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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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Research Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in August 2010.

Interview Details – I only rated the process difficult because of the assessment. The hiring process is very structured, phone, assessment, goup interviews and a verdict. I took the asessment recently and it was much harder than expected. The test would have been much easier if I would have anticipated a difficult test however, I went into the test thinking it couldnt be too hard, wrong. Practice probability, breakeven points and profitability along with time management and reading comprehension. If you prepare well you should be ok. The recruiter opened up the phone interview by asking what I know about Nielsen. Seems like a great company to work for if given the opportunity.

Interview Questions

  • What do you know about Nielsen?   Answer Question
  • You are given a case study about a magazine article and asked to analyze the article and expand on the effectiveness.   Answer Question


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Research Analyst
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in May 2010.

Interview Details – Standard interview questions, then a question about how you would advise a client on how to bring a new prodcut to market, being specific

Interview Question – What would you advise a client who is launching a new product to do?   Answer Question


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Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst
Westport, CT

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in June 2010.

Interview Details – I heard about the position from a personal referral and applied through their website, so they emailed me back to set up a phone interview the next week. That went well so they called me in for an assessment of 10 math questions and 2 case studies in 90 minutes which was challenging, but as long as you move quickly you can complete. A day or two later they emailed me back to set up an in person interview, which consisted of 3 40 minute interviews and a lunch with a senior analyst. The interviews were part behavioral part analytical: some questions easier than others. The office seemed very relaxed and dress was business casual at best, friendly people and nice location.

Interview Questions

  • They give u a magazine advertisement and you have to list positives and negatives of it.   Answer Question
  • Which do you choose: a cereal with very attractive packaging that users find okay or a cereal with ordinary, not-catchy packaging that users love.   Answer Question


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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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Neutral Experience

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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Research Analyst
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Interviewed at The Nielsen Company

Interview Details – 4 rounds.
1. written test
2. group discussion & presentation
3. panel interviews (HR, case studies, background check)
4. presentation to the head of the team

Interview Question – not very difficult in general, require some understanding about the market research industry and good analytical mind is very crucial.   Answer Question


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Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst

Interviewed at The Nielsen Company

Interview Details – first round interview was written test and the group interview by a human resources staff and the human resources manager. written test was about java and vba, but all i know about the two systems was their names. so i didn't pass the first round.

Interview Question – written test was about computer skills but i never learned it and my major was nothing related to computer sciences.   Answer Question


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Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at The Nielsen Company.

Interview Details – Applied online through university recruitment.

Was invited to complete a reasoning test. The test included basic statistics questions (high-school level problems) along with a case study at the end, giving a client a recommendation. The test seemed easy but I didn't not get invited back to any further steps. It seems like the test was used to weed out candidates. I'm certain all the math questions were answered correctly. Perhaps they were looking for unique answers to the case study.

Interview Question – If there X amount of members in a community and Y percentage read a newspaper. W amount read paper A and Z amount read paper B. What percent of community members read both paper A and B?   Answer Question


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Average Interview

Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst
Mumbai (India)

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in June 2012.

Interview Details – A written test followed by three rounds of interviews. First was technical and over the phone. Second was face to face and technical. Third was general discussion and over the phone.

TEch rounds were based on the CV. General discussion was with the ofshore manager and more in terms of interests and what to expect at the job

Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in five years time   View Answer

Negotiation Details – If you negotiate then they may notch up the salary a bit, but then hit you in other ways, like they may reduce the bonus part.


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Average Interview

Research Analyst Interview

Research Analyst
Delhi (India)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in February 2012.

Interview Details – the process was pretty straight forward and interviewee seeked for interest on research. The interview was very normal and had no twists at all. Some questions from my graduation subjects were also asked and some current issues were discussed

Interview Question – when do you study during an ordinary day in your life   View Answer

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