VDC Research Interview Questions

Updated Mar 22, 2015
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    Marketing and Sales Association Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at VDC Research (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    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

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    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Natick, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at VDC Research (Natick, MA).

    Interview

    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
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    Sales/Account Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Depends on how bad they want you. I got what I asked for.

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    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Natick, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at VDC Research (Natick, MA).

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation VDC does not negotiate take it or leave it.

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    Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Natick, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at VDC Research (Natick, MA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    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

    Pulling teeth. Cheap organization.

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    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Was a joke. They are begging to get people here

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Yes, They are open to a higher salary but the CEO will find a way to get out of it.

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