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CEB Research Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 7, 2014
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Research Analyst

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at CEB in December 2013.

Interview Details – Very quick and friendly process if I can say. The process went very fast once started . I have to add that I was contacted more than 3 weeks after applying

Interview Question – Received a test to work on for 2 weeks   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Basic


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Average Interview

Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst

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

Interview Details – Pretty simple, email of interest, took forever getting in contact afterwards, but might have been because of snow and weather. Then phone interview walking through resume, then invitation for 3 hour in person interview. Three rounds with mid-level execs, 2 hours behavioral, one case study. Nothing particularly difficult, just situations and how i would deal with them, past experiences, rewarding skills and preferred work habits.

Interview Question – A company is patenting eye drops that cure nearsightedness for a month. How would you advise them to roll out the product?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Coming out of public sector, they named a number way higher than I had considered, and I accepted it.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at CEB.

Interview Details – The interview process was divided into two: the behavioral interview, and the case interview the day after. Each one lasted about 1 hour, and the questions were fair. However, do not expect for them to notify you about whether you got the job or not. Quite unprofessional

Interview Question – All questions were fair and expected. The case question was the eye drop one that has been mentioned before. You are asked to calculate market size, expected price of the product, etcetera.   Answer Question


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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


No Offer

Positive Experience

Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst

Interviewed at CEB

Interview Details – I found this opportunity through our on-campus recruitment. Afterwards, I went to a couple recruitment events hosted at my school. The people are very kind and down to earth. They seem capable and passionate about their jobs.

Interview Question – Tell us about a time when you demonstrated leadership skills.   Answer Question


No Offer

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Average Interview

Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst

I applied online - interviewed at CEB in October 2013.

Interview Details – I applied online and the recruiter emailed me to schedule a phone interview. It was mostly typical behavioral questions. A little over a week I heard that I didn't get advanced to the next round. They are looking for someone who had a capstone research project and other research experiences in a corporate setting.

Interview Question – Tell me about your research experiences.   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at CEB.

Interview Details – Sent in my resume via college. Was notified that I got an interview but had to take a (IQ) test first. 2 CEB employees/alumni of my college (both very awkward, lacked social skills) came to my college's career center to hold the interviews. It was one round - 30 minutes about my resume and research experience, 30 minutes of a case study.

Interview Question – Don't be afraid to ask for specific information during the case study. I relied on my mental calculator and after awhile the interviewer told me he would give me the numbers I wanted if I just asked.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at CEB.

Interview Details – Through campus recruiting, once you submit your resume and receive an interview, you have to take an online behavioral and personality test. After that (you don't have to pass), you have a case and behavioral interview

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to work in a team to solve a complex problem   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They do not negotiate


No Offer

Negative Experience

Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university - interviewed at CEB in October 2012.

Interview Details – Interviewed through my campus career center. Before going in for the interview, I had to complete an online personality inventory and an online IQ type test that involved identifying patterns in shapes. Then two sixty-minute interviews. Fit interview was fine - typical fit questions and a lot of behavioral questions. Case interview question was apparently the same as every other analyst's.

I suppose then they choose who they want to make an offer to. I wouldn't know, as it's been over a month since I initially interviewed and they STILL haven't given me a final answer. About two weeks after the interview they sent me an email saying they wanted to continue considering me and were "ironing out logistical details" around offers and hoped to make a final decision in the next few weeks (that was a month ago). Two weeks after that, they sent me another email apologizing for the delay and saying they're still interested in considering me. I haven't heard from them since. In response to their first email a month ago, I replied and said I had a decision deadline and asked if it would be possible to get an answer by the deadline. No one even bothered to answer that email of mine. My interviewers were nice, but this process is putting a very negative taste in my mouth. I understand that I'm not their first choice, but it seems rather inconsiderate to take this long to give me an answer; I have interviewed with other small firms and they've made their decisions much faster.

Interview Question – We've developed a new brand of eyedrops that can cure nearsightedness for 30 days. Produce a price point, market size, and go to market strategy for our new product.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst
Washington, DC

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at CEB.

Interview Details – First had an on-campus interview. It was behavior based and the questions were relatively easy ( mostly about my personality, job experience, etc) Then asked some more detailed questions about the job. Then went for a final round interview.

Interview Question – What aspect of the company is most appealing to you?   Answer Question

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