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D&B Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014

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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Predictive Modeler Interview

Predictive Modeler
Short Hills, NJ

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at D&B.

Interview Details – There was a brief phone interview that lasted about half an hour which was followed by an onsite interview with a few members of their team and then a one hour presentation.

Interview Question – Was asked more business-related questions than I was expecting when applying for a statistics job.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Corporate Communications Interview

Corporate Communications
Short Hills, NJ

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at D&B in July 2012.

Interview Details – Horrible recruiting process. Very little personal connection and the video interview was ridiculous. Pro forma, canned questions that did not allow for any variance from the script. HR rep was borderline rude.

Interview Question – None of the canned questions was difficult to answer, but the video interview was ludicrous. It did not allow for any interaction, which is crazy when it was for a Communications position.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Relationship Manager National Accounts Interview

Relationship Manager National Accounts

Interviewed at D&B

Interview Details – Overly involved process with 5 separate interviews. Included a presentation to a group of which only 2 of 5 scheduled attended. Weeks passed and I was advised waiting on final offer to be made. Long story short, instead of offer was advised that a direct contact of a senior manager was chosen at their insistence.

Interview Question – Going through numerous interviews with essentially the same individual.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Analyst Interview

Financial Analyst
Short Hills, NJ

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at D&B in January 2014.

Interview Details – phone interview took 5 minutes, basic questions such as what your best attrubute, where you go to school


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Software Engineer Interview

Senior Software Engineer

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at D&B.

Interview Details – The worst experience I had with the interviewer. He could not speak proper English but was trying to dominate. Asked some what is this questions.

Interview Question – How much disk space required to install VS 2010   Answer Question


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Project Manager Interview

Project Manager
Short Hills, NJ

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at D&B in June 2013.

Interview Details – Had an initial phone screen and was moved along in the process based on my background. Scheduled an in person interview with three senior managers in Short Hills, NJ.

The entire in person interview process was laborious and interviewers seemed totally indifferent and uninterested - almost as if they had already hired another individual and were just going through the motions. It was by far the worst interviewing experience of my career. I even probed the usual questions: what would be your best candidate, what personality types fit in, how do you know you've hired the right person, etc. Nothing - monotoned interviewers. I left knowing that I didn't get the position and was utterly relieved when I got the rejection notice the next day. C'mon team: let's be professional;

Interview Question – None were difficult - interviewers were clueless.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Sales (Austin, Texas) Interview

Sales (Austin, Texas)
Austin, TX

I applied online - interviewed at D&B in April 2013.

Interview Details – Hiring process intro: Phone Screening to come in
On-site Interview: Waiting room wait of 10 mins then two person interview at same time.

Companies really don't realize that having really unprofessional people interview really makes you have negative connotations about that company for a long time.

The woman who interviewed me made it clear within me interviewing for 2 minutes that my resume had "red flags" haha I graduated in 2009 when the recession hit and I have a BBA in Marketing .. . I assumed she had no idea what a recession is. I've had 100/dial phone jobs with great closing ability and I've set up appointments with some of the biggest companies in the world (none of which was ever brought up ie wells fargo,apple,harley davison,bank of the west,best buy C-Level executives etc etc). I ran through my resume continuing to prove to her every role and responsibility I had with respect to output and good effort. They made me do a phone interview in which I knew I did well but from the start of this woman's attitude I no longer felt good vibes. Finishing the interview only made me laugh more because it showed how unprofessional and completely judgmental they were without understanding the concept of recessions/newly grads/training/and over-all business in general... . the woman who scowled at my BBA degree in Business Marketing from a credited top-tier Business School had worn socks the whole time she was walking around the company floor. Goes to show how unprofessional D&B Austin,Texas office is. The woman told me I would hear back from someone and I never did in which I am so glad I never let any of those robots phase me (please apply if you are ok with that). Completely a waste of time & not to mention the low pay with respect to the Austin,Texas popular housing bubble would leave most with $300 'Discretionary Income'. It's obvious when companies get so big they can free-up hiring on people interviewing you in socks who probably have a general studies degree who frown on people with Business Degrees who actually study Business/Trends. Don't interview if you are a serious business professional who plans to do something great with your BBA Degree. Proceed with caution and never let people like that disrespect you regarding something you know you can do.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Analyst Internship Interview

Analyst Internship

Interviewed at D&B

Interview Details – Phone interview with typical screening questions.

Interview Question – None   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern

I applied through college or university - interviewed at D&B in March 2013.

Interview Details – I sent my resume and heard back for a phone interview. Next would be onsite interviews. The recruiter was really friendly but she didn't ask any questions it was just me talking about myself and filling time since she was vague about what she asked and then filled me in on the position details.

Interview Question – It was all behavioral basically just tell me about youself   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Manager, Learning and Development Interview

Manager, Learning and Development
Short Hills, NJ

I applied online - interviewed at D&B in February 2013.

Interview Details – The Recruiter (Adecco) reached out to me via email. We had a brief phone conversation which lasted about 15 minutes. It was by far the shortest phone screen I've had, and the strangest. The Recruiter was very monotone and had no enthusiasm in her tone. She asked me one question "tell me about your work history"... and as I spoke, I did not hear a single peep from her. She did not ask any followup questions or show any auditory signs that she was even listening. I did stop to ask her if she had any questions and she would just say 'no.' I continued to speak until I had covered my entire resume. At that time, she abruptly ended the call and said she would be in touch next week. As a representative of D&B, I expected her to be much more upbeat, interesting and interested. I hung up the phone and felt I did NOT want to work there. She clearly was an unhappy and unmotivated person - regardless if she works for Adecco or D&B.

Two weeks later I received a canned email that they were pursuing candidates with more specific qualifications. That was fine by me!

Interview Question – She only asked 1 question, "tell me about your work history"...   Answer Question

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