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Advisory Board Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Coordinator Interview

Coordinator

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in July 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online and heard back within a week to schedule a phone interview, which was several days later. The day after my phone interview I was invited back for in-person interviews for the next week. All of the interviewers were very friendly. I received an offer less than a week after my in-person interviews.

Interview Question – Why did you pick your university?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations, but good benefits


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in June 2013.

Interview Details – Initial first round telephone interview. Two addition in-person one on two interviews in the Washington DC office. Career Management is easy to work with to schedule interviews. Interviewers ask easy questions. Be prepared to walk through your resume and answer questions as related to the Company's core values (found on their website).

Interview Question – Describe your writing style. Describe a time you dropped the ball.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable salary. Asked for moving allowance instead.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Executive Assistant Interview

Executive Assistant
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in February 2013.

Interview Details – Went through a series of steps: Online application, first round phone interview, second round phone interview, in-office interview. Was relatively straightforward, and everyone I interacted with was very friendly and easy-going.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

Sales and Marketing Associate

I applied online and interviewed at Advisory Board.

Interview Details – I applied online via LinkedIn. They got back to me within a week inquiring about a phone interview. I confirmed and had the phone interview within the next couple of days. The recruiter was professional and very nice. The interview was more question and answer than conversational. It lasted 30 minutes tops. They told me they would let me know if I made it to second round interview within a week and a half. After two weeks, they emailed me asking for an in-person interview which was scheduled promptly.

Interview Question – Pretty straightforward questions:
What was a time you had to be goal oriented?
How do you keep organized? etc.
  Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Accepted second round interview. have not gotten to negotiation.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

Sales and Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board.

Interview Details – The interviewer was very punctual, extremely polite. She sent me the job description before the interview and wanted to make sure that I looked over it. I printed it out, but it was not necessary to have in front of you during the interview. We chatted on the phone for 20 minutes and then said that she would take 1-2 weeks to get back to me. The questions were the usual interview questions, but the big one was the administration question. Make sure you have thought about your answer before the phone conversation.

Interview Question – If there was something you could change about your schools administration, what would it be?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Salary too low


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Coordinator, Research and Insights Interview

Coordinator, Research and Insights
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in July 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online sometime around mid-June 2014, and received an email beginning of July, offering me a phone interview. We had the phone interview about ten days later, asking basic things like "tell me about yourself," "Why the Advisory Board Company?" "How do you stay organized?" and "What do you think your responsibilities are in this role?" About a week after the phone interview, I was offered an in-person interview. I commuted to DC and had three half-hour interviews with people in multiple divisions, as they decided to interview me for multiple spots. Some interviews were with just one person, some were with two. They asked some basic questions to figure out how I work as a worker, and focused more on myself and how I think than my resume. For example, they ask things like "What motivates you?" "Tell me about a time you failed.", etc. Everyone who works there is extremely personable, passionate, and very smart, and from talking with them, you can tell they love their jobs. At the end of each interview, they offer time to ask them questions as well. I really hit it off with some of the interviewers and they told me I would hear by the end of the following week. Less than a day later, they offered me the job!

Interview Question – Why the Advisory Board Company?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Dedicated Advisor Interview

Dedicated Advisor
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Advisory Board in March 2013.

Interview Details – Pretty standard questions for behavioral question. What are your strengths and weaknesses. How do you think you could help the team. If you've made it this far, you're doing pretty well. They want to see your thought process and if you'll be a good fit for the team. Be prepared to answer a case question. If you haven't done one before google some. The question is to determine your thought process and reason for supporting.

Interview Question – Case question is going to be your most difficult   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They were not willing to negotiate salary I think this has to do with the ranges on the salary.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied online - interviewed at Advisory Board in November 2013.

Interview Details – Had an initial phone interview. Very easy, simple questions. Was invited out to DC for a preview day. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. Three one on one interviews and a lunch with a current associate. Nothing too complex- be prepared to share knowledge and interests regarding the healthcare industry and how your experiences align with the position at hand.

Interview Question – No difficult questions.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Coordinator Interview

Coordinator
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Advisory Board.

Interview Details – Submitted application online and had a standard HR phone interview 2 weeks later reviewing resume/company in general. Two weeks after the phone interviewed, received an offer to interview in person. Paid own travel out to DC to meet with marketing coordinators and team. Questions were mostly behavioral/right fit for company. Received job offer a week later.

Interview Question – They start every question with "I'd love to know.." so be have examples of different experiences/reasons why. What motivates you?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Very low pay


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Austin, TX

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board.

Interview Details – I had my personal friend submit my resume. I got a call 2 weeks later from the recruiter. They then to a 1 hour phone screening interview. They have targeted questions to determine experience level and pre-qualify you for the next round. If the recruiter liked your answers then within the next 2 weeks you will get a call from a Sr. Director, Director or a Manager and they will repeat the process again but be more specific. This will be another 1 hour screening call.

Then if you have passed the 2 screening calls within 1 week after the last call they will schedule you for a 3 hour block of physical interviews in the office. Each hour you will meet with either 1 person or a team and they will put you through the interview process of similar questions. After the 3 hours you will be exhausted.

Some interviewer might ask you to demonstrate your SQL knowledge by writing out a script.or ask you to do coding.

The 1st key...they must like you.. I have seen people who were too confident come across as arrogant and the team did not like the person so he was rejected.
The 2nd key...you must know what you what you claim you can do. They will call you out on subjects and ask you to prove it.
The final key...ask questions and then ask more questions and then ask even more questions. They want you to be hungry for the position. Make sure the questions are relevant. People that ask zero questions do not get hired! Don't talk about salary or benefits (wait for the offer to discuss/finalize it).

Interview Question – They like to through people off the track by asking "vague" questions in the middle of an interview to make sure the person is being real and not robotic.

Examples -
1. What do you do during your time away from work?
2. What hobbies do you do?
3. What is your driving motivation to do something?
4. What is the greatest accomplishment you have done in your life (outside of graduating from school)?
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Negotiation Details – During the offer phase is when you negotiate. What ever salary you agree to...your annual bump in salary will only be 3% to 4% most of the time. So negotiate the best salary for you.

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