Datamonitor Interview Questions

Updated Jun 26, 2014
Updated Jun 26, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst- Healthcare Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Datamonitor.

    Interview Details

    I applied via LinkedIn for the Healthcare-related Analyst role. The recruiter set up a phone interview and from there a formal interview was arranged. The salary listed on Glassdoor for this position says 65k, but they are offering 40 - 50k. I met with a director and senior analyst, both really nice and genuine people who seemed to enjoy their work and the company. They asked me specific questions like, " You said you like studying viruses, what kinds?" I was a little caught off guard but recovered. We got along fine. The part where I messed up was the written "exam." They want you to read a press release and then summarize it in your own words. I got nervous and ended up basically restating what the article said. I knew I blew and sure enough, they declined any further interviews. Overall a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Why healthcare? Why Datamonitor? Tell us about your scientific research experience...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Met with a team lead, as well as a senior analyst and another analyst on the team. Spent about an hour or so with each. Pretty standard questions, some market sizing - similar to consulting interviews I've been on.

    Interview Questions
    • Only interesting one was 'how many tires are there in the US'   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Marketing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was contacted via e-mail to set up a phone interview. Passed the phone screen and was told that I would hear about the next step (taking a pre-interview exam) soon. I didn't hear back for awhile and finally contacted them to see about the test. They sent me the test which was very poorly formatted and had an equation sheet that was nearly impossible to understand. You are supposed to assume that because one word is on top of another you should divide the two variables.

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    No Offer
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    Healthcare Consultant Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Datamonitor in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Began with a phone interview with someone from HR. Next I spoke with the hiring manager for the position, who was friendly, but didn't seem to be too focused on examining me or my skills too deeply. I was then invited in to meet several members of the healthcare practice with two 2:1 interviews, an excel skills test, a powerpoint skills test, and finally another phone call with the hiring manager (who was out of the office that day).

    Overall, the entire process was pleasant. My complaint though, is that I reached out to them three times to learn their decision. Although, I was told they'd get back to me, they never did. After playing this game for a month, I gave up.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us how your background will be useful in this position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Business Development Executive 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 1 week - interviewed at Datamonitor in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    I thought that the interview was very straightfoward. They wanted to maqke sure that I understaood the product and that I was familliar with industry that I would be selling to. They gave me some basic sales roleplay sscenario. I thought it was an extremely easy interview. I pretty much know that I would get the job as soon as I was done with the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • If I were a prospect, and I told you that I already get research for free off the internet, what would you say to turn around their objection.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Healthcare Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Datamonitor in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The telephone interview was relatively general. But the written test is pretty intense. I was given 1 excel and 4 articles (15 pages) about the Avandia (GSK's rosiglitazone drug) and requested to write 300-500 words reviewing, evaluating the articles and offering my main argument about the market of Avandia from commercial aspects. Fast information extracting skill, standard Business written English skill and analytic thinking skill were tested in 1 hour written test. For a none English native speaker, it is pretty challenging.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Datamonitor in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    3-4 rounds of interview, before the final negotiation round appears. The first technical round normally includes a written/ computerized assessment; most likely to be a couple of case studies which needs 2ndary research & advanced Excel. This is the most vital round and please give your best.

    Interview Questions
    • Apart from the case studies the technical F2F round can see you answering some of the critical analytical questions. These demand the best of your common sense and presence of mind.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    In my case it was straight. I asked something which they offered actually.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Datamonitor in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview with HR and telephone interview with Director. Both interviews around 30 minutes.

    Face to face interview with director at offices reviewing CV and some competency based questions. This is followed by face to face interview with the another Director and a Principal consultant. Following interviews their is a task to complete. This involved preparing a word presentation, PowerPoint presentation and performing calculation using excel in order to answer two case study questions. Process quite straightforward and people were nice. Both interviews and case study were each 1 hour in length.

    Final interview with 6 employees asking questions more on motivation on joining Datamonitor and reviewing CV. More of a get to know you session to see if you fit in with the team.

    Interview Questions
    • Datamonitor consulting is part of Informa PLC but works as an independent subsidiary with autonomy, what are the benefits and drawbacks of this structure?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Datamonitor.

    Interview Details

    The intereview process started with a telephone interview where I was asked to role play selling a report to a licencing manager of a pharma company. The second interview was a face to face where they simply wanted to get to know my background and ask me relatively relaxed questions to sound out my interest in the job. The third interview was with my future boss and the Sales Director, farely intense questioning, they really wanted to see passion and desire

    Interview Questions
    • we really don't think you have the capabilities to succeed in this role, you haven't displayed any fight or real desire to work here, why should we employ you?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Datamonitor in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Fairly standard interview.. Started with a call from HR, then spoke with the hiring manager. Traveled to the office for a half day of 1:1 interviews, complete with presentation and writing sample

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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