Sony Pictures Entertainment Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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  1.  

    Software Development Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Sony Pictures Entertainment in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Just asked me about what I have done in the past. Not any algorithms questions. I think they wanted me because I had something to do with data analysis and they really needed someone with that kinds of background. So I got in

    Interview Questions
    • Describe my most successful project about big data analysis   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Consumer Insight Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Sony Pictures Entertainment in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very unorganized meetings. I had 2 interviews scheduled back to back, first with recruiter, then with the hiring manager. Recruiter was 25 minutes late, so the interview lasted only 5 minutes. When I went meet the hiring manager, it was obvious the hiring manager had no idea who I was, and had never looked at my resume before the interview. The first 5 minutes were spent watching the hiring manager read my resume. When the interview was done, the hiring manager said goodbye, and did not walk me out of the office.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Culver City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Culver City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Sony Pictures Entertainment in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    They are quite slow and the responsiveness can take a while. However, they are very friendly and professional. You have to go back many times for interviews and the overall process can go on an on. As the candidate, I felt I had to continually follow up to keep things moving along by reaching out to the recruiter and the hiring manager.

    Negotiation Details
    Once they told me they wanted to make an offer if took over 2 weeks for them to get it together and formally present it. That was a very long time to wait on a job offer once being told you were the final candidate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Sony Pictures Entertainment in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR contacted me for an initial interview with HR and the hiring manager.
    I was contacted by HR two days after my initial interview to arrangement some time to meet with the VP of the organization.

    Interview Questions
    • None - The questions were mostly job related. As long as you know the finance/accounting procedures and processes, there were no unexpected questions.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The base salary was too low.
    Sony does offer good bonuses to compensate the base salary.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Culver City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Culver City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interview. You first applied through the company's website, then they schedule a phone interview with P&O manager. Then, your resume got forwarded to the specific department for the second round interview at the lot.

    Interview Questions
    • We went to every single detail on my resume. I didn't have much background in the entertainment, so it's kind of hard for me to answer some questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Digital Marketing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

    Interview Details

    After submitting your resume online, HR selects a couple of students to get interviewed on campus. These questions are much more behavioral and general. If they like you and find you a good fit, they will send your resume to different departments they find suitable. From there, it is up to those departments whether they want to bring you for an interview. These questions are much more specific pertaining to how you would contribute to the team.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember exactly but it was about how I would deal with a certain task.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    SPECTRUM Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    This is a HR interview by phone. Some general questions such as: What source did you know this internship program? What positions are you interested in? Tell me about your experiences on your resume. No difficult or unexpected questions.
    The HR said they will notify the candidates about mid-April for further interviews.

    No Offer
  9.  

    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview, 2 in-person interviews

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Depends on your
    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Sony Pictures Entertainment in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, and was contacted by HR within a week. HR scheduled a first round interview within the week with a couple Managers. Then got invited to a 2nd round of interviews with a few Managers, Directors and a VP. Thought both when well, they said they would let me know about the position within 2 weeks. 2 weeks later, no response, so i contacted them and they made me sound like i was rushing them. A month past until they finally called me to say that the position was on hold due to budget. They were horrible with following up. I then applied for 2 more positions that the HR rep recommended, and it was the same process. 2 rounds of interviews and NO FOLLOW UP for weeks to months. Not a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • We all make mistakes, what's one mistake that you've made in your career?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

    Interview Details

    4 rounds of interview, inclusive of 2 phone and 2 onsite interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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