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Advisory Board Marketing Associate Interview Questions & Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jun 13, 2014
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Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Advisory Board.

Interview Details – Applied online and received an email a couple of weeks later to schedule an initial screening phone interview (walk me through your resume/ tell me about yourself etc). Scheduled for a second phone interview then flown in for super day in DC.

Interview Question – Basic tell me about yourself, why Advisory Board, why this position?   Answer Question


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Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied online - interviewed at Advisory Board in April 2013.

Interview Details – Got an email after a month of submitting my application. The position was for something that was completely different that what I had applied for. When inquiring about the issue, the HR rep just shrugged it off and insisted that she thought I'd be a good candidate for her particular position she was recruiting for. In some magical way, I found myself being flown to their HQ and interviewing with four people for a role that I never applied for 2/4 people in the interview panel showed up late and then continued to ask why I was interviewing for the position when my skills seemed to match another role. It was pretty frustrating. The current employee that I know working there later verified for me that their HR is a mess.

Interview Question – They churn a lot of marketing associates out because they don't meet their numbers, so a lot of the questions were about hitting targets and being comfortable with the fact that you were basically going to get fired within a year if you didn't make your sales. This is probably why they are trying to get everyone to interview for this position because it's always in demand.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – This is the most ridiculous recruiting process I've ever been through. Imagine what would be down the line.


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Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in July 2013.

Interview Details – I applied on the website and was scheduled a phone interview about 2 weeks later. The phone interview was basically just talking to a HR person about my resume. She also asked me my basic understanding of the company, a difficult decision/experience in college and the process I took to overcome it. That day I received an email granting me an in person interview in 2 weeks. I was scheduled two interviews 1:1 and 2:1. The questions were pretty much the same in both meetings. They explained the position in great detail and asked how my characteristics aligned with someone they are seeking. They asked me to pick a part on my resume to go more in depth with (opportunity to brag). Each meeting was 30 min and they don't allow you to go over that time limit which I think is unfair.

Interview Question – Pretty generic   Answer Question


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Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Advisory Board in May 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through university career services. Was contacted for a phone interview. About a month later I was invited for an on sight interview. Interviewed with two Chief of Staffs. Then taken out to lunch with a current Marketing Associate.

Interview Question – What do you forsee as being the hardest part of the job?   Answer Question


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Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied online and interviewed at Advisory Board.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview and was called to interview in their DC office. The interview was fine. I went in and had a brief tour of the office with another candidate. I then had two interviews, both with two employees. They were very young and it was a little strange to interview with someone who was almost as inexperienced as I am.... I then went out to lunch with a different employee.

Interview Question – Describe a time you have failed.   Answer Question


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Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Advisory Board in January 2012.

Interview Details – Was referred to ABC and then had a phone interview initially. From there, they invited me onsite to DC to do 2 in-person interviews and they also put me up at the Fairmont, which was sweet!

Interview Question – I had mentioned that I was passionate about serving others through my career and although I had already listed service activities, they asked that I elaborate more about why it is so critical and I was caught off guard. Overall, interview was not too challenging, although they look for a very specific type of individual: type A, goal-oriented, very driven, intelligent and good looking   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no ability to negotiate, although I tried.


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Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in November 2012.

Interview Details – Applied online and was contacted after 3 weeks for a phone screen. The lady who interviewed me was kind of cold. Was not called back.

Interview Question – The interview was fairly basic. Questions included why do you want to work as a marketing associate? How did you hear about the Advisory Board? And some questions about my resume.   Answer Question


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Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Advisory Board.

Interview Details – I applied online and got a referral from someone in the company I knew. A month later I had a phone interview. About three weeks after the phone interview I was invited to an on-site interview. I did the on-site interview about three months after the phone interview. I got an offer 2 weeks later.

Interview Question – Tell me about your most difficult class in college.   Answer Question


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Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Advisory Board in February 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online and was shortly contacted by the company to set up a preliminary phone interview. The interview was straight forward, asking about my resume and both my working and academic experiences. Following the phone interview I was contacted and informed that I would be visiting the DC office for a series of interviews and a tour. My visit consisted of three interviews and a tour/lunch that served as an informal interview.

Interview Question – The one question I stumbled on was when I was asked "What do you consider your proudest accomplishment from the past few years?"   Answer Question


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Marketing Associate Interview

Marketing Associate
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Advisory Board in September 2012.

Interview Details – I met a Senior Director with ABC at a political event in Washington DC, and he encouraged me to apply for the Associate Position at ABC. I am a college senior interviewing with around 7 companies right now. I submitted a resume and was contacted within 2 weeks for a phone interview. The phone interview was very simple (walk me through your resume, what do you know about this position, etc). I was then contacted about 2 weeks later and told that I was invited to the DC office for a second round interview consisting of a lunch with a current marketing associate and a couple interviews with directors and HR at the compnay

Interview Question – Explain a time that you have managed competing priorities and if you were successful in doing so.   Answer Question

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