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Hanover Research Research Associate Interview Questions

Updated Nov 21, 2016
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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

Other Interview Reviews for Hanover Research

  1. Helpful (2)  

    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.

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    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,

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    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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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Hanover Research in September 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted an application and received notice to complete an IQ test. I got an email the following business day that they were going to move forward with other applicants. A bit disappointing, as this company seemed very interesting. Even with my B.A., I suppose I am not educated enough for Hanover Reseach, best of luck to everyone else who is!

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    Hanover Research Response

    Sep 11, 2015 – CHRO

    Thank you so much for your feedback. All applicants must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree for any listed vacancy so that alone is not sufficient experience to move a candidate along in the ... More

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Hanover Research in August 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was extremely long-winded and drawn out. I appreciate Hanover wanting to recruit very qualified employees, but it is frustrating to say the least for those who are not offered a job. The IQ test, which I honestly forgot I did and was reminded by the other reviews on here, was standard and not very difficult. Hanover informs all of the candidates that there is no "wrong" score, but it is very obvious that the candidate choices are tailored by their test scores. I received a callback for a phone interview after the test, which went very well. The HR person I spoke with was friendly, professional and insightful about the job description and overall atmosphere at Hanover. It made me really excited to go forward with the process. I was then assigned a "homework assignment" which was to write a research report to a fictitious client about a topic. Hanover stated again, their is no "wrong" answer. The deadline was a week. Mind you I was in the middle of finishing my current full-time job, so finding time for this assignment was difficult to say the least. Regardless, I put in about 20 to 30 hours for this assignment. Like I said, I was intrigued by the phone interview and really wanted to be a part of the Hanover team. Since I did not know anything about the topic prior to receiving the prompt, the research portion took the most amount of time. I was beyond confident with the final product and was sure that I would at least receive a face-to-face interview at Hanover. However, the team said I didn't answer the prompt the way that were looking for, so they were going ahead with other candidates. Not only did I find this disheartening, I was shocked. I put so much time and effort into a fictitious assignment while juggling working another full-time job just to be told that I didn't answer a prompt that had no "wrong" answer incorrectly. I understand that Hanover wants to recruit the best employees for the job, but the process is an ENORMOUS waste of time for those who do not get hired.

    Interview Questions

    Hanover Research Response

    Sep 9, 2015 – CHRO

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you did not have a positive interview experience. We are very upfront about the steps in the interview process as well as the rigor and length of time the ... More

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hanover Research.

    Interview

    I had an overall positive experience. I applied through an employee referral, and was asked to complete a questionnaire that consisted of personality questions and some open-ended questions. After that there was a phone interview; very straightforward, asked about my research experience, availability, salary, etc. The recruiter was very professional and was very helpful through the entire application process

    Interview Questions

    • When cold-calling an industry expert, what would be your method?   Answer Question

    Hanover Research Response

    Aug 4, 2015 – CHRO

    Thank you for your feedback. I am so glad to hear that you had a positive interview experience with Hanover.

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