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HBO Interview Questions

Updated Nov 1, 2017
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HBO.

    Interview

    Applied Online. Got an email for an online test 2 weeks later. After the online test, was called on-site for a technical round. Had 3 interviews on site with different hiring managers and recruiters.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a program to shuffle a deck of cards? Asked more about the projects and what technologies i used for some particular projects and what i did in my free time.   Answer Question

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    Media Relations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at HBO.

    Interview

    I applied a month ago via a referral. Then I was sent an email that looked like spam from talent acquisitions inviting me to click a link for a video (HireVue) interview. Initially I thought it was spam or a fishing scam. I researched HireVue and it's some sort of AI/ computer that analyses your answers and facial expressions. The video is timed (3mins or less). No interaction with a contact or a human. No idea what happens to the video after you submit it. Nor did I hear back either way months later. Impersonal process.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Technical Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at HBO (Seattle, WA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was long and involved. There were at least 2 phone screens with recruiters, which was followed by an interview with a more senior member of the team. After that, a writing sample was requested which was followed by a long session with one of the senior members to discuss the writing sample. This was followed by an all day onsite interview, which was heavily focused on a long case interview.

    Overall the interview process moved VERY slowly with no commitment on timelines and expectations.

    The onsite interview was overall one of the most condescending experiences I have been a part of. They expect a certain level of understanding of certain concepts pertinent to HBO and ding you heavily for not being able to question those concepts in an interview/case setting. All of which is fine, but the focal point becomes your short comings for 3-4 hours of a case interview rather than what skills you can bring to the table. The requirement should be at that point to only bring in only people with experience in the technologies and industries desired, rather than trying to bring in talent experienced in different setting. HBO is NOT a tech company and the interview process reflects that.


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    Account Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at HBO (New York, NY) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Easy going, pretty simple and straight forward, people seemed passionate about their job.
    I met with 3 separate people, the first time i met with 2, then came back for a second round and met with one more. It wasnt that bad and moved quicker than i thought it would.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HBO.

    Interview

    Sort of a "phone screen" in person, first round interview. I would say phone or video would have been a more efficient first round, but I enjoyed who I met with.

    Interview Questions

    • Whether or not the commute would be comfortable for me   1 Answer

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    SDE2 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HBO.

    Interview

    For two weeks process, HR is really nice. I got a phone screen opportunity, I was excited that.
    But unfortunately in the very interview morning, I got Email to say the interviewer found the better resume than mine, the she cancelled the interview.
    That's unbelievable.

    Interview Questions

    • The first phone interview comes from HR, she was so nice, asked some questions about your resume.   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Manager, Marketing Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at HBO (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Standard interview experience. Interviewer asks general question about background, current position, and why you're interested in the position at HBO. I spoke about my familiarity with HBO marketing campaigns and creative. I also discussed competitors marketing and creative to illustrate overall knowledge of marketing practices.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through a typical day in your position? What role/contributions have you made to the team?   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at HBO (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The entire process lasted for 2 days. Day 1: Had a chance to talk with the recruiters at college career fair. Was shortlisted for interview the very next day on campus. Haven't received the verdict yet

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to talk about the projects in my portfolio.   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Monica, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at HBO (Santa Monica, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Was invited to interview online through the HireVue platform, where I had to record myself answering 7 questions. It was pretty impersonal and stressful, but not to hard.It's been a month and I haven't heard anything from them since.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about yourself and about your most recent internship expereince.   Answer Question

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    User Experience Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at HBO (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Day 1: Had an opportunity to talk with the recruiter during CMU Design Career fair on 23rd February. We briefly discussed my academic experience and job positions that I was seeking. Got an interview slot next day at the campus. Didn't hear back from them yet.

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