Nielsen Marketing Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Apr 14, 2015
Updated Apr 14, 2015
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    Market Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (East Hanover, NJ) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Was first contacted by HR and had a phone interview. He asked basic questions: describe my current role, past roles, salary expectations, then he explained the position to me. Next I was set up for an assessment test. They send you sample questions which is helpful. I passed the test and was set up on a phone interview with the hiring manager. Again, very basic interview. A few days later I was set up on an on-site interview. I met with 3 different people and the questions were mostly behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever been in a situation where you haven't met a deadline?   Answer Question
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    Market Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Nielsen (Chicago, IL) in October 2011.

    Interview

    The interview involves a skills test specifically on statistics, algebra, mathematics, and marketing skills.
    The 1 on 1 interview is fairly basic with questions on goals and situational dilemma.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Nielsen   1 Answer
    • Walk me through what you would do if a client asked you they deserved better placement in the CVS stores-   Answer Question
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    Marketing Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (New York, NY) in March 2011.

    Interview

    I was referred to Nielsen IAG from a Nielsen recruiter after having experienced the effects of a hiring freeze from another Nielsen division, NM Incite, earlier. I had reached the final rounds after 3-4 weeks of interviewing and having finished an assessment and was told that they were not hiring after receiving good feedback on my interview performance. I thought there would be much hope with the NYC office in that I had made it past the phone screening and was able to meet for an on-site interview with team leaders of various verticals in the IAG division. After making it through that round they require you to complete a case study consisting of a few questions and an excel data sheet which you are to analyze and put into a 15 minute presentation. Having completed that in the 2nd-3rd week then I moved on to the final interview with the specific team I'd technically be working with. Overall, all the people were wonderful and I would have definitely liked to work there. Unfortunately, I was blindsided once again by Nielsen when they told me there was an immediate and indefinite hiring freeze at that moment again. All the people were great, but I was extremely disappointed and angry at having made it to the final rounds of 2 Nielsen Division in the past 4 months to hear there was a hiring freeze.

    Overall I feel it was a battle with corporate bureaucracy that made the process so difficult and strenuous. I definitely feel for the IAG staff and understand tensions of being an acquired company.

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    Market Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Nielsen (Dallas, TX) in February 2011.

    Interview

    very long winded, nothing in the interview really matched the position

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    ok

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    Market Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Nielsen (New York, NY) in September 2010.

    Interview

    I was asked simple questions about what I knew about the company and the position. It was a very simple screening interview. Although I was qualified for the job, the interviewer said my GPA was too low and quickly ended the phone call.

    Interview Questions

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    Market Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Markham, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    1)Online test 2)in person HR interview 3)case study + interview with the hiring manager.
    Overall the process was very fast and only took a couple of weeks. Do not be intimidated by the case study interview, they're really trying to test your thought process and confidence in your own abilities.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your past experience   1 Answer
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    Market Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Markham, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Resume was submitted internally.
    First round interview was with HR Manager focused entirely on behavioural questions and expanding on resume.
    Second round interview was a case study informal presentation with two managers. An hour to prepare case analysis independently. After the hour, meet with them managers who try to get to know you better - behavioural questions, technical skills, thought leadership question. Finish off by presenting the case.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you worked on a dysfunctional team.

      Case study solving real-life scenario of brand losing market share, how can it overcome this?
       
      Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Market Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Markham, ON (Canada)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Telephonic round - Initial screening
    Online assessment - challenging questions on logical reasoning
    One round with HR manager onsite at office
    A technical round involving a case study and then its review with the manager and director

    Interview Questions

    • Targeted questions for understanding the candidates experience in handling clients   Answer Question
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    Market Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The process started with a assessment in which there were 4 people and a case situation (the person in charge just had to evaluate their behaviors). Then, after 2 days they called for a maths and statistics exams (the first one was quite easy, the second was a bit tricky). The third phase of the process were some personality tests and an interview. Then, Nielsen arranged a case study at their offices and it was pretty hard, I did not passed to the final interview

    Interview Questions

    • In the final case, Even though the market situation was growing, you were supposed to be a brand A with not such a good sales behavior and market share. They gave me some graphs, sales information, pricing, numeric distribution and weighted distribution (the last ones were very confusing)   Answer Question
  11.  

    Market Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Nielsen (Markham, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    First rounds was a telephone interview with HR followed by an online logical test/math test. If you get a certain score you then get asked to come in for an in person interview with HR Questions included tell me your strengths, tell me your weakness, why Nielsen?
    I then had to wait about 3-4 weeks and got a call back for another interview, case based. The case was regarding how Product A was doing in comparison to Product B. You have about 1hour to put together you analysis on the case and then present it to a panel during the panel interview. There are no right or wrong answers, just make sure you walk them through your thought process.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation, they were not open to it and it was presented as a take it or leave it time scenario.

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