Interviewed at Euromonitor
Interview Details – After submitting application I received email to schedule a phone interview in the coming days. Phone interview went well and lasted about 20 minutes or so - the interviewer was very kind.
Interview Question – None come to mind. Pretty straightforward interview Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Euromonitor in September 2013.
Interview Details – I was first contacted for a phone interview by HR. The questions were pretty standard on my background and qualifications and were followed by a hypothetical market sizing question. I was contacted a couple of days later for an in office interview with two managers. Again, the questions were pretty standard, followed by another hypothetical market sizing question (how to size the market for eggs in a given country). This was followed by several skills test: Spanish conversation, writing an email in Spanish (I applied for a job covering LatAm markets), writing analysis of the growth of the tobacco industry based on data supplied, and an math test in Excel. I was not prepared for the tests as I was not told in advance about them, but did not find them to be too challenging. The whole process took about 2 hours (interview + tests). I was called back about a week later for the final interview with the same two managers. I was asked more questions about my background and ability to manage people and also asked a few more marketing/product placement type questions. I was offered the job a couple of days later.
Interview Question – How would you determine how many eggs are sold in a country in a given year? What sources would you use, what assumptions would you make? Why would you use those sources? How long do you think it would take to complete this type of study? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Euromonitor in June 2013.
Interview Details –
Shortly after applying online I was initially contacted by a HR representative. She asked if I would be interested in conducting an interview over the phone, to which I said yes. The first interview consisted of basic resume questions and after a positive experience, I was invited into the office for a second round, in-person interview.
This interview was conducted by a senior consultant and a younger analyst. The questions started with basic inquisitions about my interest in the field of market research and the company. After these questions, the two went back and fourth asking me case study questions (ex. What would make someone buy Coke, as opposed to other drinks?) This process lasted about an hour, after which I was told that I was going take a basic analysis and math test. I was led into a small room where there was a laptop open with word and excel documents already open with listed questions. These questions tested basic math and analysis skills.
After finishing the test and leaving the interview, I was told to wait back to hear if I would advance to the next round of interviews. I didn't hear back from the company for some time, until I received an email from the HR rep saying they had chosen to go with another candidate.
Interview Question – If you had to find out how many eggs were sold in the US last year, how would you go about doing this? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Euromonitor.
Interview Details –
I applied for a Research position at Euromonitor's Chicago office in the winter of 2012-2013. They contacted me within about ten days after I applied and scheduled me for a phone interview the following week. The phone interview was fairly straight forward: tell me about yourself/go through your resume/why are you interested in Euromonitor/what do you hope to gain/etc. At the end, I was scheduled to come in to the Chicago office the following week.
The first in-person interview was fairly straight forward as well. I met with two mid-level managers who asked me some of the same questions. My next task was to walk them through how I would approach estimating the market size of a few common household products, as well as how I think about certain well-known product brands. The next task was to provide some written analysis on a data set and to do some basic spreadsheet work on Excel. The whole interview took two hours.
I was called in for a second round interview two weeks later. I met with two more mid-level research managers who asked me some of the same questions, as well as my expected trajectory within the organization. I did another basic case question and a few behavioral questions including what to do if I and my client reach different conclusions regarding business strategy. They answered questions and showed me some of the software they use on a daily basis. I then met with two junior analysts who answered a few more questions. The whole process took two and a half hours.
Finally, they called asking for references and my transcripts. A week later I received an offer.
Interview Question – Estimate how one might estimate the market size for a number of common consumer products and walk the interviewers through your thought processes. Name five or six sources where you might obtain data for this exercise. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – They offered me a comfortable starting salary, but I received another (for less money) that more aligned with my ideal career interests.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Euromonitor in January 2013.
Interview Details – It was a 3 step process. First was a standard HR phone interview. Then I was brought in to speak with the direct manager. Once I passed that round, I was given access to one of the systems in Euromonitor for 24 hours before my next interview. Then I had to come in an roleplay a demonstration of Euromonitor and the system.
Interview Question – Nothing was unexpected. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Euromonitor in June 2012.
Interview Details –
My experience was similar to the other business development person on this review board, The Manager is very dry, monotone, and emotionless, I never got a chance to show my personality. Every time where something came up where we shared something in common or shared a viewpoint, He would just continue the conversation. No laughs, no smiles, no nods, no nothing.
I started with a phone interview with their HR person/Recruiter. She knows very little about the various individual sales teams at the company, but soon found out there was much disconnect between what I was told about the role and the reality of the role. The Manager/Interviewer seemed a little perturbed even though my understanding of the role was based on what his own recrutter.
The manager said a few odd things in the interview. Chief amongst them was he said that Euromonitor is a very laid back culture, very 9-5, which is odd as sales jobs are never laid back or 9-5 jobs. My best guess at the time, was he was setting a trap to see how I would respond, but I did not take the bait and merely thanked him for giving me insight on the company culture.
I found out a week later that I did not get the role, but they said they liked my background and to stay in touch. as they have openings all the time. They keep posting an opening for the position I interviewed for and never filled it (as I know people on the inside). I think they are just interviewing people to test the market and will hire only if they get the perfect candidate
Overall, I just the sense that this company is unsure of its direction, has poor management (or at least management with poor personalities), is unsure if it wishes to hire people, and misleads people during the recruiting and interviewing process.
Interview Question – We have a very laid back culture, very 9-5 culture. We are not aggressive sales people, are you comfortable with that. View Answer
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Euromonitor in May 2012.
Interview Details – My qualifications were a bit over the role I was applying for - I come from a much better market intelligence firm where I was leaving due to being passed up on a promotion. So when I was asked random questions that were based on market research speculation, I answered it poorly curious as to if it was a joke because the questions a) were so poorly worded b) the condescension behind it. This is low level firm acting like they're Google (but without the benefits). It seemed condescending to ask these types of questions. The people who interviewed me seemed like brand new managers (I could be wrong). They were both very insecure and indirect. They also stepped on one another during the interview process. I'm lucky I didn't get it, because I got a much higher offer doing less work elsewhere, but, I will never forget the bumbling dual management interview, with the condescending questions that came from a firm with no right to be.
Interview Question – If you had to figure out how many people drink X in this country how would you do it? The way the question was worded was confusing because where I come from we have various sources and products and cross products and systems to use to gather data. So we can work anywhere. But Euromonitor has no system or product other than it's own in house product. So when I suggested using Google they said that was not correct. However, when I suggested using common used software and algorithmic solutions - they were clueless. So I'm not sure how to answer that other than imply a breakdown of markets. But I didn't think they'd want that given they have no software or methodology to measure it off of anyway. Again, I'm lucky not to work there. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Euromonitor in April 2012.
Interview Details –
I was sent over to Euromonitor through a employment agency. They mentioned the role is pretty much the same role as I had previously done for rover 7+ years. Reading up on them, it seems like a good fit and I was open to speaking to them.
I didn’t have an initial phone interview with the HR person (from what I remember now), but by passed to the 1-1 interview because the recruiter was good friends with the HR person at the company. So I was scheduled for an interview a couple of days later with the Sales Manager in charge of the group I’d be working in.
I was a little nervous, but speaking the lingo of what the company did, and what the role entailed was easy. I had done it for years before! I thought it was going well.. he asked me to tell me about myself, and then we went through my education, along with my job history.. all the normal stuff. He was dry, and I kept trying to loosen up, but couldn’t. I had solid answers, but I’m sure my personality couldn’t come out. Towards the end I felt like he thought I lied to him about my experience because I did grow rapidly within the company. He asked me to give him the names and info of my past managers so he could call and verify my information. The interview was about an hour long if not more.
I followed up with a thank you letter and the contact info for my past managers. The recruiter told me I didn’t make it to the next round of interviews. She said “he liked your experience, but found it hard that you were so successful” lol I don’t know what that means.. but that was the end of the interview process for me.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Euromonitor in April 2012.
Interview Details –
Well, I had read fairly bad reviews about this company and I now I can add mine to the long list.. Nr1 it took almost 3 weeks and 3 reminding email to finally get a phone interview. Short notice seemed to be the way things are done since I was given 1 day to get myself ready..and when you are already a business professional, this is rough.. I talked to the person who basically asked me VERY detailled information about my background, academic and professional achievements + questions like "how would you find out how many apples are produced in the US"... some might think it is a funny and interessting question (which I thought it was) but on phone..seriously?? You wanna give the chance of a personal interaction for questions like these...
All together the person was just asking questions with absolutely no interaction or interest in my answers, so if you dont match their requirements, you basically have no chance of even getting a 1-1 interview.. I was very disappointed since I have friends doing this job in other companies with the same degrees and sometimes less professional experience!
I was told to hear an answer + feedback on thursday...got a very generic email the next monday evening.. so this was basically a waste of my time and I will not keep anything good about it.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Euromonitor in September 2011.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview to discuss my educational and work background with HR and was offered a first round interview in their office a few days later. The interview was with the US Market Team lead and the Head of Research. The interview mainly consisted of what I specialized in at my previous work and two case questions regarding how I would go about doing the research on certain products.
Interview Question – What comes to your mind when purchasing a cold beverage and what would you advise a client to do Answer Question
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