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Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days – interviewed at NBCUniversal (Universal City, CA (US)) in January 2015.
The interview process was the department manager and 3 subordinate engineers. It was a standard IT group interview, however, it was left to the lead engineer to conduct the discussion and questioning. The other engineers and manager only occasionally interjected with their questions or comments. It was a fair, if uninspired, process.
- Can you tell me where you'd like to be in 5 years? 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
An IT role from another organization was more appealing.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at NBCUniversal (Universal City, CA (US)) in November 2014.
I first interviewed at a conference which went well, pretty casual questions and good vibes. After that I had to do a video interview ( which apparently is supposed to be first). I thought it was awful since you are using a video tool and are given a question and then timed to record your answer. I much rather talk to someone than watch myself talk on webcam. However I answered the questions fairly well i guess. Lastly I was given a phone interview which was also pretty short and casual. Overall it was a good interview process.
- Tell me the last time you thought out of the box and how did you do it Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at NBCUniversal (Universal City, CA (US)).
Process went smoothly. I received follow up when it was scheduled. The two people I interviewed with were responsive and respectful of my time. The first interview was a phone interview. I was brought into the office for two in person interviews. The interviews felt very casual and straight forward.
- Mix of behavioral/situational questions. Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks – interviewed at NBCUniversal (Los Angeles, CA (US)) in June 2014.
Hiring was crazy!!! huge casting call of over 100 people for 3 job openings. Did not hear back for a long while, finally did and accepted job. Great people to work with, everyone is very nice and could not be happier.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days – interviewed at NBCUniversal (Los Angeles, CA (US)).
It was extremely quick for me as I was already a head-runner and someone selected for the position. But for most, it's lengthy and grueling.
- What could you approve upon in the workplace? What are negative qualities about yourself in the workplace? Answer Question
Easy. Went over compensation. They liked the amount of time I was willing/wanting to commit to working at this position. Done.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at NBCUniversal (Burbank, CA (US)) in February 2014.
Was contacted by a recruiter after getting my resume submitted internally. Had an initial interview over the phone going over my experience. Interview was conducted in a very professional manner by the recruiter who was very thorough in getting to know me so that the proper position could be found. Was contacted again the following week for an in person interview. Awesome environment with very passionate people that work there especially in the upper management levels.
- What requirements of this job would you find most difficult to complete? Answer Question
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I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at NBCUniversal (West Los Angeles, CA (US)) in January 2014.
I applied during early December 2013 and received an email 1 month later from a recruiter requesting a 30 min phone screening. The phone screening with the recruiter was basic and went over the usual introduction points.
I was then scheduled for 1 on 1 interview with the hiring manager at the West Los Angeles office. The interview was very laid back/casual, lasted the scheduled 30 minutes, and consisted of very cliche interview questions:
1. Why do you want to leave you current company?
2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
3. Why NBC Universal?
4. Can you learn new software quick?
I did not get selected for a 2nd interview, but was not kept in the loop by the recruiter which made for a negative hiring process.
NBC Universal recruiters: Please communicate better with candidates that are not selected.
- There were not any difficult questions, I did most of the question asking. The interview was more of a casual conversation. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 9+ months – interviewed at NBCUniversal (Burbank, CA (US)).
Contacted via email for an email screen. In the email screen must answer 4 short essays in 1 hour and send back. After 4 months was offered an in person interview. If you are not located in LA you must get yourself here. After the in person interview, in general wait about 3 months to hear back.
- Since the Comcast/NBCUniversal merger, what do you see for the future of television? Answer Question
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I applied online – interviewed at NBCUniversal (Los Angeles, CA (US)).
I applied online, and was persistent with emailing. I received a phone interview, and a week later received a "web" interview.
- What do you know about NBC Universal? Answer Question
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at NBCUniversal (Los Angeles, CA (US)).
I got a referral through my school with the contact information of the interviewer. I sent my resume and cover letter and was contacted back after two days. The interview was set for a few days after that. There was one interview and subsequently I didn't get the offer, but was referred to another hiring manager who wanted to interview me for a different position. By then I had already decided on another internship so wasn't able to take it.
- The interview was very much like a conversation about the space and about my interest in it. Thus there weren't many "tough" questions. Answer Question
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