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    Production Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Arbitron (Columbia, MD) in August 2015.

    Interview

    After I sent in my resume I received a call from the Manager of Arbitron's Encoding Operation's department, and we conducted an over the phone interview. At the end of our conversation he asked me to come in to interview for the position. The interview went very well; this gentleman was very down to earth and I felt comfortable. He made it clear that everyone has a certain amount of work expected of them, and people either are successful or they are not. He said it was nothing personal but he had high hopes for me and didn't think I would have any issues. Lastly I had to interview with his boss before I was offered the job. They offered me $40,000 salary for the year which slightly discouraged me because I had been making $45,000 at my previous employer (Atlantic Video Inc.) which was a production house in the District of Columbia. Arbitron said they could not match a yearly salary of $45,000, but they generously gave me a $2,500 signing bonus. They were formal as was I, but also friendly. Working for that company was one of the best decisions of my life because of how much I learned. I never had an issue with any employee, and I could honestly say that I looked forward to going to work each day because I liked what I did and who I worked with.

    Interview Questions

    • A common question these days is what is your worst quality, which they did ask me. Also, they asked me the biggest predicament I had ever been in with my former company, and they wanted to know how I dealt with that.   1 Answer
    • They asked if I can learn new processes quickly.   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    applied online. got phone call, and then onsite interview. three weeks later, job offered. the interview questions were not difficult. managers were nice. I introduced myself and persuaded my skill sets to them. I had relevant work experience before. very smooth very professional. by the way, I am local candidate.

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    Senior Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Arbitron (Columbia, MD) in October 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview by hiring manager to get a feel about what I wanted and fitting into the organization. In person interview with panel consisting of hiring manager, developer and analyst, questions were highlevel to gauge understanding of how I worked.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I tried to get more vacation, but failed.


  4.  

    Membership Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took a week. I interviewed at Arbitron (Columbia, MD) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Awesome company to interview with. They used technology including Skype to interview prior to having me make the trip to headquarters. Thorough process where information was given as well as obtained. Got to meet with VP as well as hiring manager and HR people. Provided info on benefits and opportunities before even offering me the job. Provided health insurance from day one of employment. Covered all travel expenses related to interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was really difficult or unexpected. The interview process fit the position.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The process was smooth and seamless. The hiring manager was phenomenal to work with and made the process of coming on board fun.


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    Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Arbitron (Columbia, MD) in August 2010.

    Interview

    I found the interview process to be typical and professional. I met with a 3 people in the marketing department: one person who interacts directly with the position, and two management. Questions presented were typical interview question: tell me about your background, what makes you a good candidate for this position, what could you bring to the position. It went very smoothly, nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your suggestions to make the department better?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    They were inflexible on negotiations. They had a number and presented it. I came back with my own number. Despite my being exceedingly qualified for the position, they only offered a slight increase up from their initial offer, the reasoning being 'this is our budget for the position.' My advice is to cover the topic of salary - even just a range -in the beginning stages of the interview process. This way, you don't go so far down the line and end up disappointed at the end.


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    Counsel Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Arbitron (Columbia, MD) in November 2009.

    Interview

    Several phone interviews followed by a day of 1:1 and a 2:1 interview at their office.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your greatest weakness and what do you do to overcome it?   Answer Question

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    Panel Relations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Arbitron (Columbia, MD) in June 2009.

    Interview

    I was part of the layoffs before and then came back and applied for a different position. I have good reviews from previous management. I was just randomly selected for the layoff. All of this to say aside from the test's mentioned it was pretty straightforward. People at Arbitron are really nice. Even my very first interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Im really not that good about that process so I took the first offer. It was reasonable. They actually pay alot for what you do.

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    Training Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Arbitron (Columbia, MD) in February 2008.

    Interview

    con: took very long for recruiter to respond to resume
    phone interview, 1:1 interviews, group interview, presentation

    Interview Questions

    • What do you prefer: working independently or in a team?   1 Answer
    • What are your salary expectations?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    don't tell recruiter what you want to earn--its probably more than she earns


  9.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Arbitron in November 2007.

    Interview

    Spelling test states and major cities, verbal personality test in office over the phone, then an explanation of what you will be doing their. It is a very quick process and they will tell you in person if you have been hired or not. They do not check references as it is an immediate hire.

    Interview Questions

    • They just ask you about your past experience working in a sales or call center position.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    $16.75 is the pay rate now, but at my interview it was $16. There's no room for a higher salary negotiation.


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    Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Arbitron in June 2013.

    Interview

    1st round was technical and basic questions were asked.
    2nd round was managerial and question like reason for allocation were asked.
    3rd round was HR round and salary and compensation was discussed in that.

    Interview Questions

    • Informatica administration brief.   1 Answer

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