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Senior Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Avanade.
Interview Details – Had a phone and group interview as a large amount of employees are referrals. Getting to see if you fit the position and the crowd for a pleasant work environment is important. Employees get along well and part of the interview felt like working along side them finding how well you fit.
Interview Question – Nothing very unexpected. Expect to get drilled on in places you do not have experience as well just to see how deep your knowledge is. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation was transparent as positions have consistency under Avanade so each individual should be paid to fit the position. Expectations were set by position details early so that there was plenty of room to choose to move on or not.
Senior Analyst, Collaboration Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Avanade.
Interview Details – 4 interviews. 3 Phone interviews and 1 in-person Peer interview
There was a long period of time between interviews mostly due to the Ops Manager being out of the country and it being during the holidays. this appears to be a one off situation as many have come on-board since me with their process only taking a couple weeks.
The Peer review was slightly intimidating but very impressive with their ability to walk through scenarios and cater the interview towards the strong points in my resume.
Interview Question – PowerShell Commands by Memory were tough to recall on the spot View Answer
Negotiation Details – Always negotiate and ask for your Ideal wage.
Analyst Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Avanade in October 2013.
Interview Details – I began with a phone interview to go over my resume. There were also several questions to gauge my interest in technology overall.
Then I had a second interview with a current employee to discuss the position. The interviewer seemed unprepared and was unable to answer some of my questions about consultant work.
Finally I had an on-site interview. There were 6 applicants total. We were given more information about the company, benefits package, and the job. Each applicant had a 1-on-1 interview with a manager which was largely relaxed. We were each asked to write a page discussing the core values of the company. We were also given a team exercise and asked to present to several of the managers.
I was underwhelmed with the process. It felt poorly organized and some of the tasks seemed to lack direct relevance to the position.
Interview Question – How do you keep up to date on technology? Answer Question
Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Avanade in January 2014.
Interview Details – It took 2 weeks , i talked with the AX Director. The interview was great but I think I missed the fact that I should have been more professional.
Interview Question – no difficult question but may be tricky question ( or standardized set of answers required) Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Systems Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Avanade.
Interview Details – Professional hiring process. Great set of recruiters. All interviews are non-technical for new college hires.
First point of contact will be a recruiter, who will conduct a phone interview to verify if you are the one whose resume is in their hands.
Secondly, individuals deemed fit will get to speak to an existing employee, based on whose feedback, the final interview is arranged.
Finally, the final interview is a day-long group session with every individual getting to interview with a senior official at the company.
Interview Question – Was not difficult at all. Was a behavioral kind of interview. Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Avanade in March 2013.
Interview Details – I had an employee referral, just for full-disclosure. After approving my resume I had one phone interview with a HR employee. It was not very technical and just ask general critical thinking questions and explaining technology questions. Then they contacted me about meeting at my schools career fair which happen to be in the coming week so we could just meet face to face and chat before the interview in the coming weeks. The interview day was at their office and consisted of a nice overall experience they had us in a room with other interviewees and recent new hires to talk to while we waited. There was a written interview questions and short essay part. The actual interview was with some upper management and asked some technical questions but also was interested in how you could handle learning new things. I had no experience with any of the microsoft technology they used but had a broad knowledge of other technologies.
Interview Question – Although I don't know if it counted but i guess everything does. They gave a list of 15 items and if you got stranded on a boat in the middle of the ocean rank them by importance. It is a coast guard test. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They made it seem non-negotiable but i regret not trying harder.
Financial Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Avanade in April 2009.
Interview Details – Was recruited by an HR specialist, took initial calls with the team on the phone. Interviewed with the hiring manager. He was impressed with the research I had done on the company and brought me in for an interview.
Once I was in for an in person interview, I had to interview with A: my hiring manager B: other managers from adjacent divisions C: my direct colleagues and team
Interview Question – It was a detailed P&L statement question about what carrying extra debt could do to operating income. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I didn't really negotiate to well, I received an offer and I accepted it. In the future, I'd milk it more for all its worth, I'd advise to do this with every job and interview, you really have nothing to lose.
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Avanade in May 2011.
Interview Details – I had an initial interview with a recruiter on the phone. I was told she would set up a technical phone interview with someone else, but a while passed, and I never really heard back. At this point I had gotten another offer, but I only had about 2 weeks to decide and move to a new state to start the other job. I really wanted to work for Avanade though, so I started emailed the recruiter pretty much every day. I let her know about my situation, and that I really needed to hurry things along. I finally got the technical interview done, and they passed me through to the next stage which was an in-person interview. For the next interview, I met with just one very senior person at Avanade due to my time constrains, although I think it's usually a little different. We basically just talked about stuff for an hour (my background, family, etc.), and then I was contacted by the recruiter with an offer. Overall the recruiter was my main point of contact, and was really helpful and speeding things along once I let her know it was urgent for me.
Interview Question – During the technical interview they wanted to know about the underpinning of object-oriented programming, and I only remember 2: polymorphism and encapsulation. I still don't remember the third View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was just given an offer, and I accepted right off the bat. I was told that it was the highest they were allowed to offer for my position (it was entry level), but I'm not sure if that was true.
Business Analyst - Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Avanade in June 2012.
Interview Details – 3 phone interviews and 1 face-to-face interview
Interview Question – How would you guess the weight of a plane if you didn't have a scale? Answer Question
Business Analyst - Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Avanade.
Interview Details – I had three phone interviews the last being a skills assessment followed by a face to face with a Sr Director. The first two interviews were more behavioral and informative. The face to face was more about you would solve a problem. The Sr Director want to see how I problem solved
Interview Question – In the face to face the interviewee proposed a problem by drawing a diagram on the board and asked me to ask them about the product. Answer Question
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