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Updated 6 Feb, 2015
Updated 6 Feb, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Herndon, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at NPD.

    Interview Details

    basic job interview questions name a time you show leadership? I recommend people to attend practice interviews most of interviews were about 85% the same leadership, showing initiative, dealing with a difficult co-work or classmate questions.

    Interview Questions
    • name a time you had to finish a task when you have very little time   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation at all
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at NPD.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer was very informative. He spent the first 30 minutes walking me through NPD and who their clients are. I was asked why NPD? and why the specific department? The interview was over Skype. It was business casual.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Account Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at NPD in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process included a brief phone interview with the recruiter, an in-person interview with the hiring manager (who was an Account Manager) and an Executive Director, a follow up call with a Director, then another in-person which involved taking a test with the hiring manager and speaking with a second Account Manager. After all of this, they decided to promote internally. This is awful business practice, if you are interviewing internally there is no benefit to opening the process to outside candidates. Not only is this a waste of my time, but also a waste of time for the recruiter to post a job description, scan resumes, set up phone interviews, and coordinate in-person interviews, as well wasting the time of those on the team who met with me and then had to meet with each other to discuss the outcome of the interviews internally. It was also apparent that the Director felt this way as well. She seemed completely disinterested during our conversation and it was evident that she had no desire to be speaking with me. After finding out they promoted internally, I'm sure she knew she was wasting her time as well and that explains her (rude) behavior.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in research? I always find it odd when business majors are looking for research roles.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at NPD in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The HR recruiter reached out to me for a standard phone screening, which was conducted the next day. Typical questions asking why I'm applying for the position, how my experience relates to the posted job responsibilities, etc. Also went over in greater detail the expectations of the position and the type of clientele it would work with on a day-to-day basis. Was told after all of this that the team is currently interviewing candidates and it may be too late to get me in for an interview, but that she would -definitely- get back to me later that day or early the next with an answer from the team on whether or not they wanted to bring me in last-minute. Was taken back by this-- why even call and waste both ends' times with this interview? She did offer to look into similar roles should the team not want to throw a last-minute candidate into the mix, and assured me I'd hear from her about that as well. Followed up the next day via email and, as expected, never heard back. Very unprofessional demeanor and tactic.

    Interview Questions
    • How does your previous experience relate to the client-handling responsibilities of this position?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Marketing/List Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at NPD in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    1 week after my online application, I had phone interview and she (HR) asked me about my experience. She was fine. She asked me my availability for face to face interview at the office. I did follow up email and reminder email but never heard back from her.
    It would be just nice to email candidate that they chose someone else. Knowing nothing is worse than receiving a rejection.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Account Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was of three steps, the first one with the HR: generic question about CV and motivations. The second one with the team manager: more specific questions about the job and what NPD offers. The third with a senior manager: generic question

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Operations Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview and in person

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Market Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at NPD in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Similar to the other interviews, I had an initial phone screening from a New York recruiter after sending my resume in. I was told I would receive a follow up later that day or the next day to schedule the second round of interviews. I never received a follow up. After 3-4 days I emailed the recruiter, and was told she would be in touch with me as soon as she had more direction. It’s been over 3 weeks, and I still haven't received a response.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions. Just a more detailed look at my background, and questions on how strong my analytical skills are.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Account Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemont, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rosemont, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at NPD in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with an account manager followed by the account director. Prepare to answer questions in the STAR format. Also make sure to be able to give an example or two of your intellectual curiosity, specifically in the sector in which your position is found, ie food, fashion, technology, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Explaining with an example my intellectual curiosity for the subject matter of my choice.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted an entry level position and did not negotiate my salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Port Washington, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Port Washington, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at NPD.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was straightforward. There was an initial phone screen and then one or two on-site interviews. The process moved along fairly rapidly.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no "trap" questions. Most interviews were fairly conversational, and focused on the type of work NPD is engaged in.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no meaningful negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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