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    I’ve worked at IBISWorld for over a year and really believe this is a great place for a person straight out of college. Overall the work environment is great with a strong company culture. Management is very approachable and upfront with their analysts as far as expectations go. They encourage their employees to develop their professional career, but at the same time have a life outside of work (40 to 45 hour work week). As a result, this job is perfect for someone transitioning to the professional world or for someone wanting to take some time off before going back to grad school. Pay is competitive.

     The position itself gives employees a chance to develop a strong skill set that is transferable to many different jobs. Analysts often go on to get very good positions after their time at IBISWorld (big banks, private equity firms, consulting firms, etc..). The office is filled with really bright analysts, some of which attended very prestigious schools. As a result, this provides a strong learning environment where analyst can bounce ideas off each other and get feedback from their colleagues.

    Additionally, the environment is laid back. Analysts work at their own pace and have a set schedule with some flexibility built in. This allows analyst to plan their months out and develop a routine.


    As I stated before, this is a job for someone new to the professional world, not someone looking for a career. The research department is fairly small, and as a result, room for advancement is typically limited. None the less this a good job for someone looking to get experience and build their skill set. Coming into the position you need to understand that most likely you will be with the company for two years max before moving to other things. Management understands this.

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IBISWorld Interviews

Updated Nov 12, 2014
Updated Nov 12, 2014

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    Industry Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at IBISWorld.

    Interview Details

    Received a reply about 3 weeks after applying online. Began with a phone interview, typical interview questions as well as a section on economic/financial knowledge. Then a written assignment, had to write a portion of an industry report based on information provided; was given 24 hours to complete. The representative who guided me through the first two steps was extremely helpful, courteous, and professional. After that they scheduled an in-person interview. Was first asked to complete another written assignment, a couple hundred words in about 40 minutes, then sat down with hiring manager Nima Samadi and a senior analyst. They were very friendly and easy to speak with, made the interview very comfortable. They first asked typical interview questions such as why I was interested, strengths/weaknesses, etc, then there was a portion of economic/financial knowledge questions such as: can you name an industry that is inherently capital-intensive, what data might you look at if there is a gap in data from the U.S., name an industry that is sensitive/not sensitive to recession, questions concerning interest rates in relation to imports/exports, etc. Received a reply approximately 8 days later.

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    • The economic knowledge questions were difficult; they were open-ended and concerned a variety of topics, you have to know your stuff.   Answer Question
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Website www.ibisworld.com
Headquarters Volo, IL
Size Unknown
Founded 1971
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
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IBISWorld is a fast growing company that provides up-to-date Industry and Procurement Research Reports. Our first-class sales and client service teams educate potential clients about our products and facilitate adoption among existing clients. Our astute team of analysts provide key insights for our clients, which range from large corporations to to Main Street businesses as well as the nation's largest media outlets. We enjoy watching our team grow and marvel at the things they achieve.

We offer competitive salaries and:

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