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Intense interview process, even for an internal candidate. They have many rounds of interviews with senior management, capped by a 20 mins presentation.
- The presentation is focused on how you would manage your book of business. The more detail and processed oriented you can be, the better. Answer Question
offer was the offer
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A process, but once you're in, you're in. Forrester is great at acquiring top talent.
- If you know sales, you'll do fine if you show drive and motivation. Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Forrester Research (Cambridge, MA) in November 2013.
The interview process went very smoothly and was very straight forward. First I was contacted by a recruiter for a 20 minute phone screen. After having passed the phone screen, I was brought in for an interview and met with 5 members of the team. I spent roughly 30minutes with each member.
- Why do you want to be an ADM? What is the last book you have read? Answer Question
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I applied online – interviewed at Forrester Research in November 2013.
A recruiter called me in November 2013 for a screening and then I got an in person interview a few days later. I interviewed with four separate people through video conference and then went back a few days later to meet with three more people in the office. They called to tell me that they were reworking the position and that I would get more information shortly. To this day they have never told me that I did not get the position. I did reach out to the recruiter I had been working with but she told me that they were still reworking things and that if I did not hear from her that it was not a negative sign. I would say that after four months it is safe to assume that I did not get the position. Considering how many interviews I went through you would think that they would do me the courtesy of telling me that I was not chosen. Obviously the way this whole process was handled was less than professional.
- There were no difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Forrester Research (Cambridge, MA) in October 2013.
Initial dialogue was made by a recruiter via Linked In in-mail. He/she would be the main contact in the hiring process.Then a phone interview as a screening process started within 1-2 weeks. If they felt the candidates have the right skill sets and background, they might bring them on-site for further group interview etc.
- No technical questions were asked during initial screening process. The corporate recruiters were easy going and asking basic questions regarding the candidates' work history and relevant project experience. 1 Answer
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Forrester Research (Cambridge, MA).
Long interview process, which was fantastic. Met with 6 different people individually for a half hour conversation each. Portfolio review/conversational style Q&A. Nothing daunting about the process, I felt prepared, and very welcomed. Everyone seemed to love working there.
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Initial Communication was great, but faded as the interview process got longer. The process was long - 1 phone interview with the HR Recruiter. This recruiter then becomes your contact for the rest of the process. I then had 2 separate phone interviews with different vice presidents, and one 4-hour in person interview. Also had to take a skills test during the in-person interview.
- A series of "either/or" questions that don't really have right or wrong answers. IE: "do you prefer working alone or in groups?" When I tried to say I can do both, the interviewer told me to pick one. Answer Question
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I was contacted by the hr and scheduled a phone interview later that week. The interview was typical. Basically we went through my recent research experiences. Talked about the skills I used in the research. She also asked about whether I'm willing to relocate and my salary expectation.
- No unexpected questions. Questions are basic. Answer Question
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I got an email from a recruiter saying she wanted to connect and talk about my background because she thought I was a good fit. 30 minutes prior to the interview, she vowed rescheduled and I never set a date. I had to call another recruiter and speak with her. She told me she would contact me within a few days to speak with a hiring manager, and after 3 emails and a phone call on my behalf, I never heard back.
- The initial interview was very easy. Answer Question
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Significant amount of interviews then in-person presentation.
- During the presentation, it was a very detailed question about the data and how it was sourced. Answer Question
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