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Stephen R. Polk
24 Ratings

    Good learning experiance

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    Former Intern - Intern in Southfield, MI
    Former Intern - Intern in Southfield, MI

    I worked at R. L. Polk as an intern (less than a year)


    For an internship, they will teach you a lot. Polk accomplishes some very good work with high quality data, and they do have some the best industry practices.


    There was a significant lack of innovation, code bases were bloated and every process was set in stone.

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R. L. Polk Interviews

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southfield, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southfield, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at R. L. Polk in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by HR after my resume was found posted online. The initial contact scheduled a phone interview. During the phone interview they asked basic questions about my skill set, such as what coding classes I had taken, and what languages I knew. We then scheduled a 1:1 interview for a later date.

    During the one on one interview I was asked to implement a sorting algorithm, because it was a topic I had recently covered in my classes. He also asked conceptual questions and thought-process questions such as "How many new tires do you think are bought in the United States every year?"

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    • How many tires are bought each year in the United States? Explain your thought process.   View Answer
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101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in Southeast Michigan, 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, 2008

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Website www.polk.com
Headquarters Southfield, MI
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1870
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

R. L. Polk keep tabs on the Motor City madness. One of the oldest and largest consumer marketing firms in the US, Polk is the leading provider of marketing information and services to the auto industry. It collects demographic and vehicle data and packages its information into a number of products, including software and online analysis tools, for use by brand managers, marketing officers, and auto dealers. It also offers information and services for the aftermarket segment, as well as business-to-business marketing tools. In addition, its Carfax unit provides vehicle... More

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