The Nielsen Company Researcher Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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    Research Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company 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
  2. 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 online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I submit an application online and was contacted by the recruiter. There were two phone conversations and then they assigned a case study to test my aptitude. The case study provided a data set and the instructions to turn it into a 15-slide presentation. After the case study, I was flown into the office for an in person interview where I met individually with three people on the team.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview questions were all very standard and, though the process was formal, it was conversational.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company.

    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
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    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 The Nielsen Company.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interviews, with a written assessment

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Research Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at The Nielsen Company.

    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 weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company 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
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    Research Statistician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company.

    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
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    Research Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 months - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online but also had an employee referral. Recruiter contacted me quickly by email. There was a phone interview, followed by an online skills and personality test, and then two rounds of three 45 minute interviews followed by a lunch with a current analyst.

    The skills test questions were similar to LSAT questions. Qualitative logic type questions not quantitative or math skills questions.

    The interview process took a very long time and the HR department seems somewhat disorganized.

    Interview Questions
    • There were a lot of case study questions. Since I interviewed with 6 different people I got a wide variety of standard interview questions.

      One interviewer gave me his pen and asked me to sell it to him.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    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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    Bilingual Research Interviewer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Oldsmar, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oldsmar, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my application and within three days received a phone call from HR. Passed the phone interview and went in to their Oldsmar office for a face to face interview and screening where they test to see if you have a nice "phone voice" and to see how well you can read a script. Almost everyone that applies gets hired.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask all the usual questions, why do you want to work here? They ask you questions related to call center experiences or experiences you've had with difficult customers/clients in the past, probably to see how you would handle getting yelled at on the phone.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not bad starting pay and they seem like their fair with their raises and eligibility for full time employment. I never stayed long enough to find out.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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