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Columbia, MD
1001 to 5000 employees
Nielsen
1912
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Arbitron watches radio listeners. The top provider of radio station audience ratings in the US, Arbitron surveys radio listeners in hundreds of local markets throughout the country. Its survey reports measure not only what stations people are listening to but also demographic ... Read more

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Arbitron President, CEO, and Director William T. (Bill) Kerr
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    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Columbia, MD
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, good benefits, good team, enjoyed entire 8 years of employment with Arbitron,as a part time associate

    Cons

    None! Company sold too soon,I would have still been employed with Arbitron, had the company not decided to sell. None!

    Advice to Management

    None!

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Arbitron Interviews

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    Production Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Arbitron (Columbia, MD) in August 2015.

    Interview

    After I sent in my resume I received a call from the Manager of Arbitron's Encoding Operation's department, and we conducted an over the phone interview. At the end of our conversation he asked me to come in to interview for the position. The interview went very well; this gentleman was very down to earth and I felt comfortable. He made it clear that everyone has a certain amount of work expected of them, and people either are successful or they are not. He said it was nothing personal but he had high hopes for me and didn't think I would have any issues. Lastly I had to interview with his boss before I was offered the job. They offered me $40,000 salary for the year which slightly discouraged me because I had been making $45,000 at my previous employer (Atlantic Video Inc.) which was a production house in the District of Columbia. Arbitron said they could not match a yearly salary of $45,000, but they generously gave me a $2,500 signing bonus. They were formal as was I, but also friendly. Working for that company was one of the best decisions of my life because of how much I learned. I never had an issue with any employee, and I could honestly say that I looked forward to going to work each day because I liked what I did and who I worked with.

    Interview Questions

    • A common question these days is what is your worst quality, which they did ask me. Also, they asked me the biggest predicament I had ever been in with my former company, and they wanted to know how I dealt with that.   1 Answer
    • They asked if I can learn new processes quickly.   1 Answer
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