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Updated Sep 30, 2014
Updated Sep 30, 2014
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Implementation. GL, AP, AR, FA, CM Modules. AIM Methodology, Functional Consultant. Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Implementation. GL, AP, AR, FA, CM Modules. AIM Methodology, Functional Consultant

    Interview Questions
    • Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Implementation   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Implementation
    Accepted Offer
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview Details

    At least 3 phases. This can be after HR Initial first contact. Interviews were a bit vague and was not sure I would make the cut initially. Made it though to onsite with 3 interviews. Technical interview was the hardest as I was not sure what to expect for the position. The other interviews and case interviews were easy. I did prepare before hand. With preparation, there should not be an issue. Focus on Business case.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions can be varied across the board. Depending on your expertise, you could be asked about areas you are not as familiar with. It depends on the person doing the interview and what they are more familiar with.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did accept. However, the recruiting process took so long, I ended up with another job. Expect process to be around 90 days. I really wanted to work for the company. However, I do like the company I have joined currently too. They are flexible in start time, which does help.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Organization Transformation Senior Consultant (Experienced Hire) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Deloitte in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I began the process as a referral by a current employee. The overall process took 2 weeks.

    The first conversation was with my recruiter to get a picture of my experience. Basic questions - nothing too extensive. Immediately following this conversation, I was notified that I would have another round - the technical interview via phone. This round was a phone interview where it was focused on my experience within Change Management.

    Two business days later, I was given positive feedback regarding my interview - specifically my consultative knowledge being exceptional considering my experience being wholly in industry. This came with a confirmation I would be moved along to the final round face to face. My recruiter called me, gave me my interviewing schedule and prepped me for the final round as well as some topics to research (case prep).

    On a Friday I met with members of the Deloitte team. The first round was personality/behvaioral. Multiple allusions were made to culture fit (a comment regarding my high energy so early in the morning and how that turned him off immediately was a red flag), so I saw a bit of the writing on the wall. I had prepared responses in regards to these questions/comments about the culture of Deloitte and consulting in general, but it seemed a bit more like confirmation bias, which of course is natural. All in all, the first round was positive, we laughed and I thought made a connection regarding our musical backgrounds.

    The second round was the case which while challenging, not amazingly hard. I outlined my proposed solution within the framework of a change management process. Ultimately I believe they are looking to get a picture of how you think strategically and I was told I did well. After the case, I was able to ask questions. Again, a pleasant round.

    The final round was "focus" which was about my fit and passion. I had 3-4 reasons why Deloitte was where I want to be and my career goals. Seemed pleasant and again I thought I created a connection with the interviewer. After this, I was walked out. I gave each interviewer my business card and sent thank you e-mails.

    Because the recruiter told me that those who get the job typically get a verbal offer the same day or the very next, I knew I didn't get the job by Monday mid morning as everything was silent. This in addition to the mutliple allusions to culture and "making sure this is what I want to do."

    On the following Tuesday I did get an email from the recruiter who scheduled time to speak with me that morning and confirmed my gut feeling. The feedback was that while no one had anything particularly negative to say and commended my experience, I did not have enough external consulting experience. I asked how was I to get exposure into something before getting exposure into something, it was suggested I find independent volunteer consulting opportunities, get more education, certifications, the generic feedback.... including taking the gloabal experience I have had via industry and get it on my own... I couldn't help by let out a small laugh. The recruiter laughed too. I think we both knew it was a culture fit more than anything else, which is fine. She seemed extremely apologetic and understanding of my dissapointment. She encouraged for me to keep in touch and reach out for other opportunities "down the road."

    All in all it was a pleasant experience. I was able to make it to the final round of one of the best consulting firms in the world. I likely won't be applying again as the issue wasn't ability or capability but personaility.

    Interview Questions
    • The Case (ERP Implementation) certainly had its challenges.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview Details

    Really tough, 6 interviewers. Went back and forth with different groups to determine which group is a good fit. Seemed unorganized and crazy. Wanted me to relocate then changed their mind at the last minute so this really helped me make my decision.

    Negotiation Details
    NA - Just glad to have a job
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Deloitte in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Round I: Telephonic interview with Senior Manager
    Overall the interview was very relaxed and straightforward. Manager started by explaining what kind of product/ application his team is working on and then asked me about how that fits with the scheme of things at my current job.
    I gave 3 different examples of what I am doing at my present employer and how that matches with what they are doing. To my benefit there was lot of overall in terms of type of work and that played in my favour.
    Moreover, the manager also presented a case saying "What are the most important things you would look into when you are developing an application.....". I explained my thought process and then the answer. Although the answer was not perfect, but he liked the thought process and overall liked my response.
    Recommendation - Try to keep it like a conversation, During the conversation if some points come up try to link them with examples from your work, even if you don't know an answer make sure you depict your thought process.

    Round II: Telephonic interview with Director
    The interview was 30 min as planned.
    Questions asked - tell me about yourself, questions on the current responsibilities to check whether I really know stuff, "what question I should have asked, which I did not ask, to make me hire you", "You seem to be doing similar kind of work we are doing at Deloitte, what is new that you will bring to our group/ company".
    Recommendation - Be thorough with your stuff, expect to receive behavioral questions and answer them confidently.

    Round III: In person with Senior Manager
    Interview lasted for 30-45 min.
    Questions asked - tell me about yourself, lots of questions on the content (be sure of what you are saying and also be thorough with your content), presented multiple cases/ situations like - "If you are with Deloitte and you have to advise client to either build a solution right from the scratch or buy similar solution already available in the market, how would you go about it? I explained using an example....I thought taking an example was the best approach and also connected with one particular case at my employer".
    Recommendation - know your content thoroughly and keep your mind open to receive questions on it, Keep the thinking cap on.

    Round IV: In person with Managing Director
    Interview lasted for 40-50 min
    I was expecting the interview to be more on behavioral side but turned out to be 80% on the content and 20% on behavioral side.
    Questions asked - "Tell me the purpose of this "XYZ" application you built" (the MD was really keep on knowing how we built the XYZ application since they are also doing something similar in his group/ team), "You seem to be doing similar kind of work we are doing at Deloitte, what is new that you will bring to our group/ company"., In the end he asked me if I have any questions to ask....I did ask 3 questions which were linked to our interview conversation.
    Recommendation - Be confident, detailed but to the point as well, have a positive body language, definitely ask questions...I realized asking good smart questions does strengthen your case.

    Overall experience - Straightforward, not difficult, things moved pretty quickly...whole process got completed within 4 weeks, content based...need to be strong on your content, should be able to think at the spur of the moment

    Interview Questions
    • 1. "what question I should have asked, which I did not ask, to make me hire you",
       2. "You seem to be doing similar kind of work we are doing at Deloitte, what is new that you will bring to our group/ company".
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes, HR accepted my counter offer.
    While negotiating be reasonable with your counter and have solid reasons for the same, for example - median market rate in the region, your experience etc. but at the same time make sure you convey the idea that money is not the everything.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Went through 3 interviews - HR, Technical and Partner/ Principal. Interviews were easy and they consider your preferences of location, department, area, etc. Most of the questions were around your experience and types of projects done. This helps them in assigning you in right department and function.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Received a call from a recruiter. Met with a director for an interview. Went back for a follow up with some other members. Mostly just handshake and quick discussions, nothing significant. The process still ongoing.

    Interview Questions
    • All very straightforward. If they're playing games, it is not a job that you want.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
  9.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview Details

    They had one round of interviews in college and had a technology case. The case was similar to the one outlined in their example cases. Although they were seeing how well you think on the go instead of coming prepared.

    Interview Questions
    • The case was very difficult. Also, avoid saying anything bad about your previous employer even if you hated it. Just say they were the best employers in the world.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    ERS Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Deloitte in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied on-line and was contacted by a recruiter via a form email requesting time for an initial conversation. The initial conversation occurred less than 1 week after the form email was sent, less than 15 minutes long, and was a simple review of my experience and reasons for leaving my employers. Within 1 week, I received another email (this one from a different person in the recruiting group) confirming a technical interview with 2 Senior Managers. The technical interview included direct questions concerning the subject matter related to the role I applied for and my experience with the subject matter. The call lasted approximately 45 minutes. Approximately 1 week later, I received an email confirming the details of my trip for in-person office interviews. Within another week after confirming all of the details of my trip, I flew up to (all travel expenses paid) my in-person office interviews. I spent the night before in a local hotel and had my first interview at 9AM with a Director. The Director detailed the structure of the team and the processes associated with conducting the projects - the remainder of the time was spent answering behavioural questions; I also answered a question on my compensation, but that was the only time I was asked. The next interview was with a senior manager and was a mix of technical and behavioural questions. The third and final interview was with a manager and was highly technical. Each interview lasted approximately 30 minutes. I wrote a quick note of thanks to my recruiter and asked for the email addresses of those I interviewed with so that I may thank them as well and received a response indicating preliminary feedback was good. The next morning, I received an email from the recruiter asking that I call her back because they were ready to move forward with an offer. I immediately called my recruiter and accepted the offer, which was more than agreeable (approximately 22.2% more than my current salary and included a signing bonus). Hiring process was a series of emails requiring that I fill out the regular tax forms and email them accordingly, as well as schedule travel for my orientation session - I also had to supply recent paystubs. The entire process from the first email to the offer and acceptance was precisely 3 weeks. Start date was contingent upon orientation class schedule, which was every 2 weeks and had to allow for the background check to clear (the background check took 2 weeks).

    Interview Questions
    • Do you consider yourself a process and controls person, or a technical person?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was necessary, as the salary and signing bonus were more than agreeable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    ERS Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume online, had a pre-screen phone call with HR/Talent, had 3 1 hour interviews on site with partners and was offered the job within the week. Negotiated for another week and accepted there after.

    Interview Questions
    • Situation where you had to admit being wrong and how was it handled.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    A few back and forths on the salary with a request to increase the signing bonus
    Accepted Offer

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