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Updated 21 Jan, 2015
Updated 21 Jan, 2015
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at ESPN.

    Interview Details

    Multi-step interview process. Screening, first interview and usually second round required to meet with senior management. Expected to be well prepared and knowledgeable about the brand. A passion for sports a definite plus. Educational background must check out and qualify.

    Interview Questions
    • Presented with multiple scenarios regarding customer care and service.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, negotiation is hard but is possible.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at ESPN.

    Interview Details

    Very personable interview. No ridiculous/difficult questions that you aren't ready to answer. Great experience during the interview process. Be yourself and they will be more likely to hire you. I didn't have the most impressive resume but I am comfortable during interviews and know how to carry on a conversation. Keep calm during the interview and you'll move on.

    Interview Questions
    • What separates you from all other internship candidates?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ESPN.

    Interview Details

    All Star questions during the interview. If you just google STAR interview questions you will know how to answer every question. First met with Director and then with Managers. Be very careful and ask them if this is a new position and if they are replacing someone. If they are replacing someone ask them if this involuntary or voluntary and what they thought that employee could have done different to a successful employee. If they don't tell you, run as fast as you can!!!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, CT (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, CT (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ESPN in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Was brief. Was informed they already had a candidate chosen & had to go through the process. Submitted the application and moved onto a second round. About a week later received the phone call that they appreciated my application & they suggested that I continue to apply to any HR job that is posted.

    Interview Questions
    • How many years was I hands in in the environment?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Production Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, CT (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, CT (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at ESPN.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview that included a sports quiz
    In person interview: They fly you out to their HQ in Bristol, CT. 4 different people interview you. Includes a question/answer portion, sports knowledge/ writing portion, rundown producing and a situation portion.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a difficult situation and how you got through it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Multimedia Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at ESPN.

    Interview Details

    It took up to 6 months for hiring process; from phone interview to onsite interview and final decision. Everyone I spoke to/dealt with was great and very friendly. Unfortunately, I was not offered the position..

    Interview Questions
    • "What will be the most difficult thing for you to get used to if given this position"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Bottomline Editor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, CT (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, CT (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at ESPN.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, took sports acumen test, contacted two weeks later. Had two phone interviews, one with Bottomline Managing Editor and the other with the Director of Stats and Info. Interview consisted mostly of sports-related questions.

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Production Operations(Bristol) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ESPN in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Have been through 3 phone interviews so far, and each one has been very pleasant. Not so much questions about knowledge of sports, but more the production side. Very helpful with resume. Was critiqued on it which did not lead to them passing on me which was relieving. So far great experience. One down side was waiting between one of the interview. It took double the amount of time to call me, but work happens.

    Interview Questions
    • Knowing equipment that they use because of a lack of experience with high end equipment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Stats Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at ESPN.

    Interview Details

    Long interview process with multiple stages. Must be patient. Will need to pass a sports assessment to prove knowledge of "sports trivia"-type content before full interview process begins. Then interviews with several managers and directors of varying levels. Depending on openings, the length of time from application to offer can be many months.

    Interview Questions
    • Be prepared to answer questions on how you handle adversity in different aspects of life.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is some, but very limited, room for salary negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burbank, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Burbank, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at ESPN.

    Interview Details

    I applied online on TWDC website and got an email about 3 weeks later from HR in the Bristol office asking to set up 2 phone interviews. I would be speaking with 2 directors - 1 is in NY and the other 1 was in LA. HR was very accommodating to my schedule and the directors I spoke two were okay. I expected them to ask about my current job experience and skillset or even ask me sports trivia questions (as some people were asked that from seeing previous interviews on here).

    But no. I was not. I was grilled some pretty tough questions about the cable industry and the Pay TV industry. I felt like I answered the first 2 really well, but the last question was a curveball that I couldn't answer adequately.

    1) ESPN has had some challenges with declining Pay TV subscribers. What is the reason behind this and what would you suggest as a solution?

    2) Would you recommend that ESPN maintain its current business model or should it shift toward an 'a la carte' model and offer a standalone service? What is the challenge behind the latter and what would you offer as a remedy?

    3) The Dodgers and Time Warner have had some difficulties in the LA market. What is this problem and how does it affect the landscape of the Pay TV industry?

    Obviously the questions were relevant because the position I applied for pertained to Business Strategy in the cable landscape, but still, it was hard.

    I only got as far as the phone interview. No in person interview and no offer. I got a rejection email about 2 weeks later. All in all, the entire process took about 5 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • 3) The Dodgers and Time Warner have had some difficulties in the LA market. What is this problem and how does it affect the landscape of the Pay TV industry?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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