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The Nielsen Company Market Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Nov 28, 2014
Updated Nov 28, 2014
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Marketing Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Application Details

The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at The Nielsen Company in March 2011.

Interview Details

I was referred to Nielsen IAG from a Nielsen recruiter after having experienced the effects of a hiring freeze from another Nielsen division, NM Incite, earlier. I had reached the final rounds after 3-4 weeks of interviewing and having finished an assessment and was told that they were not hiring after receiving good feedback on my interview performance. I thought there would be much hope with the NYC office in that I had made it past the phone screening and was able to meet for an on-site interview with team leaders of various verticals in the IAG division. After making it through that round they require you to complete a case study consisting of a few questions and an excel data sheet which you are to analyze and put into a 15 minute presentation. Having completed that in the 2nd-3rd week then I moved on to the final interview with the specific team I'd technically be working with. Overall, all the people were wonderful and I would have definitely liked to work there. Unfortunately, I was blindsided once again by Nielsen when they told me there was an immediate and indefinite hiring freeze at that moment again. All the people were great, but I was extremely disappointed and angry at having made it to the final rounds of 2 Nielsen Division in the past 4 months to hear there was a hiring freeze.

Overall I feel it was a battle with corporate bureaucracy that made the process so difficult and strenuous. I definitely feel for the IAG staff and understand tensions of being an acquired company.

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Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

Other Interview Reviews for The Nielsen Company

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    Market Analyst 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 2011.

    Interview Details

    Normal HR interview. Then goes with Aptittude test contains basic math/stat. Case studies. time is 1 hr 30 mins. The company's professionalism is being visible through out interview process. They know to whom they should offer the Job.

    Interview Questions
    • % analysis, Profit-Loss analysis, Return on Investments, probability total 10 questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at The Nielsen Company in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process started with a assessment in which there were 4 people and a case situation (the person in charge just had to evaluate their behaviors). Then, after 2 days they called for a maths and statistics exams (the first one was quite easy, the second was a bit tricky). The third phase of the process were some personality tests and an interview. Then, Nielsen arranged a case study at their offices and it was pretty hard, I did not passed to the final interview

    Interview Questions
    • In the final case, Even though the market situation was growing, you were supposed to be a brand A with not such a good sales behavior and market share. They gave me some graphs, sales information, pricing, numeric distribution and weighted distribution (the last ones were very confusing)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Marketing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Nielsen Company in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    1. round was an aptitude test.
    2. round was an interview, CV overview, info about position
    3. case study, perform presentation of introduction of MS Excel, meeting representant of the client company were I could be assigned.

    Interview Questions
    • Actually nothing unexpected. Test was not difficult for me, you can find some parts of it online.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Better option

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at The Nielsen Company in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    very long winded, nothing in the interview really matched the position

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    ok
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at The Nielsen Company.

    Interview Details

    First rounds was a telephone interview with HR followed by an online logical test/math test. If you get a certain score you then get asked to come in for an in person interview with HR Questions included tell me your strengths, tell me your weakness, why Nielsen?
    I then had to wait about 3-4 weeks and got a call back for another interview, case based. The case was regarding how Product A was doing in comparison to Product B. You have about 1hour to put together you analysis on the case and then present it to a panel during the panel interview. There are no right or wrong answers, just make sure you walk them through your thought process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation, they were not open to it and it was presented as a take it or leave it time scenario.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Market Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at The Nielsen Company in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview involves a skills test specifically on statistics, algebra, mathematics, and marketing skills.
    The 1 on 1 interview is fairly basic with questions on goals and situational dilemma.

    Interview Questions
    • Why Nielsen   View Answer
    • Walk me through what you would do if a client asked you they deserved better placement in the CVS stores-   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at The Nielsen Company.

    Interview Details

    I am not sure if Nielsen’s US office follows the same hiring process as Canada but, in any case, this should help.

    For the application, Nielsen usually asks for your resume and a cover letter (motivation – why Nielsen). After submitting your application, if you demonstrate to have their requirements, you are expected to get a phone call or e-mail from the HR to schedule a phone interview. That’s the firm’s initial drilling.

    Your phone interview will be fairly short and will be for Nielsen to determine if you are interested and just have a quick chat. HR spoke about 5 minutes about the opportunity and then they asked me to tell them a little bit about myself, my background, why I want to join Nielsen and my future career goals. The interview took just 20 minutes and after that they sent me an analytical assignment to complete. You will have 1 day to submit them the test. The HR will contact you back few days later if you did well in the test.

    The second interview should take 1 hour and be conducted in person by the head of HR. She will be the person to impress because she determines “fit” for the company. I come from a background of finance so I know that in finance, interviews are competitive and stressful. At Nielsen it is a lot more relaxed and they are really looking for somebody who can fit in the company. So relax, people from Nielsen are nice!

    Interview Questions
    • My interview started with she asking me questions from my resume. She asked me how my job related to the Market Analyst position and then she asked me some behavioural questions:

      • What a good team was for me and tell an example of a time I worked with a team and achieved good results
      • In my view, how my relationship with the manager should be and how I managed this relationship in the past
      • Why I want to work for Nielsen and what are my future goals
      • What are my three major strengths
      • Where do l think I need to improve

      After that she asked me:
      • about my salary range and if the proposed salary and benefits was OK for me
      • if I am legally able to work in Canada, and
      • when I am available to start

      They then finally concluded the interview by reviewing the position, the company, the future perspectives and trainings with me.

      If you succeed, Nielsen will contact you and you will get a case to present in your final interview along with two managers (people that will work with you – your manager and the account director). So, this third interview will also be conducted in person with the person who would make the final decision about hiring.

      For the case, you will likely be given some sales data for Company A and will have to prepare a short powerpoint presentation incorporating this data. This will test three things:
      1. Your ability to analyze the data
      2. You ability to provide recommendations based on the analysis
      3. You presentation style / ability to remain calm and professional
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Hanover, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Hanover, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at The Nielsen Company in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was first contacted by HR and had a phone interview. He asked basic questions: describe my current role, past roles, salary expectations, then he explained the position to me. Next I was set up for an assessment test. They send you sample questions which is helpful. I passed the test and was set up on a phone interview with the hiring manager. Again, very basic interview. A few days later I was set up on an on-site interview. I met with 3 different people and the questions were mostly behavioral.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever been in a situation where you haven't met a deadline?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Market Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a weekinterviewed at The Nielsen Company in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Nielsen asked me to complete a 90 minute long, easy test.

    My interview was 1-on-1 and was mostly behavioral questions.

    The interviewee seemed exceptionally anxious to get out of the building, which made me uncomfortable. She had been interviewing all day and did not seem interested in me (or anyone else who interviewed that day) at all.

    She also asked me one ridiculous question..."have you ever had to make a decision without knowing anything"

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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