Arbitron Interview Questions

Updated Jun 12, 2014
Updated Jun 12, 2014
17 Interview Reviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    applied online. got phone call, and then onsite interview. three weeks later, job offered. the interview questions were not difficult. managers were nice. I introduced myself and persuaded my skill sets to them. I had relevant work experience before. very smooth very professional. by the way, I am local candidate.

    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Information Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Arbitron.

    Interview Details

    I was referred to Arbitron by a former co-worker. The hiring manager initially interviewed me, directly followed by

    Interview Questions
    • It was a pretty standard interview, and not many behavioral questions, more about what skills I had used in my current and past jobs.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None - the offer was better than my salary at the time.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Arbitron in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview by hiring manager to get a feel about what I wanted and fitting into the organization. In person interview with panel consisting of hiring manager, developer and analyst, questions were highlevel to gauge understanding of how I worked.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I tried to get more vacation, but failed.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Membership Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Arbitron in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Awesome company to interview with. They used technology including Skype to interview prior to having me make the trip to headquarters. Thorough process where information was given as well as obtained. Got to meet with VP as well as hiring manager and HR people. Provided info on benefits and opportunities before even offering me the job. Provided health insurance from day one of employment. Covered all travel expenses related to interview process.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing was really difficult or unexpected. The interview process fit the position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The process was smooth and seamless. The hiring manager was phenomenal to work with and made the process of coming on board fun.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Arbitron in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I found the interview process to be typical and professional. I met with a 3 people in the marketing department: one person who interacts directly with the position, and two management. Questions presented were typical interview question: tell me about your background, what makes you a good candidate for this position, what could you bring to the position. It went very smoothly, nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    • What are your suggestions to make the department better?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They were inflexible on negotiations. They had a number and presented it. I came back with my own number. Despite my being exceedingly qualified for the position, they only offered a slight increase up from their initial offer, the reasoning being 'this is our budget for the position.' My advice is to cover the topic of salary - even just a range -in the beginning stages of the interview process. This way, you don't go so far down the line and end up disappointed at the end.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Arbitron in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Several phone interviews followed by a day of 1:1 and a 2:1 interview at their office.

    Interview Questions
    • What is your greatest weakness and what do you do to overcome it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Panel Relations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Arbitron in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was part of the layoffs before and then came back and applied for a different position. I have good reviews from previous management. I was just randomly selected for the layoff. All of this to say aside from the test's mentioned it was pretty straightforward. People at Arbitron are really nice. Even my very first interview.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Im really not that good about that process so I took the first offer. It was reasonable. They actually pay alot for what you do.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Training Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Arbitron in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    con: took very long for recruiter to respond to resume
    phone interview, 1:1 interviews, group interview, presentation

    Interview Questions
    • What do you prefer: working independently or in a team?   View Answer
    • What are your salary expectations?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    don't tell recruiter what you want to earn--its probably more than she earns
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Arbitron in November 2007.

    Interview Details

    Spelling test states and major cities, verbal personality test in office over the phone, then an explanation of what you will be doing their. It is a very quick process and they will tell you in person if you have been hired or not. They do not check references as it is an immediate hire.

    Interview Questions
    • They just ask you about your past experience working in a sales or call center position.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    $16.75 is the pay rate now, but at my interview it was $16. There's no room for a higher salary negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Ernākulam (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Ernākulam (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Arbitron in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    the process began after a preliminary evaluation of resumes.the personnel interview occurred in college.first it was gd then hr interview.after gd some students were selected.the selected were having hr interwiew for 30 minutes In college.they asked varying questions.technical questions were there.they asked about future plans after graduation too.

    Interview Questions
    • well telling about future plans is difficult.because it depends on lot of factors.you cannot precisely tell about your future plans as it changes from time to time.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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