Millward Brown UK Ltd Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Trainee Research Executive - Millward Brown (Warwick)

    4.7143/5 | Interview date: August 2013 | Job offer? Yes |

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    Sectors: Research & Analysis

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    This consisted of a telephone interview which lasted around 20 minutes with a memeber of the graduate recruitment team in the company.

    The interview itself was fairly routine consisting of the usual questions, why Millward Brown? Why Trainee Research Executive role? Following this were the usual competency questions. Finally there was a bit of a surprise where i was asked to describe something in the media recently i felt strongly about and why.

    Most difficult question

    Is there something that has been in the media recently that you feel strong about and why?

    This was just difficult as i was not expecting it but as long as you are someone who can adapt to the situation at hand and come up with something then you will be fine.

    Interview tips

    Prepare for the usual questions about the role and company. You have no excuse to not be prepared for these.

    Prepare for the usual competency questions adequately as these will be scrutinised.

    Other than these just act professionally while also being yourself. Think of this as a more professional self, maybe like what you would act like if you were meeting your boyfriend or girlfriends parents for the first time.

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    There were 7 of us at the assessment centre.

    Fist exercise consisted of a numerical and verbal reasoning tests to confirm it was me that had completed the previous ones.

    Second exercise was an in tray exercise. Just the usual colleague off sick and you have to complete their tasks. Had to arrange these in order based on priority. Also given a list of colleagues that you could use for assistance. I was then asked to present what I had decided to do and justify why i had chosen this order.

    Next came the group exercise. This was a situation in which the group was stranded on the moon and had to walk 200 miles to base. We were given a list of items and had to agree what order of importance these items were and rank them. This had to be done without any sort of voting system and the group had to be in agreement.

    We then had lunch and finally came the one-to-one interview. These were very standard interviews with all the usual questions. Pretty much the same as the phone interview just with more in depth competency questions so make sure that there are no holes in your examples.

    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? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the selection process? 5/5
    • Did the interview reflect the overall values / culture of the organisation? 4/5
    • Would you recommend this company to a friend? 5/5
    • Did you want the role following your interview? 5/5
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  • Trainee Research Executive – MB Corporate Practice

    4.7143/5 | Interview date: June 2013 | Job offer? No |

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    Sectors: Marketing

    Difficulty rating 60.0 / 100

    Interview process

    My phone interview was with one of the HR leads, and lasted approximately 20 minutes. I was incredibly nervous about this, and because the call was delayed by half an hour past my scheduled time, this made me even more anxious. We talked about my C.V and dissertation, and I had to answers competency questions about team-building, and my marketing experience so far. Conversation flowed really well because I had prepared myself as how to answer this questions on a word document.

    Most difficult question

    Describe a situation where something went wrong, and you had to quickly make an appropriate judgement to resolve this situation.

    Interview tips

    Prepare as much as you can. Differentiate yourself from the other candidates - like I did with the survey. Anticipate interview questions and enjoy yourself!

    Experiences at the assessment centre

    10 candidates attended the day, and it was stated that there were two positions up for grabs. There were 5 tasks in the day. The first task tested our ability to extract data from tables, and relate this to three different televised adverts for Cravendale Milk. We were separately asked to critique these adverts and choose our favourite, justifying this answer using our marketing knowledge.
    The second task involved an interview about branding. I spoke about a survey I had made myself based on the public perception of luxury brands. I was asked how the examples I had used could be segmented to different markets. I found this difficult because I thought that they would all be suited for the same audience. After this we had lunch and spoke to candidates who had been employed for the take role the year before. We then performed an attention to detail proofreading task, as well as a task that tested our abilities to prioritise clients and responses to emails. These were both administered under time constraints. Our next task was done as a whole group, and tested our ability to collaborate as a team, lead the group, offer input etc... using a 'What items would you keep if you were stranded on the moon' survival task. The final interview asked personal questions about career aims and goals and experience.

    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? 5/5
    • What was your overall impression of the organisation? 5/5
    • 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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