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Millennium Research Group Interview Questions

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    Consulting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Millennium Research Group (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online though firm website - Resume, Cover letter, Unofficial transcripts and questionnaire Received interview call via email from HR - 1st stage interview - skill assessment test.Math section (13 QUES) - 15 Min oNLY - Mirrors the GMAT problem solving section

    Interview Questions

    • Write a market research report on the hip implant US industry given 25 facts?   1 Answer

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    Contract Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    The hiring process included a skills assesment, and was to be followed by interviews from the HR department and then company managers.

    The skills assesment consisted of:
    math section (15 mins, 13 questions)
    writing section (45 mins, 2 questions)

    The math questions are based on GMAT quantitative section (but no data sufficiency questions)

    The writing section has one question that asks you to write a report about a medical device, given a bunch of facts about its market. The other question you are given a choice out of basic behavior-interview type questions.

    Interview Questions

    • The assessment was pretty easy, except that the math section is very time-limited   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Millennium Research Group in February 2012.

    Interview

    Multiple choice questions GMAT style (15 of them).
    Test in excel.

    If you do well on this you get a panel interview and an interview with HR. They ask basic questions such as what are you weaknesses and strengths. Then they ask some mental math scenario-based questions, and try to get a feel if you would fit in the position they are offering.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No. They will not negotiate. They will say goodbye before they give you more money. They will pay you as little as possible.


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Millennium Research Group.

    Interview

    written assessment, then behavioural interview. written assessment done on site, a math component and a case component where you have to write up a case report based on the information given. straight forward math, case report takes up the most time. Then there's another personal response written component. Overall takes about an hour.

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Millennium Research Group.

    Interview

    3 rounds
    First round with HR, basic background questions and a little bit behaviour ones, 30 min
    Second round with manager, similar pattern of questions from template, some brainstorms, 30 min
    Third round with director, more details about the job and find you initiative to this position. 30 min

    Interview Questions

    • Brainstorm: if there is a coin in a glass bottle sealed with a wood cork, how would you get the coin out without breaking the bottle   1 Answer

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Millennium Research Group in July 2010.

    Interview

    The process involved 1 telephonic interview, followed by a 1-hour written test (almost like GMAT). This was followed by a panel interview with 2 managers and a consultant. The final interview was a telephonic interview with one of the managers.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate on vacation timings, but not on salary.


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Millennium Research Group (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in December 2010.

    Interview

    I'm not sure how MRG sifts through applications. I wasn't contacted for an interview until about a month after I applied.

    The interview process seems fairly standard for an analyst position. There is a basic skills test, a phone interview, an interview with HR, and an interview with managers you may work under. The interviews are pretty easy and quite relaxed overall.

    Most employees at MRG spoke highly about the work environment and I didn't witness anything which suggested otherwise. I think that the MRG staff are slightly underachieving, but overall great people. It is a very laid back environment and that the managers and directors take measures to maintain that environment. That said, employee satisfaction with their day-to-day is very low. Those higher up on the totem pole seem to really enjoy their work, while the lower level employees seem to be looking for another position almost immediately after starting.

    The work for analysts is strangely independent. This may explain the pleasant environment. With little interaction between employees, there is little cause for conflict. At the very least, the nature of the work being independent also means that the benefit of the work environment cannot really be enjoyed. Moreover, I was told that there is extremely high turnover. Apparently, more than half of the employees have been at MRG for 1 year or less at any given time. This is true for all entry-level positions. Given that there are ~100 employees, this means they must hire more than 50 new people a year. This information comes from an analyst at MRG and was affirmed by a senior member.

    Many, but not all employees have some background in science. There are a greater number of females than males. I have a hunch that the managers (most of whom are female) tend to be biased in this regard, although if you are a charming guy, the job should be just as easy to obtain.

    Interview Questions

    • Skills Assessment: two parts - math (13 questions; calculator provided); 2. written (2 questions - report from data points (short, less than one-page), write-up from personal experience (also short, less than one-page))

      You have 15 minutes for the math section and 45 minutes for the written section.   1 Answer
    • How many cigarette packs were sold in the U.K. in the year 2009?   1 Answer
    • What is the projected value of the plasma TV industry in the US in 2012?

      Note: You are allowed to ask 5 questions to obtain the necessary information to answer the question.   1 Answer
    • How would you contact the executive of an industry given certain obstacles? Obstacles include: secretary says no, executive does not want to be contacted, etc.   1 Answer
    • The hip implant industry generated 3x as much money in France as in the U.K. Please state as many reasons as possible which could explain the difference.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The starting salary is $40,000 for an average of 44 hours a week and is almost non-negotiable. I know of only one analyst who started at $42,000 because he had a Master's and previous experience in the industry. This, combined with the tedious nature of the work, makes the job really undesirable. Even senior analysts only make ~$55,000, which is slightly above the starting salary at comparable firms.

    I think that any individual who is able to secure a job MRG is also capable of getting better paying jobs or at least a more interesting that pays just as little.

  8.  

    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Millennium Research Group (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process was pretty straight forward standard stuff. There was an analytical section asking you to estimate the number of pints of skim milk in the US in one year and the value of the Plasma tv market.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Low pay in comparison to similar roles.


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    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Millennium Research Group.

    Interview

    Sent in cover letter/resume and heard back a week later. Next step was a 1-hour math and written assessment. The math assessment was adapted from the quantitative section of the GMAT and the written assessment looked at ability to compile quantitative and qualitative information into a comprehensive report.

    A week later, I was called and asked to attend an interview at the MRG office. This interview consisted of two parts. The first part was a behavioural interview with the HR manager. She asked typical interview questions like what are 3 strengths/weakness, a time you dealt with a difficult person, what part do you like about working in a group and where you see yourself in 5 years. The second part of the interview was with three analysts. It consisted of behavioural questions similar to the ones asked by the HR manager, as well as analytical questions requiring you to answer hypothetical questions and calculate estimates.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide an estimate for the amount of skim milk sold in the US   Answer Question
    • Explain the reasons why Spain made twice as much as Canada on breast implant procedures   Answer Question
    • Provide an estimate for the value of the plasma TV market in 2015. You are allowed to ask the interview 5 questions.   Answer Question
    • You are going to write an article addressing a rumour about metal hip implants. How would you evaluate the truth of the rumour?   Answer Question

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    Market Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Millennium Research Group (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in July 2010.

    Interview

    First a written test. The test has two components - written and mathematics. The math is multiple choice, the written portion is when you need to piece together disparate points and make a cohesive story.

    The next portion if you pass this will be an in-person interview. One with HR and one with the hiring manager(s).

    Interview Questions

    • How many packs of cigarettes are sold in the UK in a given year?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not much room for negotiation, their starting salaries are in the range of 40-45,000 as far as I know for this position.


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