my next steps were. They were fantastic to work with, and gave me a great overall impression of NBCUniversal.

    Interview Questions

    • Who do you see as NBCUniversal's biggest competitors, and what business opportunities do you see in NBCUniversal's areas of business?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Didn't try to negotiate, had a 2 week window to accept

  2. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview

    Well the issue came in even trying to schedule the interview. They scheduled a phone interview first and then NEVER called at the time. It was rescheduled 6 times, before I wrote corporate. Very Unprofessional

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    Marketing Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview

    Interview process was positive. I made it through three rounds of interviews for a role in Los Angeles, and while I was not selected for the role, I felt very good about my interaction with HR and the hiring manager. The overall process lasted about 3 weeks. I received frequent updates from the recruiter.

    Interview Questions

    • I was emailed by the hiring manager 3 hours before my second interview and asked to prepare a sales presentation for a national client that I would present before a panel of interviewers. It was stressful. Fortunately, I was able to produce a compelling presentation that was very well-received.   Answer Question
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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at NBCUniversal (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted for a video interview, which consisted of a few basic and easy questions. (The same which are listed by some reviewers below). You get a couple of seconds to gather your thoughts before answering... The next day, I was than contacted by a recruiter for an in-person interview. I met with three directors, two which were extremely nice. The final director I met with (who was the decision maker) was extremely arrogant. This interview consisted of him talking about himself and he did not ask me any questions whatsoever. However, during our interview he did happen to share that an internal candidate who was an intern was being considered for the position. I felt like this interview process was a waste of my time, since it seemed like they already made a decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work in Sales? Describe a time when you had to do out of the box thinking. What is one academic or professional achievement that you are most proud of?   Answer Question
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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Once you passed the 1st screen, you will receive an email requesting a video interview. I think the HR will contact you directly once they feel you are the right person of the position, but might have interview in person after the video ones.

    Interview Questions

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    Position Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Behavioral Skype Interview along with recent events on the Company. Make sure to do your research beforehand and show interest in the company. It was a very short recruitment process and interview before receiving an offer so make sure you are prepared to make a good impression. Overall a easy interview compared to other finance positions.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    none

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at NBCUniversal (Chicago, IL) in December 2014.

    Interview

    I'm still in the interview screening but the questions weren't that hard. Just prepare beforehand. There will be three written questions and 6 video questions. The video questions will allow 30 seconds to prep and 60 seconds to answer

    Interview Questions

    • Written: what are your salary requirements ?   Answer Question
    • Written: When are you available to start working ?   Answer Question
    • Written: Can we keep your application on file? ( for temp opportunities)   Answer Question
    • Why do you want to work in sales ?   Answer Question
    • Name a time where you thought outside the box? How would you compare yourself to your co-workers/classmates? Name a professional or academic achievement? Discuss your experience with working in groups. What role did you play?   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview

    Filled out online application. A couple weeks later I got an email from HR telling me to do an online video app (which was very interesting, nothing I've ever done before) then about a week later I got an invite to a hiring event from HR. At the hiring event we were all split up into groups based on which show was interested in you. Then you had a one-on-one interview with their hiring manager. Then, a couple of days later I was asked to have a phone interview with the operations manager of the show. A little over a week later I got an email with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • In your opinion, what are the top 3 news stories going on today? What type of cameras did you use at your last internship?   Answer Question
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Universal City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at NBCUniversal (Universal City, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I first interviewed at a conference which went well, pretty casual questions and good vibes. After that I had to do a video interview ( which apparently is supposed to be first). I thought it was awful since you are using a video tool and are given a question and then timed to record your answer. I much rather talk to someone than watch myself talk on webcam. However I answered the questions fairly well i guess. Lastly I was given a phone interview which was also pretty short and casual. Overall it was a good interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me the last time you thought out of the box and how did you do it   Answer Question
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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at NBCUniversal.

    Interview

    Took us out to a dinner that had only 2 recruiters for about 30 candidates. The interview had two interviewers. The questions were mainly behavioral. It took them over three weeks to get back to me about my results. Overall it was extremely unprofessional and the HR lady was rude and unaccommodating. My emails were never answered.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about the changes in the structure in the recent years?   Answer Question

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 Former Research Analyst in New York, NY

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