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Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014
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    Manager, Advisory Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at BSR.

    Interview Details

    Pretty straightforward process. It included two phone screens, then in person interviews with three people, and then I was made an offer. I was not asked any difficult questions and to this day do not understand why. The interview process since I was hired has changed a bit and seems more rigorous, especially at the senior level with presentations and writing samples required. I had to do none of that.

    Interview Questions
    • None actually - I was just asked to explain my experience in more detail.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. Salary was low, and they wouldn't budge.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Associate - NYC Office Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at BSR in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Great organization, but unprofessional in hiring process. Received ambiguous responses after inquiring about process and steps. Poor follow-through in responding after final round interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Salaries are way too low. The only way you can afford to take these positions is if you are supported by a trust fund.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate, Advisory Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at BSR in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    BSR is a solid organization. Make sure you come well prepared and able to answer CSR and sustainability questions. If you can bring specific expertise in a particular area, mention it too.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager, Advisory Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at BSR in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Online application.
    Initial phone screen -- 30 min.
    In person interview with 3 individuals and one group of two.

    Interview Questions
    • Social responsibility challenges facing pharma industry.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary too low for management consulting manager role.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate, Advisory Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at BSR in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    PHONE INTERVIEW- pretty standard behavioral interview. 30 minutes.

    THREE 1:1 INTERVIEWS, 30min each: including one with the same person who did the phone interview (who was recruiting to replace herself). Also relatively standard behavioral questions, as well as some content questions to test my knowledge.

    I was told to expect an answer by the end of the week, and never got one in spite of several emails to the various interviewers and several phone calls to the woman conducting the principal interview over the next two weeks. Very disappointing to just be left hanging.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me about the big CSR issues a company would face. (she left the industry/actual specific company choice up to me. i answered for a standard financial services industry as she had experience working with banks)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BSR in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    brought in to the office for 3 days. Round of interviews with senior management and directors. No testing. The most extensive part was salary negotiation. Important to understand the structure of the organization and how you fit into the structure.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manager, Advisory Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at BSR.

    Interview Details

    The recruiting process occurred over an extended period of time. I had several conversations with directors - some formal, some informal. The focus of these conversations was primarily on confirming a match in cultural and management style. There were some questions about past experiences and skills as relevant to the role.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had negotiate a personal conflict   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Was able to negotiate to get a slightly higher salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BSR in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received prompt call, interviewed on phone, never heard from them again

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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