Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Millward Brown (Lisle, IL) in July 2010.
I was contacted by phone by a local recruiter, set up an informational interview/screening by phone. After the phone call, I was asked to drive in to the office for a 4 hour skills assessment and set of 1:1 interviews. The skills assessment was a powerpoint presentation that I was asked to proofread and make suggestions on based on "user" feedback.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Millward Brown (Chicago, IL) in April 2010.
I was looking for an entry level job in Marketing Research right after graduation. Of course, I was very excited when I got an interview with Millward Brown! I had an initial screening phone interview with a recruiter that went very well. After my phone interview I was asked to come in for the first round of live interviews. The round consisted of four 1:1 interviews and a pre-employment test. The interview started at 10:00 a.m. and I did not leave until after 2:30 p.m. All the 1:1 interviews were first back to back and then the test was last. Make sure to eat before you interview here. Do not expect to be taken out to lunch or even given a break. When all the 1:1 interviews were complete and it was time to take the 90 minute test I couldn't even focus because I was starving! If this is how a company treats me during the interview process I definitely had zero interest in working there.
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Millward Brown (Fairfield, CT) in March 2010.
Filled out typical online job form with resume attachment. About a week later, an HR rep contacted me to schedule a phone interview. Had a basic phone interview/screening, then was scheduled for a group interview at the office that was nearly two weeks away. Group interview consisted of about 12 people in a conference room that were shown first a presentation on the company by the lead recruiter and senior manager, then everyone was given a binder that included sets of data. We were given a half hour to create our own individual 10-minute presentation on the given data that we then presented to a team consisting of about eight senior managers. We also had 1:1 interviews with those managers following. We were provided lunch. The process took a full workday, starting at 8am.
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HR will first call you to informally extend the offer and negotiate. I honestly didn't negotiate much because I was offered my expected starting salary that I had noted in the online application form. The start date was entirely up to me and they were very flexible. Once verbally agreed, HR will send you a formal offer letter and employment packet.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Millward Brown (Chicago, IL) in December 2009.
The process only took 4 weeks because of rescheduling and scheduling to find a time that worked for everyone. The phone interview with HR was awesome. Standard. The in person interview was also a positive experience. I spent 90 minutes in a room by myself doing an assessment on research, numbers related to a past client assignment. The assessment would be packaged and sent to their suburban office for review. The 1 on 1 interviews were behavioral questions. Some of which were challenging and others of which were easy, but overall standard. Everyone was professional and nice.
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The process took 2 days – interviewed at Millward Brown (Fairfield, CT) in May 2008.
You will conduct a phone interview first. Then you will be invited to a recruitment day where there will be approximately 10 or 12 other people interviewing for the same position. Approximately half will get hired for that round. The interview process takes a full 8 hours to complete, as you will be asked to have several one on one interviews with senior management. You will also be required to analyze a set of data tables and present the story of the data to senior management.
Yes, I negotiated but there is very little wiggle room when hired at the entry level. Never hurts to try though.
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I applied online. The process took 3 days – interviewed at Millward Brown (Fairfield, CT) in October 2007.
HR contacted me first in response to my resume submitted online. We chatted for a short period - 5 to 10 minutes - and scheduled an initial phone interview. The phone interview was basic: what grabbed your attention about Millward? What do you do currently? What are you interested in? Proficiency questions on some software applications (mostly Microsoft)... etc. The in person interview is difficult from a stamina stand point - particularly as this is an entry level post. There were 3 seperate interviews. 1st - after meeting with HR shortly - you meet with a group of people and they take turns asking questions. there are 2 subsequent interviews that follow the same format and finally they give you a stack of data tables, some background research and ask you to present to all those you've just finished interviewing with your key findings/suggestions. It's not that they're looking for the right answers... they're looking for creativity, confidence and thinking that goes beyond the constraints of the data.
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They lay it right out. Again, since this was for entry level... your wiggle room will depend on advanced degree or a work history that warrants a higher pay... otherwise, what they offer... you may have 2% upward negotiability.
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The process took a week – interviewed at Millward Brown in December 2010.
5 interviewer and 1 skill test. People were nice, questions were very basic, not hard to answer at all. No tech questions during in-person interview, I guess it was because there would be a skill test, so they didn't bother to ask any tech questions. For the skill test, you were given a table of data and a presentation about 15 slides. Find out some implications and correct whatever mistakes in the slides based on the data. That's it.
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