Advisory Board Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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    Sales & Marketing Associate Role Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview Details – I applied online and heard back within a week to schedule a phone interview, which was several days later. 8 days after my phone interview I was invited to Washington DC office for in-person interviews for the next week. All of the interviewers were very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through your resume.

      If you could change one thing about your university's administration what would it be?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, and salary is low ($37K) especially considering the cost of living in DC. Ask for relocation allowance instead.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Marketing Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial first round telephone interview. Two addition in-person one on two interviews in the Washington DC office. Career Management is easy to work with to schedule interviews. Interviewers ask easy questions. Be prepared to walk through your resume and answer questions as related to the Company's core values (found on their website).

    Interview Questions
    • Describe your writing style. Describe a time you dropped the ball.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable salary. Asked for moving allowance instead.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Went through a series of steps: Online application, first round phone interview, second round phone interview, in-office interview. Was relatively straightforward, and everyone I interacted with was very friendly and easy-going.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was very punctual, extremely polite. She sent me the job description before the interview and wanted to make sure that I looked over it. I printed it out, but it was not necessary to have in front of you during the interview. We chatted on the phone for 20 minutes and then said that she would take 1-2 weeks to get back to me. The questions were the usual interview questions, but the big one was the administration question. Make sure you have thought about your answer before the phone conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • If there was something you could change about your schools administration, what would it be?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary too low

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Coordinator, Research and Insights 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 in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied online sometime around mid-June 2014, and received an email beginning of July, offering me a phone interview. We had the phone interview about ten days later, asking basic things like "tell me about yourself," "Why the Advisory Board Company?" "How do you stay organized?" and "What do you think your responsibilities are in this role?" About a week after the phone interview, I was offered an in-person interview. I commuted to DC and had three half-hour interviews with people in multiple divisions, as they decided to interview me for multiple spots. Some interviews were with just one person, some were with two. They asked some basic questions to figure out how I work as a worker, and focused more on myself and how I think than my resume. For example, they ask things like "What motivates you?" "Tell me about a time you failed.", etc. Everyone who works there is extremely personable, passionate, and very smart, and from talking with them, you can tell they love their jobs. At the end of each interview, they offer time to ask them questions as well. I really hit it off with some of the interviewers and they told me I would hear by the end of the following week. Less than a day later, they offered me the job!

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Dedicated Advisor Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Advisory Board in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Pretty standard questions for behavioral question. What are your strengths and weaknesses. How do you think you could help the team. If you've made it this far, you're doing pretty well. They want to see your thought process and if you'll be a good fit for the team. Be prepared to answer a case question. If you haven't done one before google some. The question is to determine your thought process and reason for supporting.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They were not willing to negotiate salary I think this has to do with the ranges on the salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Marketing Associate Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at Advisory Board in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial phone interview. Very easy, simple questions. Was invited out to DC for a preview day. Everyone was very nice and knowledgeable. Three one on one interviews and a lunch with a current associate. Nothing too complex- be prepared to share knowledge and interests regarding the healthcare industry and how your experiences align with the position at hand.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Coordinator Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application online and had a standard HR phone interview 2 weeks later reviewing resume/company in general. Two weeks after the phone interviewed, received an offer to interview in person. Paid own travel out to DC to meet with marketing coordinators and team. Questions were mostly behavioral/right fit for company. Received job offer a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • They start every question with "I'd love to know.." so be have examples of different experiences/reasons why. What motivates you?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Very low pay

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Marketing Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an email a couple of weeks later to schedule an initial screening phone interview (walk me through your resume/ tell me about yourself etc). Scheduled for a second phone interview then flown in for super day in DC.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic tell me about yourself, why Advisory Board, why this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    -Referred by friend for position
    -Contacted by recruiter 3 weeks later
    -Interviewed with recruiter 1 week later
    -Heard back 2 weeks later that I was accepted for onsite interview
    -Was flown down to DC 3 weeks later and was given a tour, had 2 interviews with 2 managers each, and was taken to lunch
    -2 days later was asked to do another interview (was promised this would be last) over the phone
    -10 days later was called and received offer

    Everybody was very friendly and the recruiter was very accommodating.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were pretty basic. Show that you have some knowledge of the company, that you are goal-oriented and driven, and that you can deal with constant rejection.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Does not seem like there is much room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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