Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Accepted Offer
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.
- Nothing Hard Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (Chicago, IL) in December 2014.
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
- 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
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (Universal City, CA) in November 2014.
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.
- Tell me the last time you thought out of the box and how did you do it Answer Question
- Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at NBCUniversal.
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.
- Tell me about the changes in the structure in the recent years? Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at NBCUniversal in November 2014.
I applied online during the summer and I got a response via email for the automated video-recording interview about 2 months later. The in person interview came about 3 months after that, and I got the rejection 8 weeks after that. One of the 3 interviewers left in the middle of the interview, so I'm fairly sure there's one person making the final call. I know they interview groups of 7-12 final round applicants at a time, so the people you interview with aren't your only competition. From what I understand your chances are greatly improved if you interned at NBC, know someone in upper management who can vouch for you, or if you're going through the interview process for the second time. I'm fairly certain that a 6 month interview process for an entry level position, hence my negative experience, but this seems to be the best way to get into the company, so grit your teeth and play ball.
- Sell NBCU to a potential investor. Answer Question
- No Offer
The process was well managed. Five interviews in all with the proper stakeholders. Great opportunity with a very good media company. I ended up second in the process.
- What was the level of vendors handled Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at NBCUniversal.
I applied online and was contacted about a month later. I had to do an online interview in which they record you answering questions, this video gets sent out to the different departments. About two weeks later I was contacted by a department for an interview. They asked a number of questions regarding my previous experience and how it would apply to the position
- Why do you want to work for NBCUniversal? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at NBCUniversal.
It was a simple interview process. Very relaxed and laid back. Asked about what was on your resume. If you had experienced. And talked a lot about some past experiences. Talked about education. Why I'm interested in the position. I interviewed for film finance internship.
- How specific did your relevant experience help you and that you think can bring to this internship Answer Question
Helpful (4)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (New York, NY) in October 2014.
I was contacted by a recruiter to complete a preliminary video interview, and was given 48 hours to complete it. The video interview consisted of about 6 questions (that i will list below). The system gave you a practice questions just so you could play everything back and make sure that it was satisfactory to you. I completed the video on Thursday night (due Friday). Friday morning I was contacted that the Ad Ops team would like to have me in for an in person and I scheduled an appointment for Tuesday afternoon. I met with three AMAZING members of the NBC Sports Ad Ops team all asked behavioral questions, the conversation with the VP was the best and most comfortable more about getting to know me. Two days later (Thursday) I was contacted by another member of HR who requested I provide 3 references and schedule an appointment with the HR Director for the following Monday. HR Director for the Ad Ops team was so friendly and polite and just asked basic questions about my background and interests, again very conversational, and informed me that this was the last phase of the interview process. On Wednesday, I followed up with the HR point person and got an automated email informing me that she was out of town until the following week. Approx 10 minutes after I sent the message I got a call from the same individual telling me that I was being offered the position. NBC hands down has the kindest most professional and efficient HR teams (at least Ad Ops), best hiring experience I've ever had!
Not too much of a negotiation. This is an entry level position and I feel for the industry the offer was fair.
Helpful (1)No Offer
There is lack of communication between HR and the applicant. It can take months before you hear back. It would be nice to at least receive a system generated email informing you that you did not get the position. (This is standard for most large scale companies)
- All questions seemed standard. Answer Question
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