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Accenture Analyst Consulting Group Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2014
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Analyst Consulting Group Interview

Analyst Consulting Group

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in February 2014.

Interview Details – I applied online via their website and got a response back via email after about a week. Then I had a phone interview less than a week later. I went about the phone interview in the wrong way. It is 75% behavioral and 25% technical (case study). Don't make the same mistakes that I did -- establish a relationship with your interviewer, know his or her name, make sure to have 3-4 relevant and poignant vignettes for the standard behavioral competency questions. I could tell I goofed right off the bat and it was impossible to turn it around after that even though my case study skills and latter behavioral interview were solid. The case itself was easy and non-quantitative in nature. The interviewer seemed like he really didn't want to be doing the interview, and really emphasized on time. He also seemed pretty cold and even a little arrogant.

Interview Question – What situation have you faced that you have had to show leadership? What makes for a good management consultant? What does an Accenture management consultant do, exactly?   Answer Question


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Analyst Consulting Group Interview

Analyst Consulting Group
London, England (UK)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in May 2014.

Interview Details – I submitted my application online after an employee referral and was contacted about 2 weeks later to set up a first round phone interview. There were three components to the interview. There were motivational/knowledge-based questions (Why do you want to work for Accenture? Who are some of Accenture's competitors?), behavioral questions (Tell me about a time when you displayed leadership qualities. Tell me about a time when you faced uncertainty and achieved greatness.), and a case study.

Interview Question – In the case study, the interviewer specifically stated what the main problem was that the company was facing. When she asked me to list three problems, I thought that I was supposed to think out-of-the-box and draw conclusions based on all of the information already presented, so I intentionally avoided reiterating the problem that she had stated first. Do not do what I did! My interviewer was clearly frustrated and I knew from that moment that I had no chance of progressing to the next round. Repeat what your interviewer says word for word and do not try to be creative with your answers. It is not what they are looking for. Best of luck!   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Analyst Consultant Group Interview

Analyst Consultant Group
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – Poor process and i feel it is hard to see how HR can make decisions based on the assessments. Group assessments ran with no indication as to how you have been doing and absolutely zero feedback facilities. impossible to know whether you were strong in certain areas or any developmental areas.

Interview Question – What sort of technological training outside that of I was given a 'technical' case study, asked to read and then make recommendations. The case study was simple and more business focused rather than 'technical'.
However, I had contacted the recruiter in advance asking about the format of the interview and was not given a response despite trying several times.
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Consulting Group Interview

Analyst Consulting Group
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – Applied through the fast track process - inspiring woman's event. Applied for the event and had a job offer exactly three weeks later. Very quick and professional - I was so surprised.

Interview Question – What differentiates Accenture to its competitors?   View Answer


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Analyst Consulting Group Interview

Analyst Consulting Group

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

Interview Details – Filled in online application form and was contacted a couple of weeks later for a telephone interview. Half an hour long interview covering competency question, knowledge of Accenture and a case study. I feel that I ultimately fell down on my lack of preparation for my case study and not having prepared enough for competency questions.

Interview Question – After naming IBM and Capgemini as Accenture's main competitors in technology I was pushed for even more, despite having named other companies already.
Case study asked me to help a company who was having trouble integrating its systems but lacked funds to invest in a specific platform.
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Graduate, Analyst Consulting Group Interview

Graduate, Analyst Consulting Group
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Accenture in September 2013.

Interview Details – Online application form, telephone interview, assessment centre

Interview Question – Fairly predictable motivation and competency-based questions; "tell me about a time you worked with a difficult team member"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Analyst Consulting Group Interview

Analyst Consulting Group
London, England (UK)

I applied online and interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – straight forward. cooperate in group and think with innovation and you ll nail it.

Interview Question – not difficult if u prepare for it   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Technology Analyst Consulting Group Interview

Technology Analyst Consulting Group

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – Firstly, if you've passed their first screening, they will call you for an phone interview. Practically, questions regarding your cv details and some technical questions will be asked. You will be evaluated on the stop and if you pass, you will then be asked to complete a behavioral test online.

If the outcome of the test is positive, they will call you to arrange for an assessment and interview day which comprises of a 20-min individual case study, 20-min case study interview, a 35mins group assessment and finally a casual 1 to 1 interview.

Interview Question – Why do you choose Accenture over MNC such as IBM?   View Answer


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Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Analyst Consulting Group Interview

Analyst Consulting Group
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Accenture in September 2012.

Interview Details – Tests and telephone interview are straight forward, they can be prepared by browsing through previous examples on sites like wikijobs.

The assessment centre is interesting and challenging, need to be prepared and go in there with a clear mind. The advice is that if you did not do well for one stage, do not let it affect your performance during the following stages.

Overall the process is process has been interesting, the feedbacks are useful.

Interview Question – Business case at assessment centre   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Consulting Analyst Group Interview

Consulting Analyst Group
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Accenture in September 2011.

Interview Details – Very detailed and strong grilling. Have your competency examples ready and be ready to expand on the points, such as "and how specifically did you show that skill in that situation" - it's not enough to outline a scenario that implies you had that skill, for example if asked to give an example of leadership, it's not enough that you were captain of something, you will have to explain how your actions showed your leadership skills. Also, know:
1) Clients - recent cases, names, and what accenture did for them
2) Competitors - not just the obvious McKinsey/BCG, do your homework
3) Service areas and service lines
Also, have your application memorised and at hand, they will ask you the essay questions again.

Interview Questions

  • Why Accenture?
    Why Consulting?
    What do we do differently?
    Who are our clients?
    Who are your competitors?
    What do you expect you will be doing in your first year?
    What does the technology side do for clients?
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  • Example of Leadership?
    Example of improving a process?
    Example of adapting to new situation?
    Example of team work?
    Example of dealing with a difficult team member?
      Answer Question
  • Case Study. - take notes
    What are the three main problems faced by client?
    Can you give three solutions?
    What are the implications of these solutions?
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