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Advisory Board Analyst Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Nov 30, 2014
Updated Nov 30, 2014
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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board in November 2014.

Interview Details

Applied through the corporate website. I was contacted within a week, and we set up a first-round phone interview. It was a brief conversation about my experiences, and we basically went over the resume. Then, I got invited to the second-round at the headquarters. It consisted of two case interviews and one writing test. The case interviews are very simple. The two senior consultants I talked to were both late to the interviews, and they didn't seem interested in the interview or myself. HR just schedules these interviews randomly and puts them in their calendars, so they are literally pulled out randomly. The writing test is very ambiguous; it's also case-style, so I had no idea if I was doing it correctly. They cancelled my last interview with a manager. They told me two weeks later that I was not given the position. They don't respond to emails, and there don't give feedback. There is no one recruiter in the process, it's random people just emailing you generic emails. They will also take forever to reimburse me in my travels.

Interview Questions
  • Which state's model of Medicaid reimbursement is the most interesting to you?   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied in mid-October and received an offer to schedule a phone interview for the following week. The interviewer asked basic questions, such as "How did you end up choosing your school/major?", "Walk me through a research project you've done", "How have your writing skills developed over time?", and things of that nature. Overall I didn't think the interview went too bad. A friend of mine also put in a referral for me.

    I was contacted a week later and was told that they were moving ahead with other candidates.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round consisted of a 30 minute phone interview. Questions were behavioral in nature and were fairly easy. Second round was at the corporate offices in Washington. Two interviews, both with cads studies. First was about operating a food truck business, second about a franchise opportunity. Also given a 90 minute written case study. After reading a case with a potential hospital merger, analyzed pros and cons of the acquisition.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions were not health care related which was a little odd given the health care nature of the company.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    Unfortunately, I can only speak about a phone interview as I was not invited to further interviews. I had applied through the company website and was contacted by e-mail about scheduling an interview about 2 weeks later.

    The phone interview itself was straight-forward. The interviewer asked me to "walk" her through my resume and also to describe my "research process." I think this is the formula for a lot of intro Advisory Board interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Both questions -- see above -- can be fairly difficult because they are very open-ended and, given the interface -- a phone interview -- you may not get a "read" or "feel" on what the interviewer is thinking or seeking in an answer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Advisory Board in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    - initial phone interview with an HR rep was very casual, like a discussion
    - ABC then flew me to Washington, D.C. for a day of interviews (3) and a writing test
    - I received an email then phone call within a week notifying me of my offer and describing the compensation and benefits
    - the whole process was extremely pleasant - there were no mind games or unpleasant interviews that often occur during the recruitment process for other companies. everyone was very polite and kind. the only negative component was that I had to wait over a month after my original phone call with the HR rep until I heard back and was invited for a final round. during this month, I sent several thank you and followup emails, but received no response. this was the only unprofessional behavioral I experience during ABC recruitment

    Interview Questions
    • If you could change one thing at your university, what would it be?
      Tell me about research you have done.
      A couple of "case" questions (more like thought exercises) related to healthcare
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation, as entry-level positions have a standardized pay scale
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone interview through an internal referral. Pretty straightforward, know your resume well and be prepared to answer why you're interested in healthcare. A couple days later they called to tell me they wanted to fly me in for an in person interview. That was 3 one-on-one interviews, two included a case study. There was also a one-page written case with plenty of time to think and answer. None of the interviews require specific knowledge about healthcare, just clear and logical thinking. The case studies are not like the regular consulting cases. They are about efficiency, marketing, revenue, etc. in various healthcare-related situations, but again, no prior knowledge is required. Keep in mind that if you don't make it to the third interview, you probably didn't get it. Think fast, demonstrate enthusiasm, and you should be okay. A couple of weeks later I received an offer. They were very professional and courteous throughout the entire process.

    Interview Questions
    • You have a hospital abroad with a decreasing patient volume. What strategies would you implement to remedy the issue?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Very little wiggle room.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview and was asked to come in for in-person interviews. I had the interviews and heard nothing from them for a few weeks, despite attempts at making contact. They eventually responded that I hadn't gotten the job but that they'd like to interview me for 2 more teams. Scheduling the interviews was a nightmare and they canceled at the last minute. After interviewing again and a lot of positive feedback, they informed me again that I didn't get the job but that they'd like to interview me for 2 more teams, very different from the Analyst role. At that point, I was quite frustrated and declined to continue with the process since it seemed like a waste of time.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard healthcare case questions--you're a hospital executive and need to make a decision of some kind, enter a new market, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    interviewed at Advisory Board in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, HR emailed to set up phone interview -- basic resume/background questions (like others said -- sounded like she was reading off a paper), HR emailed to set up in-person interview -- two case studies, one writing sample, four interviewers (they paid for all expenses, including travel). HR was great and very cordial. Company does have a factory feel and the people that interviewed me addressed this as well -- they hire tons of recent grads and talked about some of the pros/cons.

    Interview Questions
    • The in-person case studies were not particularly difficult but as others have said, the interviewers (higher-ups, senior consultants, etc) are not as conversational or helpful as I would expect/experienced in a case-study style interview.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    interviewed at Advisory Board in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Advisory Board contacted me a couple weeks after applying for the analyst position with a phone interview opportunity. I was traveling abroad during the interview, so the technical aspect of the interview was challenging. A conference number was provided, but was not working during the time of the call. The phone interview was cancelled twice a few minutes after the scheduled time of call. This seemed highly unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Advisory Board in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Submitted an application and was scheduled for a phone interview 2 business days later. The person conducting the phone interview sounded like she was reading from a sheet, gave very standard resume questions, and in general seemed rather strange-- she'd say "uh huh, uh huh" to everything I said and then just go on with the next question.

    Two business days later I received an email to set up an in-person interview. The email said that unfortunately they would not be paying candidate travel expenses which, given I was located a thousand miles away, was pretty frustrating to find out at this point. I wrote a professional email back stating that I was frustrated and disappointed to only hear about this policy now and that it would save both HR and candidates a lot of trouble if they'd mention this in either the position description or the phone interview. I quickly received a response apologizing for the confusion: they will pay travel expenses. I'm guessing this is determined either on a case-by-case basis or based on the group the Analyst is being hired for and that this person made a mistake.

    The in-person interview began with a 2-on-1 interview with the two people that would be my direct hire-ups. They asked more in-depth questions but nothing too surprising and, after 45-minute, they asked if I'd like to meet with the head of the group I'd be working in. This wasn't on the interview schedule, so I guess they don't want to waste that guy's time unless they like the candidate. I met with the head of the group and had another 45-minute chat with him; questions were similar but I got the impression he was evaluating me more on fit than skills (which they assessed in the first interview). The three people I met for in-person interviews seemed smart, personable, and friendly, so don't let the vibe from HR ruin your interest.

    I ended up getting an offer from another company while waiting to hear back on this one and because I accepted it I don't know what the time frame to hear back is. After three weeks they called and said that they wanted to let me know I was still at the top of their list and that they had a few more interviews to do before making a decision; this might have been true or they might have been waiting on someone else's acceptance. I guess I can't be sure.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too unexpected-- read other reviews for more specific questions to prepare for.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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