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HBO Interview Questions

Updated Apr 10, 2018
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    Marketing Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at HBO (New York, NY) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Applied through employee referral, and was called in for an interview despite my not so strong resume. Questions were very job specific. The HR person who interviewed me was nice and we had great rapport. Ultimately they didn't move forward, but they put me in touch with another recruiting site, Stella, which is helping me find other jobs and softened the blow! Very appreciative of that

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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
  3.  

    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.

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  4. 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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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at HBO (New York, NY) in July 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process is still technically ongoing despite having been nearly 6 months. I applied online, and got a phone interview pretty quickly. Then I went in for an in person round with the hiring manager. I was told that they loved my unique experience and that the recruiter would be in the process of scheduling a second round... It's been a while so I've since given up but I should have heeded warning signs during the 1st round. The hiring manager was not paying attention to my responses despite seemingly listening intently. I would respond and they would ask me the same exact question as a follow up. Ridiculous. These people are solely going off of their luck associated with a covetous brand. However, if any indications show, they are very disorganized, slow-moving, and not at all decisive. Absolute waste of time.

    Interview Questions

    • Name an example of when you used data to inform your decisions.   Answer Question

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    Student Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at HBO (Denver, CO) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Super nonchalant phone call. The interviewer was very easy to talk to and made a very strong offer not to come off as intimidating. It was one of the easiest interviews I have ever had. probably would not even call it an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you active on campus. How?   1 Answer

  7. Helpful (1)  

    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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    College Ambassador Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at HBO in June 2017.

    Interview

    Very relaxed interview. The job itself is pretty unorganized and difficult to stay on top of due to lack of enforcement from HBO staff. The interview was about a 30 minute phone call that was very conversational.

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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

  10. Helpful (1)  

    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

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