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    Associate Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Affinnova (Waltham, MA).

    Interview

    Applied online on a whim while looking for other similar positions (Forrester, GWfK, Nielsen, etc.). The process started about 5 days later when someone reached out to me to arrange a Skype interview. Two days later I was brought in for 3 one-hour interviews with two analysts and the hiring manager. Four days later, I was brought in for 2 one-hour interviews with two research directors and a 90 minute interview with two analysts. After sometime (I had an abroad commitment of 2 weeks for a personal) I was asked to come in for a 1.5-2 hour conversation with the CEO. A day later I was told to expect an offer letter, which I signed.

    The entire process, although long, was very positive. I genuinely found myself excited to work with all of the people that I had interviewed with throughout and it seems that company is undergoing a paradigm shift in how it hires.

    Interview Questions

    • Towards the end of the interview process, there was a shift more towards my past, like "What was your first job in high school?" past. That was interesting to me.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Affinnova in July 2014.

    Interview

    Submitted CV online, no cover letter needed. Was contacted by a current analyst two weeks later to schedule an interview. The interviewer asked mostly about my background - my past internship experience, about my college education. Nothing too difficult or unusual. I wouldn't say that the interview went well or badly, but I didn't hear from Affinnova again. They didn't have the courtesy to inform me anything even after I checked in with them a week after the interview. No response.

    I believe that a company should get back to a candidate especially after an interview. This is a bad reflection of the company and I am very put off by it.

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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Affinnova (Chicago, IL) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I applied to Affinnova through my college career center. I got an email within a week to schedule a phone interview. They got back less than a week after the first phone call to invite me to Chicago for a second round in-office interview. The office has a great location (Willis Tower) and the people are quite warm. Gave us an IQ test for the first hour, followed by three 45-minute back-to-back interviews with Senior Analysts. The session ended with a brief one-on-one with a current AA. All in all, it was a good experience

    Interview Questions

    • Unexpected: why did you choose your childhood hobby and how did that help you in your college career?   Answer Question
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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Affinnova (Chicago, IL) in February 2013.

    Interview

    1 step - Phone screening - I had a couple of behavioral questions and almost immediate invitation for the second round.
    2 step - in person interview - 4 h interview (1h knowledge assessment -IQ test and 3h with 3 different hiring managers)
    3 step -a phone call from an HR 5 days later saying that I didn't get the job because they decided to go with other more experienced candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain how you designed surveys? You have to give them an answer from the perspective of a market researcher.   Answer Question
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    Associate Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Affinnova.

    Interview

    Went through multiple phone and Skype interviews since I applied from an opposite coast. Was flown in for the final interview and enjoyed meeting everyone. HR contact personnel was great and easy contact. The interviewers I spoke with her also very on top of their game and engaging.

    Interview Questions

    • All the behavioral questions. Took a Mensa-like test. Describe a time when you had a challenge.   Answer Question
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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Affinnova (Waltham, MA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online; got back to me within a week to set up a phone interview. Following the phone interview I was invited to interview onsite at headquarters in Waltham, MA. On-site interview consisted of an hour long IQ type written test, followed by two hour long one on one interviews.

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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Affinnova (Boston, MA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I submitted a resume online on a school careerboard and received a reply the next day with them wanting to schedule a phone interview.

    What struck me as odd (and made me think they already had their candidates selected) was that the interviewer wanted to keep it brief because that was "the way she did these things." The interview was fairly straight forward and only focused on shallow vague questions like "describe yourself, what is you weakness, explain this on your resume..." When I asked about business process she went on for 15 minutes describing what the research department does, which was interesting but I got the vibe that my analytic talents would be wasted there (considering the lack of prerequisite technical skills on job posting, I bet this is a job someone who has never taken precalc could do.) I had a few more questions and then the interviewer said that she had to go and abruptly cut me off.

    Though I am not really surprised. I really didn't expect much from market research/analytics firms after interviewing with some lead statisticians at a supposedly cutting edge firm who said that they only really do summary statistics.

    Interview Questions

    • What is t he greatest weakness?   2 Answers
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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Affinnova (Waltham, MA) in February 2012.

    Interview

    I was warmly welcomed by a HR person who guided me to the IQ test taking room. The IQ tesr asked general mathematical and language questions, nothing too tricky. I then met with a Associate Analyst Manager and thought our conversation went well. The questions were mostly behavioral with the inclusion of two somewhat simple market research questions. Then I met with the HR hiring director, who was nice but a little unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you calculate the amount of milk consumed in one year by Americans.   Answer Question
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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Affinnova (Waltham, MA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    I found this position on my university's internal website and they called me in for an interview a couple weeks after I applied. I interviewed at their Waltham, MA, office for 3 hours. First they had me take a skills test, then I interviewed with two members of senior management individually. I left the building feeling really good about my chances, until I got an e-mail a few days later saying my interviews went well but they decided to go with a better-suited candidate. I am not really sure why I was not chosen, but I think maybe I was not enough of an over-achiever for them (outside of the classroom) or I did not do well enough on the skills test.

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    Associate Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Affinnova (Waltham, MA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    I applied for the Associate Analyst position on my university's career center website in January. About a week later, I was contacted by a member of HR and asked to come in for a three-hour interview that would consist of a one-hour skills test and two 1-to-1 interviews. The test consisted of logic and simple math questions, and I found most of it to be fairly easy. That day, I also met with two younger members of the company who were very nice and informative. It seemed like they really loved working at Affinnova, and the only negative thing I heard about was long hours.

    Two days after my first interview, I received an email from HR inviting for a second interview the next week. This time, there was no test, just two interviews with senior managers. Again, I felt these interviews went well and I had an overall good feeling about my chances. As I was leaving, the HR person said I should hear by the end of the week (it was a Wednesday).

    I didn't hear anything that week, and the next Monday I sent an email asking about the status of my application. Got a response saying that they had decided to extend the interview process and that they would get back to me in mid-March. A little annoying, but okay. Then things start to get busy with work and school, and I'm not thinking too much about Affinnova. Suddenly, it's the end of March and I still haven't heard anything. I email HR again and they tell me they decided to move ahead with other candidates. I can't say I wasn't disappointed.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a project a group project you worked on for a class or another job. How did you divide the workload?   1 Answer

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