Nielsen Manager Interview Questions

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Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nielsen in June 2010.

Interview

Had a written test which covered topics like, English, Logical reasoning, Proposal writing and Maths. After clearing the written test, two managers interviewed me at the same time. Then had an interview with the director for the SBU. Final interview was with the HR

Interview Questions

  • Need to prepare very well for the logical reasoning and mathematics problems. Interview with the director, had me answeing questions on research methods, sampling, data sourcing, designs and general knowledge   Answer Question

Reasons for Declining

Dint see a growth opportunity

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vadodara (India)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Nielsen (Vadodara (India)) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Received a phone call from a placement agency who asked for CV, current and expected salary and job profile. This was followed by couple of rounds of interviews and they offered a role

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Location issue

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview

    The recruiter contacted me for this position. She had a 10-min phone conversation with me, and clearly did not seem to know anything about the position. She was not qualified to interview anyone at a Manager's position. She asked a couple of book-ish questions, and gave some vague (scripted) answers when asked about the team and the position. Then I was asked to go into their office for a 2-hr skill test (lame!!!). After all this, they never got back to me. The recruiter did not have the courtesy of responding to a follow-up email. If you take half a day from the candidate, i think you at least owe them a yes or no. Apart from lack of qualification, the recruiter lacked courtesy. Just plain and simply RUDE....

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Nielsen.

    Interview

    Process: 6 rounds of interview (and serveral follow-ups) over 5 months. Phone or on-site interviews wtih more than 6 senior management people based out of multi-locations. Behavior questions, past experience discussion, academic background check were conducted, in additon to a full office tour at regional HQ. Eventually did not reach an agreement at offer negotiation round. Very unengaging or unprofessional process. Pro: Have met a lot of executives at different levels and got more prodound understanding about what was going on with the company, biz division, and the position. Cons: The hiring needs and JD were changing over and over again, which was really confuing and always set me a wrong expectation to the next rounds of interview. First I was asked if I would be interested in a job at location A (LA), but 2 weeks after I was asked to consider location B (LB). After interview regarding LB job, I was informed that the job was taken by a internal candidate and again was sent to a interview of location C (LC). Unfortunately, LC job was also taken by another candiate (before the interview I was told this round would be all but a "light talk"). After another 2 months, LA came back again but the job title was degraded with no reasonable explaination. At final round, I was told that "the job offer is no more than a matter of time", but after that no one contacted me anymore. No respect to a candidate's dignity and time at all.

    Interview Questions

    • How can I be sure that staffs of your current employer is better than those of mine? (what an insult and joke...)   Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Nielsen in September 2010.

    Interview

    normally it takes 3-4 steps starting from entrance test; interview with HR, interview with user and finally negotiation/seal the deal. However during the negotiation it was a little bit difficult back then in 2010, the HR leader at that time was not really committed to fulfill my compensation benefits package as agreed during the hiring and interview process...it needs a big push to make it happened.

    Negotiation

    yes I able to negotiate...however ensure you are very proactive as their current HR is the worse HR management I ever experienced

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Nielsen (Calcutta (India)) in December 2009.

    Interview

    They were called on campus

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiations

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Nielsen (Schaumburg, IL) in March 2012.

    Interview

    All applicants required to take about a 3 hour test. Seems a bit ridiculous to require this, but guess they were hiring too many people that didn't know basic math. 10 basic math questions, 2 case studies. Relatively easy if you know conditional probabilities and remember high school math.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic Math skills test - just make sure you reach each question carefully so you don't incorrectly answer due to not reading the question fully.   Answer Question
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