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Nielsen Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Apr 17, 2017
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    Global Neurophysiologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Nielsen (San Francisco, CA) in April 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online and a recruiter reached out to me by email after 3 weeks. I was redirected to an online scheduling system and have chose one of the available timeslots. After doing that, the recruiter declined the option because of unavailability so I had to choose another one. I thought that was weird because I did choose what was on the list.

    During the interview I've decided to continue moving forward because I realized it was a entry level position and it was not what I was looking for.

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    Neurophysiologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Nielsen (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Extremely smooth, efficient and processional. First applied online and was contacted in the next few days to schedule a phone interview. Following the phone interview I had an in person interview and was offered the position within the next week.

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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Nielsen (San Francisco, CA) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Phone screener, phone interview with manager, in-person interviews (with five people over two hours), another phone interview with a remote employee... then virtual radio silence.

    Despite saying they were on an aggressive schedule to hire, my requests for updates (3 wks and 6 wks after interviewing) were deflected and no revised timeline was offered. I asked if there were any additional questions or if I should submit work samples to help their evaluation, and they didn't even acknowledge it. It was like I was being ghosted -- which might have sat better with me if I'd only gone through the first round or two, but was weird after step four. Finally, six weeks after the in-person, I received a form-letter rejection; they did not respond to a request for feedback on my candidacy.

    Interview Questions

    • What are some metrics that are more appropriate for use in a syndicated product than one ordered by a particular client?   Answer Question

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    Client Service Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Nielsen (San Francisco, CA) in January 2016.

    Interview

    2 rounds interview. the first round was mathematics, written test on product recommendation, and presentation. The second round was all about case interview. The case was to design a research and make recommendation on the new product that is going to be launched. The slide given was all about the target group and there demographics and lifestyle.

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    Senior Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Nielsen (San Francisco, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Screening interview, in person interview with assessment and math skills, interview with hiring manager. In the screening interview they asked me to describe the work I've done? .... I gave lots of examples of research projects relevant to the position and with a variety of methodologies. We also discussed comfort with technology and media. Nielsen has slightly reorganized their internal teams to better accommodate the multi-screen interactive world that we now live in. ... Describe experience working with and managing teams. Describe your comfort level working with clients and developing proposals and surveys... Overview of Nielsen and the hiring process... next steps.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the work you've done? .... Give examples of work. ... Describe experience working with and managing teams. ... Overview of Nielsen and the hiring process... next steps.   1 Answer

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    Professional Services, Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nielsen (South San Francisco, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Interviewed through university recruiting and it was one 45 minute behavioral interview with a few "client situation" interviews that were kind of like mini case questions. Overall very casual and easy going, they definitely are looking for candidates with the right fit in round one. Be yourself and have behavioral examples.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you presented complex information. Tell me about your previous experiences. A potential client wants to spend more money on advertising revenue but data shows that extra spend on ads doesn't improve sales, how would you go about it?   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Nielsen (San Francisco, CA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    There was an SAT like test. First round was with one person. Second round was a full day at the office with three people from various parts of the organization. There was a "peer" interview that occurred during lunch. The majority of it was behavioral based. It felt like they were looking for people to fit into their company culture. If you passed the test, it was assumed you had the skills to do the job.

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    Custom Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nielsen (San Francisco, CA) in July 2011.

    Interview

    I was called in about a week after I applied online. I had the routine phone interview with the hiring manager that lasted around 5 to 10 minutes that explained the job position and the duties. The hiring manger then set up another phone interview w/ the vice president of the division about a week later. The vp was pretty nice. He asked about my skills and background, what kind of experience i had even though it was not required, then about current news/events, so should definitely do some research on current tech products and the market. I made up some stuff that i recently learned on the news and thought it was an acceptable answer, but i guess not. That interview laster about 30 minutes. A week later, they sent me an email saying that I was no longer qualified. Overall it was a pretty good process.

    Interview Questions

    • He asked about what I knew about the current market and the products.   1 Answer

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    Bilingual Field Membership Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Nielsen (San Francisco, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    The interview process is quite thorough, they do a background check, drug test, and check personal references among finger printing etc. I had to do multiple interviews over Skype with recruiters and management team over the process of one month. Finally, you are flown across country to meet face to face, and be welcomed to the team.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do, if said they were not interested in speaking to you?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Hardcore negotiation, was not able to get an increase. But I was able to get a major pay bump from last position. So I settle quickly.


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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Nielsen (San Francisco, CA) in October 2010.

    Interview

    long and arduous process that in the end turned out not to be the job I thought I was applying for. There was a level uncertainty within the hiring management as to exactly what the position was supposed to be. My advice: don't waste your time in trying to get a job in the middle of an intra-company reorganization.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you describe your skills and how would they benefit us?   Answer Question
    • How do you handle employees that do not get along?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Wasn't the job I wanted or thought i was applying for,


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