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Project Director Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at Ipsos in August 2012.
Interview Details – After successful phone and two in-person interviews I was denied the job. The initial HR director recommended me for another more market research role, which I applied and was never contacted. No hard feelings though. I imagine it would be a great company to work for.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected, pretty average interview. Answer Question
Research Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Ipsos in August 2009.
Interview Details – Phone interview with HR to start and then I scheduled an appointment to meet the team. Met with a total of 5 people in one of the conference rooms. First with Director level senior management and then a group of peers. Senior managers were more interested in skill set while peers were looking for personality fit
Interview Question – No difficult questions but I supposed this depends on who is interviewing you. What is you biggest weakeness is what was probably hardest but is typical Answer Question
Research Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Ipsos in February 2013.
Interview Details – First I had an interview with HR manager via phone and then I was invited to a face-to-face interview. I was interviewed by 5 people. Later they informed me that they hired somebody within the company.
Interview Question – What is your experience with SQL? Answer Question
Research Associate Interview (Negative Experience)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Ipsos in February 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
Research Executive Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at Ipsos.
Interview Details – 2 rounds, standard competency questions, level of understanding of marketing research
Senior Research Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Ipsos.
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.
Research Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Ipsos.
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
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Senior Vice President, Marketing Science Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Ipsos in October 2009.
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.
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