I applied through a staffing agency and the process took a day - interviewed at Turner Broadcasting.
Interview Details – Phone call with basic screen and casual questions on resume. Live interview in 2-3 visits before offer. I sat in a room & took a test, & then meet with peers, then a few supervisors, possible colleagues.
Interviewed at Turner Broadcasting
Interview Details – Had an initital phone call with recruiter from Alabama, just a screening with very basic questions. Next was called into the office in NY to have an interview with who would be my direct boss. Was very quick, only about 25 minutes as he didn't have many questions at all.
Interview Question – What made you interested in advertising? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Turner Broadcasting in August 2013.
Interview Details – Short phone interview, and then was informed about an in-person interview after 4 business days. The interview was very short, just simple questions. Supposed to have a analyst test but they did not propose anything. Just escorted me out and that was it. Do not think I will get an offer
Interview Question – What is your perspective on mobile platform in terms of the future of media industry Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Turner Broadcasting.
Interview Details – I applied online to Turner's Ad Sales internship after being referred by a current employee and family friend. I was contacted a few weeks later by email to set up a phone interview. The phone interview only lasted approximately 15 minutes and a few weeks later I received the internship offer.
Interview Question – Not many difficult questions, but there were a lot of "Tell me about a time when..." type questions. Answer Question
Interviewed at Turner Broadcasting
Interview Details – I interviewed for the NCAA.com Digital Media internship program after graduation. The process was initially quick, and I received a phone screen and then another call to come in for an interview. After the interview, I was told it would take a couple weeks to hear back, but I went about a month before I heard anything. Finally, I was notified via email that I did not receive an offer.
Interview Question – Questions were pretty standard...come prepared to talk about your favorite website. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Turner Broadcasting in May 2013.
Interview Details – Once passing the media math exam I was asked to come in for an interview with CNN for an available DSR position. I met with 2 younger aged executives - one male one female. They seemed very ill prepared for the interview. They asked me to tell them a bit about myself and then asked if I had any questions for them. In my questions for them, I flat out asked if they wanted to know anything else about me and they said no. It didn't seem like they had previously viewed my resume before meeting, and it was very early in the morning and they seemed very tired and overall uninterested. After the interview, I was escorted out by the male interviewer. He was heading to a different floor while I was heading to the lobby. When the door opened, he walked right out without acknowledging me or saying goodbye as I was preparing for another handshake and thank you. It was very awkward.
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Turner Broadcasting.
Interview Details – Everyone that I spoke to was really nice and loved their jobs and working for Turner in general. While I had a positive experience with everybody I spoke to, it was almost a 3 month long process of getting hired from my first interview to the job offer.
Interview Question – What did you enjoy the most and dislike the most about your previous job and how did you handle what you didn't like. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Turner Broadcasting in June 2011.
Interview Details – 1 phone interview and 1/2 day onsite interviews with 3 different individuals. The interview consisted of behavioral questions i.e.: tell me about a time when... There was also a technical portion to the interview asking what type of object I would use in a specific situation. They also asked about past projects, why specific technologies were chosen and my involvement on the projects.
Interview Question – What type of object I would use in a specific coding situation (I don't remember the exact situation) Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very minimal negotiation room
I applied online - interviewed at Turner Broadcasting in May 2013.
Interview Details – Applied online. For a phone call from a recruiter at Turner after about a month. She asked a few basic questions regarding my experience and emailed me back with a request for phone interview with the manager. The phone interview went well, recruiter called back in 2 days requesting for an in-person interview with a 6-person group. The interview panel was great, they were very respectful and asked questions relevant to the position and my experience. They did not ask me syntax and coding questions like I was a rookie. After meeting with the team, I also met with the hiring manager (that I had the phone interview with) and the director, all of which went pretty well. Overall, I felt very good about all the interviews.
I was hoping to hear back from them with a status/feedback. I called the recruiter after 5 business days and for a feedback she said that the team very much enjoyed meeting with me but that she did not have any other update at that point. After that I have not heard back from the recruiter, its been more than 3 weeks now. I am not entirely sure what to make of this especially after a good interview. I am not expecting a call after all these days, but I wish they were professional enough to provide me some kind of a feedback after 4 rounds of interview.
Interview Question – What has been your greatest professional failure ? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Turner Broadcasting in February 2013.
Interview Details – Very very technical interview, from language specifics to problem solving.
Asked the "1 mile south, 1mile west, 1 mile north question"
Asked the "5 people max in bathroom question"
Asked to pseudo-code Factorial method.
Interview Question – Asked where on planet can you go 1mi South, 1mi West and 1mi North and end up at same point. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Got a better offer elsewhere
Pros: “"IF" you're in the right department - great atmosphere, casual working dress and hours, short Summer work weeks, you are left alone to focus on your creative work, very relaxed and…” “"IF" you're in the right department - great atmosphere, casual working dress and hours, short Summer work weeks, you are left alone to focus on your creative work, very relaxed and laid-back. You need to make friends quickly or you'll be left out of the inner circle... Turner is a lot like high school that way. Within the larger company, benefits and perks are very good. Pay is good for creative roles, especially for long-term employees who are well-connected and have received longevity raises over the years; below-average to poor for those in other departments. There is very little opportunity for advancement unless you make a lateral move to another Turner department (which requires being well-connected and well-known in the company). If you're in a creative role and are politically savvy, over time you can expect to receive better titles and pay while still performing the same work at the same level. If work within a purely creative department that produces on-air product and you're good at dealing with sometimes-nasty office politics you'll be fine. Creative departments are the darlings of the company. IT is considered an afterthought and not integral to the company's business model. It is the red-haired mangy dog that doesn't get fed and lives in a hole under the outhouse. Stay far away from any IT-related function or job or department.” – Full Review
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