Nielsen Analyst Interview Questions

Updated May 1, 2015
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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilton, CT
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Wilton, CT) in April 2015.

Interview

First was HR contacted me and I had a brief HR screening interview. After the interview I was told that I would need to take an online assessment. The online assessment was basic math questions, personality questions and a few profit/loss questions. After the test, received feedback and was scheduled to speak to one of the managers. Interview was a mix of market sizing questions, marketing concept questions and behavioral questions. Final round was an onsite interview with one manager and two vp's. For the most part of it was a conversation.

Interview Questions

  • How many slices of Pizza are eaten in your school every year? What factors affect forecasted sales volume. Tell me about a time you worked on an analytical project. Various promotional strategies. What factors should you consider when launching a new product? One cake brainteaser questions that's been repeated.   Answer Question

Negotiation

Very flexible.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Atlanta, GA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online through the company website. Got an email to set up a phone screen with HR. Quick 30 min. HR screen that is standard among most companies. Discussed responsibilities of the position, client you'd be working with and your qualifications. This led to an online analytical assessment. Not very difficult, similar to quantitative GMAT questions. Called an email a few days later to set up phone interview with the hiring manager. Discussed role and resume/experience more in depth. A few days later got an email from HR about setting up a date to fly out to meet with the team (I was applying from out of state). Met with client director, SVP, client manager and associate client manager. All interviews were conversational, no unexpected questions. It was a very comfortable, laid back interview which I extremely enjoyed.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    First interview with Hr, about 20 minutes Test/assessment, about 45 minutes Second interview with a senior manager, about 1 hour Third interview on site with 3 people, each 45 minutes, back to back

    Interview Questions

    • How do you control for variables?   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview

    There is behavior and analytical test before you even get a chance to speak to someone. You have to be open for multitasking and following rules in your behavior test and good analytical thinking for the other part. You will talk to 2-3 people among which will be the hiring manager unless you are interviewed at a college event where it will be all random.The questionnaire's are standard but hiring managers always throw softballs at you that might be tricky.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Recruiter calls you with the offer. I asked for higher pay and they increased by $2k.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oldsmar, FL
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Nielsen (Oldsmar, FL).

    Interview

    The interview process was long and involved many calls back and forth to the HR Recruiter. The interviews were weeks apart, I thought I would never hear from them again, then the next call came. The recruiter quit in the middle of my interviewing process and I had to call and ask why the process stalled.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I had a bad feeling about the company because the onboarding process was too long.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Cincinnati, OH).

    Interview

    Standard initial call with the representative from HR. More concerned with seeing if you can carry on a intelligent conversation than seeing if you are qualified for the position. Then, an assessment test was scheduled. The test covered some basic math skills/GRE type questions. I would recommend reviewing similar type questions before taking the test. The process after that was actually relatively painless. It was a 3 hour interview--3 interviews with 3 people spanning from manager to director.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate but it could have been worthwhile to try. Just depends on how confident you are in getting the position.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The interviewers are always manager level or higher. They ask a mix of behavioral questions and simple case questions (market sizing, marketing strategy, etc.). There are 3 rounds of interviews. First is a test, second is one interview and third is 3 interviews in a row. The interviewers really put you at ease and just want to get to know you and see how well you will fit with the company.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Recruiter says they do not negotiate salary

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview

    After resume screening, you will be given a straightforward assessment of math/statistical knowledge, that also includes a condensed case study and a writing sample. Interview questions themselves were mostly behavioral, with some business-issue related questions here and there. Relatively relaxed, but still professional environment.

    Interview Questions

    • No non-standard behavioral interview questions came up during my interview process. What's an example of a time you worked on a dysfunctional team and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No real chance to negotiate for the position I was offered.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview

    1st round interview is mostly behavioral. 2nd round interview rotated with 3 different individuals.

    Interview Questions

    • "What are 3 reasons why you would not be a good fit for this job?"   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview

    The process was no different than what others have reported here. My experience was very positive and enjoyable. Although it was lengthy, the recruiter kept me informed though every step. The online assessment is challenging and there is really no way to prepare for it. Be ready for mostly logic questions and be ready to work fast. I interviewed with 3 groups of 2 people each. They asked many of the same behavioral questions already posted on previous reviews. There were no surprises and everyone was incredibly nice and accommodating. The case study questions are open ended and there is no right answer. They are looking at your though process and your ability to think logically.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was successful in getting slightly more than the originally offered. Don't be afraid to negotiate. It can't hurt you and

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