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NBCUniversal Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Universal City, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (Universal City, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I met with the recruiter after a quick phone call. They told me about the position and asked me several questions about my history and style of management. I was told that the position would possible be filled by an in house person. that was indeed what ended up happening. The interview went well I think. Although I get the feeling that the person I was speaking with was not sure what she was interviewing me for. She did not follow up with me. I called her and she didn't know anything. I called my friend that had referred me and discovered that the position had been filled internally. I don't think the interviewer knew that.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you had to work with an existing employee that was not of your choosing. How did you retain that person and have them do well?   Answer Question

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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

    NBCUniversal Response

    Feb 27, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there -

    Thank you for leaving this review. We know interviewing via webcam can sometimes feel uncomfortable. We hope you understand that our recruiters process a high volume of applications so... More


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    Parks & Resorts Summer 2017 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at NBCUniversal in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online via the NBCUniversal Careers website at the very end of December and received an e-mail at the end of February inviting me to conduct a video interview. I have not yet received a response (been almost three weeks after the video interview), but so far overall the application process has been okay. Though the suspense of hearing back isn't fun, it is understandable for a company the size of NBCUniversal to take longer to follow up. I will update this post upon further correspondence with the company.
    Best advice for the video interview (which is one-sided, so you are given a question and must then video record your answer) is to PRACTICE multiple times. It is uncomfortable speaking to a screen, but if you practice enough times you will get used to it and by the time you are recording your actual answers it will look much more natural. This will enable you to better focus on the quality and merit of your answers. Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    NBCUniversal Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there, thanks for leaving this review. We know the wait can be a little bit nerve-racking, but we appreciate your interest in joining the company. Best of luck! - The NCBU Talent Acquisition Team


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    Olympics Games Services Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at NBCUniversal in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online. Two days later, I got an email to do a video interview. The video interview gave you one minute to read the question and two minutes to record your answer. The questions were basic interview questions, like "Tell about a time you had conflict at work." The same day I completed the video interview, I got an email to do a phone interview. The phone interview questions were a little more difficult. Two weeks after the phone interview, I got an email saying I did not get the job.

    Interview Questions

    NBCUniversal Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there - Thank you for leaving this review. We know video and phone interviews can sometimes feel uncomfortable. We appreciate your interest in NBCUniversal and hope you consider applying for our... More


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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Studio City, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (Studio City, CA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online in December 2016 and didn't receive an email until late February inquiring to submit a video interview within 48 hours or receiving the email. After submitting I received an email stating that they will contact me 3 weeks after the interview and I did not receive a response. Don't expect a response since they have thousands of applicants trying for the same position.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation when you used your analytical skills to successfully complete a project?   Answer Question

    NBCUniversal Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi there! Thanks for leaving this review. We hope you understand that due to the sheer volume of applicants that our recruiters need to consider, sometimes things do fall through the cracks. Please... More


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Scheduling Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I interviewed with 3 different people in addition to the recruiter. I made the 3rd round and found out later I was a finalist against 1 other candidate. They never told me I didn't get the position, I had to write them a gentle email "thanking" them for chance to interview. Strung along for 2 months then not told until I found out from the other candidate...waited 2weeks then emailed them to say "thanks".

    Interview Questions

    • After your career in Operations , why are you interested in this specific non operations job?   1 Answer
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Page Program Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview process was very intense and well-planned on their end - you'll walk into 30 Rock, get a folder with your name on it, sit in front of your name tag with an NBCUni Logo... it's all very charming. Makes you feel like you've "made it." They'll have you do a presentation, a group interview, a one-on-one interview, and watch while you do a group project.

    Interview Questions


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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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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at NBCUniversal (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Thorough yet personal, many questions to determine long-term goals and if the candidate is a personality fit for the specific department. Wanted to make sure assistant was not just a work partner but compatible in terms of lifestyle because of the nature of the position.

    Interview Questions

    NBCUniversal Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – Talent Branding Specialist

    Hi! Thanks for leaving this review. We're happy to see that you had a positive experience interviewing with us. We hope you consider applying to our open positions in the future. Best of luck! - The... More


See What NBCUniversal Employees Are Saying

StarStarStarStarStar   Former Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

Pros: “- Great studio community involvement - there are always events planned for employees to attend to meet other employees to network. - Discounts off Universal City Walk food and beverage”“- Great studio community involvement - there are always events planned for employees to attend to meet other employees to network. - Discounts off Universal City Walk food and beverage” – Full Review

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