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Updated Jan 26, 2015
Updated Jan 26, 2015
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  1.  

    Higher Education Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    Rushed process and definitely felt like I was one of hundereds going through the interview process. You have an interview with two people at a time and have a writing portion. The interviewees were my age or a little older but seemed uninterested. For one of my interviews, they didn't schedule a room so I had to go to their office with four other desks and people were coming in and out. It seemed so distracting and unprofessional to me.

    Interview Questions
    • More behavioral but had a case question in there to just analyze your thought process.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Disorganized interview process and didn't get great vibes when talking to the staff.

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I submitted an online application and received an email from the general HR person the following day giving me the opprotunity for a phone interview. I quickly replied but never received a response however this was over the December holidays so it may have had something to do with that. However the HR person did eventually resend the email and was quick to respond then. I had a brief 30 minunte screening interview. She asked me about my current position and had a lot of questions about my academic experience. One of the questions was an aspect of my academic experience I would change and how I do in managing goals and priorties. She was very friendly but it was a very cookie cutter interview she didn't really seem interested in what I have to say but I realize this is the way it is sometimes. She briefly went over the position and what the next steps in the interview process would be.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to explain what I thought the position was, not inherently difficult but was unexpected.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research and Insights Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application online and was contacted within a week. Following a phone interview that lasted approximately 30 minutes, I was asked to fly to their offices in Washington, D.C. It was easy to coordinate that process and the recruiters at ABC were helpful throughout.

    In D.C., I had two interviews, both with personal and case based questions. Because one interviewer was sick that day, two days later, I had a final phone interview of a similar vein, in which there was a case interview question and a few questions about my interest in ABC and general interest in consulting.

    Interview Questions
    • The case questions were not extremely hard, they mostly tested your logical processes and sought to see if you asked the important questions. I don't think there were any questions that were particularly hard, but they did cover a range of personal and work experience as well as interest in consulting and healthcare. They are really interested in your writing abilities and the process by which you ask research questions and produce results from that research.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Phone interview - very immature phone skills, interviewer seemed very young and did not add much value to the interview. I did the majority of the talking, the person interviewing seemed to be reading from a script.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a time that you were assigned a project and had to meet certain deadlines? What was this project and how did you assure that deadlines were met?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was given an interview through an employee referral. Within a week I had my first round interview. It lasted 45 minutes and was filled with at least a dozen questions about my resume, the company, my career goals, time management, weaknesses etc. The interviewer was very receptive and polite. She told me at the end of the interview that I would be invited to a second round in DC. She discussed my availabilities in the next two weeks and told me I should receive a confirmation email in the next two business days and I did. Overall a very positive experience. I go to DC in two weeks for my final round interview.

    Interview Questions
    • You're involved in a lot of extracurriculars, work and academics, how do you stay organized?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Management Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an initial phone interview a few days later. The phone interview was pretty straight-forward - my suggestions for anyone else applying: know your background and what you learned or gained from your previous experiences forwards and backwards. I was offered the option to apply for another position as well when I came in for a round of in-person interviews. I had 7 interviews in one day, back to back, across a variety of departments. As with the phone interview, it's vital to be able to speak to what you have done in your past, both in college and professionally. The day is long, so treat it that way - get up early, eat breakfast, drink coffee if that's your thing, and come prepared - notepad, suit, and thank you notes at the ready. I was asked about how my previous positions - which have been a hodgepodge of jobs across a variety of disciplines - applied to the role I was applying for, how I organized myself and project managed, and where I saw myself in the future. Be honest. Be direct. And ask questions. I received very positive feedback for emphasizing that I wanted to grow professionally and for asking if there was any weakness in my background that I might need to work around to be a strong employee. All in all, a great (and very tiring) experience. Lasted about two weeks. I received and accepted my offer the same day that I interviewed in-office.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Sales and Marketing Associate 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

    Started off with a 30 minute phone call. Very straightforward questions all listed on this website. They will ask things like why did you pick your school, what would you change about it, walk me through your resume, etc. Why ABC (a given)? After that the in person interviews consist of 2 general fit and further qualification interviews. There will be more why are you qualified for this job type questions. After that in person round, I had one more 30 minute phone interview the next week (all same questions) and received an offer the same day. I told them about another offer I had and they offered me additional relocation support and a small signing bonus. The office had a very young vibe to it. It has a great location in DC and the associate role offers great potential for upward movement after the first year.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary too low compared to other offer. Job itself seemed like a glorified telemarketer/secretary.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    There were 3 steps for the interview process. The initial phone call which was scheduled for 30 minutes, the invite to an in office interview with marketing directors, and the follow up call with the offer. The initial phone call was pretty scripted and quick. There was not a lot of "fluff" per se, but it was not a negative experience at all. I met with 3 different people during my in person interview. Again, the sessions were 30 minutes, but the interviewers were extremely friendly and personable. I received an offer letter shortly after the in person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell about a time when you missed a detail and what occurred.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, the salary and benefits are set
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Research and Insights Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    First applied online on their career website and was contacted within two weeks of sending in my documents. Set up a phone interview for the following week. The phone interview was pretty normal - while I did not look at Glassdoor beforehand, I see that many of the other reviews point out the same questions that my interviewer asked. She asked me why I chose my university, a specific research project I did (and I had to walk her through my methodology), and why I was interested in working at this company. Basic standard things.

    Currently moving on to 2nd round interviews (on-site).

    Interview Questions
    • If I had to tell my school's administration to change one thing, what would it be?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Advisory Board in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Basic first interview screening phone call. Interviewer was very nice, went straight into opening up about my school and work experiences. Asked me to explain how my experiences/skills would fit the position. At the end of the interview she explained the next steps of the job process, which involved being contacted by a hiring manager and bringing me into the office.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked me to explain a group project that I participated in during college.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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