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Updated Jun 18, 2014
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Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

Associate Business Systems Analyst
Wakefield, MA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Epsilon in November 2013.

Interview Details Got into the interview process through a referral, this is how Epsilon prefers to find new hires. First interview was over the phone with an HR rep and it consisted on basic behavioral questions to see if personalities matched. Second interview was an office visit. It consisted of 4 "mini" interviews with managers from different teams who were interviewing for their teams specifically. Questions revolved around whether or not I understood direct marketing, database operations, and Epsilon's history (acquisitions through Alliance Data). Each interviewer had their own personality and questions varied by the their portfolio (Internal, Pharma, Banking, etc.). After about a week, I received an email/call from the HR recruiter who conducted my first phone interview to explain my offer. Offer was standard and competitive in terms of salary and I had about 2 weeks to either accept or decline. Between accepting my offer and my start date (about 1.5 months) I was switched between teams and was not given a reason why.

Interview Question – The company will teach you a lot, but experience in marketing (understanding concepts), direct marketing (understanding how it differs that "Mad Men" marketing), and database management will determine which team your put on. Hardest question to answer was "Do you understand Epsilon's business model" which is still tough to answer due to all the recent acquisitions and growth (through Alliance Data) Epsilon is experiencing.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I had other offers that subsidized a low salary with relocation compensation. Epsilon offered a higher/more competitive salary but was unable to compensate for relocation (Indiana to Boston).


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Database Administrator Interview

Database Administrator
Irving, TX (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epsilon.

Interview Details Recruiter called and kept calling. Finally I agreed to interview. Phone interview was simple. In person interview had very few applicable technical questions. Basic knowledge of Oracle is all that was required.

Interview Question – Director Fellow asked questions that seemed vague and badly formed. Difficult to tell what he was really even asking.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Be sure to negotiate your bonus. Most people do not get bonuses. Be sure to negotiate a good signing bonus (at least 15K) AS WELL AS a good annual bonus (at least 10%)


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

Associate Business Systems Analyst
Wakefield, MA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Epsilon in April 2014.

Interview Details I was initially recruited through my school and had a short conversation with someone from HR. It was super relaxed and, as this was one of my first interviews ever, I was put completely at ease. I moved on to the second and final round interview where they invited me and 4 other candidates on site. We had a short 20 minute discussion with two current employees and then moved on to 5-30 minute interviews with employees in various departments. All in all, it was a very comfortable interview process -- no trick questions, and it was very informative. At this point, I actually did not receive an offer. However, I had established a good relationship with my first recruiter who then pointed me in the direction of a position that had opened up in another department. From here I came in for an on-site interview where I met with the two people who would be my supervisors. Again, they were very informative discussions about the position, expectations, and my qualifications - nothing unexpected. There were no case studies and they were mostly behavioral questions with some superficial questions about my comfort with different programs. They gave me a really strict deadline of 9 days to accept/decline the offer, which forced me to speed through some of the other interviews I was going through around that time (in retrospect, this actually helped my job prospects, because other companies started taking me a little more seriously).

Interview Question – Why do you want to go to business school? I had never actually thought about the specifics, so be sure to be able to explain your short-term and long-term career goals.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I received a number of offers that paid a substantial amount more. The other companies also offered opportunities that were more in line with my long term career goals.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

QA Analyst Interview

QA Analyst
Irving, TX (US)

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Epsilon in April 2014.

Interview Details In person, face to face interview

Interview Question – Expected Question   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Summer Intern Interview

Summer Intern
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Epsilon in February 2014.

Interview Details Interview was very laid back. Mostly behavioral questions. They asked what I was looking to get out of their summer internship program and why I wanted to work with them. I talked to the campus recruiter who passed my materials along to the office of my choice.

Interview Question – She had my resume in front of her and asked me questions based on that.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I am still in the interview process.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

Associate Business Systems Analyst
Wakefield, MA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Epsilon in November 2013.

Interview Details I first applied through campus recruiting. I then had an interview on campus. This first interview asked me about my experience with SQL, but mostly behavioral.

I was emailed a few days later saying I made it to the second round of interviewing. I then went to the Wakefield office where I interviewed with five hiring managers. The questions were mainly behavioral.

Interview Question – Know information about current or past internships, I spoke heavily about these during the interview.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Epsilon in April 2013.

Interview Details I applied via my school's career portal and shortly after received an e-mail with an invitation for a phone interview. The total interview process was 4 rounds: 2 phone interviews with recruiters, 1 onsite interview with 4 current Account Executives and Account Managers, and 1 phone with the VP of the client services department. The process was very straight forward and pretty quick. The recruitment team is easily available and very resourceful.

Interview Question – There were a lot of behavioral questions and some technical ones but not super technical. I was prepared for more technical questions but I prepared for a more technical role. Every person during the onsite interview did ask how technical I currently was, and to what level.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. The offer is set and either you take it or you don't.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epsilon in August 2010.

Interview Details Phone screen with TX was normal. In person in PA hotel conf room was fair. In hindsight, the interviewers lack of detailed knowledge should have been a red flag.

Negotiation Details – pretty easy, they met my number


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Senior Account Executive Interview

Senior Account Executive
North Wales, PA (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Epsilon in May 2012.

Interview Details Interview and hiring process was very easy. They didn't screen well because they just needed bodies to fill slots so that they could overwork us and churn us out for cheap

Interview Question – there were no difficult questions   Answer Question


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Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

Associate Business Systems Analyst
Wakefield, MA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Epsilon in November 2013.

Interview Details The process started with an on campus interview with one mid-level manager, this was very straight forward, typical behavioral stuff. I was then contacted by a recruiter who scheduled me to come in to their Wakefield office for four 20 minute interviews. My interviews occurred simultaneously with the interviews for three other candidates. We first met with two current BSAs who went over their experiences and the different types of BSA roles at Epsilon. myself and the other interviewees were then split into four different rooms. The interviewers went from room to room, spending 20 minutes with each of us. The interviewers ranged from senior managers to a VP. The questions were still mostly behavioral, but there was a bit of technical question, such as my experience with developing and SQL. The were mostly interested in my experience with teams, how I tackle a problem etc.
After the interview i heard back from the recruiter a couple of weeks later with an offer.

Interview Question – What type of BSA better suites your interests? Don't worry they explain the differences before hand.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I had another offer for a little bit more money in a different field that i found more interesting.

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