MaPS Interview Questions

Updated Jun 21, 2015
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    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at MaPS.

    Interview

    First round was a phone interview; second round was a three hour segment broken up into the following - 1 in-person interview, 2 video conferences, 1 case study, opportunity to shadow an employee.

    Interview Questions

    • I was surprised that they didn't ask many behavioral questions. Rather, they are adamant about asking why market research and why MaPS. They are also curious about past research you have conducted, so make sure you have examples in your back pocket.   Answer Question
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at MaPS.

    Interview

    Campus recruitment, very straightforward questions. The interview only took about 20 minutes, and it was very conversational - about how you chose your college, etc. They definitely want to make sure you have some background in statistics or data analysis - just a class project is acceptable

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at MaPS.

    Interview

    I applied online through my campus recruiting. The first round involved a in-person, on-campus 30 minute interview that was just going over my resume and answering questions about a time that I had failed, how I worked in groups, strengths and weaknesses. The second round interview was a 3.5 hour interview that was 3 half-hour interviews with upper-level managers, an hour case study, and then a short shadowing.

    Interview Questions

    • Was there a paper or project that you had to do that involved data analysis?   Answer Question
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MaPS (Waltham, MA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Briefly talk to 5 or so employees for around 30 minutes at various levels in the company (up to managing partner), then perform a 30 minute case study, and lastly a quick shadow with someone at the position you are applying for.

    Interview Questions

    • After looking at a databook, describe what data cuts you would like to see, any key takeaways, or anything else you notice.   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MaPS.

    Interview

    It was fairly standard. The entire thing took about a month from application to offer. About a week after I applied, I was scheduled for an informal 30-45 minute phone interview with an Associate discussing some basics (e.g., running over my resume/CV, my interest in marketing research, in MaPS specifically, etc.). The next day, we scheduled an in-person interview for one of their offices. Essentially, this consisted of three 30-minute interviews. These were pretty informal--in my opinion, at least--and a lot of the content seemed to overlap. Prepare to talk about what type of work experience you have, your specific background using data to answer research questions, and why you want to work for MaPS (vs. other marketing research companies--e.g., ZS, Forrester, etc.). This is followed up with a case presentation. You're given a dataset and some exhibits to work off of. Your task is to present your recommendations to your interviewer about what the client should do. You will be grilled a bit, but it's not bad. It's definitely a lot worse at some of the bigger management consulting firms. Lastly, you get to shadow someone in the role you're interviewing for. The consultant I met was friendly, personable, and genuinely a great guy. He was real about the hours (like any consulting firm, 50+ is average and 60-70 isn't uncommon when project deadlines are approaching). The atmosphere isn't anywhere as scary as some of the reviews here have made it seem. It was relatively quiet, but the employees seemed to like each other and had some time to socialize during my visit. Junior colleagues (Analysts, Consultants) typically work with collecting and analyzing data along with preparing reports and decks for clients (not much travel and little client-facing, which were both positives in my book). I was given an offer a week or so later by phone from a partner.

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    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MaPS (Waltham, MA).

    Interview

    It was an okay process to start but then company culture became apparent during my office visit and I had little interest (which may have showed). Everyone seemed friendly but the pay rate considering the hours worked seemed a bit crazy. Definitely a lot to learn and a large opportunity to work with some great clients but not sure if it is worth sacrificing your personal life. I didn't get an offer and I was almost relived - I knew it would not be a fit.

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    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Straightforward process. First a 30 minute phone interview discussing your interest in the company and your analysis experience. Then, a 3 hour interview in Waltham, meeting with multiple employees 1:1, working on a case presentation, then shadowing an analyst.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a project you've worked on that involves data analysis.   Answer Question
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    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at MaPS (Waltham, MA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Invited for the final round interview. Met several people at office, did a small case study. I think the interview went very well but I wasn't offered the position

    Interview Questions

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at MaPS.

    Interview

    It was a two round process. I did a phone interview, in which they screened me to make sure I met their requirements. Next, I went in and did multiple interviews on a one-on-one basis as well as a case study.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide an example of a marketing campaign that has impressed you.   Answer Question
  11. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Waltham, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MaPS (Waltham, MA).

    Interview

    Submitted a resume via their website and was contacted weeks later for an interview. 3 half hour long interviews and a presentational case study. Seems like they don interview a ton of people.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a company that you think does a really good job setting its own brand apart. Why?   1 Answer
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