Nielsen Research Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jul 19, 2015
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Research Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through other source – interviewed at Nielsen.

Interview

Fist interview was by HR with get to know you questions. Then hiring manager. More of get to know you questions with some technical questions also thrown in the mix

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    Research Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Evanston, IL) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Behavioral interview, followed by online analytic assessment, followed by another behavioral interview. Pretty standard, no surprises. The online assessment includes math (GMAT-type) questions as well as logic (LSAT-type) questions and is timed. A couple of the behavioral interviews included case questions, but they were straightforward. Otherwise it was more a matter of feeling out if you think the company would be an appropriate fit.

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Nielsen in February 2014.

    Interview

    They came to my school for an info session and told us about the application process if we were interested. Afterwards, there is a first round interview (30 mins-1hr) on campus and the second (and final) interview at one of their offices. (the whole morning, 3 interviews back to back)

    Interview Questions

    • Q. without looking at the ticket sales, how would you determine how many people are going through an airport on a certain date? (there is no right or wrong answer, they want to assess your thought process)   Answer Question
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    The hiring process started with a test, followed by two interviews and a presentation. The first interview was with line manager, followed by another one with the HR. the presentation was on a topic related to the industry.

    Interview Questions

    • How are you most suited to Nielsen and what do you bring to the table?   Answer Question
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Minneapolis, MN) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Nielsen came to my University's business school career fair for entry level positions. The interview process began with applying through the Nielsen HR portal, including an online personality and analytical test. I would advise to go online and practice a few free tests to get a feel on how to answer quickly, as there is a time limit for each question. The interview was conducted by a current employee, not by HR. As a result, the interview did not flow very well as the interviewer had to get to all the questions on his list and write my answers down. The questions asked were normal behavioral interview questions with a one analytical reasoning question. The interviewer did ask questions that I did not expect, which made it more difficult than other interviews I have had.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you figure out how many slices of pizza are eaten on your campus in one week?   Answer Question
    • What one experience has impacted your life the most?   Answer Question
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Nielsen (Mumbai (India)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    It took 4 months to schedule an interview after written test. As I was located away, had 2 rounds of telephonic calls once with Hiring Manager and another with Director

    Interview Questions

    • 1st Interview round you are given a graph, a table and asked to analyse looking at the numbers what would be the right decision. They are interested in knowing your thought process. Lot of logic related and what if questions. Your answers will be scrutinized. 2nd interview with Director was purely number based. Probability, Percentage and allied Mathematics tools. Please sit with a calculator. The questions will be tweaked once you come to conclusion. So be clear.   1 Answer
    • potatoes are put to dry on Day 1, they have 99% water content. On day too they loose water content and now it's 98% of the mass. How much has the weight reduced?   1 Answer
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Nielsen (Mumbai (India)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Process consists of an aptitude test, followed by 4 rounds of interview. Aptitude test - Medium difficult. 10 qts on quant (No options given) 2 case studies Questions on grammar correction. If shortlisted then you will called for HR interview. basic qts are asked related to your cv, work ex, summer internship and basic marketing concepts. it is then followed by 2 technical rounds of interview. For the first round, most of the questions are practical. e.g. - if you are a brand manager of this product, then what will you do under a given situation. A mathematical puzzle was given to me. If you dont know the answers, admit it. Second round of technical interview: Most of the questions were based on marketing concepts and related to your summer internship project. Interview by VP: easiest of them all. General questions are asked.

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    • where do you see yourself in next 5 years   1 Answer
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milano (Italy)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Milano (Italy)).

    Interview

    the process was handled in a really friendly, comfortable and friendly way. I was asked about my goals, my past experiences and my skills. There was also a more technical part of an interview like analyzing data and graphs but the recruiters made it so much fun it didn't seem to be a real interview. The interview took about an hour still I didn't want to walk out the room. A great experience!

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilton, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen (Wilton, CT) in February 2015.

    Interview

    There were a few steps to the process for Nielsen. 1) Application and aptitude test. The test was designed to get an idea of your workplace personality, and there were several logic questions designed to test your conceptual skills. 2) First interview. This interview was held at my university, and it was fairly basic. The two interviewers asked me about my job experience, why I wanted to work for Nielsen, and a couple analytical questions to see my thought process and problem solving skills. 3) The final round was at the actual Nielsen office. I was put up in a hotel the night before, and then had a superday. There were 3 consecutive 1 on 1 interviews, each for 45 minutes. They were similar in structure, each asking about different work situations I had been in, why I wanted Nielsen, and one analytical question. The interviewers were personable and great! Some recently hired analysts then brought us out to lunch and we could ask specific questions about the job. I found out within 48 hours that I was being offered a position. I would recommend doing lots of research on the company, and make sure you have a passion for Nielsen and everything they do. That will make you stand out from the crowd.

    Interview Questions

    • Pick a food or beverage product and decide how you would change it. What would you need to know in order to market the new product and how would you go about promoting it?   Answer Question
    • Coca-Cola has released a new line of Strawberry Coke, and consumers say that it tastes really good. However, first quarter sales are much lower than forecasted. What factors could have influenced this, and what reasons might there be lower sales?   Answer Question
    • Assume there are 25,000 students at your university. Approximately how many bus trips are taken by students every year?   Answer Question
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indi, Karnataka (India)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Nielsen (Indi, Karnataka (India)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    good stats case study , business studies related ques ... hr interview applied through my college career center online within a few days I was contacted to schedule a time i was available to interview on campus. I was interviewed on campus it was mostly a behavioral interview with one or two theoretical consulting questions.

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