Nielsen Professional Services, Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jul 14, 2015
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Professional Services, Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen.

Interview

I spoke to a campus recruiter at a job fair and gave her my resume. Later that day, I received an email to complete an assessment and schedule a phone interview, which happened about a week later. The assessment included a bunch of brain teasers and the phone interview was mostly basic "tell me about a time when you..." sort of questions. I was then emailed a few days later to schedule two face to face interviews on campus, which asked similar questions in addition to mini case type questions.

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  • A new grape flavored Oreo was just launched and sales are down. How would you boost sales?   Answer Question

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    Professional Services, Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Nielsen (Cincinnati, OH).

    Interview

    Applied online. Was asked to complete the online assessment which was a multiple-choice questions. It was a mix of analytical questions and behavior questions(like do you multitask, how sympathetic are you to your co-workers etc.) After this, I was scheduled for an interview. It was a 45 minute interview process where I went over the resume and highlighted a couple of projects. THe interviewer asked me behavioral questions mostly. I had a lot of examples stowed away. So it was not difficult to answer them. My analytical skill was also tested. She asked me "There are 25,000 students in the campus. How many students take the university shuttle in a year". I felt that thinking out loud gave her a good idea of how I analysed the situation. The interview ended with her asking me why Nielsen. Overall, I had a pretty good experience. I have been scheduled for the final round of interview

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a complex situation that you faced, and how you solved it   Answer Question
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    Professional Services, Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Parsippany, NJ) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Started with an on-campus interview, standard behavioral with some case-like questions at the end, and then time for me to ask any questions. I had actually interviewed with this woman before, so the tone was a bit friendlier. Advanced to the next round. They were not actually specific that this would also be the final round, but I guess that's assumed since it was off-site. Traveled to Parsippany, NJ location (all paid for by employer), then had 3 45 minute interviews in a row, back to back. After there was a quick lunch with associates (which probably was a secret interview in its own way). All interviews were similar to the first round, behavioral, time for me to ask questions at the end. But different in the sense that they wanted to hear more about why we wanted Nielsen. More about what we know about Professional Services in particular and what the 3 verticals entail. Above all, wanted to understand how we think, so definitely talk through questions even if you have no idea what the answer is.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your biggest regret? (Emphasis on not work related) -Case study question about Coke-A-Cola, what would you suggest if they are interested in joining craft beer industry? Good idea or bad? -Question about cake. Brain teaser. You want to cut it into 8 slices but can only cut it 3 times. How do you do this? -How many people buy soft drinks in the United States? -Why Nielsen/Why Professional Services -Why ____(your university) -Biggest accomplishment at your university to date. -Some question about grape oreos (other candidates have posted, it's the exact same one)   Answer Question
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    Professional Services, Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview

    Went in for a super day. Had three interviews. 1st asked about my background. 2nd asked me some easy brain teasers. 3rd asked me why nielsen? It was overall a pretty good process and I thought I had crushed the interview but I guess I did not.

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    Professional Services, Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through university recruiting and was sent a link to take an assessment. I wasn't prepared for the assessment as it was more intense than I was planning. I suggest you are in a position where you won't be distracted and can focus as it is timed and you will likely not finish. After the assessment I was contacted for a phone interview, nothing too difficult, just behavioral and going through your resume. After the phone interview they followed up to have 2 interviews with managers. Both managers came to our campus the following week. 1 of the 2 was a case study that focused on the more statistical knowledge of data analysis. The second was more behavioral. Both managers were very helpful in the interview process. They were very professional during the whole process and really wanted to match me with an office that I wanted. Asked me my preferences in regards to location and region. The offer was based on those preferences so I was really appreciative of that accommodation and professionalism. Only reason I didn't accept the offer was because of having to relocate and salary/cost of living considerations from another offer.

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    Professional Services, Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Campus interview followed by onsite interview. Prior to campus interview, you had a pre-night where you networked with existing employees and interviewers. Campus interview had 2 people. Mainly behavioral questions. 1 mini case question. 2nd interview was 3 different interviews and all behavioral.

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    Professional Services Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Gainesville, FL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Campus recruiting at a career fair. Very next day had an on campus interview with two associates and I had to take an online analytical assessment. About a week later was emailed saying I made it to the final round. They were going to fly me to Chicago but then decided to come back to campus for the final round. Final round was two 45 minute interviews one-on-one. Everyone was very nice and helpful. Most questions are behavioral and they are looking at how you think.

    Interview Questions

    • If you have a 5oz cup, 3 oz cup, and unlimited supply of water, how would you measure 4oz   Answer Question
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    Professional Services, Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through college job board, received a math/analytical assessment from Nielsen a few days later to complete. After that, I got an email inviting me to an on-campus interview a few days later as well as an invite to the pre-night interview social the day before. Going to that was a smart choice since it allowed me to meet with my interviewer beforehand. On-campus interview went really well and consisted of mainly behavioral questions plus one estimation question and one case type question at the end. Within a couple days, I received a call to come into the Chicago office for a four hour final round interview. That interview consisted of three separate 45-minute sessions with different Nielsen employees, all of whom asked similar behavioral type questions -- but there was a lot of room to ask them questions as well and have conversations about Nielsen. After that, I went to lunch with a current employee, which was a great way to get to know more about the company environment in a non-professional setting. Everything at my final round interview went really well too, but I found out a week later via email I didn't receive an offer (probably my B.A. in the arts/humanities couldn't hold out on me any longer). Overall the process was pretty clear and easily navigable though.

    Interview Questions

    • Primarily behavioral type questions, a few analytical questions (estimation question + marketing/segmentation analysis questions)   Answer Question
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    Professional Services, Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Bloomington, IN) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed on campus, took about 30-45 minutes. Guy seemed pretty normal, as have all Nielsen employees I interacted with. Had I moved on in the process, I would have had another interview at one of their offices, a full day event (though I wouldn't have complained!). The job seemed really cool and was my #1 choice, so I was actually really sad to not get in.

    Interview Questions

    • Lots of behavioral questions and a few problem solving questions. There was also an online assessment, which was pretty hard.   Answer Question
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    Professional Services, Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview

    Short on campus interview with brain teasers and situational questions, and longer final round interview in the office with more situational and why Nielsen questions. Everyone was very nice and friendly, clear communication

    Interview Questions

    • What criticism have you received in the past and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
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