Advisory Board Research Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2014
Updated Jul 29, 2014
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online, received email for phone interview a couple days later. Phone interview took maybe 20 minutes. Recruiter was very professional and introduced herself (her role in the company) prior to asking questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst, Strategic Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied via a LinkedIn referral and found out I had a phone interveiw two weeks later with a member of the HR team. I felt the interview went fine. There were no unexpected questions, just asking me about why I wanted to work for the Advisory Board, walk through my resume, my experience with conducting research etc.
    I was told I would hear back within a week and did not. I followed up with HR and asked some further questions and was informed that there was some delay on their end and my questions were unanswered. I followed up again a week later and got no repy. A few days after that I received an email from an intern I had had no previous communication with informing me that they would not be proceeding with my application and thanking me for my patience.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a piece of research you were involved in and what the most surprising finding was.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    I'm not too sure what to say. I was contacted two days after I submitted my online application for an interview. They were very fast in scheduling interview, and I spent a long time prepping for it. However, when the interview day came, I did not receive any call. I inquired about this to the coordinator, and I called the desk of a person that was supposed to interview me, and left a message. After that, well, I heard nothing. I was a bit disappointed because I used to have a good perception about this company. The least they could do was to tell me the job position is closed, or give me a short explanation as to why they just stopped contacting me after setting up interview.

    No Offer
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Analyst - Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It went well but I didn't get an onsite. Not sure why because the interview said I will get one. Everything on the resume is fair play. So know your resume's stories really well! Describe your one research experience was the last question and it went way longer than I expected..for the details

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your one research experience.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    International Strategic Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!

    I applied online and had a phone interview the next week. The person I spoke with in HR seemed to have no idea what the position even did or healthcare knowledge. At the end of the conversation when I asked about follow-up steps she told me she wanted me to come in for an in-person interview. They paid for my flight and hotel in DC which was nice. I was told I would have 3 interviews with case components and a written case. First of all, when I got there about 5 other people were interviewing. It was like a factory. Then, the first guy interviewing me was 10 minutes late. My second interviewer was different than the schedule I was given and she was 15 minutes late. Her demeanor was very rude and cold. The written part of the case was pretty easy and I finished early. Then I sat in the lobby for over an hour before I was told my last interviewer could not be reached. The whole process seemed very unorganized. I was contacted a week later from someone I had never corresponded with before saying I did not receive an offer. It would have been nice to get the email from the person in HR I had collaborated with before. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY! They just want young employees who they can overwork and underpay. You will not receive good mentorship.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Research Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through the Advisory Board career website. I initially applied for the New Product Development position, but after a call with HR, they thought that I should apply for the Research Analyst role instead.

    Phone interview: About 30 minutes. Why Advisory Board? Tell me about a project you did that was innovative?
    On-site: 3 in-person interviews. 2 were case interviews and 1 was a behavioral interview. Also had a 1 page writing-sample.

    Interview Questions
    • Case questions were odd, but I went through the consulting interview process so I was pretty. Definitely know how to case   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I got another offer at a different firm that appealed to me more.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to Advisory Board online and received a request for an interview a few days later from a recruiter. The phone interview, scheduled approx. 2 weeks later, was very easy. No behavioral questions, nothing beyond my resume and why I was interested in the company. The woman interviewing me was very kind and professional. I was rejected 3 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • I found it unexpected that no "true" interview questions were asked (only a resume review)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    3 parts to the interview: personal interview and case study with junior-level research assistants, 1 hour writing/research session, (lunch break), and another personal interview/case study with more senior-level research employees. Interview questions seemed repetitive, as if they had not coordinated with each other which employee would target which areas. Staff didn't seem unfriendly, but cold and unenthusiastic about the work.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview was pretty straightforward - questions about experience and fit with the company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus recruiting and was contacted shortly after for a phone interview (~1 week). Like others have said the phone interview was a very basic screening type. Basically just talking through your resume with someone from HR, with just a few behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • asking what I learned from every part of my resume, including things that would not be relevant to this position   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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