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Accenture Senior Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 1, 2014
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Senior Consultant

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

Interview Details – The interview's were fairly straight forward.
Consisted of 4 interview: 1st with recruiter (phone). Make him your friend as he can give you hints/strategies/even pay range. 2nd (phone) was with my potential manager and his boss. Mostly background, experience, and skill set questions. 3rd (phone) was with another manager. More skill and technical questions and how I would relate to this position. 4th and final was a circle-back via video conference. Be aggressive and ask for the sale. At least you won't be sitting and wondering for the next week if you have to position or not.

My advice is to do your research on whatever space you will be in. Also, since this is a monster of a company, be sure to ask questions on the specificities of your role. Travel, verticals, etc... Good luck!!

Interview Question – No case studies for my position.
"What experiences you've had will help you in a room full of executives"
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Negotiation Details – I did some pre-negotiating before the offer, they sent exactly what I asked for and I accepted. I have heard there is sometimes room for negotiating but I was happy with what I was offered.

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Senior Strategy Consultant Interview

Senior Strategy Consultant

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – First round interview conssits of 2 case interviews. In final round interviews you have 2 more case interviews with Managing Directors.

Interview Question – You are given a business case that is usually created by the interviewer about one of their projects. You never know what type of question you will get.   Answer Question

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture in February 2010.

Interview Details – easy process and very detailed questions with 3 round of interviews and after that final offer.

Interview Question – technical questions   Answer Question

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant

Interviewed at Accenture

Interview Details – It was a great experience I loved it they were very nice to me and made me feel very welocome in the process

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Senior Managing Consultant Interview

Senior Managing Consultant
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Accenture in January 2012.

Interview Details – Interview with HR Recruiter & with Practice Manager, passed
HR Behavioral Test - passed
Sr. Exec interview - this guy was with the firm for 20+ years, never worked anywhere else

I accepted a position with a competing firm at a higher salary, less travel

Reason for Declining – Not impressed with Sr. Exec and his attitude. I accepted a position with a competing firm at a higher salary, less travel

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Senior Manager Consulting
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture in February 2009.

Interview Details – Contacted by an executive search firm. Fist round of technical interview. Second round in person by a Partner. Went very well. Third round by some one in HR.

Interview Question – Tell me of a Project where you ran over budget.   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – No negotiations. They came back with 10K less and agreed to split the difference as sign in bonus.

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture in August 2008.

Interview Details – To begin the hiring process, a candidate submits CV on Accenture career site. There are 3 rounds of interview. First, an HR staff will conduct a telephone interview, asking information on your CV. So, know your CV. Second, you will enter an office interview with 3 interviewers. Be prepared to communicate your assets and skills pertaining to the job

Interview Question – The interviewer may ask technical questions. My recommendation is to answer honestly but demonstrating your capability to learn and adapt to new environment, which is the ground for all business consulting   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Ask for $5K to $10K higher than the proposed offer. Ask for month at level

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Senior Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Accenture in November 2011.

Interview Details – 3 total interviews. 2 over the phone and 1 face to face. The first 2 were a mix of behavioral questions with problem solving questions as well. Definitely be ready to explain a complex problem and how you have figured out a solution for it. The third interview was just a formaility. If you get past the first 2 you are pretty much locked in to get an offer.

Interview Question – What was the most difficult problem you had to overcome on a project? What was your solution? Was it a success?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pretty simple. I gave the celing based on the market and I got what I wanted. Definitely ask for a sign on bonus.

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Management Consulting Senior Manager Interview

Management Consulting Senior Manager
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture in December 2011.

Interview Details – Initial Phone interview with HR rep out of the practice area, Follow up with 2 additional phone interviews to determine skill set as well as behavioral interview questions. Flown in for 1 day to meet with 3 high level people. Offer was presented within a week of that face to face interview.

Interview Question – Behavioral SHARE interview process   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Able to negotiate salary

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Management Consulting Senior Consultant Interview

Management Consulting Senior Consultant
Minneapolis, MN

The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in December 2010.

Interview Details – Do not understand what are they looking for. I guess some "consultant" traits that I do not have. I do not think experienced industry or job function knowledge is as valued as the client management skills......pretty sure that the client pays to solve the problems effectively and effciently rather than to be "managed".

Interview Question – Standard skill questions   Answer Question

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