A.T. Kearney Sourcing Interview Questions

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    It started with an on campus interview with 2 people from the sourcing group - director and associate that was for about 30 minutes. A week later, i got an email being invited for final rounds in Chicago. Final round consisted of an excel test, 4 1x1 interviews that ranged from sourcing managers, 2 directors, and one partner that were about an hour each. The questions were behavioral questions and 2 of the interviews did ask a case question. The last part of the interview was the case study/presentation. you were given a printed out power point presentation for a case and asked to extract information from that and make it into a 3 slide power point and presented it to the same 4 people.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the sourcing process?   Answer Question
    • If I asked your friends about you, what three words would they use to describe you?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very structured hiring process. There were 2 rounds of interviews. One on college campus and other on site. The second round interview consist of an excel test, four 1:1 interviews (behavioral) and one 90 minute case interview and presentation. Interview process is straight forward, interviewers are very friendly, they try to make you feel comfortable and assist you if you are having difficulty in answering any question.They get back to you with the results pretty fast.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview was the first round interview for sourcing associate. I had previous consulting experience and hence applied for the position. However, I did not have sourcing experience which went against me and also I was not able to explain well how my skills match with the position. The interview had two part. 1. Behavioral and 2. Case Question
    Behavioral QS Included: 1. Resume walk through 2. Challenging project 2. Internship experience 3. What did you learn the most from your consulting experience 4. What do you know about sourcing? (Started to mess up here) 5. Why do you think you will be suited for sourcing as per your work experience? (Ding)

    Case Question: Pretty simple. Chicago municipality is planning to replace all signal lights with LEDs? Should they implement the change if cost is the only factor?

    Overall good experience

    Interview Questions
    • Some person came up with an innovation. And you opposed it. What were the effects? Will you do it differently today   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview process started with 3 phone interviews. Included previous experience, basic skills, and scenario case interview.

    After three phone interview screening, I went to final on-site interview.

    The process included
    - one excel skill test: basic excel skills required to finished within limited time.
    - five 1:1 interviews: some of the interviewers were those who interviewed me on the phone.
    - one presentation interview: one report will be given to the candidate with the requirements of the presentation. The candidate then need to prepare PPT presentation based on the requirements within one hour.

    Interview Questions
    • What's your advantage and disadvantage (strength and weakness)?   Answer Question
    • Can you use Access? How skillful are you in Excel and Access?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    (Senior) Sourcing Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    interviewed at A.T. Kearney in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of case study one phone, 40 minutes each
    1 on-site interview, one case study which you need make a presentation in front of 3 senior mangers and one 30-minutes excel test

    Interview Questions
    • with the case presented, which sepecific service we can provide to the client   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    First interview was a 1:1 that normally would have been in person but I was in Germany studying abroad so was done on Skype. It was typical behavioral & basic interview questions. The second was at the Chicago headquarters and consisted of:
    Excel skills test
    3 1:1's
    Case & Presentation

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sourcing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was given the job description in advance and basically went through it and found examples of how I qualified. The interview basically revolved around my resume/cover letter and I was asked specific questions about certain projects I had completed and results in my professional career as well as graduate studies. Overall I just ended up not having the technical/programming background required.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you used advanced analysis features of Microsoft office.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a project that you designed and implemented.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Strategic Sourcing & Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at A.T. Kearney in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Kearney Procurement & Analytic Solutions operated through agencies and referals. Process as follows;
    - CV review
    - Telephone interview
    - Technical test or Case Study and 3 45 min interviews (over course of half day)
    - Final 1hr interview with partner

    Be very professional in all that you do. You are being assessed for your impact but also your credibility/liability in front of clients.
    Don't put yourself through this if you can't accept the 55-70 hour weeks and travel (typically 3 nights a week).

    Interview Questions
    • No specific question - they're alwayss looking for a balance of knowledge and credibility   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes - negotiate within reason. One of the reasons for hiring you is that you want to join also. And there is always a feeling amongst recruiters at Consultancies that they're making you an offer that most don't get.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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