MaPS Research Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Mar 1, 2015
Updated Mar 1, 2015
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Research Analyst Interview

No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university – 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

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – 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

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – 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
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at MaPS (Waltham, MA).

    Interview

    I gave my resume to MaPS at a career fair, and they emailed me a few days later to set up a phone screening. After that, I was emailed again two days later to set up an in-office interview. In the interview, I met with multiple employees at various levels of the firm, and did a case-study type portion.

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    Research Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at MaPS.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received an e-mail to set up an initial interview a few weeks later. First interview was basic questions with a research analyst in the Boston office. Followed up with a second round of interviews in their Chicago office, which consisted of 1 in person interview and 2 phone interviews, followed by a case study analysis and shadowing a research analyst for 30 minutes.

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at MaPS (Waltham, MA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Spoke with an Associate at the career fair.
    One phone interview with an Associate. Called for on-site interviews in 3 days.
    On-site: Talked with 3 people (Associate, Principal, VP). One case study. 15 minutes to shadow an Analyst/Consultant.

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at MaPS in September 2012.

    Interview

    The process itself is:
    1) Phone screen
    2) Phone interview
    3) In person office visit
    4) offer

    Passing each phase is based on the experience of each person you speak with, and even after you have finished your formal interview process the opinions of people who you have only momentarily or informally spoken with will be weighed.

    Each interview itself is easy though, they ask you basic questions. Behavioral questions like: what is your process for finishing tasks, how do you approach a problem, how have you handled problems in the past, etc. While they do care that you have substantive answers, they care more about whether you can speak and hold an intelligent and professional conversation.

    Interview Questions

    • During your office visit you will sit down with a number of people and, inevitably, you will be given a test of your analytic skills. They give you an excel of data to analyze, they give you a computer with PowerPoint and excel and word: whatever you could possibly need to complete the question. there are specific thing's they are looking for in this test and if you have the ability to understand the data you will be able to point them out. This test represents the bulk of their judgement, but keep in mind: if you don't do well on the interview's you will likely not get the job even if you ace the test.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No Negotiation, the pay is fixed at all levels

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    interviewed at MaPS in March 2012.

    Interview

    Submitted resume through linkedin, got a call later for a phone interview, which was pretty straight-forward, how do you deal with problems, good team player etc.

    Was asked to come to the office for final round interview, which was talking to 3 people for 30 min each and then a one hour case study with a couple excel spreadsheets and a powerpoint. Not too hard. Had another 15-20 minutes to talk to another research analyst, which was less than enlightening.

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    Reasons for Declining

    it seemed too quiet in there, I think I'm too social to work by myself for that long

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at MaPS (Boston, MA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Basic phone interview in which they ask about your qualifications and answer questions about the company.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Long hours / Pay ratio

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at MaPS (Waltham, MA) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Step 1: Phone Screen (30 min background/skills/interests Q&A)

    Step 2: 3 1:1 interviews lasting ~30 min ea (Director, Associate, VP)

    Step 3: Case Study lasting 1 hour (30 min to analyze and pull together key slides and 30 min to discuss findings and recos)

    Step 4: Shadow (30 min with someone in the position you're applying for)

    Step 5: Offer (over the phone, usually 1 week after the interview process)

    Interview Questions

    • All questions were standard and industry/position specific. Expect no surprises.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. Starting salary is same for all analysts applying out of college with Bachelor's degree. Pretty solid salary, plus bonus, plus insurance coverage, plus 401K plan. Offer is 45K.

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