Kantar Worldpanel Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Client Executive Graduate Scheme

    3.4286/5 | Interview date: January 2014 | Job offer? Not yet |

    Was this helpful? Yes 9

    Sectors: Consultancy

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    I have only had a telephone interview so far but it was quite nice and relaxed. The lady I spoke to was friendly and easy to talk to. We spoke for around 20 minutes.

    These are the questions I was asked:

    From your CV, Tell us the main skills you have that are relevant to the role?
    Why Market Research?
    Why Kantar Worldpanel?

    Tell us a brand you like and why?
    What is this brands main threat?
    How could they improve?

    Where do you do your grocery shop?
    Why do you shop there?
    How do you go about shopping there and how do you go about making decisions on what to buy?
    How could they improve their store?

    Tell us about a news article you have read recently?

    What advice would you give clients for surviving the recession?

    Most difficult question

    What advice would you give clients for surviving the recession?

    Interview tips

    Research business concepts relevant to current market trends. Research ideas and strategies to improve businesses. I was told the interview would be based on knowledge of the company so to research the company well. However it was more like understanding and using their principles and what they do in case studies with the brand or grocery store I chose.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    N/A

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 4/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 3/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 2/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 3/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 4/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 4/5
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  • Client services

    4.0/5 | Interview date: September 2013 | Job offer? Yes |

    Was this helpful? Yes 6

    Sectors: Consultancy

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    Overall experience was very good.

    The telephone interview was nice and simple. Someone called me after one week of applying and doing the online test. The phone interview involved questions relating to your knowledge of market research and the company (Kantar WP)-- best thing to do is research the company as much as you can. Also do some research on the industry.

    There were two people at the final interview (both worked in different parts of Kantar worldpanel. They were very welcoming and kept a relaxed atmosphere. They asked questions that related to my degree (i.e. why did i study English Lit, and what makes me want to apply for a market research company). They asked me about previous experiences e.g. volunteering work, part time work etc. They also asked a lot of competency questions- make sure you have an example to back each answer.

    Most difficult question

    Describe a situation in which you had to deal with a difficult client. How did you handle it and what was the outcome?

    Interview tips

    Don't be nervous, try to stand out from the crowd. Make sure to be yourself!! (important to be yourself, they even mentioned this a few times during the assessment). Do your research!-- make sure you understand what the job involves and what the company does.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    The assessment centre lasted for the whole day (if you pass the first round). There are two rounds, first round involves presentations, logical reasoning test, and a hat game (where you have to discuss a question that is randomly picked out of a hat). IF you pass the first round, the second round involves a one on one interview and also a group exercise. The assessment was based in a lovely location in London and there were many applicants that attended (roughly 80-90 attendees).

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 4/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 3/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 3/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 4/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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  • Graduate Research Executive

    4.4286/5 | Interview date: June 2013 | Job offer? Yes |

    Was this helpful? Yes 0

    Sectors: Research & Analysis

    Difficulty rating 40.0 / 100

    Interview process

    I had 2 interviews with the line manager of the role and a current graduate employee on 2 separate dates. The first interview focused on the role and the company and my knowledge about both. The second interview focused more on myself and my own experiences including detailed discussions about my CV and placement role.

    Most difficult question

    What are the biggest challenges the company and our clients will face in the future and can you describe a step-by-step process of how the company could go about resolving these issues and challenges?

    Interview tips

    Be calm and confident, research your CV and be prepared to be able to discuss each part in detail. Most important is to research the company and the role. Don't just say why you like the company and why you are a good, you need to convince them that you know the role inside out and why you are the best candidate for the role.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    Very friendly and fun, the assessments themselves were split into individual and group exercises. The group assessments were most difficult as many candidates are trying to get their voice across.

    Interview steps

    Interviews

    • Phone
    • 1:1
    • Group / Panel
    • Senior Management
    • Video

    Tests

    • Numerical
    • Personality
    • Verbal reasoning
    • Psychometric

    Other

    • Assessment centre
    • Group excercise
    • Background check
    • Presentation
    • Competency based questions

    Rating the interview

    • How would you rate the pre-attendance information? 4/5
    • How well was the interview organised? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 4/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 4/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 5/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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