Advisory Board Researcher Interview Questions

Updated Jun 15, 2015
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    Senior Analyst, Research and Insights Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Woman was friendly and it was a pretty relaxed interview. She asked me general questions about me, describing my background, and how I got to applying at ABC. There was nothing particularly difficult about the interview, but since it is a research-heavy role, it would be wise to be well-versed in previous research experience. They got back to me within a week via email with a decision.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me about your writing style and process.
      2. Tell me about your research experience and any methodology you used
       
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board in May 2015.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview. It was pretty basic, and sort of seemed like she wasn't very interested. They told me that they would contact me in a week with next steps and they never did. I emailed them thanking them for their time, and asking for any news a few weeks later, but never heard. It's been over a month and haven't heard anything.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a research project you've been a part of. What did you learn?   Answer Question
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Advisory Board in April 2015.

    Interview

    First off, I didn't remember applying for the job, so when the interview offer came, I took it more as practice. After the initial contact, we were able to schedule an interview for a week later, and after the first phone interview, they said I would hear back within a week and a half. Straight forward.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview

    The interview set-up was straightforward and lasted about 30 minutes. Had a telephone interview with a recruiter that covered the basic resume review and behavioral interview style questions. The interviewer was perfectly nice and approachable regarding my questions. I was told I would receive a response on next steps within a week, and they responded within that time frame.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview

    Send in an online job application. Get an email about setting up an phone screen interview. The phone interview lasted for about 30 minutes. But during the process, it is very obvious that the interviewer is reading off a list of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • A list of questions about yourself and some sort related to the job   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview

    Contacted by a recruiter. The interview was around 20-30 minutes. Nothing unexpected; asked me about my research experience, interest in healthcare and 'ideal job environment.' The interview was two weeks ago and I still did not hear back. However, I got an e-mail asking me to fill out self-identification forms. It seemed like an automated e-mail so not sure what's happening.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no difficult or unexpected question. I guess 'describe your ideal job environment' would be more on the unexpected side.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

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

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    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
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    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

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