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Hanover Research Research Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2017
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Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Hanover Research.

Interview

Standard background overview with some follow-up questions. Those follow-ups usually have you expand on specific experiences or positions. Additional questions were asked about work style and situational response type.

There was also a brief description of the company and the work being done.

Interview Questions

Hanover Research Response

Jul 24, 2017 – CHRO

Thank you for your feedback. It is unclear from your shared experience why this was a negative experience. Is it because you didn't move forward in the process? If something else made this a negative... More

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hanover Research (New York, NY) in June 2017.

    Interview

    The company sent an email to take an online assessment within 1 week. I had a lot of fun taking the assessment and I was supposed to hear back from them in 5-10 days, but I never received any response.

    I really like the idea of the assessment but I feel that the company should at-least phone interview the candidate and get to know him/her before judging based on the assessment results

    Interview Questions

    • The assessment includes a lot of sections with personality testing, logical reasoning, how do you behave if given a stressful situation etc.   Answer Question

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hanover Research in May 2017.

    Interview

    Applied in March, received an email early April from a recruiter in which I was given a logical reasoning test to complete online. After passing this step, I had a phone interview with the recruiter the first week of May. The interview went well and I was asked general questions about my interest in the company and my previous experiences with research and how that would apply to the position. I then received notice that I would be given a mock report to write. After requesting to start the report two weeks later, I was given the prompt and it took me about 20-25 hours to complete it within a week. I was pretty confident that I'd move on to the final interview but was notified that the other candidate was chosen due to their experience in the market research field. The interview process was long, especially the report, but I respect their way of recruiting.

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hanover Research in October 2016.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview scheduled with a hr. Then in the morning of my interview day my interviewer had to cancel my interview and reschedule, which was very last minute but understandable. I then waited longer and eventually had the opportunity to speak to a hr person. Hr was very nice and easy to talk to, and I thought my interview went well. I waited a couple of weeks and the hr never got back to me, so I followed up, and was told that the position I applied to was no longer open. Felt like quite a waste of time.

    Also, be aware that their starting salary is REALLY LOW, the LOWEST I've ever heard for "decent" entry-level jobs. And it seems like they have a really high turnover rate so those who stays get promoted quick fast. There are a lot of shocking reviews on Glassdoor that I suggest everyone read before applying.

    Interview Questions

    • walk through resume, why hanover research, describe past research experience, do you prefer the education side or enterprise side, salary expectations   Answer Question

    Hanover Research Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – CHRO

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. I am sorry to read that you did not have a positive experience. Our vacancies vary depending on our client needs and these can change quickly due to the custom... More


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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Hanover Research.

    Interview

    While the application process as a whole was rather lengthy, once I progressed to the interview phases the process move relatively quickly. The interview was standard, with three different interviewers asking questions one at a time, back-to-back. The questions were all directly related to the position (for example, research, work habits, and sociability). No stump or "got-you" questions; the interviewers seemed to genuinely be interested in the process and responses.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your research process like, from start to finish of a project?   Answer Question

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hanover Research (Washington, DC) in April 2016.

    Interview

    very fast response after submitted the resume online,following a IQ test,some questions on what you will be doing if you are on Moon,personality . and then phone interview.Was preparing for the quantitative test,but informed that they will move on with other candidates,the phone interview was smooth though .

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Hanover Research in April 2016.

    Interview

    I was a bit nervous for my initial phone screen but the recruiter put me right at ease. She was friendly, informative and answered all of my questions. Interviewing at other companies has sometimes made me feel like just a number/rushed but that was not the case with Hanover. Next, I moved on to the "research assessment" which was difficult to juggle school work and complete at the same time. I heard back after a few days that they were moving forward with other candidates. I was disappointed not to receive an offer, but I found the interview process very pleasant nonetheless.

    Interview Questions

    • walk me through your time management strategy, what methodologies do you have experience with, what are your long term career goals   Answer Question

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Hanover Research.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume, cover letter, and writing sample online (no referral). After a few weeks, got notice to do the IQ test, and then received a phone interview request. Phone interview went very well - recruiter is great. Next step was research paper. I worked very hard on this and just a few hours after submitting it, received a final-round interview request.

    For the final-round, I was told that I would have two one-on-one interviews, and that I would meet the recruiter on-site as well. However, my first interview was a panel instead. Lots of weird "gotcha" questions during both interviews. The second interviewer described the role in such a terrible way that I decided that there was no way I would accept an offer (working 7 days a week, churning out 25 pg reports in 5 days, no real manager/oversight for junior employees, no collaboration, no sense of impact, salary significantly lower than what I make). My impression was that there is very high turnover in this role so they want people to be prepared. At the end of the interview, the interviewer just pointed me towards the door on the way back to his office, and I left. Felt very haphazard.

    Interview Questions

    • Explain your process for the research exercise. How long did it take you?   Answer Question

    Hanover Research Response

    Nov 2, 2015 – CHRO

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you did not have the best interview experience when you came in to meet with the hiring team. We do try to keep to one-on-one interviews for the Research... More

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hanover Research (New York, NY) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I had two rounds of interview. I first received an online assessment within a week of applying online. The assessment was very interesting and wasn't hard. Then had a phone interview with a recruiter within a week and half after completing the online assessment. The phone call was scheduled to be 30 minutes but lasted approximately an hour. The recruiter was very nice and pleasant to talk to. She did a really good job explaining Hanover's work to me. And she also took very deep interest in learning how I would like to contribute to Hanover and which team I would love to be a part of the most within the range of my interests.

    There were no weird questions. The conversation flowed comfortably and all the questions were connected. From the phone conversation, I felt that Hanover really tries to find the best fit for the company and the role while preserves individuality and everyone's passion.

    Interview Questions

    Hanover Research Response

    May 26, 2016 – CHRO

    Thank you so much for sharing your positive experience with us. Our recruiting team wants to ensure that everyone is treated as respectfully as possible and I am glad to read that this was your... More


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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hanover Research in October 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted an referral application and received notice that I have a phone interview. I got an email the following business day to set up an interview time, shortly after phone interview HR said they were going to move forward with other applicants. HR was very encouraging and made it seem like I was on track to receive another interview. Even with my M.A., I suppose I am not educated enough for Hanover Research,

    Interview Questions

    Hanover Research Response

    Oct 19, 2015 – CHRO

    Thank you for your feedback. We wish that we could move forward with all applications but that is not possible.


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