Advisory Board Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Apr 13, 2015
Updated Apr 13, 2015
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    Coordinator/Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied online and was asked to interview weeks later. When I had my initial phone interview she mentioned me considering a different role. So I interviewed on the phone for both..not really prepared for the second one...

    Two weeks later: In person interviews, all 30 minutes but multiple rounds. I met so many people in 3.5 hours and each round comprised of people from the two different departments mentioned on the phone.

    Then I was called back a second day to come in and do another round of interviews. Then a week later called on the phone to do one more phone screen.

    They said they would let me know by the beginning of the year and I heard nothing. I finally started looking at other places and accepted a job offer elsewhere. And a week later got an email to interview for an even different position.

    Disorganized to say the least.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you chose you school? Will you tell me about a time you could not accomplish something?   Answer Question
  2.  

    Director, Performance Technologies Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The process took a little over 3 weeks. I initially applied for 2 consulting positions online, and received a form letter saying they would not be moving forward with an interview. I connected with someone in the firm from a mutual friend, and after a conversation with her, she found a better position for me and gave me an internal referral. I was contacted for a phone screen, which went well. Basic interview questions, HR was positive, friendly, and had a lot of great things to say about ABC. Followed up with an in person interview at ABC where I met with 3 senior managers. They asked about my experience, background, my opinion on selling tenured vs. new products, how I felt about a lot of travel, etc. After the in person interviews, I had another phone interview with a team leader, and was extended an offer 3 days later, which I accepted.

    Interview Questions

    • How much monthly client revenue I generate, what my main responsibilities are in my current role, why ABC, etc. Standard interview questions.   Answer Question
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    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for the position through my University's job website. The recruiter was scheduled to come to campus for an in-person interview, but because of bad weather it was changed to a phone interview last minute. The person I interviewed with on the phone was very easy to talk to. It flowed like a normal conversation and none of the questions were unexpected. Definitely study exactly what the position entails and why you want that position specifically. Two weeks after the phone interview I was contacted to come into the D.C. office for Preview Day. It consisted of lunch with a Marketing Associate, which was casual and we were able to ask him honest questions. Next was a 1:1 interview and another 2:1 interview. Both interviews consisted of behavioral, typical interview questions. The one question that really surprised me was about who I would want as my Graduation speaker and why. After the two interviews we got a tour of the office. Beautiful building in a great area in the city. Overall very positive experience- the interviews were nothing to stress about, no need to over prepare!

    Interview Questions

    • If you could have anyone speak at your graduation who would it be?   Answer Question
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    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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    Sales & Marketing Associate Role Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC) in August 2014.

    Interview

    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

    No negotiation, and salary is low ($37K) especially considering the cost of living in DC. Ask for relocation allowance instead.

  7.  

    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    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

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    Coordinator, Research and Insights Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC) in July 2014.

    Interview

    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

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    Coordinator Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    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

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    Marketing Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    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
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    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    -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

    Does not seem like there is much room for negotiation.

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