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GfK Interview Questions

Updated Feb 12, 2017
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    Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at GfK.

    Interview

    Not so hard, a short interviews in english to test Language skills, then the usual questions about strenghts and weaknesses. A long description of the main client I wouls have worked with, followed. I had two interviews: one with my direct coordinator and one other with the head of the department

    Interview Questions

    • If I was prepared to provide consultancy to very demanding customers and to stand very challenging working hours   1 Answer
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at GfK in January 2017.

    Interview

    I applied via GfK's website. We did a f2f interview with the manager while hr participated via phone. I was asked to prepare a presentation to present at the beginning of the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Vision for the job, my skills and experiences, my strength and weaknesses   Answer Question
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Woking, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at GfK (Woking, England (UK)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    First interview which started with a 20 minute maths test followed by a 40 minute interview. They got back very quickly the same day and invited me for an interview the following week. The second interview I was asked to prepare some datasets and create a 10 minute presentation to bring to the second interview. There were some questions at the end. I was offered the job the same day.

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    Trainee Research Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at GfK (London, England (UK)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    (Grad Programme)
    After submitting CV, cover letter and Showcase me (2 min video for me), I waited for 1 month to get an call inviting me to the assessment day. The latter was structured in panel interview with middle managers (competency-based), HR interview (career and motivation), group work and presentation and 2 hours test with numerical, questionnaire design and verbal elements.

    After 2 weeks, invited to final round, presentation and interview with directors (1 interview with behavioural questions and CV review; one 10 mins presentation on market of choice). Call with offer after 2 weeks (they interviewed one/two people per day at this stage and had to wait for last one).

    Everything went smoothly and HR was responsive at every step.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about GfK? Why would you like to work in market research? What are in your opinion the biggest changes in data handling and reporting in the last year?   Answer Question
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Numerical and verbal test at the office, had to be passed to go onto the first interview on the same day.
    First interview was with two employees. Asking me a bout the industry and my motivations.
    Final interview with a presentation on a product group of their choice. They provide a chartpack and then you have to build the presentation using that information

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    Market Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at GfK (Singapore (Singapore)).

    Interview

    1 round interview. behavioral plus some case interview.
    Involved 2 hiring managers who directly work under.
    Very refreshing questions asked, similar to those in consulting but emphasize more on data analysis and statistics.
    Good to know statistics in real applications and be able to articulate and make decisions.

    Interview Questions

    • what kind of data source I need to determine the difference in sales of a specific product in a country that I stayed before compared to the country I stay now   Answer Question
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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at GfK (London, England (UK)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I was recruited for the role via a recruitment agency and after GfK had reviewed my CV they invited me to an interview which involved a numerical test followed by a verbal reasoning test, if my scores on these tests were satisfactory then I would have been invited to meet with the account director for an interview. If I passed that interview I would have then had to prepare and give a presentation for the final part of the interview process. I prepared well for the interview however I was overwhelmed by the pre-interview tests, 35 numerical questions to be completed in 35 minutes where there were 10 options for each questions, I was advised to adhere to the rule of quality not quantity. This however did not work for me as I missed out on the pass mark by 2 marks on both tests. The verbal reasoning test involved 48 questions to be completed in 25 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • All numerical test questions you needed to refer to the charts and tables provided, make sure you understand what the questions are asking you and that you are good with working out percentages and ratios. With the verbal reasoning test, make sure you understand the passage provided and ensure that the statements below are either true, false or you cannot say due to the lack of evidence provided.   Answer Question
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    Senior Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at GfK (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Hired as part of an acquisition, so cannot speak to GfK process. I can say that some teams are more selective than others, interviewing for months and months before making a single hire.

    Interview Questions

    • Not sure if they still use these for entry-level, but they'll ask abstract ideas to get a feel for how you think. For example) What is the US population? Some basics on statistics are also likely to be asked.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at GfK in December 2009.

    Interview

    Quite professional.
    Case study to solve and present
    Emphasis is not only on analysis but also on assumptions and scenario analysis

    Interview Questions

    • on case study presentation , i was asked for various scenarios   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Low salary. Negotiation possible but not much room.
    At the end of day you will have to decide can you survive in that salary

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    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at GfK (Gurgaon, Haryana (India)).

    Interview

    The method starts with an aptitude test, consist of maths, reasoning -(both are quite easy), followed by GK and English ( relatively tough). There will be negative marking. Once you clear the test the next part is a round of face to face interview with the manager. Followed by second round of interview and in some case interview with the VP.

    Interview Questions

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