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I have been working at Harris Interactive full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
I am grateful for the opportunities I was given by most of the management. The constant change and new projects provided a great opportunity to shine. Management was trusting of me to get the job done, and that made my time there more fulfilling as part of a team.Cons
Sometimes the focus was a little off, causing the feel of projects to be that of an "ADHD" experience. I think this is because some of the higher management was under such pressure to just make things happen, that it got tunnel-visioned. This resulted in wasted hours and halted or failed projects.
I also never got the financial credit due for a very large project that I had initially presented to the CEO. Six months later I found myself on a project born out of my idea, but the credit was given elsewhere.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Give credit where credit is due. Consult more with SME's with an open mind. Rely on their years of experience to properly adjust timelines, budget, mitigate risks, and even creative vision that can produce a better product.
Some of the projects I had been on where first-time experiences for management, but I had been-there-done-that many times over, yet I felt the need to keep opinions to myself or I may have been railroaded. Granted, I only experienced that with some individuals, and I did have some supervisors that were superb, so thank you!RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
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I applied through other source – interviewed at Harris Interactive.Interview Details
These people are truly ridiculous. As everyone else has mentioned, you talk with HR on the phone first, and they have no idea how to answer any actual job function questions. They first make you do a 'writing sample' in which you are supposed to interpret 25+ pages of nonsensical data with no context whatsoever. I have worked in research for quite awhile and this took me 7+ hours. I'm sure it could be completed faster but I thought it might get me an interview so I spent some more time on it... and then I never heard from them again.
If they're going to ask for 'writing samples' they should really do something more sensitive to candidates' time. And they should do them AFTER meeting them. I knew almost nothing about the job (aside from the job listing) and didn't even talk to anyone I would be working with so I really had no way of knowing whether completing the assignment would be a good use of time. Spoiler alert: it definitely wasn't!
Oh, and their salary ranges are pitiful.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
- Make sense of these 25+ pages of statistical output. Sorry, no context allowed. View Answer
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