Deloitte Senior Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Deloitte (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    The whole hiring process is like a well oiled machine. I was referred to Deloitte by a current employee and was able to bypass some of the screening process. It started with a phone screen with a recruiter which went well. They will ask you about your experiences and work along with asking questions about your current salary (hint: Give a range or decline to answer the question). A few days later, I was speaking with a Director in the Public Sector Group and after that -- they had me interviewing in the Boston office. Deloitte goes out of their way to make the recruitment and interview process as painless as possible, I found, and were very responsive to questions and comments via email and phone. The interview composed of 2 separate conversations with members of the Boston team. After this, I was flown out to Camp Hill to speak to 2 more folks. This isn't normal as they wanted to check and see if I had versatility and experience working in the Public Sector as well as the general Human Capital work I would be doing. I came in as an experienced recruit so they asked me solely behavioral questions and I did not receive any case studies although I did walk them through my process in project management and overall program management support. They really want to see your thought process so be sure to highlight this. My Boston interviews were more interview focused and I received positive feedback from my recruiter after I sent thank you notes. My Camp Hill conversations were very conversational and I learned a lot about the work being done and the experiences my two Deloitte interviewers had with the firm. Questions centered around work that I had done with my clients before and they also gave you an opportunity to ask questions. I would recommend trying these questions when it comes time for you to ask questions to the interviewer. I received really solid feedback when I asked these questions: - If I have the opportunity to get an offer, what kind of projects and work would you have me work on? This type of questions helps the interviewer put you into the role and envisions you doing the work. I actually stumped my interviewer and she said that it was a great question and she had to think about it. - What kind of person do you envision for this job? This gave me the opportunity to hear from them how they envisioned the ideal candidate to be and also provided me with an opportunity to fill in gaps if I missed anything and reinforce my skill set. - What made you choose Deloitte? Easy question and provides for you to share why you would be a good fit. I had my interviews in the morning and they flew me home later that day. Two days later, I received a verbal offer and then a written offer. I accepted. All in all, my experience was very positive and I had fun. Deloitte made the process very comfortable for me and their recruiters are just awesome. They really have an interest in your success and are your advocate so certainly use them and work with them (and say thank you!)

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had to bring someone over to your point of view who was resistant to change   Answer Question
    • What experiences have you had managing work streams or work threads? What kind of role did you have in this work?   Answer Question
    • How do you go about solving a problem? Identifying a risk/issue?   1 Answer
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview

    The hiring process was very well organized. The recruiter was able to schedule each of the three interviews back to back on the same day, which worked well as I didn't want to take multiple days off going through the interview process. The decision to hire was made in a reasonable time (2-3 days after the interview).

    Interview Questions

    • Explain some of the challenges you think you would face in the consulting world and how would you overcome those challenges?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Base salary was not what I was expecting.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Series of phone screens and interviews followed by in-person interviews and case studies. Their Talent team was extremely helpful and anticipatory of my needs throughout the process. Very impressive and professional and a great experience overall.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview

    I applied through a job portal. my profile is .net The lady who took my interview didn't even introduce her to me . It looked like she wasn't even interested in taking my interview. She was not sure of what questions to ask and asked some random questions. I gave all the right answers(i checked later too) but she was not convinced with any of my answer.I guess she didn't even deserve to be on the interview panel. She also questioned me about my lack of skills being a 6 years experience guy.(if you dont want to take interview it's fine, but dont judge anyone) This is one interview that i would like to forget.

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  6. Helpful (6)  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Deloitte (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The whole process was really positive. Everyone was professional, efficient and friendly. I met with three people (a manager, senior manager and partner) for thirty minutes each. One interview was a case study, one was behavioral and the final was a culture-fit assessment--basically, will I fit in? I had never done a case study before, so I focused most of my preparation on that interview. I applied for their federal sector, which is a bit different than their other sectors. The case study really focuses on your logic and whether you know how to ask the right questions. Deloitte loves the "people, process and technology" framework, so make sure to focus on that.

    Interview Questions

    • They phrased it differently, but they asked for two strengths and two weaknesses. I had only prepared one of each!   Answer Question

    Deloitte Response

    Apr 10, 2015 – Talent Acquisition Senior Manager

    So glad you had a positive experience! What you described in terms of the variety of different types of interviews is consistent with our interview process for Consulting. If you haven't done a ... More

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Deloitte (Houston, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through a staffing agency for a position in the ITRM practice. The process took 1 week. Phone Interview: Basic questions about my background, current employer, and reasons for applying to Deloitte. Lasted 30 mins, was pretty straight forward. Just be confident in your answers. A day later A day later I was contacted for another phone interview, this time with a Sr. Manager from the office I indicated I wanted to work from. Then shortly after then they brought me in for in person interviews in one day.

    Interview Questions

    • They proposed a hypothetical problem and asked me to resolve it. Each person asked their own questions and they seemed to be making it up as they went along.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I countered the salary and they accepted my counter offer. Always negotiate.

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    Senior Consultant Or Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Deloitte (Atlanta, GA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a Deloitte recruiter on LinkedIn. I had a 30 minute conversation with her and she sent me some follow up documentation on Deloitte. I responded saying that I was interested and she asked me to send her my resume so we could have another 30 minute interview to get the official process started. The conversation went really well and she set up another call with another HR person. I had a third 30 minute conversation with this new HR person and that went really well. The next step was my technical screen. My technical screen was with a senior manager and that went well so they scheduled my on site in person interview. The day of the in person interview I arrived 40 minutes early and they started the interview early as soon as I got there. I met with a master special in person for 30 minutes. Afterwards I had a 30 phone conversation with the Business Intelligence practice lead. After the phone conversation, I had another 30 minute in person interview with a director. After that conversation, I had my 4th in person interview with another master specialist. We wrapped up the interview right before 12pm noon. In your interview, be confident and answer all of their questions with examples from your work experience. I was not asked 1 question on any of the case studies in the prep link tool. They were interested in my knowledge of the software development life cycle, my experience managing teams, architecting business intelligence solutions and project plans and how I would mitigate risk on a project. Everyone was extremely friendly and it was more of a conversation than an interview. Since consulting is all about people, be confident, friendly and energetic. Convey that you are excited to join Deloitte.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you mitigate risk on a project? What is one technical obstacle you've faced on a project and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Deloitte in March 2015.

    Interview

    It was a couple phone interviews and a final video conference interview. All the phone interviews got an excellent feedback. The video conference interview was easy, it didn't look like they really planned what they were going to ask. It was more like random thoughts. The problem is with the recruiters, she is not a professional. I had better recruiters from small IT boutiques than from this big corporation. My view about this company has changed and I don't longer have a great opinion of them.

    Interview Questions

    • Really simple questions, those questions were more random than a planned interview. They didn't take the time to have some coherence on their questions. They were jumping from topic to topic. I answer all of them. They wanted to present an offer for a different location that I was applying. The recruiter later drop the ball and stop all communication. A company at this caliber and having that type of recruiters, left a bad taste. I am professional and I can take a "NO" as an answer, but they decided to ignore all requests from my side and hide in a hole. My admiration for this company has just vanished.   Answer Question
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    Senior Consultant - Human Capital Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Deloitte (Arlington, VA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume in advance of a Deloitte-hosted networking event. Within 18 hours of uploading my resume I was contacted for an initial screening interview. The call was about 40 minutes: What did your manager say on your last performance review? Why are you looking to leave your company? What level do you think you should come into? The next day I was contacted to come in for an in person interview. My interview was scheduled for 10 days later, after work hours. Its as a series of 3, 30 minute interviews. The first was a fit interview: walk me through your resume; have you had to do stakeholder engagement? Asked a question about how I can balance multiple priorities and clients at a time; asked a few clarifying questions about my experience. Second interview was a case study, pretty straight forward; only had time for the interviewer question: what are the organizational challenges. The third was a technical fit interview: what do you like about Human Capital? Where do you see the strengths of your experience? We are considering you for senior consultant--can you talk about your experience with teams? My interview was on a Thursday and I got a call the following Wednesday confirming information on my application, and informed me they would be making an offer. Offer was made the following Monday. The whole process took less than 4 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you walk me through your Resume? What experience do you have with working in and managing teams? At Deloitte, there is an expectation to work on your client project but also contribute to Deloitte HQ activities--have you worked in a position before where you have to switch back-and-forth from priorities in this way?   Answer Question
  11. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Deloitte (Arlington, VA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I first had a 45 minute phone screen which was pretty standard--no surprise questions, although Q1 was "What did your supervisor say about you in your recent performance evaluation?" After that, invited for in-person interview. Three, 30 minute interviews one right after the other. The first was walking the interviewer through my resume, the second was a case study, and the last was an interview specifically about my technical skills and capabilities. The process went very quickly and the overall candidate experience I would rate very high.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume Tell me about your client-facing experience How do you manage multiple, distinct responsibilities?   Answer Question
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