I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board.
Interview Details – Employee Referral. Within two weeks I received correspondence from the HR team to schedule an interview. Before the interview I had to complete a standard employment status and EEOC questionnaire via an online portal. I was not in the location for the position I was applying for so the interview was conducted via Skype.
Interview Question – The questions on background and experience were primarily results-oriented. It was less about work-style so much as meeting goals and challenges/successes in doing so at prior positions. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board.
Interview Details –
I applied along with an employee referral and heard back from a recruiting coordinator a few days later to schedule a Skype interview for two weeks later. The recruiting manager that conducted my Skype interview told me during the interview that she wanted to bring me in for an in-person interview at the DC office. I was flown to DC a little over a week later where I met with three members of the Marketing (Sales) leadership team. There was a presentation component during this round with one of the interviews (a sales pitch you received materials for well in advance). A few days after the in-person interview, I was contacted to set up a final phone interview and received an offer later that day.
Everyone I met with throughout all phases of the interview process was extremely pleasant, and I enjoyed meeting with all of them. Everyone I have met who is involved with the Advisory Board Company has been wonderful. Most questions they asked were to see if I was a good fit for the culture of the company. This is something they outwardly put a strong emphasis on. There were a few behavioral questions here and there, but no case questions aside from the presentation.
Negotiation Details – I was asked what my compensation expectations were during the Skype interview phase of the process. If you have expectations, be sure to voice them at this time.
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in October 2010.
Interview Details –
I was referred by a managing director and then called for a preliminary interview on the phone. After that first interview, i was invited back for an in-office 2nd round interview a couple days later.
My second round interview included 5 1:1 interviews. During one of the interviews, i gave a presentation on some materials that they sent me prior to the interview.
The interviews were fairly informal and they use behavioral interviewing techniques. Best to have thought out examples of your performance and examples from your previous jobs or college to discuss.
My interviews were generally very friendly and non-confrontational. Just understand the company and the job you're applying to well, ask questions for clarification and know why they should hire you for that position.
Negotiation Details – I found my offer to be very good and did not negotiate other than to request a relocation bonus.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Advisory Board in June 2010.
Interview Details –
Sent in resume, an internal referral to the company. It took over a week to hear from them that I would be an ideal candidate for an interview. I have 3+yrs sales experience with a proven successful track record. I was told prior the interview that they really don't like to hire external people for the AD role, and they dont' want you to come in with experience because they prefer to mold you into what they want you to be. Sales pitch, technique...etc. The role is considered consultative.
The interview went well, and I closed the interviewer. He told me that it would be about 2 weeks before I heard anything back (if they like you, it will be a week per the employee i know). Yesterday was 2 weeks. I don't walk around with a know-it-all mentality, but when I walked out of the interview I felt that I answered all the questions correctly, but if I didn't get the position, it was because I had too much prior experience. When I asked the interviewer what my biggest obstacle would be, based on the information he knows about me, he said that he thinks it will be difficult for me to forget all the sales techniques I have learned, give them up, and start from scratch. They would expect me to not use any prior experience, and start fresh.
This morning, I had an interview with another company, and they scheduled my second interview before the interview was over - this job required 3-5 years B2B outside sales experience.
This ABC position pays well, but good luck getting in without an executive referral or with sales experience.
They also do not call you back or send you an email letting you know they are not interested.
Interview Question – Walk me through a sales win from start to finish and explain to me how you do it and why you won it. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in November 2010.
Interview Details – Very pleasant hiring managers. After the initial phone screen, it was less situational and more whether I was a fit for the firm. Questions included what experience I had working towards a goal, my work style, organization. How have I overcome adversity in the workplace.
Interview Question – What types of goals had I worked towards, consultative sales experience? Answer Question
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.
The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a recent interview experience or current/former employer. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –