Affinnova Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Associate Research Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Affinnova.
Interview Details – Applied online on a whim while looking for other similar positions (Forrester, GWfK, Nielsen, etc.). The process started about 5 days later when someone reached out to me to arrange a Skype interview. Two days later I was brought in for 3 one-hour interviews with two analysts and the hiring manager. Four days later, I was brought in for 2 one-hour interviews with two research directors and a 90 minute interview with two analysts. After sometime (I had an abroad commitment of 2 weeks for a personal) I was asked to come in for a 1.5-2 hour conversation with the CEO. A day later I was told to expect an offer letter, which I signed.
The entire process, although long, was very positive. I genuinely found myself excited to work with all of the people that I had interviewed with throughout and it seems that company is undergoing a paradigm shift in how it hires.
Interview Question – Towards the end of the interview process, there was a shift more towards my past, like "What was your first job in high school?" past. That was interesting to me. Answer Question
Associate Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Affinnova in March 2014.
Interview Details – I applied to Affinnova through my college career center. I got an email within a week to schedule a phone interview. They got back less than a week after the first phone call to invite me to Chicago for a second round in-office interview. The office has a great location (Willis Tower) and the people are quite warm. Gave us an IQ test for the first hour, followed by three 45-minute back-to-back interviews with Senior Analysts. The session ended with a brief one-on-one with a current AA. All in all, it was a good experience
Interview Question – Unexpected: why did you choose your childhood hobby and how did that help you in your college career? Answer Question
Accountant/Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Affinnova in March 2014.
Interview Details – Applied through school website and was offered interview. Met with two members of the team for about 30 minutes each. Both seemed pretty easygoing/laid back
Interview Question – If I had to fill this office with ping pong balls how many would I need? Answer Question
Associate Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Affinnova in March 2012.
Interview Details – Applied online; got back to me within a week to set up a phone interview. Following the phone interview I was invited to interview onsite at headquarters in Waltham, MA. On-site interview consisted of an hour long IQ type written test, followed by two hour long one on one interviews.
Interview Question – IQ type test word scrambles Answer Question
VP-Client Solutions Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Affinnova in January 2011.
Interview Details – spoke to Recruiter, set meeting with SVP, spoke with EVP, met CEO,
Interview Question – Why should we hire you? Answer Question
IT Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Affinnova
Interview Details – Interviewed with hiring manager, CFO and staff
Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Affinnova
Interview Details – contacted by recruiter, and interview with 3 engineers in the first round. that's basicly design pattern, some resume question and simple algorithms. then the second round took 2 hours with vp.
Interview Question – asked sth about map reduce as i have that on my resume Answer Question
Entry Level Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Affinnova.
Interview Question – Todo MVC app. Answer Question
Market Research Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Affinnova in February 2013.
Interview Details – The process started with a phone interview after I submitted my resume to my college's career services website. I was then offered to come in for an interview where I took an IQ test and had two hour long interviews. I was then told a week later that I had received the job.
Interview Question – Pretty basic behavioral interview questions. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I had another offer from another company that was more competitive.