Urban Science
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Urban Science Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 18, 2014

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Long Beach, CA

I applied online and interviewed at Urban Science.

Interview Details – i applied the job via their website, then the HR emailed me to schedule a time to give me a phone call

Interview Question – they asked some general questions and behavior questions....and i didnt pass it   Answer Question

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Associate Developer
Detroit, MI

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Urban Science in October 2013.

Interview Details – A good mix of technical and non technical interview question. Know all your sql definitions for everything. A lot of questions asked were very theory related. I wish they had more questions that tested my analytical skills coz as an engineer I'm programmed to not remember textbook definitions.

Interview Question – - All sql definitions
- how many eggs were consumed in the US in 2012?
- How would you decide where to open a McDonalds outlet?
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Interview Details – First there was a phone interview that consisted of entirely computer based questions on Excel, VBA, and SQL. Then I was brought in for a face to face interview which consisted of a 2 hour long process with 4 different people all at different times. The first one was just the basic HR rep, the 2nd was two guys that drilled me on Excel, VBA, and SQL questions. They watched me do things on the computer in order to ask the questions they wanted. The last two guys were just other people who worked in the same group that were higher up and wanted to just basically ask me basic interview questions.

Interview Question – They asked me where stuff was located in excel. It was actually hidden and contained a password. Thought that it was a bit unfair of a question to ask. I knew it was hidden, but since they didn't tell me there was a password involved I never even thought of it.   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Detroit, MI

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Urban Science in November 2011.

Interview Details – I started with a phone interview with a recruiter, then with two of the senior analysts. The first was more informal and about my background. In the second they asked some simpler technical questions.

There was a interview day after that with about ten potential employees. It included talks from current employees, a skills, test, and one on one interviews. The people were very nice and the company atmosphere seemed very positive.

Interview Question – What would you do if you could not meet a deadline?   View Answer

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Long Beach, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Urban Science in October 2011.

Interview Details – The recruiter was very pleasant, informative and encourging. She was very patient and understanding. She had an accent but was easy to understand. She asked good questions and rephrased the questions if I wasn't quite understanding them or needed help. The technical questions were all SQL related, some easy some a little harder but a fair exploration of my skills in that area. She also asked me about my experience in OOP, nothing too indepth just a sort of self evaluation. She said more technical questions would follow at the interview. She also said that their may be a test involved at the interview but nothing too difficult and that they don't expect you to get everything right. They like to see how you think. The company specializes in analytics and develops proprietary software. Most of their customers are in the auto industry. They have lots of international sites and tend to promote from within. She said that they have their own on line University to get certified in areas that will help in career.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Detroit, MI

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Urban Science in January 2010.

Interview Details – First interview was a phone interview with a recruiter. I got a very long overview of the company, the specific team, and then a general description of the positions available. I was asked to choose which position I liked. Was asked general questions about my background, then the recruiter asked specific SQL syntax. I was told that the next step would be another phone interview.

The recruiter was very friendly, relaxed, and informative.

Interview Question – Various SQL commands   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Detroit, MI

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Urban Science in November 2009.

Interview Details – Gave questions pertaining to the position: Tested SQL knowledge asking about common commands, asked for desired salary on the first interview, asked desired position from four choices (database manager, database analyzer, developer, consultant). Very nice and pleasant interview experience. Didn't need too much background knowledge of the company (although the job description was vague to begin with). Following steps is a phone call requesting an on-site interview (in this case at their Detroit, MI location) or notifying of not being accepted to the next round.

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I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Urban Science in November 2013.

Interview Details – General questions were asked

Interview Question – Why you quit your last job?   Answer Question

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Interviewed at Urban Science

Interview Details – I first spoke to a representative at a university career fair. About 2 weeks later I was contacted by the HR department and asked if I was still interested. At that point a 3 part interview was set up. All of this took place on one day, lasting about 3 hours. First was a 45 minute interview with a group of 3 managers. Next was a 30-45 minute interview with the managing director. Following the two interviews I was given an hour to complete a SQL test. Not to difficult and you were allowed to reference any resources you wanted to.

Interview Question – What do we do for our clients?   Answer Question

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The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Urban Science in February 2012.

Interview Details – I was contacted by this company through a referral. They were very outgoing and proactive. I had many "interviews". The interviews were very casual and it felt more like a discussion than a quiz. The folks in HR were knowledgable about the workings of the company and if they weren't able to answer a question I had, they would contact me later with an answer. All in all, it was very positive in my opinion.

Interview Question – What are your interests outside of work?   Answer Question

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