Meltwater Group International Management Trainee Interview Questions

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Updated Jul 15, 2014
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International Management Trainee Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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interviewed at Meltwater Group in May 2014.

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Misleading post on a career services website offered a salary of $90,000 which seemed too good to be true. After applying, I was contacted the next day, furthering my suspicions. The real salary is more like $35,000 with the possibility to receive commission that would almost certainly not bring the total anywhere near this. Bring in duped graduates and soon-to-be graduates from top colleges and give aura of intense competition when in reality this is nothing more than a cold-call sales job from everything I've gathered. After the initial visit, I did not pursue.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    International Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Meltwater Group in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    1. This job title is 100% misleading. This position is domestic US sales that involves cold calling about 60 times a day. My current companies' colleagues say that meltwater sales people "annoy" them all the time.

    2. The initial phone interview was pretty one sided with the meltwater employee talking almost the whole time. The open house was like sorority rush-people are trying their best to be noticed and awkwardly jump into conversation. One employee was talking about how she was going to "get wasted" after the event and dropping curse words here and there. Then, they have a slide show of the product.

    3. The group interview shows a very similar slide show of the product (your own research is irrelevant at this point). Then, there's 3 group questions:
    Something you're passionate about, about yourself, and a presentation with 4-5 other candidates about a company that would benefit from the product.

    4. Last, was the most infuriating panel interview I've ever experienced. They asked me to diss other candidates and talk about a setback. I gave a professional set back and they replied it wasn't "good enough" and asked for a PERSONAL one! That is completely inappropriate, but I gave them a broad answer. Then, they had the audacity to tell me that that setback wasn't that bad because I still had a high GPA.

    They take the "intimidation factor" to the extreme and it was one of the most outrageously critical interviews I've ever had.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a personal set back for you? (Not professional set back like most companies)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    International Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Meltwater Group.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed via phone for the first interview.

    Very short. I prepared all these questions and answers and was asked virtually none of them.

    It was basically a phone conversation full of my questions about the company and why I was interested. I have no clue what they got out of it.

    I'm waiting to hear back on the second interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    International Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Meltwater Group in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    After being contacted by a recruiter within a week of sending my application, I visited the Boston office in order to participate in a group interview/"open house". All of the associates were more than hospitable and happy to answer any and all questions regarding their various positions.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    International Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Meltwater Group.

    Interview Details

    Applied via university career center and was contacted within the week for a preliminary screening interview and then was asked to interview with head of office the next week. When I was contacted for my phone interview it ended up being the same person I talked to the week before. They told me it wasn't necessary to interview because I was very qualified. They invited me to a preview open house the next week. I went to the open house and it was mostly a sales pitch about how great the software is. The people seemed nice enough, but they kept talking about the clients they signed without talking about specifics. There was a "case study" but it was just a story of one person's successful on-boarding. When there was free time I mingled with the staff but the conversations mostly centered around small talk with a few questions about why I was interested in working for them. They didn't tell me anything I really didn't know from reading the website and the job was pure sales (instead of consulting like the description mentioned), so I pulled my application after I left. It all seemed very superficial.

    Interview Questions
    • No real interview questions because I didn't have a formal interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    International Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Meltwater Group in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    First, two phone interviews: one with the girl that would have been my direct senior, then a phone interview with the manager of the office. Fairly standard.

    Then a group interview at the W hotel. There were 15 candidates and 7 interviewers for a variable number of openings. This was about 3 hours long. First an hour presentation about the company and product. Then our three chances to speak:
    1. Introduce yourself and tell us about an accomplishment that you believe describes you well - 2 minutes speaking.
    2. In groups of 4, given the Meltwater Buzz product - describe a company that could use it today and why. 7 minutes prep, 3 minutes speaking.
    3. Describe a passion. 1 minute speaking.

    After that, they told us they'd call us back with a verdict for afternoon one-on-ones. They told me they were moving on with my application.

    Bizarre.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a passion - speak for one minute. I was the first to speak and had virtually no time to prepare.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    International Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Meltwater Group.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was long: from my first phone call to the day I got the offer was about three months. First a short phone call, then a visit to the office, then a more experience based interview with a few business questions, then a two day interview session first with a group interview and then an individual interview with a panel of Meltwater employees. Everyone was really nice throughout the whole process, though I did notice that there was no HR department, which was strange.

    Interview Questions
    • If you had $50,000 to start a company, what would you do?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    International Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Meltwater Group.

    Interview Details

    I recieved an email after applying online. I was told to call into the office I applied to (Chicago) to tell the hiring managers that I was still interested in the position. I then had to complete a word document with questions regarding my past experience, things I have failed at, areas where I've succeeded, etc. My document was reviewed in about 48 hours and I was then asked for a phone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you sell a product to someone who says your product isn't a necessity?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    International Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Meltwater Group.

    Interview Details

    I don't know about the job description you read, but this job is nothing like the job description that was given to me. It's 100% sales. And within the first minute of my interview, the interviewer asked me if I was available for the group interview/social, and because I wasn't (I had another interview on the date), she didn't know if we could continue on with the interview. Throughout the 30 minutes, I was asked over and over if this was a position I was interested in (I wouldn't have applied if I wasn't somewhat interested in), and I was put on hold twice so that the interviewer could take another call. It was a really odd experience.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to provide examples of sales calls I would make to to sell all three different Meltwater Group solutions. I was caught a little off guard so be prepared for that.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    International Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Meltwater Group.

    Interview Details

    I causally applied online. I started with a phone interview in English. Afterwards I moved on to 1 to 1 interview with a Japanese woman in a career fair. After this, I was invited to a group interview with 10 other candidates. I went to the final interview with the managers - but got rejected after a week.

    Interview Questions
    • i was told to act out a cold calling in front of 7 people during the interview....   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

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