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Updated Jul 5, 2014
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Business Development Associate Interview

Business Development Associate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at CEB in January 2013.

Interview Details – Submitted resume, met at career fair and phone interview.

Interview Question – Tell me a time you worked on a team   Answer Question

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Business Development Associate Interview

Business Development Associate
Arlington, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CEB in January 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online, was contacted by a recruiter, one phone interview, invited to their interview day and flown out, then had a day of presentations and at the end a building tour, which they call a job shadow, and a 2:1 interview.

Interview Question – how did you determine someone's values and use them as a way to close a sale   Answer Question

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Account Management Representative Interview

Account Management Representative

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at CEB.

Interview Details – Several 1:1 personality interviews with spectrum of managers (direct & senior)

Interview Question – Nothing exceptionally tricky, charisma goes a long way.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – very little room for negotiation. Base is compartively low, incentive pacakages are attractive, but deceiving - 40% goes straight into Uncle Sam's pocket

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Survey
Rochester, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at CEB in February 2014.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview with HR and felt is was very scripted. She was clearly reading and doing it at a extremely fast speed. So fast that I had to ask her to repeat herself several times. The interviewer also stated that I would hear back if I was to, receive a face-to-face or if they were going to pass on me. It's been almost three weeks. I decided that if I were to get an offer, I would decline.

Interview Question – The questions were not difficult at all, in fact, I feel the only question asked was; what have you done with your past/current employer that you are proud of? It was mostly reviewing my resume.   Answer Question

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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at CEB in January 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online for the position through the company website and was contacted within a week to schedule a phone screen with a recruiter. The recruiter sent the link to an assessment to complete online.

Interview Question – Typical questions - strengths/ weaknesses/ tell me about yourself   Answer Question

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Coordinator Interview

Coordinator
Washington, DC

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at CEB in February 2011.

Interview Details – 3 interviews: 1 on the phone with HR, and 2 in person. The phone interview is to filter any of those who thought they were applying for something else. The two in person interviews were to meet the manager of the position and then the senior level. I've had it so that there was one person for half the time and then another for the other half, and where both are in there the full time.

Interview Question – Prioritize the following according to urgency.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There are no negotiations for the Coord role.

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Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst

Interviewed at CEB

Interview Details – Behavioral interview and case interview, both of which lasted about an hour. The behavioral interview questions they asked matched the samples I found on their site pretty closely, and the case was one that I think they'd re-used from a previous year so I think they don't change very often.

Interview Question – I stumbled on questions about process improvements and leadership in previous positions. They're definitely looking for a task-action-result format in answers to their questions. The case was relatively straightforward, but you have to ask a lot of questions to get all the relevant info, though they'll give you a lot of it. Be ready to do long multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction by hand during the interview.   Answer Question

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Business Development Associate Interview

Business Development Associate
Arlington, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at CEB in January 2014.

Interview Details – Although I am currently a senior at my university, I missed the hiring period for my school so I applied online after their deadline. This was not an issue. A recruiter emailed me within a week of my submission and we set up a time to do a phone interview about a week after. The phone interview was a rundown of my history and basic behavioral questions- nothing out of the ordinary. You will need to take a personality test and a reading comprehension test. This went well and I was invited to attend a final round with about 15 other applicants in Arlington about a month later. They put me up in a hotel the night before and we arrived early and had about three hours in the morning dedicated to presentations about the company. You can almost go into this day not knowing anything about the company. After lunch, you will sit in a 45 minute interview with two managers and they will ask you to give a run-down of your resume and ask you three basic behavioral questions- no case, nothing tricky. Following this you will shadow a BDA for about half an hour and then leave. Pretty simple day that went by quickly.

Interview Question – I would make sure you are familiar with CEB's challenger sales approach. This was a big portion of what they talked about. The behavioral questions are pretty standard with everywhere I've interviewed, just make sure you know yourself and have good examples from your experience. Follow the CAR model in telling your answers (Circumstance, Action, Result) and you should be fine.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Arlington, VA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at CEB.

Interview Details – Young interviewers led misguided questions, and were not very professional.

Interview Question – Choose three words that best describe you, and choose one of the three that your co-workers would say BEST describes you   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

I applied online and interviewed at CEB.

Interview Details – I had two interviews. The first was over the phone with someone in the recruiting department. They called and set up a time to talk within a week of me submitting my resume online. The interviewer was smart and enthusiastic and indicated that she would contact me again if I would be considered for the position. I received a call and came into the office for a second interview. I met with two different people at the interview. They were both very intelligent and prepared. They asked a lot of thought provoking questions and were definitely focused on the behavioral based interview.

Interview Question – They asked me a question about what was the best class I took during college. That threw me off because at the time I had been out of school for over a year and had another job before interviewing for this one and did not anticipate many questions about it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They offered me a "moving bonus" which helped encourage me to accept this position at the time.

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