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Research Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – The interview questions were all very standard and, though the process was formal, it was conversational. Answer Question
Research Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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
Research Analyst Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied online and 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 Question – the lack of any.... Answer Question
Senior Research Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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.
Research Statistician Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and 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 Question – Just tell them what you can do and have done. Answer Question
Research Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – 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
Research Interviewer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at The Nielsen Company
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 Question – Where do you see yourself in this company in 2 years? Answer Question
Bilingual Research Interviewer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and 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 Question – 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.
Senior Research Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at The Nielsen Company
Interview Details – Still going through the process. Only downside is sometimes difficult to schedule interviews.
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