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The Nielsen Company Interview Questions & Reviews in India

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at The Nielsen Company 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 Question – 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

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Senior Research Analyst Interview

Senior Research Analyst
Delhi (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in March 2010.

Interview Details – intial steps are very fast but on later stages it becomes very slow & lethargic and very uncertain steps on their side i feel their HR department was very confused about their own procedure

Interview Question – tell the expected no. of international flights from delhi airport with a logic   Answer Question

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Analyst Interview

Analyst
Calcutta (India)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in March 2014.

Interview Details – apti was easy,consisted of easy maths,english and case study.concentrate on maths.no logical reasoning.,but maybe they will change pattern next year..8 people were shortlsted out of 35.
The next was a technical interview process was long..u have to express ur ideas clearly.
if selected there was an HR round
again another technical.

Interview Question – the quesns on stats were not difficult..the main thing is u need to convince ur interviewer..understand what he/she wants as an ans.   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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ARC Analyst Interview

ARC Analyst
Mumbai (India)

The process took a day - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in September 2010.

Interview Details – Interviewed in 2010. Process may have changed since then. Had one aptitude test. Fairly simple except for 2-3 tricky questions. This was followed by 2 rounds of interview. One was technical with simple to moderate difficulty DI questions interpretation and a couple of marketing questions. The other was plain HR questions

Interview Question – In a dark room, you have a stack of cards in which 10 cards face upwards. These are randomly distributed in the stack. How would you split the cards into two parts such that both have equal number of cards facing upwards?   View Answers (4)

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Accepted Offer

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Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst

Interviewed at The Nielsen Company

Interview Details – Interview process has multiple stages
Couple of technical rounds
then HR interview
Technical rounds may have stat, Case study prstn, language proficiency questions.

Interview Question – managing time for the written test is most dificult   View Answer

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Manager Interview

Manager

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in June 2010.

Interview Details – Had a written test which covered topics like, English, Logical reasoning, Proposal writing and Maths.
After clearing the written test, two managers interviewed me at the same time.
Then had an interview with the director for the SBU.
Final interview was with the HR

Interview Question – Need to prepare very well for the logical reasoning and mathematics problems.
Interview with the director, had me answeing questions on research methods, sampling, data sourcing, designs and general knowledge
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Reason for Declining – Dint see a growth opportunity

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Accepted Offer

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Client Service Executive(Interview In 2006) Interview

Client Service Executive(Interview In 2006)
Vadodara (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in September 2009.

Interview Details – Number of interviews will be 4-5.
It will with a written test which includes section on logic,statistics,maths and english.
Case study will be provided in the interview-If you were the client service manager of a research company and you have to solve a problem of a laundry CPG major how will you go about it
name different scales and sampling methodologies

Interview Question – Real problem that the company may be facing which CPG major like Unilever is facing   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – salary is negotiable,i got 5% higher after i negotiated

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Accepted Offer

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Executive Director Interview

Executive Director
Mumbai (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in May 2010.

Interview Details – Three rounds of interview...all done on phone...very exhaustive and thorough interview process

Interview Question – Questions around cross cultural experience   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Simple and was done fast

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Accepted Offer

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Senior Analyst Interview

Senior Analyst

Interviewed at The Nielsen Company

Interview Details – happened suddenly, after submitting my resume to the HR. Got a call for interview after two weeks of submitting,

Interview Question – nothing was difficult   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Manager Interview

Manager
Calcutta (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in December 2009.

Interview Details – They were called on campus

Interview Question – a case study and few statistical concepts   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiations

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