I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in February 2011.
Interview Details – I came to their offices when they had an open employment fair hoping to meet the powers that be and discuss my application for the upper management post I applied for. I was interviewed by an HR person from headquarters and the department head and then took a skills test. The next visit I met with a mid manager and was interviewed by him. Then later that day I received a call and soon after a hiring letter.
Interview Question – None that I can recall... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was offered the lower level post and believed, based on my experience, that I would be offered the higher level post I originally applied after a short period in their writer post. I was misled.
I applied online and interviewed at The Nielsen Company.
Interview Details – Applied online, was asked for a phone interview to which I replied with available times and received no response. I followed up within the time frame in case the email was lost or something but still nothing. Very odd and unprofessional. It seems that if there were too many responses an email is an easy thing to send these days.
Interview Question – the lack of any.... Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in March 2012.
Interview Details – I applied for the job, had two phone interviews, went in for an in person interview, then had a final phone interview. I was notified via email that they wanted to make an offer and I was contacted by a recruiter a few days later and started two weeks after that.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary here Answer Question
Negotiation Details – From what I hear there is no real point in negotiating as they don't really budge. I accepted the initial offer and was happy with it.
I interviewed at The Nielsen Company in July 2013.
Interview Details – 4 round in total. Phone interview with HR, basic behavior questions. Then online test, which is extremely challenging. Third round is still phone interview but with a director. Both behavior and technical questions were asked. Last round would be in their office. I am still waiting for the last round. On general, the interviewers are all very nice.
Interview Question – regression models. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in April 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online; 2 weeks later HR did a phone interview with me. I was sent the assessment test and then talked with the hiring manager. The interview itself was almost combative in nature which surprised me. Two weeks after that, HR let me know they went in a different direction.
Interview Question – Why did you apply to my open position instead of BASES where your most recent experience lies? View Answer
Interviewed at The Nielsen Company
Interview Details – I filled out the application on a wednesday, and received a call back that friday. Went in for the interview on a tuesday. The interview was at a very nice hotel, and the Trainer was easy to talk to BUT she was very serious about what you knew about the business. Review those videos, and be informed about what Nielsen is! The employees love their job, and they look to hire people who will love it as much as they do.
Interview Question – What is Nielsen? What do Nielsen Sales Representatives do? What sale tactics do you use in odd situations? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. The salary is listed
Company car, computer, and phone
I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in October 2012.
Interview Details – Initially had been selected to interview on campus from a University Recruiting resume submission. Had a basic interview with a member of the University Recruiting team and took a standard 10 question probability/stats test. The test was pretty basic college statistics and I simply reviewed by looking over some of my 1000 level stats course materials. There were also two open ended case study/ problem solving questions. After that interview I was selected to do a final interview on site at their Chicago headquarters. I had lunch with a current analyst and then sat down for three interviews (each about 30 min) with a member of each of the three professional service teams (innovation, continuous, custom). All the questions were very standard behavioral questions (tell me a time when….). I returned home on a flight that afternoon and then heard from the company a couple weeks later.
Interview Question – Had to recommend which of 5 products in a category would be the best to remove from a shelf set for a client Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at The Nielsen Company.
Interview Details – Pretty standard over-the-phone interview. Had maybe two or three conversations on email as well.
Interview Question – Nothing out of the ordinary Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in July 2013.
Interview Details – Submitted my resume online; recieved an email 2 weeks later to set up an screening call with HR. After, completed an online test (personality/logic, similar to "games" portion of LSAT) and was contacted the next business day to schedule face-to-face interviews. Met 1 week later with 3 people in the office; 3 45-minute interviews, all with a different interveiw approach: 1) explain work style and approach; 2) answer how you would deal with sample client issues; 3) technical related - analysis of sample regression model and some simple problem solving from there. Offer extended the next business day.
Interview Question – Give an example of a time you missed a deadline, and how you resolved the issue. Sounds simple, but it was actually difficult for me to think of a time. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiating is still onging.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in July 2013.
Interview Details – Through a referral, a recruiter contacted me via email for a phone interview. Phone interview was easy, about 20 minutes discussing my background and the role. A couple days later they scheduled an on-site interview, which took about 2 hours (met with the VP and director of the department), a couple days later I was scheduled for a assessment test (not a big statistics person, so I practiced for this...about 8 tricky probability questions and 2 case studies). Then, met with COO of department and another HR specialist. Was offered the position a day later.
Interview Question – None, most of the questions seemed to be gauging my personality. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Fortunately, the salary they offered was higher than what I was receiving at my previous job, but after inquiring anyways, they said it was at the highest tier the position could offer.
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