Nielsen Project Manager Interview Questions

Updated Nov 5, 2014
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Project Manager Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Chicago, IL) in July 2013.

Interview

Submitted my resume online; recieved an email 2 weeks later to set up an screening call with HR. After, completed an online test (personality/logic, similar to "games" portion of LSAT) and was contacted the next business day to schedule face-to-face interviews. Met 1 week later with 3 people in the office; 3 45-minute interviews, all with a different interveiw approach: 1) explain work style and approach; 2) answer how you would deal with sample client issues; 3) technical related - analysis of sample regression model and some simple problem solving from there. Offer extended the next business day.

Interview Questions

  • Give an example of a time you missed a deadline, and how you resolved the issue. Sounds simple, but it was actually difficult for me to think of a time.   Answer Question

Negotiation

Negotiating is still onging.

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    Project Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Nielsen (Westport, CT).

    Interview

    First a phone interview as screening, second a test (math/problem solving, general work situations), finally in person interviews with about 5 people (mostly groups of 2).

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an experience where a client/customer was not satisfied with your work   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I merely accepted the offer they provided. Not any negotiation nor would there have been as most positions don't have a huge salary range unless you go higher in the company.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Great communication throughout the entire process. Two interviews, first round behavioral, second a case interview and behavioral. Everyone seemed genuinely excited about their job, and I liked everyone I met. There are lots of office locations and flexibility for remote working and travel.

    Interview Questions

    • The case interview was the hardest and most complex, but well orchestrated.   Answer Question
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in March 2010.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume and heard back within a week or two to set up the first of three interviews. The first interview was with the hiring manager (HM), the second was with one of his employees and the third was with the HM's boss. Each had different sets of questions with the HM's boss being a conversation about my past employers and any challenges, etc., to basically see if my personality was a good fit for the office. The HM's employee was the most technical in questions to see if I could actually do the job, whilst the HM was somewhere in between the two.

    Be prepared for technical and problem solving questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle an irate client that calls you unexpectedly while your boss is unavailable?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Typical HR back and forth.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Normally a written test (checking basics of quants, problem solving and language) followed by interview in most cases there will be multiple interviews as the company is big and diverse and needs people with multiple skills.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    15 days.

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in February 2013.

    Interview

    One written test based on Arithmetic, reasoning, two set of telephonic rounds based on statistics like sampling, regression etc, also asked about experience, how to handle clients, kind of Industries, kind of projects handled, type of people managed, challenges faced, how did we tackle etc

    Interview Questions

    • Unexpected question is, how do you manage multiple tasks or stakholders   Answer Question

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