Epsilon Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
Updated Jun 18, 2014
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    Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wakefield, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    • 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).
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Database Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • 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%)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Wakefield, MA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    QA Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irving, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX (US)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    In person, face to face interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wakefield, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wakefield, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • Know information about current or past internships, I spoke heavily about these during the interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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
  9.  

    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  North Wales, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Wales, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Business Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Wakefield, MA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • What type of BSA better suites your interests? Don't worry they explain the differences before hand.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

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

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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