Advisory Board Research Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Feb 9, 2015
Updated Feb 9, 2015
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    Analyst, Research and Insights Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I submitted my application online, and the next day I was contacted to set up a phone interview with a recruiter. As other have said, the initial phone interview is largely behavioral. They ask you basic questions concerning your research experience, why you chose your academic institution, and why you are interested in working at the Advisory Board. The next day, I was asked for a follow up interview with an individual from the Research and Insights team as well as a timed, online, case-style question.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you ask your school administration to change?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I applied online and was then contacted to set up a phone interview. The interview was straight forward and rather generic. The interview seemed to come from a script, and the interviewer sounded young and relatively inexperienced. I talked a bit about myself, and then got into some of the research projects I had been involved with.

    I am currently waiting to hear back from ABC, following my interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Problems working with data/describe a time you were involved with some form of research.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research and Insights Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    First phone interview - more casual just getting to know you and asking questions about your resume/experience. Next step is a second phone interview and a written section. Case study and questions about resume asked. Written section administered online. Both interviewers were kind.

    Interview Questions
    • What has your experience been in research. What is the research process.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Advisory Board in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty standard. Had a 30 minute phone interview with HR, where mostly behavioral questions were asked. I was then scheduled for a second phone interview with a practice manager and this was more behavioral questions as well as a bit about my research history and why I wanted to work at ABC. After the phone call I had an hour to complete a writing assignment, which was kind of like a case study. I was then scheduled for an office visit where I had three interviews, two with practice managers and one with he managing director. In total I had about 4 case interviews, all relatively challenging but they did give great guidance throughout the course of the interview. I didn't get the job though so I think I didn't do well in the cases. But it was a good experience and great practice. This was my first ever consulting interview.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. I have two jars, one with red marbles and the other with blue marbles. How do I ensure that my first and only pick of a marble is going to be blue?
      2. I want to open a coffee shop in the building. What factors do I need to take into account in making my decision?
      3. How do we estimate the number of mammograms that will be done int he US between 2015 and 2020?
      4. Cleveland Orchestra is facing a profit decline. Go through all the factors you would need to take into account in determining what is driving this decline.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 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
  7.  

    Research and Insights Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Analyst Research Insights Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research and Insights Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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.

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

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