Experian Marketing Services Interview Questions & Reviews in New York City, NY US

Updated Apr 17, 2014
Updated Apr 17, 2014
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Experian Marketing Services.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview with HR/Recruiter, then an in person interview with about 3-4 teams (2 interviews per team) about a week later (before the interviews had to take a written test which consisted of a combination of basic HTML questions and database logic questions)

    Interview Questions
    • On the written test: write a query using the data set (e.g. where city is New York or LA and gender is female)   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    HR called with an offer, I counter negotiated, HR said they would call me back. About a day later, same HR person called to bump up offer (although not as high as my counter offer).
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Experian Marketing Services in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by HR and set up interview with 2 teams. Culture seems pretty laid back. Managers like to drink with their clients.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were terribly difficult. If you can speak intelligently about Email, you're in.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Experian Marketing Services.

    Interview Details

    Got an interview through a recruiter I met at a career fair in NYC. I had an interview with 4 individuals. One project manager, one team manager, one senior manager, & one developer. Hardly any technical questions. I think that they were supposed to give me a technical written test, but it was forgotten. I almost didn't accept the job because the interview process was so poor. The recruiter was also very pushy & it was clear he was only interested in his commission rather than in my best interests.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions about my future career plans. Not a big deal.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated a $5k salary increase, but this was still far below market value. I accepted because I thought the corporate culture would match my personality, which it did/does. The recruiter told me that with my skills, I should be earning $85-95k per year. This job offered me $75k. I was only able to negotiate up to $80k, the reason being that my salary should be on par with other members of the team.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Experian Marketing Services in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Call from Recruiter. Call from CheetahMail. Setup interview to go in. Was required to do a test in SQL and HTML (check other reviewers for exact questions). Got there at 10am. Took test in lobby while other people chatted and some guys who worked their jerked around. Was left in lobby area till 12pm. Then brought in for interview. Met with 7 people over 3.5 hour period. Left feeling confident. Was called the next day and let know I didn't get the job.

    Although everyone was pleasant and nice enough, the interview was exhausting after awhile as the multiple teams asked the same questions ove and over, typical interview questions. Felt like I was getting picked for a recess kickball team, as Team 1 had 3 people that interviewed me and Team 2 had 4 people that interviewed me, 1 by 1, never in any particular order.

    1 Employee who interviewed me had worked their for no more then 3 weeks. She was younger then me and seem more inexperienced then me.

    Overall, kinda a waste of time on my part, and really crazy for them to take 7 employees and do this to them for a candidate they thought was not qualified or whatever. If I wasn't an acceptable candidate why the cycle of interviews?

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult questions are the SQL test questions, which are not hard, but take some concentration, and are hard to figure out when there is so much activity around you. You can probably cheat though as no one is watching you.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Client Implementation Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Experian Marketing Services.

    Interview Details

    Went through a 4 hour interview in one sitting. Started work within a few days.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Client Implementation Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Experian Marketing Services in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Longer than average interview process but will be done in 2-3 rounds at most. Allocate at least 2-3 hours per interview session.

    You will meet a lot of people in the team you will be working in and be interviewed by your peers as well as managers and senior leadership.

    Casual interview, don't always ask typical boring interview questions. I enjoyed meeting everyone during my interview process.

    You will complete a basic HTML and Segmentation logic test (simpler than writting SQL queries). If you have logic, this will be a no brainer.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Experian Marketing Services.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by phone by a Hiring Manager and she conducted a phone interview. Shortly after I was contacted by email to set up and in-person 3 hour interview. At the interview I took and HTML & Data Query test which was not hard at all. I also interviewed with 6 different people who were pleasant and asked general questions about my experience and where do I see myself in 5 years. I was a little hesitant about the interview process because there are a lot of steps but in the end deft worth it.

    Interview Questions
    • If you have a problem with a colleague, how would you handle the situation?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Experian Marketing Services in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I received an email from the HR recruiter and later had a screening call with her. She told me she was going to have someone contact me to set up on site interviews. A couple days later I got an email with the interview schedule. The schedule had 4 half hour interviews and a 1.5 hr test. I arrived early and waited in the lobby. I then meet with the first 4 people. Questions asked:

    Tell me about yourself.
    Why Cheetahmail?
    Why did you leave your last job?
    What would you do if you could do anything?
    Tell about your strengthens and weaknesses?
    Tell me about a project you managed.
    How do you stay organized?
    What do you do if you've made a mistake?

    Then they talked a lot of Cheetahmail, what kind of culture it is, etc. After the first 4 people I was surprised to speak with 2 more people. Finally I took the test.

    Test was 2 parts, HTML and logic test. It is not a straight forward SQL test, but knowing SQL helps. HTML questions were about tables, formatting (bold, underline, italic, color), hyperlinks, image links, inputs. The logic test also asked about data normalization. They gave 3 sets of data and asked what observations do you make. You dont actually have to normalize it, but make comments of the inconsistencies and what you would change.

    The day after my interview the HR person called and asked how I felt the interview went and if I was interviewing with anyone else. A few hours later a got another call extending the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the difference between a radio button and a check box?   Answer Question
    • What is the difference between <br>, &nbsp; and <p>.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Experian Marketing Services in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was a mess. They emailed me a schedule, then emailed again a day before the interview to change the time. On the day of the interview, they switched the schedule and interviewers around on me and also switched me in and out of different meeting rooms on different floors.

    I met with 6 people in total. The first 2 were unprofessional and rude. They acted like they were recently out of college and this was their first job. They made completely erroneous assumptions about me and told me my personality was not a good fit based on these erroneous assumptions. At that point, I was wondering if I should just call it quits since it did not seem like a place I wanted to work at. Fortunately, the following interviews were more professional--conducted by people who had actual professional experience.

    After the interviews, I took the HTML and query logic tests. They left me in the reception area, where it was difficult to concentrate because of the chatter--there were 3 people eating and preparing something or other. They all left for the day shortly before I finished. I sat around for 10-15 minutes until I could flag down a random employee who was entering. She was nice enough to grab an HR person so that I could submit my tests.

    The tests themselves were pretty easy. The query logic test would have been easier if it had been a straight SQL test. Their fake language could have been designed better.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time when you had to get someone to complete a task they didn't want to. How did you accomplish this?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Experian Marketing Services in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    After applying online, I was contacted by their recruiter on a Monday and was asked basic questions on my background and goals. That Wednesday, I went in for an in-person interview where I took 2 paper-and-pen tests, 1 on HTML and 1 on database logic. I then met 1:1 with 5 different people at different levels and were asked typical interview questions such as strengths/weaknesses, background, and experience. They were all very friendly and seemed to be really looking for if you're good at multitasking, have strong organization skills, and have dealt with customers/people before. Later that Friday, I had a phone interview with the Director of the department and afterwards HR made their offer. Seemed really quick! BTW, they take their background check/drug test very seriously and have rejected people if they failed either of these.

    Interview Questions
    • HTML test consisted of basic code questions such as giving you a sentence formatted in different boldness,italics, alignment, and hyperlinks, and you would need to hand-write the HTML to format that exact sentence. Also be familiar with recognizing code for tables and buttons.   Answer Question
    • Database logic test requires you to write out database queries based on criteria they give you. They aren't in straight SQL format but follows same query logic. Pretty simple.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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