Advisory Board Sales and Marketing Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 21, 2014
Updated Aug 21, 2014
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Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Interview Details

I applied online through their website and got an email asking for an interview. I interviewed with them a couple of days later. The interviewer was pretty nice. It was a pretty standard question and answer interview which didn't really leave much for your personality to come through. Took the entire 30 min.

Interview Questions
  • What about your school administration would you change?   Answer Question
No Offer

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    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Let me just start out by saying I have had plenty of interviews and have actually conducted interviews myself. So, of course I went into this prepared and not too nervous. However, the interview itself was pretty straight forward, questions were standard and asked pretty much every question I've seen on these reviews. This was my second interview with ABC, first one I got an offer, but declined and took a position at a different company. First interview was excellent, asked the same questions (what would you change about your college, name an experience with a disgruntled customer etc.), but the interviewer the first time was totally engaged, asked me questions as I was speaking to make it more of a conversation and made me feel more comfortable. However, the interviewer the second time literally gave me no responses after my answers, which made me feel totally awkward, so as a result, I think I began to over think my answers and completely babble on. The interviewer was quite nice though and soft spoken, but seriously after I would give a thoughtful response, she would just simply say "mhm" or "ok" and then ask another standard interview question. Yikes. Still waiting to hear back.

    Interview Questions
    • After already saying I was goal-oriented, she asked me the question immediately after "Do you think you are motivated by your goals or others" ... just made me sound extremely repetitive.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    I applied online via LinkedIn. They got back to me within a week inquiring about a phone interview. I confirmed and had the phone interview within the next couple of days. The recruiter was professional and very nice. The interview was more question and answer than conversational. It lasted 30 minutes tops. They told me they would let me know if I made it to second round interview within a week and a half. After two weeks, they emailed me asking for an in-person interview which was scheduled promptly.

    Interview Questions
    • Pretty straightforward questions:
      What was a time you had to be goal oriented?
      How do you keep organized? etc.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Accepted second round interview. have not gotten to negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process took about 3 weeks, I applied online and received a call to schedule an interview within a few business days. For the phone interview, the interviewer called a day earlier than scheduled and confirmed through email, and then kind of implied the next day that it was my fault and that it needed to be rescheduled. Interview took about 20-30 minutes, the interviewer was very nice and friendly. She asked me how organized I was, how I have handled a disgruntled customer in the past, and asked for a detailed explanation of major projects from previous work experience. Overall, a good practice interview. The questions were not particularly hard, but they did not really let your personality show. She said that they would stay in contact whether or not I would be invited to the 2nd round of interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain (in detail) what you know about Advisory Board and what it does.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    I reached out to an alum of my university and he passed my resume onto the HR department for a first interview - I got contacted within a few weeks and had a phone interview. The interviewer was very sweet and engaging. She told me they would contact me within two weeks if I went any further in the process, but I did not get any other contact after the first interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  6.  

    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was very punctual, extremely polite. She sent me the job description before the interview and wanted to make sure that I looked over it. I printed it out, but it was not necessary to have in front of you during the interview. We chatted on the phone for 20 minutes and then said that she would take 1-2 weeks to get back to me. The questions were the usual interview questions, but the big one was the administration question. Make sure you have thought about your answer before the phone conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • If there was something you could change about your schools administration, what would it be?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary too low

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    I was got the phone interview through an internal referral system. The tone of the interview was stigmatizing, and there was no conversation or feedback element whatsoever. I was never able to relax and be myself to answer the questions without awkwardly overanalyzing everything before I spoke, which is what I believe led to my demise.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask about your college GPA and whether or not it was a reflection of your work ethic.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    I had a friend put in a referral for me and then received an email from one of the HR contacts. We had a good phone conversation and she asked about my background and how it could relate as well as told me in more detail about the company and the position. Said I would hear back about another interview within the next few weeks and got an email saying I did not make the cut. Was told prior to the interview that it is tough to make it through these interviews to get a job but good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • No crazy questions just know your resume and ask about the position and company   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    -Referred by friend for position
    -Contacted by recruiter 3 weeks later
    -Interviewed with recruiter 1 week later
    -Heard back 2 weeks later that I was accepted for onsite interview
    -Was flown down to DC 3 weeks later and was given a tour, had 2 interviews with 2 managers each, and was taken to lunch
    -2 days later was asked to do another interview (was promised this would be last) over the phone
    -10 days later was called and received offer

    Everybody was very friendly and the recruiter was very accommodating.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions were pretty basic. Show that you have some knowledge of the company, that you are goal-oriented and driven, and that you can deal with constant rejection.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Does not seem like there is much room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales and Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Advisory Board.

    Interview Details

    I was referred to ABC by a friend who works there and about a week after my resume was submitted, I received an email asking me to set up a phone interview. Interview was very simple - questions concentrated on personal experiences and experiences outlined in my resume. Interviewer was very nice and helpful when I had questions about ABC.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you change about your college (policy wise).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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