Advisory Board Research Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 29, 2015
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Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Advisory Board.

Interview

I applied online and was contacted within a week to set up a phone screen with a recruiter. The recruiter was very nice and communicative with me. Overall I find phone interviews to be very awkward and that I don't do well in them. Every question I was asked during the screen is on glassdoor. I was contacted the next day to set up a 1-hour phone interview and 90-minute writing test. I will update my review if I make it to an in person interview after that.

Interview Questions

  • Describe a Research project in depth. Walk me through your resume. Why did you choose your university? What advice would you give your university to improve something there? Describe your writing style and how it has changed.   Answer Question

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I applied for a position as a research associate in the Expert Center. I was told by email that I was interviewing for a position as a senior analyst. They wanted me to do a more advanced position. It was exciting! The in person interview seemed OK. They just wanted me to walk them through my resume and provide a real life example of research I've done. I talked about a medical study I helped compile data for. A week later I got rejected from any position? It makes no sense and I am very frustrated. Why ask me to interview for a more advanced position and then reject me as being unqualified for it?

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview

    The interview set-up was straightforward and lasted about 30 minutes. Had a telephone interview with a recruiter that covered the basic resume review and behavioral interview style questions. The interviewer was perfectly nice and approachable regarding my questions. I was told I would receive a response on next steps within a week, and they responded within that time frame.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview

    Send in an online job application. Get an email about setting up an phone screen interview. The phone interview lasted for about 30 minutes. But during the process, it is very obvious that the interviewer is reading off a list of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • A list of questions about yourself and some sort related to the job   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview

    Contacted by a recruiter. The interview was around 20-30 minutes. Nothing unexpected; asked me about my research experience, interest in healthcare and 'ideal job environment.' The interview was two weeks ago and I still did not hear back. However, I got an e-mail asking me to fill out self-identification forms. It seemed like an automated e-mail so not sure what's happening.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no difficult or unexpected question. I guess 'describe your ideal job environment' would be more on the unexpected side.   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview

    First round interview was conducted over the phone and fairly straight forward. A lot of experience questions related to research. Be sure to prepare an answer related to a time that you conducted a research study, including methodology and findings.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you change about your undergraduate university? When is a time that you conducted a research study?   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    I applied through university career services. Received an email about a phone interview within a week. During the interview, the interviewer asked me basic behavioral questions. Prepare for the research project question. I discussed a performance I had written for a theater NGO though the interviewer asked for an academic research project example. Not sure which is better.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    I put in an application on their website and was contacted for a phone interview soon after. It was mostly fit questions and a question about a research project I've completed. After that they asked me if I would be interested in a research position. I said yes and then got the call for an interview on-site. I was interviewing for a research associate specifically with the Education Advisory Board. The original information they sent me to help prepare for their interview said I should expect a case interview. That was a little misleading. It was not the traditional case interview. Instead, it started with a writing exercise. The prompt I got asked me how a university should approach consolidating different academic programs. I was a little confused. Only when I reached the in-person interview did I realize they don't want you to case interview where you have an answer at the end, it should be more of a brainstorming session. In other words, they want you to put forward a few important things they would need to keep in mind as they try to complete this project and write it like the 5-paragraph expository essays of middle school. Maybe at the end put forward a hypothesis but no definitive conclusion is really necessary. Half of the in-person interview had this same format. The other half was a normal fit interview. They asked me again about the research project.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a research project you've completed? What was your strategy and what was your biggest challenge?   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Advisory Board (Washington, DC) in May 2014.

    Interview

    This normally starts via a web board. Sending in the application was relatively basic and I was contacted within a week. The interview was over the phone and lasted about 20-30 minutes. The interviewer was very friendly and had a broad range of questions that covered methodology and experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Being questioned on your methodology can be challenging if you don't have a concrete, prepared answer.   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Advisory Board in May 2014.

    Interview

    I have been in constant contact with a current employee at the Advisory Board Company. When a position opened up, she was able to do an internal referral for me. HR contacted me the next day and I was able to schedule a phone interview a week later. The interview process took 25-30 minutes, with standard resume type questions. HR contacted me a week later to update me.

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