The Nielsen Company Research Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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Research Analyst Interview

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

I applied online. 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 Questions
  • when do you study during an ordinary day in your life   View Answer
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Starts with an assessment test that is 10 math questions and 2 open ends. interview with 3 people across divisions. Everyone has big egos and likes to be made to feel important.

    Interview Questions
    • Be skilled in general marketing terms. There can be case studies.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Apparently companies no longer judge you through an interview, or phone interview, but through a simple initial email response.

    I received an email from a recruiter asking when I would be able to speak and set up a potential time for a phone interview to discuss the position. I responded within the hour and said when I would be available and that I am happy to speak about the job, and to please let me know what time would be best for them to contact me.

    And that was that....no response. I tried contacting them multiple times after, but not too many, just in case somehow some emergency occurred. Nothing.

    I guess my style of responding wasn't Nielsen material. Unreal.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Bit difficult apti & lame personal interview

    Interview Questions
    • Tel me the no of cubicles inside the office. How many people are working there   Answer Question
    • Estimate how many domino pizzas are sold daily(estimate) No data given   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Skills test was 90 minutes and consisted of math and business related questions. Math questions were of high-school level difficulty, while the business/strategy questions were open response and presented a scenario in each. First-round interview had a market-sizing question and basic behavioral questions. Final round was three interviews, each of which had at least one strategy question. No full-out case interviews or anything of that sort. Interviewers were of senior management in the company, but all of them were very laid back and pleasant. Received offer several days later from an HR representative, and a formal letter followed afterwards.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Everything is asked about prior experiences. You should have lots of examples of things you've accomplished individually and in groups.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you were asked to do something under a tight deadline.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Milan (Italy)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milan (Italy)
    Application Details

    The process took 2 months - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    So far had the skills test, you can prepare perfectly for it reading what other people posted in this website: gmat, probability, basic percentage, basic profits=revenues-costs. Don't expect it to be too easy, time is critical and the two essays you have to write after the 10 math questions are very articulated and time consuming. Only 10 % passes and I can tell you everyone completes the test. It's all about how precise you are and complete in your answers as well as how good your english is I guess. I always specified the assumptions upon which my answer was built and I think that helped.

    Second step is a normal behavioral type of interview. If you are applying for Nielsen Bases you'd better know what Nielsen Bases is, not like I did. Waiting for a third step which is two 1:1 interviews.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    The process varies depending on whether the candidate applies in the university channel or the "regular" channel. All candidates are pre-screened either in a on-campus in-person interview, or via a phone interview. Following that there is an analytical assessment which is required for all Nielsen analysts. If successful on both the initial interview AND the assessment, the candidate is invited for an all-day on site interview with 4-5 people from various areas of the organization.

    Although the analytical assessment is not much different that the standard GMAT test, most candidates fail it.

    Interview Questions
    • If I want to know how many passengers fly out of J.F. Kennedy airport every day, what do I need to do?   View Answers (2)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with head of department and head of HR personal to discuss my former working experiences, some behavioral questions such as what is your strength and weakness, how will you go from back-end supporting role to facing clients front-line role? why did you choose our company? why do you relocate to this country? what is your expectation of salary? whole process lasted about 1 hour. and it took about 2 weeks to hear back from them.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at The Nielsen Company in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    I have not completed the interview process as of yet. At this point, I have had a phone screening and an analytical assessment. The process began when I was contacted for a phone interview via email roughly 5 days after applying online. I had the phone interview a week later, which consisted of basic interview questions. It was mainly to set up the standard analytical assessment, which I took later that week. The analytical assessment was not too difficult, as it consisted of probability, statistics, and case studies. The questions were worded as if they were intending to confuse you, so make sure to read each question thoroughly and answer what they're asking you. I am awaiting my results on the assessment, which I took just 2 days ago. I am expecting to hear back from Nielsen this week.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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