PPC Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Senior Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source - interviewed at PPC in January 2011.
Interview Details – Wasn't as rigorous or as thorough as expected. I interviewed with the director, a project manager, one or two senior analysts, a senior principle, each one at a time. It was more to get acquainted than to have a range of questions. They took me out for lunch. When I later got the job offer, it turned out that the managing supervisor was not the one I expected (although was one of those with which I interviewed). Apparently they had changed their minds on the reporting structure.
Negotiation Details – The offer was acceptable, so I didn't negotiate.
Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I interviewed at PPC in June 2009.
Interview Details – Series of interviews with differing levels of staff. Variety of questions asked. No skills test. Lunch on site with higher up, was interested in learning more about individual as opposed to resume or skill set, which was nice. Pretty easy going. Heard back several months later. New hire out of college.
Interview Question – Interested in knowing general terms about comfort with data analysis. Nothing too complicated. Answer Question
Software Engineering Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PPC in August 2008.
Interview Details – University visit by employer, followed by a presentation to students. This was preceeded by online advertisement of open postions with the company, at the students career center website. On campus interviews were followed by a downselect, after which shortlisted candidates were called to New York HQ of the company for a day full of interviews, personality tests, and the like. Interviews were both technical and behavioral.
Reason for Declining – Low compensation for Manahattan