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Systems Integration Consulting Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Accenture in September 2013.
Interview Details – Interviewed with two managers. These are behavioral interviews -- basically, asking questions about conflict, leadership, etc. Think about a few good stories you have and then relay them. Also, be prepared to ask lots of questions because there is a lot of time at the end. One interview seemed to like to talk about himself, but the other not so much. Basically, engage your interviewers.
I think if you get up to this point, you have a very high chance of getting hired.
Interview Question – When did you have a conflict. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate.
Very Easy Interview
Systems Integration Consulting Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture in April 2013.
Interview Details – Three-rounds of interviews. First was on campus, super simple. My second interview was also on campus with a different manager. Also simple, straight forward behavioral interview questions. Third round was at local office (Atlanta) and it lasted half a day. We viewed presentations by other analysts and could ask questions. Discussed benefits, salaries, and general company info and opportunities. There were two interviews this day with managers and senior managers. Again, very simple questions. No coding, no case studies, no technical questions... It was just very easy! Know your resume, be able to communicate your desires/expectations from the company, elaborate (STAR method) on experiences, and be natural! Be professional, but let your personality show too. Accenture culture seems pretty laid-back compared to other consulting firms I've interacted with. Not Google or Facebook laid-back, but as relaxed as a consulting firm can be. Still have to wear a suit to the interview though =) Good luck!
Interview Question – None. Just Google typical behavioral interview questions. No coding, no case studies, nothing technical. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated start date (got first choice, pushed date back by five months b/c I needed a break after graduation. They wanted me to start the following week! Umm, no!). Also negotiated location (first choice. Offer initially in Atlanta, moved to Houston, where there are a LOT more projects). Did not attempt salary negotiation, but I wish I had.
Consulting Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture.
Interview Details – Phone interview 30 minutes going over skills. informed by the end of the call that I made it to the second round.
Phone interview situational.1 hour. Why accenture...tell me about a time....took 1 hour. informed 30 minutes later I made it to the third round.
going to the third round this week
Interview Question – get ready for all behavioral questions. tell me about a time....how did you hande...what was the results Answer Question
Web Applications Analyst/Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Accenture.
Interview Details – 1st, Basic HR: Location, base salary, goals, skills, etc.
2nd, 1 hour long interview with a hiring manager. Basic Technical questions.
3rd, most difficult - Situational interview, 1 hour long. Be prepared to know resume very well.
4th, 45 minute video interview. I spoke with a very senior manager.
Interview Question – Give me an time during the last 2 years when you had a team member that was not motivated with your project, what did you do to motivate them? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – The recruiter forgot to check my GPA, I was 0.1 away from the minimum AFTER I accepted my offer. offer was 64k
Management Consultant Development Program - Business Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Accenture.
Interview Details – I was internally referred by a friend of mine (how most candidates get interview opportunities), and set up two phone interviews. I thought that one would be behavioral, and the other would be a case interview. Instead, they were both case interviews. Accenture interviewers use personal consulting experiences to test your analytical skills and understand your thought process (so I can't guarantee that a different candidate will get a question anything like the ones described below).
Interview Question – The first case interview question asked how a corporation controlling 5 different businesses could consolidate the businesses. It was very important to ask questions to understand the components/departments of each business in order to reduce redundancies between businesses. It required asking a lot of questions to get more information about the businesses to make a decision.
The second interview question was about a company that was going to be sold within 18 months, and it's goal was to increase its value before being sold by reducing the cost of technical support. The interviewer asked how this company should do this, and what the implications those decisions would be. Again, it took a lot of questions in order to fully understand the situation, then analyze and propose a recommendation. Answer Question
Technology Consulting Analyst Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at Accenture in February 2014.
Interview Details – Came into my school campus interview for the first round after I applied online on my school's career help websites. First round is very casual and almost a complete conversation with some pointers on my Resume. Went down the entire thing and left with a call for the 2nd round the next day.
2nd round was typical behavioral questions. Situations of time crunches and teamwork to show you what you should do. It was very nice and welcoming and probably one of the least pressuring interviews I've had.
Interview Question – Tell me a time when you had difficulty with a time-pressured assignment and what did you do? Answer Question
Technology Consulting Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture in January 2012.
Interview Details – I applied for a new grad position from Accenture’s careers website. After a HR phone screen I was flown out to Chicago for three interviews. All the interviews were just normal conversations to gage how interact with people/clients. Questions were all situational to see how you would handle a problem.
Interview Question – All questions were pretty straight forward, nothing unexpected. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – For an offer to upcoming college graduates there is no negotiation
Staff Consultant/Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Accenture.
Interview Details – Interview process was very straightforward. First interview was behavioral, second two were case interviews. I had one straightforward cost-benefit case and one strategy case that was very obscure. I spent 15 minutes just nailing down the basics of the industry and relationships between players.
All of the Accenture cases that my colleagues and I had were based on real-life projects that each interviewer experienced. Some of the interviewers made a great case out of their project and some were very unclear and unstructured. It varied greatly.
Interview Question – explain 3 recent changes or improvements that you have made in your personal, social, or educational life View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Technology and Systems Integration Consultant Analyst Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Accenture in February 2014.
Interview Details – Received an on-campus interview via campus recruiting. The questions were generally behavioral. Most questions were concerning my resume.
Interview Question – Only behavioral/resume questions. Why Accenture? What do you know about consulting life? Interests outside studies? Answer Question
Entry Level Management Consulting Development Program Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in December 2013.
Interview Details – I applied on Accenture's website (did not have a referral). I was contacted the following day by an Accenture recruiter and we arranged a first round intro interview for later in the week. I was then invited to participate in back to back case study interviews (each lasted about an hour) and were conducted over the phone. I was then invited to an in-person interview at an Accenture office, not the one I was interviewing for. The first interview of the day was a case interview and the second was a confirming interview to see if I was a match for the company. They offered me the position 2 days later.
Interview Question – The first case interview was analytical. It was basic math but the correct questions needed to be asked by me in order to come up with the correct revenue - estimate. Another case dealt with a domestic company looking to expand globally. You should be up to date on current economic news. The final case interview was less about problem solving and more about how you would handle difficult team environments and difficult clients. The confirming interview more of a laid back conversation with basic behavioral questions mixed in to help drive the conversation. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer was firm and fair.
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