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Updated Jan 12, 2015
Updated Jan 12, 2015
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    Research Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview Details

    Initially set up interview months before the actual offer but turned it down. Then a few months later got a call and email to come in and interview. It was very simple and the interviewer was extremely friendly.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation unless you are bilingual. They add an extra dollar to you hourly pay.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview Details

    Got contacted by an HR, no phone interview and go straight to onsite. The onsite interviews were 5 1:1 30mins, nothing difficult or unexpected, but you need to show strong interest in the particular role. They are quite laid-back on hiring process, slow replies.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Senior Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview Details

    I applied online a few weeks ago and I have been contacted by a recruiter for a first interviw. It was nice and pretty simple, but you have to be prepared to unswer the usual questions as "what would be your dream job?". I am waiting for my newt interview with the team manager which was scheduled right after the same week. Will keep you posted on the next steps.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by an HR rep about a month after submitting my application online. Had a phone interview in the following days, which was easy and nothing out of the ordinary, although be prepared for "give an example of a time you had to explain a complex topic in simple terms". After that, there was an online assessment, which consisted of both personality questions, as well as a series of logic questions (the kind where you are given some info and have to put events in the correct order). You get 3 minutes per logic question. I was then contacted the following week for an on-site interview and exam. The exam is 1 hour, 10 questions (with sub parts) and not challenging if you've read the posts on here and prepared for the topics. Then there were three 45-minute interviews. The questions really depend on the interviewer. My first one was very heavy on the analytical questions, e.g. you have 15 minutes and a ruler, how do you measure how many blades of grass are on a football field. The other 2 were more behavioral, with a few marketing/analytical questions, e.g. there's a store with whole, 2%, 1%, skim, and chocolate milk, the owner wants to add soy milk, which milk to you take out and why (just be able to justify your response, there's no right answer). Then there's lunch with a current analyst, which is casual and just a fun time to talk about the role and the company! I don't think this happens often, but I then had another quick phone interview, and at the end I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions
    • How much milk is sold in the US every year?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate, I was happy with the offer and excited to work for the company!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview Details

    Phone screening, Behavioral Assessment, In person math exam, three interviews with five people, and then maybe lunch if you're lucky.

    The process was very intimidating yet beneficial as well.

    If you don't pass the math exam you can not move on with the interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to leave your current job? I didn't want to say anything bad about my current employer but how do I say all the reasons why I want to leave.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interviews, with a written assessment

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, was asked for a phone interview to which I replied with available times and received no response. I followed up within the time frame in case the email was lost or something but still nothing. Very odd and unprofessional. It seems that if there were too many responses an email is an easy thing to send these days.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Senior Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Hollywood, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in West Hollywood, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Through a referral, a recruiter contacted me via email for a phone interview. Phone interview was easy, about 20 minutes discussing my background and the role. A couple days later they scheduled an on-site interview, which took about 2 hours (met with the VP and director of the department), a couple days later I was scheduled for a assessment test (not a big statistics person, so I practiced for this...about 8 tricky probability questions and 2 case studies). Then, met with COO of department and another HR specialist. Was offered the position a day later.

    Interview Questions
    • None, most of the questions seemed to be gauging my personality.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fortunately, the salary they offered was higher than what I was receiving at my previous job, but after inquiring anyways, they said it was at the highest tier the position could offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Research Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview Details

    First, a lady from Florida called me and asked some questions about my skills and experience. Then two managers called me and asked some similar questions. Finally, I was asked to have a face-to-face interview in their company in Schauburg. All the interview questions were about skills and experience. I thought I did a good job in all the interviews, but they preferred follow-existing-rules people to creative and enthusiastic ones. I would suggest to be defensive in the answering.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied inside and was given an interview date for the following week. Consisted of a test on a computer testing reading/voice abilities, similar to how it would be in the call center.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer

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