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Updated Apr 10, 2014

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Human Resources Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – Initial phone screening (roughly 30 minutes). Was told my information would be forwarded and that I can expect a second phone interview with 'XYZ' person. Failed to hear from 'XYZ' person. No response to my follow-up e-mail sent to the initial phone-screener.

Interview Question – Initial phone screening: Know your resume and how it relates to the job description.   Answer Question

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Analyst Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Accenture in March 2014.

Interview Details – 1st interview was fairly quick: why do u want to work for accenture, tell me about your extracurricular activities, asks abt gpa, willingness to relocate, location preferences,

Interview Question – What will be your day to day tasks at Accenture?   View Answer

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – 2 interviews, pretty much same as other consulting groups

Interview Question – Business case where you prevented slippage of project timelines   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in February 2014.

Interview Details – Was referred my a current employee. 3 round interview.

1st - research round, phone interview. They check to see if you've done your research. Questions asked: why consulting, why accenture, tell me about yourself.

2nd - phone interview, all behavioral. What is the most complex project, tell me a time you were met with a lot of deadlines, etc. 4 questions in total, asked a follow up question or so about each.

3rd - onsite. First, a sr. mgr. gives you a presentation of the company. Then 2, 1:1 45 min interviews. They have a sheet of questions to ask which include a lot of "tell me about a time" and also the why accenture, why consulting, etc questions.

The 3rd interview is less formal, everyone seems pretty relaxed, but they did ask a lot of questions. They also leave a lot of time for questions, and my second interview, it wasn't even really a "ill ask questions, then you can ask me questions" situation. It was a mix where they'd ask a question, then talk and see if I had questions,, then they'd ask another.

No technical or case question.

Waiting on results of third interview.

Interview Question – tell me a time...   Answer Question

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Interview Details – enjoyed the interviewing process because all the recruiters were extremely approachable and nice... questions werne't difficult - first round was just a get to know you type of interview and the second round was a more behavioral type interview

Interview Question – describe a time when you took initiative   Answer Question

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Technology and Systems Integration Group Analyst Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – I met two employees on campus who were trying to get students to apply for "coffee chats" with other employees. This allowed you to learn about the company and their work from current employees. I signed up and applied and was chosen for a coffee chat. A weeks after submitting my application and the coffee chat I was chosen for an official on-campus interview. They had an analyst and HR recruiter to greet us before the interviews and to lighten the mood and our nerves. My interviewer was a female manager who was with the company for over 20 years. She talked about her work at the company and why she loved her job and the company.
Questions:
Tell me about yourself
Explain your activities and work outside the classroom.
Why do you want to work at Accenture?

I got called for a second-round interview to be held at their New York office. This time I met with an analyst who worked in billing and was with the company for 9 years.
Questions:
Explain your resume (he hadn't gotten a chance to read it prior to our meeting)
Explain a situation where ---- skill was challenged and how did you deal with it
Why Accenture
What skills are you bringing?

Throughout the course of the interview process, I met with 5 seasoned employees, plus 3 new hires. They all had good things to say about Accenture. I was most pleased to hear that all the seasoned employees loved the company. The work environment seems very dynamic.

Interview Question – Explain a situation where ---- skill was challenged and how did you deal with it

Thankfully I was never asked about a specific case.
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Interview Details – People seemed very nice and everyone seemed very interested and attnetive to the interview. Company is known for diversity so they were emphasizing that part of the culture. Some of the people were quite helpful and friendly when interviewing and they encouraged questions, which seemed like they care. I would recommend people to prepare with many different cases as I froze as I was trying to answer some o the questions. Analytical question prep is a plus, which I lacked. Try to be as detailed and as creative as possible. Relax and try to be yourself. As well, since there is no time limit, try to take some time as you come up with your answers, no rush. I think I rushed too much and stumbled quite a bit. Typical behavioral questions were asked as well. Work experience in the similar field would be a plus, but I did not have any.

Interview Question – Many of the questions were quite technical, and some of their questions were straight out of typical consulting case manuals. Nothing out of ordinary   Answer Question

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Contract Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in December 2013.

Interview Details – Recruiter interview went over resume and qualifications. She said she would follow up with me either way but never did.

Interview Question – What was the total value of the contracts you managed for company X?   Answer Question

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Interviewed at Accenture

Interview Details – The interviewer was meh, not the most impressive, and just sounded sick.

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Technology and Systems Integration Analyst Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – I first spoke with Accenture at an on campus information session event. I spoke with them the next day at our on campus career fair and was invited to interview with them 2 weeks later. The first interview was about 30 minutes that just went over my resume and reason for choosing Accenture. That night I was invited back for a final round interview that took place on the phone. This interview was a bit longer and had about 5 behavioral questions associated with it. As always, I was given the opportunity to ask questions. Everyone that I interacted with was very helpful and kind throughout the process.

I was not given an offer, unfortunately. They only had 2 spots open for an applicant pool of around 300, so I was lucky enough to make it to the final round.

I was, however, given the opportunity to apply again in the fall for the full time analyst position. They will allow me to bypass the first and second round interview and move straight to the final on-site interview, which is a nice assurance going into my final year of school.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. Mainly just behavioral questions and "why Accenture?"   Answer Question

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