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Avanade Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Analyst, Collaboration Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • PowerShell Commands by Memory were tough to recall on the spot   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Always negotiate and ask for your Ideal wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • no difficult question but may be tricky question ( or standardized set of answers required)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Systems Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Was not difficult at all. Was a behavioral kind of interview.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at Avanade in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Went to my college career fair and met with Avanade. Got a call back from them 2-3 weeks later for a phone interview. It was behavioral interview.

    Got another phone interview about asking questions to a current employee. Then final interview on site. Got an offer 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing difficult just talked about my team experiences in projects.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Business Analyst - Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior Systems Analyst/Solution Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Avanade in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    There are many Sr. System Analyst utilizing various technologies, the one I went for is a Microsft.NET role

    ***Make sure what you have on your resume is TRUE and Correct, they use a background check service that really CHECKS! Your degrees, the length of each employment, where you've worked, etc. Make sure your resume is telling the truth***

    Four stage interview process
    (1 HR, 1 Technical Phone, 1 Technical Phone w. Coding on the spot, 1 In-Person)
    =================================================
    1 - HR called and asked basic question such as "What is CLR?"

    2 - Intense technical interview, some of the questions are really in-depth question that really tested on the understanding from basic to advanced C#, Asp.net, JavaScript, to SQL, to Protocols, to Design Pattern, to IIS, to Load Balancer, to Inner Working mechanisms of CLR.

    They are not "What is this? What is that?" type of question that ask you the definition of each, the interviewer gave many scenarios.
    "If this happens, what would you do?",
    "Why use this method (or design pattern) in opposed to others?";
    "If Blah-Blah-Blah breaks, how you go by pinpointing the problem and fixing it?";
    "If this (whatever it was I forgot) is not available, what alternative tech/method you choose to use to do what you need and why"

    TOTAL TIME: This interview lasted 45-60 minutes
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    3 - Technical Review that used Microsft Lync (latest live meeting type of software)
    This inteview has further in-depth tech question that really tested on some design pattern knowledge and understandings of software development methodalogies.

    Some computer science, Big-O, Big-Theta, Big-Omega questions, search, sort algorithm questions, etc.
    (Lucky that my college research was focused in Algorithms and in solving non-polynomial problems that I needed to determine these all the time, if I get tested on some you-will-never-use CS stuff, I sure would flung it)

    After the technicals, they tested my People (Soft) Skills, team management, people management skills, for example.
    "If your team member has disagreements, or fights, what would you do?"
    "If your team member does not follow your instructions, what would you do?"

    Total time so far: 25 minutes into interview.

    Finally, coding on the spot using the "Whiteboard" feature of Microsoft Lync; the interviewer has many coding questions to select from, the ones I got are:

    Q1 - Write a method that takes 2 parameters (lower, upper bound) that returns all Primes between these 2 ranges.

    Q2 - Write a method that takes an unsorted list of integers, return the integer that has the highest number of occurences.

    As you type in the whiteboard (live meeting) window, The interview can see every key stroke you type, but you are allowed to ask the interview nicely that you need a couple of mins to sketch something on paper before typing (which I did).

    The interviewer said that usually they give 3 coding questions, but he's good with 2.
    Time spent on coding: 10 minutes.

    TOTAL TIME: This interview lasted 35 minutes.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    4 - In Person with the hiring manager.
    Only 1 tech question. "In what scenario that using using LINQ is not a good idea?"

    My response was LINQ is great, quick and easy to access, query, retrieve data, however, the weakness comes in when you need to insert or save something into database.

    Via LINQ, first there are more lines of coding, then writing a stored proc that does Insert/Update, second, in a multi-thread environment like the web server, like multi-thread application. Commands are not passed over to the database until you call Submit in C#/VB code, concurrency issues, etc. etc.

    And eventually the insert/update responsbilities are on SQL server anyway, why not directly write a stored proc for insert/update and call it as a method in C#/VB.

    He nodded his head with a smile, but I dont know if my opinion is what hes looking for =D

    After that, no more tech questions, he asked me questions on design pattern, pros and cons on a couple of methodologies and more People skill questions.
    EX: "if a customer got angry and started screaming/firing at you, how would you handle that?"

    Then the remainder of the interview is him explaining ATS (Avanade Technology Solutions), job duties, etc.

    TOTAL TIME: 1 Hour

    Interview Questions
    • Database Partitioning, Splitting. My SQL is my weakest, so I just be honest that "I don't know the answer and I do not want to guess"   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Offer was exceptional, base pay + bonuses and vacation package (that I negotiated) were great and very attractive.

    However, I was told that the NY based ATS (Avanade Technology Solutions) is a non-traveling sector of Avanade, which is famous for traveling 70%+ of the time for many consultants, I was like "great, no travel" because of family reason.

    But then I found out (after all the rigurious background checks and references) that Avanade's definition of "traveling" is traveling out-of-state, my role will be working off a client-site. Although it is local travel within Manhattan (because they have so many projects in NY that they dont need to send ATS people out) but I dont like the idea of working off the client site and I dont have a location that I go to everyday and call it the "office".

    This is the reason I turned down the offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Business Analyst - Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Avanade in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    3 phone interviews and 1 face-to-face interview

    Interview Questions
    • How would you guess the weight of a plane if you didn't have a scale?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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