The Nielsen Company Manager Interview Questions

Updated May 11, 2014
Updated May 11, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at The Nielsen Company.

Interview Details

Process: 6 rounds of interview (and serveral follow-ups) over 5 months. Phone or on-site interviews wtih more than 6 senior management people based out of multi-locations. Behavior questions, past experience discussion, academic background check were conducted, in additon to a full office tour at regional HQ. Eventually did not reach an agreement at offer negotiation round. Very unengaging or unprofessional process.

Pro: Have met a lot of executives at different levels and got more prodound understanding about what was going on with the company, biz division, and the position.

Cons: The hiring needs and JD were changing over and over again, which was really confuing and always set me a wrong expectation to the next rounds of interview. First I was asked if I would be interested in a job at location A (LA), but 2 weeks after I was asked to consider location B (LB). After interview regarding LB job, I was informed that the job was taken by a internal candidate and again was sent to a interview of location C (LC). Unfortunately, LC job was also taken by another candiate (before the interview I was told this round would be all but a "light talk"). After another 2 months, LA came back again but the job title was degraded with no reasonable explaination. At final round, I was told that "the job offer is no more than a matter of time", but after that no one contacted me anymore. No respect to a candidate's dignity and time at all.

Interview Questions
  • How can I be sure that staffs of your current employer is better than those of mine? (what an insult and joke...)   Answer Question
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
        Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Dint see a growth opportunity

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at The Nielsen Company in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    They were called on campus

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at The Nielsen Company.

    Interview Details

    The recruiter contacted me for this position. She had a 10-min phone conversation with me, and clearly did not seem to know anything about the position. She was not qualified to interview anyone at a Manager's position. She asked a couple of book-ish questions, and gave some vague (scripted) answers when asked about the team and the position. Then I was asked to go into their office for a 2-hr skill test (lame!!!). After all this, they never got back to me. The recruiter did not have the courtesy of responding to a follow-up email. If you take half a day from the candidate, i think you at least owe them a yes or no. Apart from lack of qualification, the recruiter lacked courtesy. Just plain and simply RUDE....

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vadodara (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vadodara (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at The Nielsen Company in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    Received a phone call from a placement agency who asked for CV, current and expected salary and job profile. This was followed by couple of rounds of interviews and they offered a role

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Location issue

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Schaumburg, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Nielsen Company in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    All applicants required to take about a 3 hour test. Seems a bit ridiculous to require this, but guess they were hiring too many people that didn't know basic math. 10 basic math questions, 2 case studies. Relatively easy if you know conditional probabilities and remember high school math.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic Math skills test - just make sure you reach each question carefully so you don't incorrectly answer due to not reading the question fully.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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