VDC Research Interview Questions

Updated Mar 22, 2015
Updated Mar 22, 2015
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    Marketing and Sales Association Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at VDC Research.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with the Marketing Director and Sales Director for the first round. Skype Interview with the two Executive Vice Presidents. These were super casual interviews that were more interested in knowing more about your character and have you ask more questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at VDC Research.

    Interview Details

    Hiring and interview process was well run. Interview styles and content varied a lot between interviews. Overall would say they were typical, with a couple being pretty tough (lots of questions about Xcel and also writing). Had to wait a couple of weeks after first interview for callback as they said they were screening other candidates first, so process was initially slow. Picked up thereafter.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about why I wanted to do market research. Had not done much of it before (though had done some research prior to interview), so wasn't as prepared for this but probably should have been.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Sales/Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at VDC Research.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, over-eager CEO called me back almost immediately (someone flunked Sales 101). Lots of hoops to jump through, including multiple in-person interviews, a writing test, and reference check. An insane, time consuming process (especially when is currently employed) spearheaded by a CEO who lacks confidence and people skills. This probably should've been the first major red flag.

    Interview Questions
    • Lots of questions about discounting, including attitude towards discounting product, how one would respond if a client asked for a discount, etc. Questions I would typically associate with a more junior sales role.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Depends on how bad they want you. I got what I asked for.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Natick, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Natick, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at VDC Research.

    Interview Details

    Silly questions like those at consulting firms...how many cows in Canada, etc.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation VDC does not negotiate take it or leave it.
    Accepted Offer
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Natick, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Natick, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at VDC Research in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process at VDC is comical as the CEO tries to use management consulting recruiting techniques to find the "best" candidates. In reality, no one wants to work at VDC under any circumstances. Due to a weak economy over the past 5 years, some of us had to settle for this firm until the economy improved.

    Interview Questions
    • CEO lacks leadership ability, yet continues to play the role of thoughtful and caring executive, qualities he does not truly possess.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pulling teeth. Cheap organization.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at VDC Research in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was a joke. They are begging to get people here

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, They are open to a higher salary but the CEO will find a way to get out of it.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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