Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Rainbow Media in December 2014.Interview Details
I received a call from the Director of Talent Acquisition who ran down my resume with me before passing it on - or in the trash. He asked me what my salary expectations were and we settled at a midpoint.
The recruiter followed up with me a couple of weeks later and setup an onsite interview. I traveled over 150 miles and met with the recruiter and Manager of Employee Relations on Friday afternoon. I thought the interview went well. There wasn't really much to that phase outside of sharing further insight about the organization.
I then met with the hiring manager for a one-on-one. The interview went well enough that he offered me the position on the spot or as he put it, "I recognize talent when I see it," and we made a "gentleman's agreement."
On Monday, I sent out thank you letters to each person I met with and re-confirmed that I accepted the "gentleman's agreement" with my future boss, the hiring manager. I also realized that the hiring manager was out of the office for the day by his out of office email reply.
Late Tuesday morning, I received a call from the Director of Talent Acquisition informing me that he felt I didn’t have enough technical ability or culture to support the hiring manager (who knew talent when he saw it and made a verbal offer).
The only positive outcome is that I realized the dysfunction of the organization prior to uprooting my family. No harm, no foul, just a complete waste of my time and energy. Run if you can. Their word means nothing.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsIt was very relaxed. We mostly negotiated starting salary. It didn't mean anything though as they withdrew days later.Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
- We mostly spoke about the shortlist that needs attention and halted projects do to limited bandwidth. Answer Question
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AMC Networks is now somewhere over the rainbow. Formerly Rainbow Media Holdings, the company is a leading cable television broadcaster with a portfolio of popular TV networks anchored by American Movie Classics (AMC), the cable network airing such critical hits as Mad Men and Breaking Bad that reaches more than 95 million households. It also owns The Independent Film Channel (IFC), the Sundance Channel, and WE: Women's Entertainment (WE tv), one of the top networks aimed at women viewers. The company was a former subsidiary of Cablevision Systems until mid-2011, when...