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Associate Software Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in April 2013.
Interview Details – The whole process was very fast and professional. In total, from when I applied and got interviewed and feedback was about 2 weeks.
They give you a 40 question aptitude test to do after like an hour long phone interview. And then they bring you on-site if you pass to do a 1:1 interview for technical skills and also behavioral
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had a less than cooperative team member and what did you do about it? what was the result? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Finance Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in February 2013.
Interview Details – All the recruiters are very loving and are prepare to help you if any doubt about the job
1. Phone Interview
2. Phone Interview but very deep with situational questions
Interview Question – No technical questions Answer Question
Client Financial Management Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in January 2013.
Interview Details – 1. Contacted an employee in the company to refer me
2. Recruiter called to ask which positions I wanted to apply for
3. Another recruiter called to match my resume skills to the job description
4. Hiring manager called and conducted a situational-based interview. The questions were simple i.e. Name a time you had to deal with a difficult classmate, have you ever been in a project with a tight deadline
5. Flew to DC on my own dime to have a interview with an analyst, specialist, and manager in the duration of 3 hours.
Interview Question – You have $10 million dollars in expenses. You're halfway into a project and the profit margin decreases 5%. What are some managerial actions you would take to remedy the project? Answer Question
Systems Integration Consulting Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture in June 2012.
Interview Details – First interview was very straight forward - asked to describe my activities in the last four years, why I wanted to go into the business world with an engineering degree, why Accenture, etc...
Second interview was also fairly straight forward - set up a phone interview with a senior exec on the HR team to talk about different situations and how I handled them.
Received confirmation of third round in office interview.
IT Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Accenture in June 2012.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter within a week of applying to their position online. They asked me general background, experience and personality questions and discussed the next steps in the process: 3 more phone interviews -- a skill one, a behavioral one, and a web conference.
The skills interview was scheduled very quickly after the initial interview, however, it was on a late Monday and I had a bad feeling about it, because generally Mondays are stressful and I didn't want to be interviewed after someone had a bad day. I had good reason to be worried. The person who called me for the skill interview had not even looked at my resume (he was surprised that I had a certification in a field that they were interviewing me for and it was the basis for the interview itself). So naturally, he didn't ask me any questions about my 3 year experience in this area. Instead, he shot 3 quick scenario questions at me, to which I replied trying to give him real-life examples that I've had that closely resembled his scenario. He didn't like my answers and kept asking me to paraphrase them, so they fit whatever answer sheet he seems to have printed. He didn't seem to be a good subject matter expert, either, because he kept confusing key terminology and it seemed that he had printed questions/answers from somewhere and was trying to get an answer that is exactly as it appeared in front of him. We ended with me asking him a couple of questions, but seeing his abrupt and one-word answers, I got the feeling that he will not be recommending that I get hired, anyway, so I left it at that.
Accenture is a good company, but it would be nice that the people who conduct interviews at least read the applicants resume or be interested in their experience. I don't think I will be getting an offer from them, but am pursuing other endeavors.
Interview Question – How would you go about implementing a new service for a company with 6 offices and 1000 employees? View Answers (2)
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 5 days - interviewed at Accenture in March 2012.
Interview Details – A friend recommended me and submitted my resume. Within a day, I had received a call to schedule my first interview with the recruiter. She was incredibly helpful and eager to get me to join Accenture. 1 week later she came back and said I wasn't determined to be a good fit for the original position I applied for, but instead they wanted me to apply for another position (completely irrelevant to my skill set). Said I wasn't interested but would like to find another position. Never heard anything back after that.
Interview Question – Why Accenture? Answer Question
Systems Integration Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in February 2012.
Interview Details – Applied online, first interview was to go over resume and some brief things about yourself. Second phone interview was behavioral and 'name a time when time questions', backed by example and details about it.
Client Financial Management Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in April 2010.
Interview Details – I was contacted by Accenture via e-mail to interview or have a basic phone screen. This took about 30 minutes. It was basically a backround screen to see if you were a good fit for the position. Asking things like how did you hear about the position, why did you apply, what makes you a good fit, etc. My next interview was a phone interview where I had to call in and wait to speak to my interviewer. She basically asked me 4 questions. Pretty typical questions from what I can remember. Name a time when you've faced adversity and how you've overcome it. They were 4 questions and it took about 35 to 45 minutes. The interviewer was very polite and easy to talk to. My next interview was on site in DC. I interviewed with 4 people during this process. The first person was a person my age (about 1 or 2 years out of undergrad) basically going over my resume and informing about the details of the position I've applied for. I asked him a few questions and he asked me a couple as well. Nothing difficult. My second interview was with two women who had a series of specific questions to ask me. Things specific to the job I was interviewing for "Give me an example of a time when you've worked on a budget." There were 4 or 5 of these questions with follow ups. This was a little more difficult than nomral, but still not exceedingly comfortable. Also, they asked me what I knew about the position. This was a recurring theme throughout each of the interviews I had on site. Every interview they would ask what I knew about the position and write down what I said. The third interview was with a guy that was a manager of some sort. He came in and completely dissected my resume going over everything I had on there point by point. Believe me when I say you have to know everything in detail that you have on your resume. He was also a little rude and cold and not very engaging. This one took the most time and was pretty draining. The last was with another higher up and she basically went over what the position entailed and what interested me about it. Asked me about my strengths & weaknesses and asked me about what I knew about the position.
Interview Question – The hardest part of the interview was the point by point dissection of my resume. I would advise you to pick a few major projects from your experiences and have them ready to talk about. The difficult part for me was the fact that I've only had one job and my previous experience came from internships where I did not have a chance to work on anything very meaningful. Answer Question
Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Accenture in August 2010.
Interview Details – Phone Situational Interview, 2 in-person 1-on-1 interviews
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you were racing to meet a deadline. Answer Question
Consultant Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in October 2009.
Interview Details – The first round interview was just going over my resume and me asking questions about the company. Got called back to a second round interview and it was about 45 minutes of behavioral interviewing where I was asked to discuss previous experiences I've had though classes, internships, jobs, etc. fairly straightforward, waiting to heard back about the 3rd round.
Interview Question – Describe a time when you had to be flexible Answer Question
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