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MBI Interview Questions

Updated Mar 7, 2017
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    Assistant Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Skype interview with a woman from HR. Asked me basic behavioral questions about resume. Then she turned it over to me and I asked a few questions.

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    Assistant Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Very brief interview about my experience and background. Interviewer only asked 4 or 5 questions, nothing out of the blue. Started off talking about my last job experience and then more about what I am looking for in a job and why MBI. After about fifteen to twenty minutes of questions the interviewer let me ask questions so I spent another fifteen minutes asking about the role and what I would be doing.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MBI in November 2016.

    Interview

    First of all, I just want to say that I have no idea what those who had a bad experience are talking about-- I had a wonderful experience from start to finish!

    The first round was on campus with one product manager that was very informal. It felt very much like a conversation where we talked about what we're interested in, she told me more about the company and her experience, and asked me about my goals. I found out the next day that I was invited for final rounds up in their office.

    The final round was long but very enjoyable. It started with a quick conversation with HR where I talked about myself a little more (very basic questions) and he told me about the day. He really emphasized that he wants the day to feel two-way in that they would be assessing me, but they want to provide me all the information I need to properly assess them. I then was brought to a junior HR employee who asked me more creative questions (recommend your favorite book to me, what do you do in your free time, etc). I then took an assessment that was basic verbal logic and math-- really easy, just short time constraints.

    Then I had two interviews with very senior members, a lunch with new employees, and then two more interviews with other senior members (all were one-on-one). They were all very relaxed, back and forth interviews where they mostly asked general questions about myself. Lunch was completely informal and totally off the books. At the end of the interviews, I had one last meeting with the girl I interviewed with on campus just to review the day and next steps. I found out a few days later I got the offer (and the salary/signing bonus is awesome). Overall, a wonderful experience that felt very natural and provided a great feel for the role and company.

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    • What are your personal goals? What was something about your last boss you didn't like? What's something about you that makes people not like working with you?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at MBI.

    Interview

    It was a first round interview and was pretty brief and very basic. No questions relating to the actual position unless you make it to a second round interview. Questions about my past work experience, my ideal work environment, describe the best boss I've ever worked for. There was also a short aptitude test and a short math test (12 and 15 mins respectively) but nothing you can study for.

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    • Tell me about a time where you learned how to do something faster/better   Answer Question
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    Assistant Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at MBI (Norwalk, CT) in March 2016.

    Interview

    I really enjoyed the interview process. It began with an interview on campus, and then the second round consisted of going to Norwalk to interview. The day involved 4 interviews (mostly behavioral, but with questions regarding marketing) and standardized testing, which was not difficult. Each interviewer had a different style (some were responsive and positively engaged, whereas others were less conversational with harder-hitting questions).

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    Summer Marketing Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at MBI in February 2016.

    Interview

    The first round was an on-campus, half an hour interview. Here, they asked questions about your resume, nothing difficult or unexpected. They just wanted to get to know you and see if you were genuinely interested in the job. Second round you travel to their office in Norwalk, CT for about 5 hours of interviewing. The interviews are not difficult, but be prepared for a really long day because you speak to about 5 different people. They take you out to a yummy lunch with some of the younger employees where you get the change to ask real, off the record questions which is cool. There is also a 15 minute math test - really simple percentage questions and analyzing charts about product growth and applying- and a aptitude test which you can't study for. Both of which are quick and painless. There is also a half hour marketing analysis question where they ask you to analyze an existing marketing piece - what works, what could better, etc.

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    • Give an example of a time where you last minute something when completely wrong but you had no option but to fix it. What did you do?   Answer Question
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    Marketing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at MBI in January 2016.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview, and it didn't go well. It was brief, and it was a direct questions and answers. There was not so much energy indicated from the other side of the phone so the conversation was pretty dead... On my side, I wasn't very prepared myself. But I still see it as a positive experience, a learning opportunity which is always be prepared.

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    • "Tell me about your previous job", "prove that you are detail oriented"   Answer Question
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    Assistant Product Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at MBI (New York, NY) in October 2015.

    Interview

    It was a very basic behavioral, first-round interview. The interviewer's goal seemed to be to make sure that I really wanted the position. It wasn't difficult per se, rather it was interesting that he really emphasized that I might not want it. I'm not sure whether I really did, so that was rather challenging honestly.

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    Assistant Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at MBI (Norwalk, CT) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Pretty easy interview on campus with Alum and current employee. Mostly informal, informational, asks what you know about MBI, what you're interested in doing, why you think you can do this job. Second round is on site with 4 interviews with senior management and lunch with an associate. Not difficult, just long. Be prepared to be grilled by some of them - they don't necessarily want passion, but want someone who is going to follow their status quo and not challenge their antiquated business model, but at the same time is a workhorse.

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    Assistant Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Norwalk, CT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at MBI (Norwalk, CT) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through my college's career site and went through a 1:1 first round interview on campus. Easy questions, "why MBI?" "why marketing?" etc.

    I then got called back for a second round super-day at their Norwalk office. Up to this point, I was very excited about the position, but that quickly changed after going through the second-round interviews.

    You begin by meeting with MBI's HR manager, who was very nice and prepares you for the day ahead. You then go through a series of 8 30-minute 1:1 interviews. While about 2-3 of the interviewers were pleasant and friendly, the others were aggressively rude and insulting. One interviewer belittled me when I said that I hoped to get an MBA one day by responding that it was a worthless degree. Clearly they want to hear that you will spend the rest of your career working at this place and never leave--even to get a graduate degree (indeed, many of their current employees have been with the company for 30+ years). Another interviewer interrogated me as to why I was not pursing finance or consulting, despite the fact that I have no interest or experience in those fields, and then derided me as "lazy" when I explained that I did not like the 100+ hour work-week culture that comes with finance and consulting. This are just two examples--the entire day consisted of interviews that proceeded in a similar fashion. It was a bizarre, baffling experience that left me with no respect for this company.

    During the super-day, you also go through a timed math test (which really only tests your ability to use a calculator) and a "reading comprehension" test. The reading test is actually a series of analogies ("blank is to blank, as blank is to blank") that looks like it has been pulled from a 1970s elementary school classroom and tests your knowledge of obscure facts, including the capitols of Nordic countries, minor Civil War generals, and the names of woodworking tools. The test has absolutely no relevance to the position (or to reading comprehension for that matter), and frankly is a waste of everyone's time. You also complete a marketing test, where you analyze the difference between two print advertisements.

    I cannot urge future applicants enough to stay away from MBI. It is obvious that they have little respect for their applicants and their interview process was very reflective of that.

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