Statistician Interview Questions in Chicago, IL | Glassdoor

# Statistician Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

"When you interview for a position as a statistician, you can expect to be asked about your knowledge of statistics, analytical and critical thinking skills, and your ability to draw conclusions from gathered data. Prepare to answer situational questions that may require you to analyze a set of data and explain its meaning or design an experiment to gather important statistical data. Your employer will want to make sure you can use your theoretical knowledge of statistics to solve hands-on, real world problems."

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### Statistician at Zurich North America was asked...

Feb 22, 2010
 when given a data set, what is the first step u take? before u start analyzing it?2 AnswersI said we should clean it up. Try to see which variables we can get rid by checking for collinearity. The interviewer's followup question was - what about even before this? I said "determine the goal as in figure out what we want to accomplish". She then asked "how we do this?" We just kept going in a circle with this question...I would say that we should visualize the data first, getting a sense of it. How many attributes it contains? What are the ranges of the attributes? What is the data type for each attribute (ordinal, categorical, ratio, interval)? How might they be related? What are the predictors and how about the response(s)? These are typically the first thing I'd like to know when investigating a data set that I have no previous knowledge of.

### Statistician at Wheaton College (IL) was asked...

Oct 23, 2015
 He asked if I knew what I was doing and why I wanted to work there and what hours I could work.1 AnswerI answered simply and honestly and he was satisfied.

### Bio Statistician III at Covance was asked...

Mar 16, 2016
 Describe your experience with Bayesian and Parametric statisticsBe the first to answer this question

### Statistician at NorthShore University HealthSystem was asked...

Jan 11, 2012
 general statistics relatedl questionsBe the first to answer this question

### Senior Statistician at Takeda Pharmaceuticals was asked...

Oct 13, 2015
 How do you resolve conflicts? How do you present a new ideaBe the first to answer this question

### Research Statistician at Nielsen was asked...

Apr 19, 2013
 Why are you here?Be the first to answer this question

Mar 1, 2011

### Statistician at Abbott Labs was asked...

Jan 31, 2016
 behavior questions: 1.What is your career plan in 5 years. 2. Can you tell me what will you do if you find you can't meet the deadline of a project. 3. Why did you choose Statistics as your major? Technical questions: 1. What is boosting. 2. some details in my resume. 3. How to use SAS do table merge.Be the first to answer this question

### Research Statistician at State Farm was asked...

Dec 11, 2016
 Advanced linear regression, model validation, how would you handle missing value dataBe the first to answer this question

### Statistician at Groupon was asked...

Mar 1, 2011
 why do you choose grouponBe the first to answer this question
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