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Discovery Communications Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Discovery Communications

Interview Details The process was easy. All you need to do is do an online video. The questions were easy and I thought they would be a lot harder. You really dont need to prepatre for it at all.

Interview Question – Whats your favorite food?   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Salesforce.com Business Systems Developer Interview

Salesforce.com Business Systems Developer
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Discovery Communications in May 2014.

Interview Details 1 call with recruiter / head hunter. 1 call with one of the team members. Additional call with boss and current person in the position. There was a skills tests where I looked at some formulas, and had to write a few basic formulas.

Interview Question – How would you write a formula to determine X?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – The rate was pre-negotiated with me by the recruiter before I interviewed.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Spring Interview

Spring

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Discovery Communications.

Interview Details Tons of candidates got the career-fair interview oppportunity. But only about 5% got into the 1 on 1 interview. The whole process took about 3 months. The managers are open and willing to answer questions and overall it's was a good experience.

Interview Question – Talk about your favorite show delivered by us.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Public Relations Intern Interview

Public Relations Intern
Silver Spring, MD (US)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Discovery Communications.

Interview Details Recieved a call from HR and interviewed with them. After that, HR set up a phone interview wih my employer. A few days later she called. Interview was short and sweet, mostly asking if I could handle the demands of the job. When it was over, she said she had a few more people to interview and that she would be in touch. 10 minutes later HR called and said that I was being offered the internship. Didn't have to go in and interview at all. I had a very different interview experience than other interns did.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Discovery Communications.

Interview Details I originally applied online in February. Then in March I had to do the video interview answering four questions. About 2 weeks later I got a call from a hiring manager and had a phone call with him in April. The next day he said I was going to get the job. It was a casual conversation and very friendly.

Interview Question – The questions weren't too hard. They were basic questions that you would expect to be asked.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't any negotiation because interns get paid minimum wage.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Master Control Operator Interview

Master Control Operator

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Discovery Communications in June 2010.

Interview Details Had several interviews before decision made. A lot of paperwork. Long training process of about six weeks, which I shouldn't really complain about. Once the training was complete. I was moved from day shift with weekends off, to overnights with days off in the middle of the week.

Interview Question – What can you bring to the table   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at Discovery Communications

Interview Details Recorded a video interview with prompted questions and I had 1 minute to answer each question. There were four total questions - things such as 'Why Discovery?', and 'Tell us about your favorite character from one of our shows and why.' Then, I was contacted by a specific department and had a phone interview with the department.

Interview Question – Who is your favorite character on any Discovery network, and why?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Media Sales Interview

Media Sales
New York, NY (US)

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Discovery Communications in February 2014.

Interview Details My resume was forwarded to the network through a friend that works at a media buying agency who had heard of the position. First I got a phone call to set up a phone interview and the phone interview followed.

Interview Question – What do you know about media sales?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Ad Sales Intern Interview

Ad Sales Intern

Interviewed at Discovery Communications

Interview Details The interview was outsourced to a company that administered online interviews. The interview itself was quite easy, but you are not talking to a person, you are talking to a computer via webcam. The questions (three were only five) were timed and in now way hard to answer.

Interview Question – The most difficult question asked was. Why are you applying to join the Discovery Team.   View Answer


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Accounting Intern Interview

Accounting Intern

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Discovery Communications.

Interview Details I applied on their website in January, and then got contacted to take a survey in February if I was still interested . After the survey, they contacted me for a video interview to be sent to all the hiring managers. After the video interview they contacted me to tell me I made it to the next round. A couple of weeks later a manager in the accounting department contacted me for an in person interview. Process took about 3 months.

Interview Question – Questions were straightforward nothing too hard.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Timing, already got another offer.

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