Dun & Bradstreet Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2015
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    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shelton, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Dun & Bradstreet (Shelton, CT) in August 2007.

    Interview

    The interview process was great. There were three people in the group that interviewed. At first I was intimidated but they made you feel right at home.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time where you couldnt handle a situation dealt at work and how you overcame it   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was easy. They pretty much gave me what i wanted. Ask for what you deserve, they will give it to you.. great pay!

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    Business Reengineering, Leader Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Short Hills, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Dun & Bradstreet (Short Hills, NJ) in December 2011.

    Interview

    It was an utter nightmare. I initially applied for a role that was listed on an alumni site. I got a call back and was told that role was not availble, but there was another role that fit my background. This call call came from an outside recruiting firm which represented itself as being a part of D&B. The person submitted my resume for the position and I then received a call. I had one interview on the phone. That went well and I was asked to travel to Short Hills, NJ (at my costs). There were no directions offered on how to get to this surban location from NYC. I went in for the interview and truly enjoyed all the people I met. After that I got another call to come back to NJ for another set of interviews (you would think they had the sense to realize their location is not convient and to get all interviews done at once). In that interview several people gave me the impression that I would get the role. After that interiview I received a call requesting I do a phone interview with someone. Who when we spoke seemed confused why we were talking. The interview processed ended at that point. As I tell the story it seems not so bad...until you realize this process drug out over 3 months often with no communication from the recruiting firm or D&B. The process was inefficient and you could almost feel how they were playing the people interviewing against each...the entire process felt slezzy and unprofessional. And that should have been my read flag.

    While employed the experience was truly awful.

    The manager I worked for pulled me aside several times to speak poorly about other employees on our team and express frustration in their need for development. The manager was truly in over their head and overwhelmed with the role. Very demanding in expectations but did a very poor job of setting expectaitons laying out a clear path to success for those who reported to her. In my case I don't think we had one scheduled meeting to discuss expectations around the job or for her to clearly communicate expectrations for my first project. Although it was my first project in a new organization we spent about 10 mins discussing it on a Thursday afternoon. I stayed up all night working on a draft the document that night because she asked for a draft document by Friday for a Monday early afternoon meeting. Had we some time scheduled on Thursday as oppose to a quick 10 min conversation I would have know how she expected to have a final version of the document by early afternoon Monday that was client ready.

    Her relationship with her boss was characterized by frequent communication via face-to-face, phone, emails, etc and should have been a model for her with her direct reports, but was not. When she reviewed my on-boarding plan in the only one on one meeting we had (which was not scheduled) she read and responded to several emails her boss sent ultimately leaving me in the huddle room alone for 10 minutes. As a manager of people she did not seem to realize that she had an additional client...her direct reports.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experinces   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They were inflexible. I found the process low rent.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Dun & Bradstreet (Mumbai (India)) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Cold calling, telephonic round and than personal interview

    Interview Questions

    • case study, idea to launch new product   1 Answer
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    Predictive Modeler Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Short Hills, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Dun & Bradstreet (Short Hills, NJ).

    Interview

    2 rounds of phone interview, 1 hour presentation, 5 face to face interview

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Dun & Bradstreet.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with an internal recruiter, went well and basic sales questions. Recruiter moved me forward and was supportive throughout the process. Called back for interview in the office. Initial impression was good, seeing large open floor with casually dressed employees. Led to a room to meet with one of the Sales Managers. They gave a brief overview of the position, it was a little rushed. Then left me in the room with a phone for a mock call. Phone rings and I am instantly aking questions and trying to demonstrate knowledge of their preferred approach. Call goes through entire process (with a product overview for reference) and most importantly, asking for the sale and closing. Followed by high level feedback on my style, communication skills and approach. Told they would be in touch and received a call back within the week with a job offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Director of NCA conducted the mock call, the pressure was on immediately and they played a "pleasant but tough" customer, throwing a few curveballs with objections and pushback on price.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Base is set offer, very little room for negotiations. All opportunity for earnings is based on sales performance. Must hit quota and over achieve for bonus potential.

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    Risk Management Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Dun & Bradstreet (Houston, TX) in November 2011.

    Interview

    The interviews took over 2 months and included an aptitude test, personality test and a mock sales presentation. I didn't get any indication where I ranked until the end of those two months. Overall it wasn't a bad experience for me.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you manage your weaknesses in tough situations with team members or clients?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Positive experience during negotiation phase

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Dun & Bradstreet (New York, NY) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Very positive and proactive approach. It was clear that D&B wanted to hire from the beginning

    Interview Questions

    • Do you believe you will fit into our culture, highly competitive and performance oriented   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Able to negotiate $10K increase in salary

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    IT Security Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parsippany, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Dun & Bradstreet (Parsippany, NJ) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I started here as an intern - that "interview" process was great. Got in, no problem. Short notice to start, but I didn't care.

    After the internship was over I was offered a full time position. Kind of. I was up for hire, told I would be hired, but had to wait around for about a month before being told to apply for the position. As my hiring manager after that was my previous manager, the interview was more of a formality than anything. We both knew I could do what was needed because I had been doing it for six months already. The process was, more than anything, frustrating as my peers who had started their internship earlier (and thus were up for hire earlier) did not have to go through the same process - they just signed papers and were off and away - but due to some changes in leadership the process changed. This is fine, of course, but nobody knew what the process had changed to. That was less fine.

    Interview Questions

    • "So, are you happy that this process is finally over?"   1 Answer
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    Was Good Money, But Too Stressful Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Dun & Bradstreet in April 2010.

    Interview

    I was contacted via telephone by an HR rep for the company who worked out of New Jersey. I was then asked to interview at the Tucson office. The interview process was not very stressful and I was asked the general questions like "tell me a time when...".

  11. Helpful (1)  

    Process Associate (Research, Operation and Data) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chennai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Dun & Bradstreet (Chennai (India)).

    Interview

    good communication skills and writing skills are required. able to work on Sunday and working hours according to Dubai working hours . Need to face one to one interview following written test. Next HR round. Its not difficult. certificates verification.

    Interview Questions

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