Nielsen Research Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Mar 14, 2015
Updated Mar 14, 2015
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Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen.

Interview Details

Referral. Phone Interview. Invited for assessment at local office. Didn't pass the assessment and was notified that I would not be moving forward.

Interview Questions
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Nielsen in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview was on-campus with one Nielsen employee from NYC with a required analytical assessment. The assessment is consistent with the other example problems posted here and was very simple SAT-I-level stuff. I received a follow-up about one or two weeks later with a request to set up a an on-site interview a week or two after the call. The on-site interview comprised interviews with three people. After another week of downtime I received an invitation to come in again for another set of interviews (three, again).

    The culture seems very laid back from my impression of the employees in the interview. They are very nice and genuinely enjoy what they do. I declined the second on-site interview because my impression from the long downtimes between interviews was that the company might be a little too bureaucratic for my desires, and I was growing wearisome of the interview process. Clearly they want the candidate to be a strong fit but I think two three-round onsites after the initial on-campus is a little too much for me personally.

    Overall the people are very nice but the interview process is far too long. I was unimpressed since I was aiming for a January 2012 start date.

    Interview Questions
    • <firm> needs to increase sales. What kind of methods can they use to determine effectiveness of new product/promotion?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    After submitting an application online I was contacted by a recruiter a few weeks later who scheduled a phone screen. After the initial 30 minute phone interview I was brought in the following week for a couple of one-on-one interviews and a math test that consisted of word problems. About a week later I was asked to complete a case study, but I had already accepted another offer so I was unable to continue with the recruiting process.

    Nielsen seemed like an interesting place to work with many different types of research going on, and everyone I met with was very pleasant and easy to talk to. However, the recruiting process is excruciatingly slow.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most challenging aspect of your last job?   Answer Question
    • What specific skills do you think you could bring to this position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Nielsen in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Submitted Resume, called back for an on campus interview (~30-45 minutes long) and took a test (writing and calculations), then called back for an onsite interview. The onsite interview consisted of an overview session followed by breakfast with a current employee, then three 45 minute interviews, and finally a group Q&A session. They later called back and offered me the job.

    Interview Questions
    • The on campus interview was a fairly straightforward interview, except for when the interviewer pulled out a page of data, explained the background for it, and asked me to walk him through how I'd determine which of 5 items to pull from the shelf and which to put more support behind.

      None of the individual on site interview questions were particularly difficult, but they covered a broad range of question types.

      The first was a fairly standard interview with some behavioral questions (strengths and weaknesses, tell me about a time when you ___, tell me more about this item on your resume, why are you interested in this job, why do you think you'd be a good fit, etc.).

      The second was primarily designed to assess how I think/analyze things (give an example of a good and bad ad campaign, what questionable assumptions does this ad make, how would you figure out how many dollar bills would fit in the Empire State building, if you have 2 baskets of black and red balls, how would you arrange those balls to have the greatest chance of someone picking a red ball at random, etc.)

      The third seemed to be designed to assess which area of the company would be the best fit, whether my skills and interests are a good match for the company, and if it's in line with what I'm looking for in a job.
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Soon after I submitted my resume, I was contacted for a phone interview. At this time, I was scheduled for an analytical assessment. I didn't think the assessment was that awful, but I did run out of time. There are a lot of business related math concepts requiring multiple steps. There were also 2 case studies. I think for a business, econ, or math background, this test would be a breeze. I found out a week after the assessment that I didn't meet the requirements. I guess it wasn't the job for me.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I only rated the process difficult because of the assessment. The hiring process is very structured, phone, assessment, goup interviews and a verdict. I took the asessment recently and it was much harder than expected. The test would have been much easier if I would have anticipated a difficult test however, I went into the test thinking it couldnt be too hard, wrong. Practice probability, breakeven points and profitability along with time management and reading comprehension. If you prepare well you should be ok. The recruiter opened up the phone interview by asking what I know about Nielsen. Seems like a great company to work for if given the opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about Nielsen?   Answer Question
    • You are given a case study about a magazine article and asked to analyze the article and expand on the effectiveness.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Anonymous Employee in Westport, CT
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Nielsen in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I heard about the position from a personal referral and applied through their website, so they emailed me back to set up a phone interview the next week. That went well so they called me in for an assessment of 10 math questions and 2 case studies in 90 minutes which was challenging, but as long as you move quickly you can complete. A day or two later they emailed me back to set up an in person interview, which consisted of 3 40 minute interviews and a lunch with a senior analyst. The interviews were part behavioral part analytical: some questions easier than others. The office seemed very relaxed and dress was business casual at best, friendly people and nice location.

    Interview Questions
    • They give u a magazine advertisement and you have to list positives and negatives of it.   Answer Question
    • Which do you choose: a cereal with very attractive packaging that users find okay or a cereal with ordinary, not-catchy packaging that users love.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Nielsen in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    Standard interview questions, then a question about how you would advise a client on how to bring a new prodcut to market, being specific

    Interview Questions
    • What would you advise a client who is launching a new product to do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Nielsen in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process comprised of aptitude test and PI. Before the aptitude test detailed presentation about the company and the role offered were given, the company people were open to all kind of questions. The aptitude test comprised of Quant, two short cases (one on interpretation of a sample research finding and other about suggestions on a new product launch) and verbal (mainly error correction).
    Based on the aptitude marks candidates were shortlisted for PI. Quant has the maximum weightage.
    The PI had three rounds comprising of technical(about research, some situations were also given) and HR questions (all sort of questions about you and few questions about the company and profile offered).
    Selection was done after a short interaction with the VP.

    Interview Questions
    • Convince Apple Inc. to opt for market research as a client of Nielsen.
      Name of CEO of Nielsen India.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Nielsen in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    very impressed at the way things work in Nielsen company, contacted immediately after the test for the results. very quick, clear and crisp. only one thing I did not understand is why dont they allow to sit for all the tests? i am sure many of you'l will agree with me...........having studied 5 years of statsistics you wont be judged on it and wont be allowed to give test unless you clear Maths and English, that too with 70%.
    goodluck to all trying for this company
    it isnt everybody's cup of tea, but one should always give it a try.

    Interview Questions
    • nothing is difficult if you study hard core for aptitude tests, but after achieving your masters degree in a particular subject one often sidelines aptitude, so only advice is go for it the harder way!!!.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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