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    Business Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ZS Associates.

    Interview Details

    Applied and scheduled interview time through university's career website. Interview was split into the standard two portions: 1) behavioral and 2) case interview.

    Lots of freedom to describe background in behavioral portion. No surprise questions.

    Case interview was extremely straight forward—no tricks whatsoever.

    Interview Questions
    • Again, the behavioral and case were both straight forward. The hardest question was probably "tell me about your background."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ZS Associates in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very straight forward. It is split into two 30 minute interviews. The first is very behavioral (tell me about a time when...) and questions like Why ZS? The second portion is a case interview. The case is just a packet they hand you and say "go". Very simple math and they ask you to brainstorm a few ideas for recommendations.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ZS Associates.

    Interview Details

    There are two rounds of interview from campus recruiting for LA office.
    1st round consists of 2 interviews, one behavioral by managerial position, one case by an associate.
    The case was pretty straightforward and structured. It's kind of like a walk-through of how they help clients market new products.
    The manager was friendly and shared a lot of trend issues with me.

    2nd round consists of 3 interviews, 1 demo.
    1 case interview was like a structured, walk-through as well. Might need to be careful not to make stupid mistakes. I did that...
    1 case interview was more open-ended. I got a packet of slides and need to come up with recommendation. The manager suggested me to say my final recommendation first before explaining why.
    1 behavorial interview was hard. The interviewer really wants specific answer.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a time where you had to make judgment that is not easy to make?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Business Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at ZS Associates.

    Interview Details

    I had an initial 1-hour interview on campus and was invited to the Evanston office for a second-round two weeks later. The first round was a behavioral and a case (written), and the second round was a behavioral, demonstration, lunch, and two cases. Overall the interview was not a bad experience, although one of my case interviewers was rather unpleasant and discouraging.

     ZS is highly interested in quantitative skills. Background/knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry is not required

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a situation when the right decision and the popular decision were not the same.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Business Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Final Round:
    2 case interviews-- 1 structured, 1 unstructured
    1 behavorial

    No Offer
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    Business Analytics Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at ZS Associates in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial on-campus interview consisting of a behavioral interview and one case. The case question asked about the best approach to market two drugs produced by one company which had similar effects--one for more serious cases of a specific disease, and one for less serious cases. Basic math and problem solving questions.

    Following that, there was a second round at their office which consisted of a behavioral interview, two case questions, and an introduction to some of their proprietary software. The case question had something to do with the number of doctors a certain pharmaceutical company should try to reach in order to market their drug.

    Interview Questions
    • Initial case question that I had to go through with one of the consultants--involving a number of analysis questions with a fair degree of math (they provide you with a calculator) to be considered on the spot. Know how the numbers they give you relate to the questions they ask you, and be able to sift out unnecessary details.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ZS Associates in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got a call for an on-campus interview. Met with an associate principal for a 30 minute behavioral and 30 minute case interview. Well structured and nice people, although difficult case.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when your team failed and what did you do   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at ZS Associates in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    First contact was on a Monday by phone from the recruiter. She wanted to set up a phone interview the next day, which was a basic quantitative case study with an associate. Three minutes after that interview ended the recruiter called back saying they wanted me in Evanston on Thursday for the final round. Four part interview: quantitative case, qualitative case, personality and position demonstration. There is also lunch with a current associate.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a technical presentation you have had to give in an academic or work environment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Associate Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at ZS Associates in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews for 1st round: 30 minute behavioral, 30 minute case

    Case was written, slides with questions to answer
    very quantitative

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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