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No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Feb 2013 – Reviewed Apr 22, 2013
Interview Details – I applied online and was contacted a few days later by a recruiter. There was a phone interview with the recruiter within a week. We discussed my background and research experience. A one-on-one interview was scheduled for the following week. The questions were basic, not much about my background or analytical ability. I was told that there would be another interview to meet with a colleague who was unable to participate in the one-on-one interview that day. Last contact was almost 2 months ago and I haven't heard anything about the interview or position.
Interview Question – Why Ipsos? Why market research? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 11, 2013
Interview Details – 2 rounds, standard competency questions, level of understanding of marketing research
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 27, 2013
Interview Details – Straightforward process, interviewed with the General Manager, direct supervisor (Senior Research Manager), and 2 other Directors from other departments. After interview, was initially told they gave the position to someone else, but a couple months down the line they contacted me again and said there was an opening and hired me.
Interview Question – Nothing unusual, just general interview fluff questions about my analytical abilities, university coursework, interests, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate. This was my first job out of university and I hadn't thought to negotiate.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Cincinnati, OH – Reviewed Jan 25, 2013
Interview Details – I did not interview and started there via acquisition of my former company
Interview Question – Unknown Answer Question
Negotiation Details – n/a
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY – Reviewed Oct 10, 2012
Interview Details – Emailed by HR to be contacted for initial overview. Set up a time and person spoke briefly about the position and company. She then told me I would be contacted with a hiring manager for a phone interview. She initially did not get back to me and was terrible at answering emails. Finally got a phone interview over a week later. After that I was not contacted for over a MONTH. sent several emails regarding to interview, not one was answered.
Interview Question – Easy initial interview spoke about previous experience, why marketing industry, why this position... etc simple questions. View Answer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Culver City, CA Oct 2009 – Reviewed Sep 6, 2012
Interview Details – Informal, was recruited and lured to OTX which became Ipsos.
Negotiation Details – Was able to increase salary by nearly 25% and up relo from 20k to 30k. Did financial analysis of tax and cost of living impact moving from Texas to California, came back with counteroffer based on that analysis.
No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL – Reviewed Aug 22, 2012
Interview Details – Contacted quickly and set up a day to go in for a full-day interview. The day was great, everyone was friendly. They promised to contact within two weeks, two weeks later they promised to inform who had received a position by the end of the month (June), by the beginning of July they then promised to inform us by the end of summer. Almost two months after the last contact received there has not been any further contact from the company and no news as to a position. Very unprofessional!
Interview Question – Administered standardized tests that were impossible to finish in the time allowed. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Bellevue, WA Jul 2012 – Reviewed Jul 20, 2012
Interview Details –
A Senior VP with whom I had met several months previously passed my resume along to the hiring manager. The hiring manager (also a SVP) called me to gauge my interest, and I was interested.
I spoke to the SVP and two VPs over the course of about three weeks. Two interviews were over the phone and the third was an in-person meeting in the office. All the interviews were fairly informal, friendly, and pleasant. They clearly understood who I was, my skills, and where I would fit in the company, and so their questions were designed to determine whether I was a good personality fit rather than whether I was competent or not.
I finally met the SVP (the hiring manager) in person on a Tuesday, and was offered the job the following Monday.
Interview Question – What has been your experience working with Microsoft clients? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I received an offer on a Monday, reviewed it and chatted with the hiring manager on Wednesday. Requested a slightly higher salary, and the offer was revised that same day. I accepted the offer after I received the revised version.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Jun 2011 – Reviewed Jun 30, 2011
Interview Details – It was long and tedious but also enjoyable.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Yes, but they offered me more than I expected or asked for.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Sep 2008 – Reviewed Oct 11, 2010
Interview Details –
The hiring process is rather lengthy, however, necessary. Ipsos does a very good job of ensuring the employee is actually qualified to do the job. They also are quite good at explaining exactly what the position entails.
I had over 6 interviews with Ipsos employees. The disadvantage to this is it makes the interview process very lengthy. The advantage is you get to speak to the majority of the people you would be working with on a day to day basis.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you worked in a team enviornment Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate.
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