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CEB Interview Questions

Updated Jul 11, 2017
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    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CEB (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Was contacted by a hiring manager to undergo a phone interview. Phone Interview was very standard and included basic questions about experience and career plans. After the interview I was told I would receive an online personality assessment, which was never sent to me. Calls and emails to resend the assessment were never returned.

    Interview Questions

    • What was a time where you used your unique expertise for a project?   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Research Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at CEB in October 2016.

    Interview

    I was initially contacted by a recruiter asking me what times I would be available for a phone interview. I e-mailed her back the times and did not receive any reply. I followed up with her a week later, and she emailed back scheduling a phone interview on the Thursday of that week, which I confirmed. Come Thursday, I wait for the recruiter's phone call and don't get one. I was very confused so I emailed her asking about the situation. I didn't receive a reply, but two weeks later, I received an unexpected phone call from said recruiter telling me that "she is calling me for phone my interview." I have seriously never encountered a more incompetent recruiter in my life, and this experience has left on me a very bad impression of the company. I ended up accepting an offer at another company.

  3.  

    Marketing Operations Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at CEB (Arlington, VA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Very easy and done fairly quickly. Applied late December then got an email from a recruiter who wished to set up a phone screening the next week. That took about 10 mins, where I was asked my salary and then she said she would get back to me. Then she set up an interview with the director and an analyst under him. Both lasted 30 mins each. Very informal, very nice. Got an offer the next day.

    Interview Questions

    • Go over your resume. Why do you want to work here. All behavioral questions   Answer Question

  4.  

    Account Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at CEB in October 2016.

    Interview

    Started and ended with a phone Interview. Interviewer was pretty cold and seemed uninterested in the conversation. Whole thing took about 15 minutes. Interviewer seemed interested and positive about the conversation and asked me to take a personality quiz and online assessment. Two weeks later I took it upon myself to ask about my application status and within minutes received a generic rejection email.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you dealt with diversity   1 Answer

  5.  

    Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at CEB (Washington, DC) in October 2016.

    Interview

    There were two interviews, one was a standard case interview and one was a standard behaviorial interview with two women that were relatively senior at the firm. Both were extremely friendly and kind, made me feel very comfortable. Important to know how CEB is different from other firms going into the interview and articulate why their business model appeals to you.

    Interview Questions

    • Very basic behavioral and case questions, but does preface behavioral questions with what CEB values so its easier to tailor your answer to what they're looking for, which I found very helpful.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Very competitive offer but wanted to be in a different city


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    Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CEB (Arlington, VA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I was referred by friend, so a recruiter reached out to me. we had a call to set up a phone interview. the phone interview was a standard set of questions; there were no weird or trick questions. after the phone interview I had to do a two part online assessment. part one was a timed reading comprehension. the second was where I really struggled. it was a personality test of sorts, where you have three choices and select which means most to you, and which means least to you (or which best/least describes you). the difficulty came when there were three things that were important or sounded like you, and were impossible to rank on a scale together. for example: A. It is important to be on time B. I am organized C. I am responsible. there are detectors built into the test to prevent you from answering untruthfully, but I honestly was so thrown by the large amount of questions where all or none applied that it was immensely difficult to imagine that the test provided an accurate representation of how I behave or if I would fit in on the team. on the other hand, I completely over thought ever answer I gave,

    Interview Questions

    • what are your sales records?

      what is your customer base like?   1 Answer

  7.  

    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at CEB.

    Interview

    Many steps to the process. After applying, if they believe you may be a good fit they will send you an online evaluation. If the evaluation reports well (I assume) then they continue with setting up a phone interview. After the phone interview, they schedule a face-to-face interview either in person or over Skype. I was close enough to the corporate office to attend an in-person interview. They provide you with some questions ahead of time so you can come prepared with your answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Give a situation in which you had to persuade someone of doing something they initially were against?   Answer Question
    • How would you go about changing someone's perception of a company? Give an example.   Answer Question
  8.  

    Sales Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CEB.

    Interview

    It was very very straightforward, one phone screen with an HR rep and then an hour long Skype with 2 team members who asked very straightforward questions about my problem solving skills etc.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (1)  

    Data Science Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at CEB (Champaign, IL) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Mostly talked about projects on my resume, and asked machine learning algorithms, then asked about behavior question and schedule. People there are very polite and close to detail, the interview went very well and got the offer evetually.

    Interview Questions

    • why don't you use boosting? Which projects you find interesting? How to tune the model? Describe a challenge in teamwork.   Answer Question

  10.  

    Business Development Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at CEB (Minneapolis, MN) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Applied on linkedin, contacted by recruiter via email for a phone screen. At the end of that, told me she wanted to schedule on site interview, so went and did a one hour interview at the location. So afterwards I went on site to interview at the minneapolis location.
    The interview questions were weird and tricky, and my interviewers were so rude, one of them even asked me why I rescheduled my interview, when it was for a family emergency... do not recommend. do not waste your time applying!
    The workplace looked so weird and groggy, quiet, and "business development associates" were in jeans and t-shirts (unprofessional.)

    Interview Questions

    • The interview questions were tricky and weird. Their company seems really messed up. I wouldnt work there, ever.   Answer Question

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