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Abt Associates Research Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Nov 14, 2014
Updated Nov 14, 2014
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Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Abt Associates in September 2014.

Interview Details

Seems to be a very professional company. The branch in Atlanta is somewhat small but they are expanding. My interviewer was very pleasant and kept a light-hearted tone. A successful candidate will interview about 2-3 times before an offer is made. They were looking for someone who had a slightly different skill set than what I could offer.

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  • How familiar are you with maintaining data dictionaries?   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Must pass the online resume screening before being called in for an interview. 2 hour in-person interview in Cambridge office. Interviewed by 4 separate employees all from different levels. Interview was very informative about the organization and the job position. Asked several questions, ranging from why you chose a particular major in college to what your extracurricular activities were to why you feel as though you would be the best fit for the job.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Abt Associates in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a researcher to schedule a brief phone interview. The questions were mostly about my experience with statistical analysis and statistical software. They asked me questions about whether I had experience using a particular statistical program which was not described in the job listing. I could not answer some of the questions because they expected me to have experience but I did not. I knew that I was not going to be a good fit for the position because it appeared they wanted someone with a lot of experience. I was told a few days later that I was not selected for the position.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Abt Associates in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was originally contacted by a Senior Associate, who immediately began asking me questions over my cell phone. Not having recognized the caller number, I was obviously a little surprised, but able to answer properly, which resulted in a Skype interview a week later with the same associate. About a week and a half later I traveled to Boston to meet with the same associate and 4 other staff (from a research assistant all the way to the VP). Everyone was very friendly and I was impressed with the company; I would have liked to work there. I was emailed about a week and a half later stating that I was not selected.

    Abt did not cover any travel costs, which for me were unfortunately high-- making the experience somewhat more negative.

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    • What exactly does your concentration mean?   View Answer
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    Research Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Abt Associates in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had an interview a year and a half ago. Pretty much talking to folks from various parts of the division.

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