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Associate Director/Director, Research and Insights Marketing and New Business Development Interview

Associate Director/Director, Research and Insights Marketing and New Business Development
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in July 2013.

Interview Details – I was referred by a current employee and the company emailed a few weeks later about scheduling an in-office interview (I'm local so it was an easy trip.) The recruiter emphasized that this was merely an informational interview and sent me a copy of a job description that they thought might match my skill-set (the AD marketing position.)

I met with an HR recruiter and the interview was the standard 'go through your resume' exercise with a few questions thrown in about presentation and leadership experience. I think the meeting lasted about 40 minutes and was relatively painless.

Overall, the DC office felt very youthful, energetic and friendly.

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Associate Director/Director, Marketing and New Business Development Interview

Associate Director/Director, Marketing and New Business Development
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Advisory Board in June 2011.

Interview Details – I got an interview after applying for a different position on the website. I was contacted a week or two later by one of the company's recruiters to say that based on my skills and experience I might be more qualified for this position. So we set up an interview for a week later and it was by phone. The interviewer was about 10-15 minutes late calling me and sounded young. He asked me to explain my resume and if i had any questions about the position. Although after research the pay seemed nice for this position I didn't think I was quite the right fit for it and neither did he because the next week I got a rejection email from the company. Oh well.

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Associate Director, New Business Development Interview

Associate Director, New Business Development
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Advisory Board in August 2010.

Interview Details – There is an initial phone interview with a screener from HR. I applied online and was contacted about 5 weeks later via email to schedule the phone interview. About a week or so after the phone interview, I was contacted to schedule an in-person interview in Washington, DC. They paid for travel and expenses. There were a series of 30minute one-on-one interviews with seven different people. The interviewers were very personable and interviewers asked lots of questions about past successes and about how my experiences would relate to the position. One of the interviews consisted of a mock selling conversation regarding one of their products about which they provided information on beforehand. The culture seems very young with lots of good looking, energetic people. I'm waiting to hear back now.

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Associate Director, Business Development Interview

Associate Director, Business Development
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in December 2009.

Interview Details – Originally applied online after speaking to a friend of a friend who works in DC in their human resource department. Spoke to her about opportunities at the advisory board, and she told me to apply seeing that I had what it took to work there. Had a second interview to determine where I would fit in at the company. This recruiter determined that I was more qualified to be an external Associate Director. Two weeks later I interviewed again on the phone with a higher up recruiter. She did not seam personable at all; however, I know I did well on the interview as my first contact informed me I was to be asked to come to DC to do a final panel interview. For some reason they never returned my phone call, and when I did call after 2 weeks to determine what the next step was, no one ever answered or returned my phone calls.

I think the company is good for someone who is not really sure what they want to do in the Healthcare consulting industry. The company has a very young culture which I think is it's downfall. I am a financial MBA and this was a fallback, I found interviewers at major financial institutions much better than the three interviews at the Advisory Board.

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Associate Director, Business Development Interview

Associate Director, Business Development
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in February 2009.

Interview Details – One phone interview with HR. 6 Managing Directors for the in office interview. If you can't convince them that you can speak with a hospital executive, don't bother.

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Negotiation Details – Thre was no negotiation. 90000 salary, 10000 draw. The draw never goes away. 1st year in BI they suggest that the cash incentive can range from 10k-40k. Second year: 50k-100k with the best as high as 200k. After that ince3ntive pay can reach the high six figures.


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Associate Director, Business Development Interview

Associate Director, Business Development

The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in March 2011.

Interview Details – The process was quick from beginning to end, although I waited two weeks with absolutely no contact just to hear I did not receive an offer. I would have liked some contact during that time, especially after having left a thank you VM and email requesting next steps. Everyone was friendly, but if you don't fit the culture, don't bother. I met with 4 exec directors/managing directors and gave a presentation on materials they sent, which was pretty easy. It really was all about culture and convincing them I could achieve really difficult goals.

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