Top 25 Market Research Analyst Interview Questions
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Market Research Analyst
March 20th, 2014

Marketing research is the systematic gathering, recording, and analysis of data about issues relating to marketing products and services. The term is commonly interchanged with market research; however, expert practitioners may wish to draw a distinction, in that market research is concerned specifically with markets, while marketing research is concerned specifically about marketing processes.
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Market Research Analyst Interview Questions
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Tell me about some of your past experiences that helped prepare you for this role?
 
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I am a founding member of one of the non-profit organization and I worked for poor peoples. Me and my team distributed stationary to those students who can not buy and distribute gifts to many orphans as well as spends lots of days with orphans and old age peoples in old house.
 
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Depends on what I am thinking about at the time.
 
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I've really been focusing more on where I see myself long term and finding an industry to work in.
 
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I have started my career as a data reader but today I emerged as a consultant who can read between the data, analysis beyond the definition and recommend to achieve the targets.
 
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Experience as to how to handle deadline related projects, time crunch ina day to submit tax returns.
 
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How do you look for vital opportunities that can take your company to the next level?
 
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I start with the product itself learning what it does and what the potential uses for it would be. Than I would look at the market and see where the product fits and then try to market the product to consumers who would be interested in it.
 
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Values, Analysis, quality, competitors and feed back.
 
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My use and its use for the organisation.
 
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From the product development team of this product.
 
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My research starts with Gap analysis, or we can say need analysis in that particular new product category.
 
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How do you feel about public speaking?
 
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Yes. As a lead to manage the team for the growth of the organisation.
 
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I work on a team every day, recent contributions include running the epos meeting.
 
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Yes, it's a team effort. We cannot measure the team effort individually.
 
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Detailed research, result oriented insights.
 
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Yes, I have started my career as team member, I was think tanker for the team or you can say a knowledge bank who guide the team in some critical situation.
 
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Why should I hire you?
 
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My research and marketig experience.
 
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I am qualified for this position in that I have broad knowledge of quantitive and qualitative research.
 
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I am good at analytical skills, innovative, ability to handle the pressure, team player and good quantitative skills.
 
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Educationally, I am a postgraduate on Industrial management. I have learned about the methodologies of market research from few of the best Ph.D fellows in India and am well versed with IBM SPSS software for statistical analysis.
 
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I would say I'm not under-qualified for this job.
 
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Why analyze the market?
 
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The career perpective which is benefited for the society.
 
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Nothing to change up to now.
 
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Be professionally certified in market research.
 
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Nothing as such because I have learnt alot from each of phase in my career, though it would be in Sales or being a Business analyst or as a people manager.
 
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I 'm quite satisfied with my current career and already changed in the past to get it on right track.
 
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Have you ever persuaded management not to release a product because of the research you accumulated?
 
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No. I didn't do research up to that level.
 
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Yes, we have given recommendation to stop selling the product with non profitable format.
 
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To make them aware the pron and cons if we release the product in market against our research and give them right idea and results come after product launch.
 
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Not yet. But I am very keen Bz it shows improper research.
 
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I have never had such an experience.
 
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What was your most successful research project undertaken at your last position?
 
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The most successful research project would be Project Helios wherein eight of the subcategories under Mobile Accessories were under scrutinization and would have been paused due to high IPS/low NPS. I conducted an overall subcategory level analysis, then brand level and then seller level. Faulty and wrong product delivered were found to be the highest occurring issues. I proposed brand rules to be implemented on each brand under each of these eight subcats resulting in a low IPS.
 
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Port Data and Budget Analysis.
 
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Nothing as I told you till now I have not done yet.
 
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It is going to be my first job.
 
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The current answer I am giving now.
 
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What is your favorite aspect of market research?
 
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Latest and current knowledge about the particular subject am researching for. The different types of links related to the subject that expands my knowledge.
 
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Analysis the data, and building up the story.
 
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To study facts and take knowledge.
 
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All almost liked every thing.
 
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My analysis, but the problem is I cant take a decision, I willbe just thinking only.
 
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Why do you want to work for our marketing firm?
 
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Because this company is an innovative and grown with a fast paced in last decade where I can learn more and more and my level of contribution will help the company and as well as individual.
 
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To have kick start for career, reputed and good one.
 
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It is the greater privilege for anyone to work in a reputed company like yours. When I read about your company I found that my skills are matching your requirements where I can showcase my managerial skills to contribute to the company growth.
 
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This has better job opportunity.
 
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Because this company has a good reputation in the market and I would like to polish my marketing skills by working for such company.
 
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