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NBCUniversal Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2017
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    Page Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Online application, video interview, then long interview: group panel asking 3 questions per person, individual interview, group project, presentation. The interview took about three hours.They gave a few breaks and it seemed like they were calm and grateful for our time. It was hard to tell what they were thinking at our responses.

    Interview Questions

    • what is something you changed at a job and what was the effect?   Answer Question

    NBCUniversal Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there - Thank you for leaving this review. We know the interview process can sometimes be long and demanding so we appreciate your patience. We hope this doesn't discourage you from applying ... More

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    Internship Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (New York, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted about three weeks later to do a digital interview. There were nine written questions that I had to type an answer to. Next, there were three questions that I had to respond to via webcam. The question pops up on the screen and you have 30 seconds to think and up to two minutes to answer. This is a one-sided interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes a good intern?
      Describe your media experience
      What do you hope to gain from this internship?  
      Answer Question

    NBCUniversal Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there - Thanks for leaving this review. We know the interview process can be long and demanding so we appreciate your patience. We also know the online interview can sometimes be ... More

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    Production Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NBCUniversal in February 2017.

    Interview

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    I was invited to complete a short video interview. The process consisted of using a webcam to answer six questions, a minute given to answer each one. Luckily the website the interview is conducted on gives you a practice question which you can watch and listen to. Initially I started on my laptop, but because my laptop is almost 7 or so years old, the sound and visual quality was terrible. So I decided to switch to my smart phone where I had to download the app which was quick and easy.

    They give you 30 seconds to read the question on the screen and prepare your answer. There's a timer in the corner which counts you down and let's you know when the recording starts. So you're not talking to another person or anything. Just you looking at yourself on camera and trying to squeeze everything you want to say in a minute. It certainly was a challenge for some of the questions. I hope I did well enough to receive an in-person interview soon because I would be really excited to have that opportunity.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you like to be compensated?   1 Answer
    • Large part of this job is calling potential guests and talking to them about their personal life. Are you comfortable talking on the phone?   1 Answer
    • Are you comfortable working long hours, often until midnight, and weekends?   Answer Question
    • Describe a tough situation you had at either work, school, or in your personal life and how you handled it.   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Was sent an email that I had to submit a video interview about a week after I applied. I was sent this the night before I was going on vacation for Christmas, so I emailed the recruiter it would take me some time due to the holiday. The recruiter made it sound like this was not a problem, yet I kept getting reminder emails that I had to submit my interview before the expiration date. I understand wanting to do this from an efficiency standpoint, but I found the process very odd, especially with not being able to interview with a person. Submitting timed videos seems impersonal and very rushed. During a lot of the questions I only had about a minute or two to respond, and I got cut off during some of my responses. As an HR professional, I've learned sometimes the quality is more important than quantity. It has been almost a month since I submitted my interview, and have yet to hear back from them after following up. I am assuming I didn't pass the screening, but since I was rushed to complete this, a simple "Sorry we found someone else more qualified" email would be considerate and professional.

    Interview Questions

    NBCUniversal Response

    Feb 1, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there - Thanks for leaving this review. We're sorry to hear you had a negative experience with the online interview. We hope you can understand our recruiters deal with a high volume of ... More

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    East Coast Page Program Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Like everyone else says, the interview process was a heartbreaking one. I applied on a pipe dream, thinking there was no way I'd get through. But I ended up making it to the final round, flew to New York, waited around for two weeks and then ended up not getting it.

    Interview Questions

    NBCUniversal Response

    Feb 21, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there - Thanks for leaving this review. We know the interview process can be draining and we appreciate your efforts to interview with us. We hope this doesn't discourage you from applying to ... More

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Universal City, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (Universal City, CA).

    Interview

    Online app, video interview with 4 questions and a minute per answer. Few weeks later was called in to interview with supervisors. I had applied for every position relating to marketing and got called in to interview for the department I was least interested in. Interview in person was one of the tougher ones I've experienced.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Office in Universal City is very far from my school, hours are 9-6, very corporate atmosphere

    NBCUniversal Response

    Jan 17, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there - Thanks for leaving this review. We are happy to hear you had a positive experience. Please keep checking back at our careers site to see the different positions that open up every day ... More

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    Inventory Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Spoke on the phone with an HR representative. Then came to the office for 3 in-person interviews - 2 with directors on the sales planning/inventory team and 1 with an ad sales HR director. Was a pretty slow process (took a few months) but everyone was very nice. Since I was a recent college grad the questions were mostly behavioral. Many of the people who interviewed me spent a lot of the interview explaining the digital advertising landscape and then asking me if that was something I thought I would be interested in.

    Interview Questions

    NBCUniversal Response

    Jan 17, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there - Thanks for posting a review. We're glad to hear you had a positive experience throughout your interview process. We know this process can be stressful so we aim to make it as pleasant ... More

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    Cable Entertainment Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    After submitting the online application, I was contacted after two weeks by a Campus2Careers recruiter. The next day I was contacted for a phone interview. After the phone interview, the next week I went in for an in person interview. It was relaxed and I was asked basic questions.

    Interview Questions

    NBCUniversal Response

    Jan 17, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there - Thanks for posting a review. We're glad to hear you had a positive experience throughout your interview process. We know this process can be stressful so we aim to make it as pleasant ... More

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Universal City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (Universal City, CA) in December 2016.

    Interview

    First was a short phone screening then coming in for a 3 person panel interview, mostly stock interview questions of the "Describe a time when..." sort. The department's supervisor, though, did ask better questions. Overall, it was a pretty conversational interview. The final interview was with the vice president of the department. We talked about the position and movement through the company. It was a very fun interview, again, very conversational.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle a situation where you made a mistake?   Answer Question

    NBCUniversal Response

    Jan 17, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there - Thanks for leaving this review. We're glad to hear you had a positive interview. We always try to lead with creativity in our various projects so we also try to incorporate the same ... More

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at NBCUniversal in December 2016.

    Interview

    Had to do a video recording interview, a phone screen, and in person interview then another phone interview. The video recording was a little awkward, gave you 30 seconds to prepare and 1 minute to answer. I think there was 5 questions. They asked about previous experience, what you hope to gain from the position, and about excel skill. During the in person interview, my interviewer was really nice and easy to talk to. We went over my resume and she asked about a time I had to complete something I didn't know how to do.

    Interview Questions

    NBCUniversal Response

    Jan 24, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there - Thank you for leaving this review! We're glad to hear you had such a positive experience. We know that the interviewing process can be stressful, so we are glad to hear your recruiter ... More

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