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Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through college job portal. Initial phone interview and multiple round in-person interviews within one day at headquarters. Although they didn't initially specify how many interviews you would receive that day, it appeared that candidates who excelled received more interviewers. All interviewers were professional and cordial, yet strict and not very helpful in walking you through cases.

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    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Research and Insights Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    I applied through college university and the whole process took about 3-4 weeks. First round was behavioral while second round was an on-site interview that included behavioral and business case-style questions. Interviewers for both asked me to describe a research project.

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    No Offer
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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral interview. Not very job specific questions, i honestly was not sure what the interviewer was looking for in a can date. Felt my interview went very well but was not offered the position.

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    • describe a situation where you left out a detail when dealing with a customer   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was held at a the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for the Research Associate - DC.
    Many other companies were there conducting their own interviews.
    Interview offered through the college career center website.experience.
    Received rejection email after about 2 weeks later.

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    No Offer
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    Research and Insights Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    Initial Interview: On-campus recruiting. Behavioral. Very straightforward and every question was from Glassdoor, so read up!
    On-site interviews: They flew me to DC, which was great. There I had the 2 interviews (1 case and 1 behavioral), a snack break, and an "tentative" interview that was later cancelled. My interviewers were Senior Consultants and were relatively cold, so prepare for that if you're a cheerful person. The interview was cancelled for 3 out of 4 people I was with. The 4th guy did have his "tentative" interview. The receptionist lied profusely about the meaning of this cancellation, stating that it was simply due to the department being called into a meeting or leaving early because it was a Friday. Not particularly nice and I felt duped when I later read Glassdoor interviews that detailed this "tentative" interview trick that ABC uses to cut people. I haven't heard back yet, but those disrespectful lies alone are enough to make me not want to join this company.

    Interview Questions
    • Research project question. Expect blunt observations from interviewers and little talk besides the questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Research Insights Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    I had one preliminary phone interview. My HR interviewer asked about why I wanted the job, why I picked my university, what I would change about my university, and asked me to describe my writing style and how it has changed over time. She also asked me to detail a project I'd worked on start to finish. Thought the interview went well, but a week later received a rejection email.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you tell the administration to change about your university?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Junior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Advisory Board in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round phone interview, interviewer was very nice. very interested in my experience with excel and why I was interested in working for the company. Also interested in class work I had completed during my education that would further qualify me for the position

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    • What was a difficult experience I had with a previous employer and how did I deal with that situation   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    First round interview was conducted over the phone and fairly straight forward. A lot of experience questions related to research. Be sure to prepare an answer related to a time that you conducted a research study, including methodology and findings.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you change about your undergraduate university? When is a time that you conducted a research study?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    Very clear and straightforward. First phone interview was just behavioral. Second round was 2 cases, didn't get to the third. The first case was just a basic math problem. The second was an open ended case given some numbers, asking about what areas a non-profit hospital could invest in. It was hard because both seemed more confusing at first but really were very straightforward.

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    • Asked about a return on investment for things a hospital could do to spur growth.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through university career services. Received an email about a phone interview within a week. During the interview, the interviewer asked me basic behavioral questions. Prepare for the research project question. I discussed a performance I had written for a theater NGO though the interviewer asked for an academic research project example. Not sure which is better.

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    No Offer

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