Bi Analyst Interview Questions

Corporations and small businesses rely on business intelligence (BI) analysts to assess the marketplace and identify opportunities for business growth. During an interview, prepare to describe your methods for researching and analysing business trends and your ability to translate data into action points.

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Top Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top BI analyst interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: What do you think is the most significant responsibility of a business intelligence analyst?

How to answer: This open-ended question allows you to demonstrate your perspective on the role of a business intelligence analyst and what makes the most actionable impact. Refer to your leadership skills as a BI analyst. Share any scenarios where you took the initiative and demonstrated authority as a BI analyst to showcase your qualifications.

Question No. 2: What do you consider your favourite aspect of the business intelligence process?

How to answer: This open-ended question reveals your passion for your job as a business intelligence analyst. Share your reasons you chose to become a BI analyst. When possible, relate your enthusiasm for the business intelligence process to the company interviewing you to show that you have researched the business and have a specified desire to serve on the team. Share any growth opportunities and how they contribute to your interest in the BI field.

Question No. 3: Can you share a time when your data caused a business to make significant changes?

How to answer: This open-ended question focuses on aspects of the business intelligence field that can be difficult: conflict and significant change. Share your critical-thinking skills and patience in identifying a problem and explaining what led to the significant changes. Describe your approach to sharing your data and making suggestions for change.

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American Airlines
Flight Attendant Bi-lingual was asked...18 February 2016

If you met a genie and he granted you three wishes what would those wishes be?

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I'm sorry you didn't get an offer. :( Would you mind explaining a bit about how they tested your language skills? Less

answer to Margot 2/29/16, sorry it took so long to respond. No I did not get fingerprinted. If they are interested in you they will need to get your fingerprints to complete the background check. That does not always mean that you got the job. They need to do the fingerprint and background check to get you an airline ID card. Less

answer to groundedd 3/27/16, this type of question I call it the " beauty contest" type of question. Really, unless the person who is asking you this is a certified psychologist trained to quickly analyze your spoken response, read your body language and thoroughly document it (and the people who are asking you this are not). I think this type of question is a waste of everybody's time. Note to recruiters, I think a better indicator of a candidate's ability to think quickly on their feet, give them potential real life on board scenarios. Based on their response (s), you can then get a better measure a person's problem solving skills, do they properly engage with the customer(s) and/ or their fellow teammates. Less

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What's the time you went above and beyond for a customer ?

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Hi I was pooled on June training date is a very long process.

Any news yet?

No Hun not yet, I heard that the next training dates will be around the end of sept or oct because they still need more ppl to build our training class Less

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Why do underground stations have three times more exits than entrances? 4 people want to cross a river. You have one barge that can hold no more than two passengers at a time. The first passenger rows at such speed that it takes him 1 min to cross the river. It takes the second 2 min, the third 5 min and the fourth 10 min. When there are two people in the barge, the slowest rower determines the speed at which they cross the river. What is the shortest amount of time in which you can get all 4 people to cross the river?

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To expand on the 17 min: 2 and 1 go = 2 min -- 2 is on other side 1 comes back = 1 min 10 and 5 go = 10 min -- 10 and 5 is on other side 2 comes back = 2 min 2 and 1 goes = 2 min -- 2 and 1 now also on other side 2+1+10+2+2 = 17 Less

Nope. 19 is correct. First trip: The 10 min rower and the 1 min rower. 10 min to go, 1 min to come back (11 min) Second trip: 1 min rower and 5 min rower. 5 min to go, 1 min to come back (17 min) Third trip: 1 min rower and 2 min rower. 2 min to go (19 min total) If you needed to think this in a different way, the slowest rower available for crossing must always be in the boat with the fastest (since there would be no point in adding another slow rower since they would add extra time on the way back). Less

17 min is right: 2+1+10+2+2 = 17

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IndusInd Bank

What work have you done? work related and experience related

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Dod they communicate to yoy about the offer or not then?

No I have followed up many times. They are not answering call... I just asked 5% more than what they were offering... Less

How much increment did they offer?

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what was the project you worked before

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going over my resume one by one



Polestar Solutions & Services India

There is a table named GEO, having state and city as it's attribute! Write a query to select the state having multiple cities in it?

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Solved it! select state from geo group by state where count(*) > 1;

select state from employee group by state having count(cityname)1

select state from employee group by state having count(cityname)1

They made an offer and I asked through my recruiter for a week to compare offers as I was far along with another more senior role. OTA responded by recending my offer.

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If I’m selected by my profile, and I receive an offer for employment with OTA, I would not say that I need a week to examine all offers on the table. Instead, I would respectfully ask for a day to make my decision on the OTA offer, rather than be disrespectful in my answer, mentioning other jobs I’ve applied for. Less

I would understand, if I’m given an offer for the OTA job I applied for, I would accept it and move up in OTA, rather than push the offer away for another job possibility. If OTA responded by rescinding their offer, I would completely understand. The OTA needs people who want to work, rather than people who hedge their bets on a “possibility for a different senior role” with another company. I believe if I apply, it’s because I want to work for OTA, instead of waiting around for other possibilities. Especially if I’m out of work and need a job, I would accept the OTA position. Less


What is your profession? Where did you worked? Do you know SQL solution for this ... problem? Are you familiar with databases like ORA, Postgres, etc...?

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Cite your CV, and show up SQL statements or procedure for the problem.

Can you please tell me what kind of sql statements were they

Pluto TV

What's COPPA? What's UUID/idfa/VAST tag? What's confidence interval? What's t-test? What is this SQL query doing? Give me an example that you promised to finish a task by a certain date but you failed to finish it on time.

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does that d*mbf*ck recruiter John French still work there ?

He does

SCAN Health Plan

Tell me about a recent project.

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I went into detail about a complicated project I had recently completed.

I hear you. They drag on forever for no results. Just wasting time & not reliable starting from HR to their mgr. No reply no response No results. Don't care attitudes. Less

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