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Schaumburg, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in June 2011.

Interview Details – Very unstructured with the exception of the analytical exam. Had a chance to meet a few people from the team I would be working on, my boss and his boss. Clear explanation of the importance of the analytical exam and how to approach.

Interview Question – Not really anything out of the ordinary.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate salary based on my previous compensation but there was limited movement.


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I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in October 2012.

Interview Details – I dropped my resume through my university career service as well as through the Nielsen careers site. A week after the resume drop deadline, I was contacted for a first round interview, consisting of a behavioral and a 2hr math/writing test. The test was what I would say, probability, finite, and business math problems with some writing questions as well. The writing portion asked to write a letter stating bad news to a CEO, nothing too difficult, just assessing business writing skills.

I completed the exam and then went to my interview. The interview was pretty standard and the lady that interviewed me seemed genuinely interested in my story. Normal, tell me about yourself, major, why do you want to be at Nielsen, how did you first hear about Nielsen and additional questions, format. About halfway through the interview they asked me to advice a client that was debating on where to invest his money. I would consider this a mini case, mostly focusing on your logic and points (there was no 'right' answer).

I didn't hear back from Nielsen for over a month. I knew some of my friends had received rejection letters so I decided to email my interviewer. The next day, she emailed me back and the day after I got a phone call extending me an offer.

Interview Question – An investor comes to you with $100k. He doesn't know whether to invest in a pizza chain (many stores but ehh pizza quality) or a boutique pizzeria (only one store but everyone raves about the pizza). Where would you recommend he invests his money?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate about a salary - it was my first offer and for an internship. I was given options as far as locations, where there was business need, and I picked from the choices.


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Professional Services
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in November 2011.

Interview Details – First round on campus behavioral interview and quantitative test. Test was not difficult mostly SAT level stats questions. 2nd round was on site. a couple of marketing mini case type questions including the how to market kindle to college students question. as well as a market sizing question. process was very disorganized and i was not impressed by the interviewers.

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Professional Services
Stamford, CT

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in November 2009.

Interview Details – It was great; my interviewer was friendly and made the entire process clear. She was very sociable and easy to talk to and very knowledgeable about the company.

I only received a phone interview and after I 'passed' it, I was administered an analytical assessment that was largely math-based and had two written components.

All-in-all, my communication with HR and my interviewer was flawless and prompt. It was a great experience.

Interview Question – You are the project manager of two clients: one is a large multinational chain restaurant with a large customer base that isn't necessarily loyal. The other is a small regional chain with a small customer base that is exceptionally loyal.

Which one do you choose to invest in?
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Professional Services
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in October 2013.

Interview Details – (1) Online test - a blend of personality and GMAT questions, overall very difficult but nothing you can study for. I thought I bombed it, so don't fret! If you really want to prepare for the GMAT section, study some logic questions.
(2) You are given a case study in powerpoint format, and are asked to submit your resolution a week later
(3) HR Interview, immediately followed by a Business interview by two current employees - the Business interview was more difficult, as you had to present the case you submitted earlier. However, overall, the interview with BOTH HR and Business was amazing. Very, very nice and welcoming people - I felt at ease the entire time, and the conversation was very natural.

Tips: Show your personality and make them laugh! Be humble, funny, and confident - demonstrate you're a team player, leader, and willing to work hard but also have fun at the same time. Don't be too aggressive or off-putting; ask them how they're doing and try and establish a real relationship and rapport. Act as if they are a potential client you're going to work with.

Overall: Great experience. I've done a lot of interviews, but I knew Nielsen was the best fit for me long before I applied to other places.

Interview Question – How do you approach a case study?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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