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MMR Research Worldwide Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated May 24, 2017
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    Research Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at MMR Research Worldwide (Birmingham, England (UK)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The initial screening was a data analytic exercise which you need to analyze an excel spreadsheet and give recommendations. Then follows a brief phone interview if you passed the assessment. The phone interview was very general but they would ask about the overall research process and how to draft a proposal. The last interview was with the team from the office you applied for, which they would go through your resume, and two more analytic assessments with the analysts.

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    Trainee Research Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at MMR Research Worldwide (London, England (UK)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    After sending application, I received a generic email - which everyone seems to receive - saying "Your application caught our attention and we would be very pleased to progress it further." and an excel task to be completed. After sending my analysis of the data, I was selected for a phone interview. The lady who emailed me specified no preparation was needed. The interview lasted around 30 min and there were a few questions about the company/role and project life cycle - so some preparation was actually needed.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about the project life cycle
      Talk about a time you had to lead a group
      How would your friends describe you   Answer Question
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    Trainee Research Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wallingford, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MMR Research Worldwide (Wallingford, England (UK)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Numerical data exercise to be completed at home followed by a 30 min telephone interview (standard questions about working in market research/skills and experience), then an assessment centre (half a day, included an interview with two senior research execs, one numerical data exercise and one other source based exercise). There was also an opportunity to speak informally with recent trainees. It felt relatively straightforward and not too stressed but I didn't receive an offer so it is hard to tell. They gave pretty extensive feedback afterwards.

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    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wallingford, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at MMR Research Worldwide (Wallingford, England (UK)).

    Interview

    2 stage process. First stage was focused on meeting the role's reporting manager and the direct reports. 2nd stage involved meeting senior leaders from across the business. This was a positive experience and they spoke well of the company and potential challenges.
    The 2nd stage seemed a little disjointed and the panel had questions that were either duplicated or off-the-cuff. It seemed that my CV hadn't been reviewed in the greatest of detail.

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    Trainee Research Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wallingford, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at MMR Research Worldwide (Wallingford, England (UK)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Essentially a waste of time due to a convoluted HR process. After applying, I was given a data assessment task to complete and email back within two days, which was followed swiftly by a telephone interview which besides asking me questions about my education and work experience, asked me a number of questions about the role which seemed to assume that I'd already worked in market research. Surely the entire point of the trainee role is to learn these things? On top of this, they provide no feedback as to on which part of the process you didn't meet the grade, so I can only assume it was due to those questions which I answered badly. I have a feeling the initial email they send which states words to the effect of "your CV caught our attention and we'd be very pleased to progress it further" is a template they send to everyone, as the follow up communication and phone interview aren't nearly as enthusiastic. During the phone interview, they might as well have admitted to not even reading the cover letter or my CV. It calls into the question the quality of the market research they produce for companies if their recruitment process is so disjointed and nonsensical.

    Interview Questions

    • What is involved in conducting market research for a company?   Answer Question
    • Assess the results to a series of questions (you're given a spreadsheet) regarding a product and suggest which product is best, in which areas, where it can be improved, etc.   Answer Question

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    Trainee Research Executive Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MMR Research Worldwide (Wallingford, England (UK)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    There was first a telephone interview. This was fairly straightforward. Questions were about motivations for joining the company, why market research, strengths and weaknesses. At the assessment centre there was an interview with three senior employees including one from HR. The atmosphere was relaxed.

    Interview Questions

    • Which tools do you use to prioritise your day?   1 Answer

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    Senior Level Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at MMR Research Worldwide (Oxford, England (UK)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Phone call the a few skype f2f and in person
    Practice proposal
    Discuss industry and clients and common contacts
    Lots of personality questions
    A bit too personal
    Could have been more professional and about research

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Ask for more money and benefits

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    RM Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at MMR Research Worldwide.

    Interview

    Got a message from HR about my profile for a job to relocate to the UK from Poland which was exciting. Spoke with recruiting staff and was surprised at the open attitude and friendliness and kindness. Felt MMR wanted me to find a job as close as possible to the one I dream of, even if not MMR.
    It is rather uncommon for Romanian people to ever encounter this type of attitude when applying for a job here, this is why I appreciate it a lot. I see now we have a far way to go in some areas...
    I did not feel the location was right for me, London was what I wanted the position was Oxford so did not go further but really nice company.

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    Trainee Research Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wallingford, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MMR Research Worldwide (Wallingford, England (UK)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    After reading the job description on Milkround, I applied for the role by email.
    Few days later, I received an email to arrange a phone interview, having 7 days to prepare for it.
    The interview lasted about half an hour and it was pretty general, regarding the knowledge of the company, my motivation for the role and the industry (market research), few questions about my CV and if I had other interviews or applications in progress.
    The interviewer was looking for not-obvious answers (coherent with the motto of MMR) but very polite and kind.
    I may have left a good impression but I haven't been shortlisted for the AC, probably because I was too nervous and my voice tone reflected that status.
    To sum up, a classical phone interview you can easily pass "doing your homework" and being seriously interested in the role.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you apply for this role? Why the Market Research Industry? Did you apply for other competitors so far?   Answer Question
    • Give me an example of when you had to plan a project (even in academic modules)? How would you plan a market research project? Which tasks do you expect you might be involved as a trainee?   Answer Question
    • Why did you move to the UK? Why the gap year? Do you know where we're based?   Answer Question

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