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New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Nielsen, GfK, Ipsos
Harris Interactive has a high opinion of polling data. The company is a leading market research and opinion polling firm best known for its Harris Poll, which takes the pulse of public opinion on various topics each week. Harris conducts its market research and polling primarily ... Read more

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Harris Interactive CEO, Nielsen Mitch Barns
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  • "Was there during difficult time"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Research in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President Research in New York, NY

    I worked at Harris Interactive full-time (More than 8 years)


    Very smart people, and a lot of people who wanted to do good work and were willing to work hard


    Was there during challenging times -- a lot of turnover without much replacement, so very difficult in terms of work/life balance, ability to focus on doing quality work, etc.

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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Harris Interactive.


    These people are truly ridiculous. As everyone else has mentioned, you talk with HR on the phone first, and they have no idea how to answer any actual job function questions. They first make you do a 'writing sample' in which you are supposed to interpret 25+ pages of nonsensical data with no context whatsoever. I have worked in research for quite awhile and this took me 7+ hours. I'm sure it could be completed faster but I thought it might get me an interview so I spent some more time on it... and then I never heard from them again.

    If they're going to ask for 'writing samples' they should really do something more sensitive to candidates' time. And they should do them AFTER meeting them. I knew almost nothing about the job (aside from the job listing) and didn't even talk to anyone I would be working with so I really had no way of knowing whether completing the assignment would be a good use of time. Spoiler alert: it definitely wasn't!

    Oh, and their salary ranges are pitiful.

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    • Make sense of these 25+ pages of statistical output. Sorry, no context allowed.   1 Answer
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