Cognizant Technology Solutions
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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in November 2012.

Interview Details – The hiring process started with on-campus recruiting and an initial on-campus round of interviews. The first interview was 45 minutes, behavioral. The interviewer was very friendly and engaging and we ended up talking a lot about non-consulting related things. Next was a 45 minute case interview on a project that Cognizant recently deployed. The interviewer for this was okay and the overall experience was pleasant. About two weeks later, I got an invitation to interview in Chicago. Cognizant flew me out to Chicago, paid for the flight and board, and I had two more interviews similar to first round. The logistics of setting up the second round interviews were a little bit odd, the company sent all of the interviewees the actual invoice for all of the flight and accommodations which were difficult to understand. In addition, for my actual interviews, the second interview was a second behavioral instead of a case interview. The interviewers did not seem prepared and the second one did not have very many new questions to ask me.

Interview Question – Imagine you are at a company that wants to use social media to improve its business processes, explain how you could use social media to do this.   Answer Question

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Interview Details – I had an on campus interview (northeast MBA program) first that consisted of one behavioral interview and one case interview. Standard behavioral interview questions were asked e.g. tell me about a time when you faced difficulty working in a team? The case interview was not a written case but one that was tailored towards my background. The case was not number heavy at all.

Second round they flew me out to Chicago and was an entire day of interviews. I had two behavioral and one case. Behavioral interviews were standard and very conversational. During the case interview I got to choose one from a five different cases. I chose a pharmaceutical drug market entry case.

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Software Analyst Interview

Software Analyst
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in March 2012.

Interview Details – Came across recruiter at a job fair at my University. Got a first round interview a few weeks later on campus with a recruiter. Got a second round notice to Chicago for on-site interview(all transportation, hotel included, in addition to a $30 allowance for dinner). Went to their office on a Thursday morning for 3 rounds of one on one interview.

First was technical. Second Behavioral. Third with the original recruiter.

Nothing unexpected.

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Management Consulting Senior Manager Interview

Management Consulting Senior Manager
Deerfield, IL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Cognizant Technology Solutions in August 2011.

Interview Details – on phone. they asked me " can you list responsibilites of technical project management ?"

Interview Question – what is role of tech manager?   Answer Question

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