I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in November 2013.
Interview Details –
First interview was on campus about 30 minutes. Mostly a get to know you type interview with questions like What do you do in your free time when you aren't studying or in class? What are your hobbies? It was very laid back. Mostly to see if you're somebody they would want to hang out with and to see if they could put you in front of a client. Called back later the same day for a second round interview the next day.
Second interview was all behavioral, no cases. Standard behavioral questions such as Tell me about the most significant project you've worked on? Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a coworker? Why consulting/Accenture? Have a story prepared for all sorts of these questions, use the STAR method and you'll be fine. A few days later they called with an invitation to onsite interviews.
Onsite interview consisted of a presentation from some current analysts and consultants. This was about an hour and a half. They will answer tons of questions and are a valuable resource to understand the company. Next there are two interviews. One with a Senior Manager and one with a Manager. My first one was with a Senior Manager and it was mostly more behavioral questions. However, this time they answered a lot of follow up questions and wanted more detail to answers so be prepared for that. The second interview was with a manager and was extremely casual and short. Questions were more along the lines of What's your biggest concern with Accenture? Are you okay with traveling?
Basically if you make it to the third round the job is yours to lose. Just be yourself, smile, and be confident.
Received a final job offer about two weeks later.
Interview Question – What was the most significant project you've worked on? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The offer seemed to be firm which is fine because the salary was for a lot more than I was expecting.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Accenture.
Interview Details – On campus interview process in undergrad. One screening interview of 15 minutes via phone, one on campus call back with behavioral questions, on-site interview day with presentations and two interviews with senior executives (behavioral questions and general conversation)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Accenture in June 2013.
Interview Details – Originally Applied online and then met at career fair. I then recieved an interview the next day. Had the first interview, seemed to go great received a few emails and then did not hear anything for 1.5 months. Receive a phone call then, Have 3 more phone interviews, informed that "I would receive a verbal offer" 9 days before the position began. Received the verbal offer, then a few days later received the official offer via email.
Interview Question – Mostly behavioral questions. Everything went very smooth. Some questions included simple technical skills questions but not many. Most focussed on drive, dedication to the learning process, and willingness to work, multitask, and overwork. Many questions concerned activities and extracurricular things outside of the classroom. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Informed of the salary and the position, given the offer.
I applied through college or university and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture.
Interview Details –
Met Accenture at a Career Fair (was looking for them all over and found ten or so minutes before the career fair would end for the day), got an onsight 1st interview for the next day.
- This will be a screening to get to know you, your attitude, resume, working with teams, and Why Accenture (crucial question for all three steps)
After one business week I was told I would be moved to the second round. This round was long (1 hour exactly and I was only able to ask one questions because it seemed as if after the one hour the interviewer had other commitments). This interview is completely behavioral so have atleast 3 stories memorized that you can talk about IN DETAIL in regards to team work and how YOU handled things; even though they dont instruct this way but STAR method is best.
- Name a time you were a part of a project or something for an extended amount of time (perhaps a project you were apart of from start to finish
- Tell me about a time you depended one somebody for information (or in general) and they didnt come through
- Name a time where you had a lot of information and how did you handle it
I spent atleast 15 minutes on each question so i can minimize the amount of questions interviewer would ask because more and more questions can get repititive
So we ended with the why Accenture (this was also indirectly asked in the very beginning as well) + one question I asked and the hour was over
3 busniess days later I was informed I would be moving to the 3rd round a week later (all expense trip to DC location)
Started with the 1.5-2 hour presentation from 4 current analyst (very nice very laid back)
Then the interview part; first with manager, then with senior manager (have ALOT of questions prepared, ALOT)
Asked 2 typical behavioral questions (something like general team work skills, and the wierd questions of name a time things went down South; I was completely in a blank...after all you are trying to impress them...right?)
My key in this interview was that I kept asking more and more and more questions about the managers experience and about Accenture to steer away from traditional annoying behavioral questions
....oh yea and WHY ACCENTURE??? (and are you ok with traveling)
Second interview: (was alot more formal and frightening)
Asked like 5 behavioral questions
- Had conflict with co-worker
-Unexpected problem and how did you solve
- A couple others
- Why Accenture
- Ok with traveling?
tried to ask same amount of questions but because this interview was so much more formal then the previous one I felt like a panicked a bit
....I thought i blew the interview so much...but I got an offer 5 business days later (All praise is to God)
Hope this helps
Be confident but not arrogant
Know your stories and the company
Interview Question – Name a time you were on a project and things went completely South Answer Question
Negotiation Details –
Relocation bonus: Not so good, but being out of college leaved little room for complaining and lots for being thankful
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture in May 2013.
Interview Details – I was referred by a friend instead of the traditional route. I had a screening with the recruiter lead of the project, then a skill interview with a manager, and then a closing interview with the senior project manager.
Negotiation Details – Entry level salary is not negotiable
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in January 2013.
Interview Details –
The process was based in four rounds of interviews:
The first round was simple and focused in my resume. It took me like 25 min. of informal talked.
The second was one of the harder interviewe that I ever had, I started to sweat with all behavioral questions, my interviewer was an ex-militar and an execiutive manager with 15 yrs of experience so for me was challenge, but if you stay calm and demonstrate security about yourself you will pass.
after the second one they took me to an in-site visit on D.C. and after a short presentation of the benefits of the company, the third and four interviewe started.
Interview Question – Tell me a recent experience where you was need to ignore your boss to make the right decision. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiation
I applied through other source and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in January 2013.
Interview Details – I was an MSP transition so I'm sure this is not representative. Client senior management (my former employers, lol) were demanding that I be hired. I had one interview with an executive during which we had a frank and open discussion about my goals and Accenture's opportunities. He impressed me with his no-BS attitude and I felt free to speak my mind including my doubts about working for a company that I perceived as likely to be a stick-in-the-mud, stifling bureauacracy. Since I'd be working for him my concerns were allayed. Then I interviewed with a technical manager who asked me fairly straight forward system design questions which I answered to the best of my ability. Then the HR department low-balled me and I balked. Then I got a second, better, offer (barely matching what I was making at the time) and since I was facing the end of my current employment I took the offer. I haven't regretted it, Accenture is a good place to work.
Interview Question – Nothing stands out, it was very collegial and, basically, a formality. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – One low-ball offer which I rejected. Another offer at par which I accepted.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Accenture in January 2013.
Interview Details – 3 rounds of interviews.
Negotiation Details – They were not willing to negotiate on salary. Maintain very strict salary targets.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in December 2012.
Interview Details –
4 rounds of interviews
- phone screening
- behavior intervia via phone (Hr asks questions that "identify" successful employee types at Accenture
- 2 in-person, one skills interview with hiring manager, second wth senior partner on the account
Interview Question – I'm a good interviewer, but I found the questions to be common sense. Just be prepared and sell yourself. They are looking for confidant, sharp people that will conform to their standards. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiating was simple. I told them and reluctantly gave it to me. I had other offers to use for fire power though.
I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Accenture.
Interview Details –
Recruiting with Accenture was a relatively easy process. I really enjoyed the people I met and the company seems to invest a lot in its new hires. None of the interviews were too difficult -- the important thing is to know which type of consulting fits your personality/interests. The process for me:
Round 1 - 30-minute "screening" interview (on campus)
Round 2 - 45-minute behavioral interview
Round 3 - two 45-minute behavioral interviews
In the end, I simply had more exciting offers. I was invited to join their IT Strategy & Transformation group.
Interview Question – Explain a difficult situation you have faced working in teams. Answer Question
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