Nielsen Professional Services Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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Professional Services Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Champaign, IL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Champaign, IL) in September 2014.

Interview

Applied by submitting my resume and taking an assessment of logic-based questions then received an email saying I got an on-campus interview at my university...one interview with two people then got the offer about two weeks later

Interview Questions

  • If you go to a university of 10,000 students, how many slices of pizza are consumed per year on campus? If you have two empty glasses (3oz and 5oz) and an unlimited supply of water, how do you measure out exactly one ounce of water?   1 Answer

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    Professional Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bloomington, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Bloomington, IN) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume to a recruiter at career fair. Got selected for one 30 minute interview, which included one case question. This is only the case for the internships. Full-timers will have multiple rounds of interviews and will be invited to the office. There was a pre-night the night before the interview to prepare and network. Everyone was very natural and not scary at all. Everyone dresses casually but definitely suit up for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How many pizzas does Papa Johns sell in a year on a college campus?   Answer Question
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    Professional Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in November 2014.

    Interview

    Had on-campus interview that was lengthy but didn't seem to dive into who the candidate actually was. Be ready for a lot of behavioral questions with a couple of strategic thinking thrown in there as well. It was easy and helpful that the person in the room was so friendly, but she had trouble acting like I wasn't just a number.

    Interview Questions

    • "You have a 5 oz cup, 3 oz cup, and an unlimited amount of water. How do you get 1 oz of water?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Declined because of a better financial offer from another company

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    Professional Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (New York, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through college, very easy process and met nice people who worked there. The interview was what I expected. Mostly behavioral but 2 case questions. The application consisted of submitting resume online and taking a logical test. Very similar to the LSAT. Not really mathy just more questions that really make you think. I thought it was pretty hard but I guess i didn't do too badly because I moved on to the interview round. (I think you need to get a certain amount correct to move on).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to convince someone something.   Answer Question
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    Professional Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Nielsen in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied on campus, one 45 minute interview and you will know results within two weeks, technical and behavioral style, with two recent grads, info session beforehand, online assessment, do a walk-through of interview then ask about times when you used quantitative data to solve a problem and two or three case style questions, ask why you are a good fit for their company

    Interview Questions

    • What is the formula for return on sales?   1 Answer
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    Professional Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Nielsen (Schaumburg, IL) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Very unstructured with the exception of the analytical exam. Had a chance to meet a few people from the team I would be working on, my boss and his boss. Clear explanation of the importance of the analytical exam and how to approach.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate salary based on my previous compensation but there was limited movement.

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    Professional Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Nielsen (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    (1) Online test - a blend of personality and GMAT questions, overall very difficult but nothing you can study for. I thought I bombed it, so don't fret! If you really want to prepare for the GMAT section, study some logic questions. (2) You are given a case study in powerpoint format, and are asked to submit your resolution a week later (3) HR Interview, immediately followed by a Business interview by two current employees - the Business interview was more difficult, as you had to present the case you submitted earlier. However, overall, the interview with BOTH HR and Business was amazing. Very, very nice and welcoming people - I felt at ease the entire time, and the conversation was very natural. Tips: Show your personality and make them laugh! Be humble, funny, and confident - demonstrate you're a team player, leader, and willing to work hard but also have fun at the same time. Don't be too aggressive or off-putting; ask them how they're doing and try and establish a real relationship and rapport. Act as if they are a potential client you're going to work with. Overall: Great experience. I've done a lot of interviews, but I knew Nielsen was the best fit for me long before I applied to other places.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Professional Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in November 2013.

    Interview

    On campus interview that was mostly behavioral with a couple small case studies. Followed two weeks later with an invite to interview on-site. Interviewed by 3 different employees on-site, with each interview essentially the same as the on campus interview, but with different questions. Heard back from them the day after the on-site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing too difficult. Was asked a couple of questions about how to determine how successful a product release would be.   Answer Question
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    Professional Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in October 2012.

    Interview

    I dropped my resume through my university career service as well as through the Nielsen careers site. A week after the resume drop deadline, I was contacted for a first round interview, consisting of a behavioral and a 2hr math/writing test. The test was what I would say, probability, finite, and business math problems with some writing questions as well. The writing portion asked to write a letter stating bad news to a CEO, nothing too difficult, just assessing business writing skills. I completed the exam and then went to my interview. The interview was pretty standard and the lady that interviewed me seemed genuinely interested in my story. Normal, tell me about yourself, major, why do you want to be at Nielsen, how did you first hear about Nielsen and additional questions, format. About halfway through the interview they asked me to advice a client that was debating on where to invest his money. I would consider this a mini case, mostly focusing on your logic and points (there was no 'right' answer). I didn't hear back from Nielsen for over a month. I knew some of my friends had received rejection letters so I decided to email my interviewer. The next day, she emailed me back and the day after I got a phone call extending me an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • An investor comes to you with $100k. He doesn't know whether to invest in a pizza chain (many stores but ehh pizza quality) or a boutique pizzeria (only one store but everyone raves about the pizza). Where would you recommend he invests his money?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I didn't negotiate about a salary - it was my first offer and for an internship. I was given options as far as locations, where there was business need, and I picked from the choices.

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    Professional Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    written test then interview

    Interview Questions

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