Advisory Board Researcher Interview Questions

Updated Mar 21, 2015
Updated Mar 21, 2015
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    Research Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    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

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    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

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    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

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
    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
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    Higher Education Researcher Interview

    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    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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    Analyst, Research and Insights Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    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

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    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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    Research and Insights Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    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
  10. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Research Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC) in January 2015.

    Interview

    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.
       
      Answer Question
  11. Helpful (1)  

    Research and Insights Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    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

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