Accenture Interview Questions in Reston, VA

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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  1.  

    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    Very consistent interview process. Round 1 was an HR Phone Screen - 10 minute brief on company. Round 2 was a Behaviorial Interview lasting approximately 45 minutes. Also had a separate case study interview - 1 case study (only applicants to MC/Strategy receive this segment of the interview).

    Round 3 was an on-site Superday consisting of learning about the company, meeting other recruits and having 2 separate interviews with Senior Management Team Memers

    Interview Questions
    • I was unprepared for the case study question asked in Round 2   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I attempted to negotiate location but was refused quickly.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Client Financial Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Accenture in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was a basic dissection of my resume by a recruiter. The second was a situational interview that lasted for 1 hour and was very in depth. The third and final round consisted of 4 interviews....the first with 2 current CFM's, the second with a specialist, the third with a manager, and the fourth with the head of the CFM program. All of the interviews from the final round except the specialist interview was just casual talking about Accenture....no one really referenced my resume in this round....Know about the company, why you want to work there, and read about current news.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Systems Integration Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Accenture in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview week 1, 2nd phone interview week 2, office visit for 2 final in-person interviews week 4, offer week 5

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Integration Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Accenture in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied online for a management consulting position, was contacted ~3 months later asking whether I had any interest in Systems Integration as an alternative. Had three rounds of interviews-- initial phone screen (typical personality / fit type questions), a second situational interview (tell me about a time when...) and a third in-person interview which was a mix of the two (but a lot less formal than the second round). From what I've heard, if you make it to the in-person, you're virtually in. In terms of culture, everyone I spoke to seemed extremely nice and was more than willing to answer my questions / help me out.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Position wasn't in line with my interests (I was more interested in management consulting), plus the location was non-negotiable, and I am looking to stay in NYC.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Consulting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Accenture in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    A three step interview process after being reached out to via email. Applied through the career page.

    First interview was to hear about my background and general personality (from what I could tell). Basic questions about my resume and previous experience. Was done by a recruiter over the phone and lasted 30 minutes max.

    Second interview was the meat of the interview process. Asked about specific experiences, such as project management, dealing with troublesome coworkers, an example of a problem I encountered and what I did to overcome. Overall, the interviewer probed deeper than any other interviewer I had talked to. Made me recall past experiences and go into detail that I had never gone before. Note: be honest with your experiences, if they ask you about something you did in a situation you haven't done before, let them know you don't have an experience with that, but then give an example of something similar that highlights your abilities. Not sure the position of the interviewer, was conducted over the phone and lasted about 1.5 hours.

    Third interview was an office visit. Consisted of a presentation led by 2 analysts and 2 consultants followed by one on one interviews with 2 different Senior Executives (one after the other). Was similar in style to second interview, but with many more chances to ask questions and connect with your interviewer. Presentation + Lunch + 2 interviews lasted about 4 hours.

    First contact on 12/5/11, first phone interview 12/6/11, second phone interview 12/8/11, office visit 12/15/11, and offer on 12/16/11.

    Interview Questions
    • Not a specific question, but the depth and detail that each question probed.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Based on your degree, they are quite solid on their initial offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Accenture in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school and landed the first on-campus interview. They had current analysts there to greet you and answer general questions about the company. The earlier you come, the more time you get to engage in small talk with them. The actual interview was only about 20 minutes where where the interviewer asks very general questions about your history and your resume. Make sure you know your resume in and out to be able to discuss and describe your past projects/work experiences.

     Got an email later that evening with confirmation for the second round interview which took place the following day. This time around, There was a Consultant that asked very detailed behavioral questions. [Make sure you prepare before hand for this. Most people fail to perform well in this style of interviews because their responses are vague. Always answer with specific examples and logically breakdown your actions.]

    About a week later, received confirmation for a third round of interviews to take place the following week on-site. This round is more laid back compared to the tensed second round. Arrived at the site and met several other applicants (about 20). For about an hour, you and about four other applicants sit with a current analyst and talk about the company. [This is the time to ask company culture questions. Because these are analysts who are probably less than a year into the jobs, you can ask very "real" questions and expect to hear frank responses about their experiences in the company.] After, you sit through a 2 hour presentation about the company structure while being served lunch. Next, I was met by a Senior Executive who interviewed me for an hour. This was a mixture of behavioral and traditional interviews. Also be prepared to ask several questions. Then was interviewed by Senior manager with an identical interview structure as the previous one.
    [Basically, if you've made it to the third round, know that the company really likes you. To me it seemed that this round was just to make sure that you weren't weird and that you were competent. One thing I would say is that this round is mainly structured for you to ask as many questions as possible; prepare a list of questions (20+).]

    A week and a few days later, I received a call from my main recruiter that I had an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me of a difficult problem and what steps you took to solve it.   View Answer
    • So, tell me about what you did at XYZ company? What did you like about it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Not really Negotiable. You are told earlier in the process that the offer is final for all entry level analysts.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Cyber Security Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Accenture in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    1st phone interview from recruiter, if I am willing to relocate, am I authorized to work in the US, etc
    2nd phone interview with someone from the team, asked about things in resume and asked technical questions
    3rd interview senior executive, same as 2nd phone interview
    4th brain teaser questions like the ones google, microsoft ask
    5th behavioral interview

    Interview Questions
    • technical questions were easy, just need to prepare for detailed questions on your resume   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Accenture in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    1st step in the process was the phone recruitment. The HR person goes into detail, asking about your resume, and why you would be a great fit for Accenture. If you pass that then you move onto the,

    2nd step which was a skills interview with one of the higher ups. The person basically talks about the position at hand, and asks what you could bring to the table given your previous experience. This lasted about an hour.

    The 3rd step, and probably the hardest, was the behavior interview. Best way to prepare for this is to research questions. None of them were tricky (probably because I prepared beforehand), but this is the toughest part of the interview. I was later told, this is what they use to weed out most of the applicants for the position. So do your best and prepare for it.

    4th and final step, was two face to face interviews. One with a senior manager, and another with someone else on the team you'd be working with. Pretty simple, straight forward questions. To me this 4th interview just seemed like a way for the team to meet you and make sure you didn't come across as some nutjob. Like I stated before, if you pass the behavioral interview, I think you have a fantastic shot at securing the job.

    HR contacted me 4 business days later and made me an offer.

    Overall a tremendous experience. Everything was straightforward, and the woman at HR who helped me was delightful. She called me after every step, and made sure to accommodate me the best she could.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you got into a conflict with a co-worker. What was the problem, and how did you solve it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    Entry Level Technology Consultant Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Accenture in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the entry level postion as a technology consultant analyst and within a couple of days of applying I got an email from a recruiter asking for me to give her a timeframe to call me back and discuss the position. I replied and within the next few days I got a call back whihc was real simple and basic, we basically went over about the company and a little bit about the postion available. She said that the interview process was going to be a three step process.

    The 1st interview (phone call), was pretty relatively easy, we basically went over my resume and she asked specific questions about it. If you know your resume inside out you should alright. Other questions were realted to any extra curricular activities and things of that nature. A few days after this interview I got a phone call from the recruiter and she said that we would be moving onto the next step.

    The 2nd interview (phone call), was the situational/personality part of the process. This interview took about an hour and probably was the most difficult. Just stay calm and answer the questions and you will be fine. Questions ranged from: asking about a time I was rushed for time or tell me a time you worked as a team leader and who did you manage time. It's not as bad as people say. The interviewer was real nice and she took her time, overall good experience. A few days after this interview I got another call from the recruiter who said that I did well and I was moving to the next step.

    The 3rd interview (flew me to Reston), this is the last step of the interview process. They flew to Reston for this and set me up in a hotel and stuff. The interview started with a powerpoint presentation with an excecutive. It was real realxed, we were actually having breakfast as he was presenting. The next part dealt with 2, 1:1 interviews. One was the an executive in the specific field and the other was just with a general executive. Both were great to talk to and very welcoming, this was very non-intimidating. Basic questions about resume and personality. Each lasted for 45 minutes. They basically wan to get to know you here.

    4 days after the 3rd interview, (not counitng weekends), the recruiter called and said that she was extending an offer and that the specific office that would be hiring me would call me the day after and talk about salary, start date, and other logistics.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time where you were rushed for time.   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time where you worked as a leader and how did you manage that specific team   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Technology Consulting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Accenture in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    The people at Accenture are very friendly and like to meet others like themselves. My interviews involved describing what I have gained from previous experiences in engineering projects. They want positive, persistent team members. The ability to communicate effectively and function with a team with low to moderate contact is probably the most vital strength.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult challenge you've had to overcome (school, work, life... etc)   View Answer
    • How do you expect your experiences at Accenture to affect the direction of your future?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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