Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at TNS North America
- Senior Research Associate (2)
- Research Manager (2)
- Research Associate (2)
- Vice President (1)
- Senior Research Manager (1)
- Analyst (1)
- Market Research (1)
Senior Research Associate Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at TNS North America (Chicago, IL) in April 2008.
First, I had a phone interview with HR recruiter from the company, which was really informational and informal. Then I had an interview with the person who would be my direct manager and one with my manager’s boss. After that, I came in and interviewed with my manager as well as two other people I would be working with. I was then given some data to analyze, one hour to prepare, and then presented results and conclusions/recommendation to 5 people (4 in person and my manager’s boss on the phone). I was really impressed throughout the process at how much all of the interviewing was related to the actual job I would be doing as opposed to “tell me about a time when you went above and beyond” kinds of questions that are always so hard to answer and don’t really show anything about your competence in the job itself.
- Please look at this data and present results, recommendations and conclusions. 1 Answer
They were pretty open to negotiation in terms of salary. I think I negotiated about 15% higher than original offer. Don't be afraid to tell them what you want. Another higher offer from another company I was interviewing with at the same time also helped.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at TNS North America in June 2008.
Fairly standard. Beginning with multiple phone interviews and ending with a day of interviewing with incumbents of various positions.
- Here is a scenario. How would we design a discrete choice model? Answer Question
Negotiation was difficult. Pretty much no flexibility.