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Updated Nov 18, 2014
Updated Nov 18, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    SharePoint Architect Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    The Houston recruiting staff is the stuff of punchlines.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irvine, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    It was a great experience. People were great, seems I was a good fit for the job.

    Interview Questions
    • There were four interviews within 4-5 hours time window.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    I negotiated salary from 66K to 70K. However, their 401K plan did not provide 100% employer match. They also start 401K after one year from the date of hire. I did not agree and decided to decline the offer.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    The Interview Process was pretty generous. Consisted of a on-campus interview, that was behavioral.
    Then consisted of a on-site interview that was (3) 1:1 interviews that was essentially designed to see if you were a good fit for the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where a member of your team did not contribute   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Typical consulting interview. Pre-screen, techincal interview, face to face interview. Good questions that truly test your knowledge and personality.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The company contacted me for a first-round interview, and was very flexible when I asked to reschedule the initial set time. The consultant who interviewed me was very friendly, and all the questions were behavioral - no case interviews at all.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time where you had to work with a difficult person.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Received an offer from a more prestigious company

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Consultant Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume at the career fair at my university. It took a few weeks to hear back from them since their deadline to submit applications online was a little later. My first interview was a 1:1 interview with a senior manager from the info session the night before. The interview was very conversational and relaxed. A week or so later I heard back that I had been offered to come out for a second interview. The second part of the process was a little different. The first night (night before the interview) there was a dinner at a very nice restaurant with execs and new hires. The dinner was informal but you should still be on your toes during the entire night. Act as if every conversation is a small interview. The day of the interview, we were given a small tour of the floor that Hitachi has in one of the buildings in Dallas. Their area was very nice and modern looking. After the tour, we sat in a meeting room and were fed info about the company and their benefits (which are GREAT)! Then it was time for interviews!!! The first interview was 1:1 and again very conversational. Then there was lunch with new hires. A second interview followed lunch along with a panel discussion and a group case study. The group case study was very relaxed. Just make sure you participate and have fun. Overall, it was a great experience! I loved it! The people were GREAT!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I tried negotiating my salary to start and that was declined to keep the consistency amongst the new hires. If I were you, I would try anyway. I then negotiated for relocation/signing bonus and it was accepted. The lady I negotiated with was very nice and REALLY excited that I liked the company and that I was accepting. My advice....NEGOTIATE!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    For the technical tract, the interview process started after the internal recruiters were given my information by an employee. The first call was with what would be my boss and simply was a "how interested are you" conversation as well as a quick overview of the company.

    The follow up was a day of interviews consisting of technical and business screens with a peer, an immediate superior and an interested (but not directly connected) manager. The final interview was with the practice leader (a managing vice president).

    Interview Questions
    • If after six months you are not satisfied with your employment at Hitachi Consulting, how would you handle your exit strategy?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    My offer was what I had demanded in the first place so there was no negotiation. However, knowing what you want before they ask would be helpful and feel free to push back if it is not what you expect.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    There was a telephone interview with one of their architects. Pretty basic stuff. Then, I was invited to Seattle office for three rounds of interivew. First Round with another Senior Consultant, second round with director and the third round with VP. The interivew was good. They offered me the position within a week. They were very professional.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you react with customers and deal some tough situations?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiate to get what you want.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

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

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    1st round campus interview with a Manager
    If invited to next round, you are invited to their downtown seattle office (Convention center) for a full day interview session. This consists of 3 30 minute interviews, usually with a Senior Vice President, a director and a manager.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself -- strengths, weaknesses, experience   View Answer
    • If you are technical, be ready to answer technical questions...   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I only had one offer so didn't have much leverage during negotiation. If you have multiple offers, use it to get a better deal. And don't fall for the "everybody calling you and telling you how important you will be to the team"... Consultants are notorious for this.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview was the first round. Then got invited to go to Dallas for 2nd round the week after. There was a dinner the night before at Ruth Chris. Did a series of 2 interviews the next day, 1 with a senior manager and then 1 with a partner. After that there was a group case which was fun, had to present afterwards with a Q&A session from 2 of the more senior consultants. During the times in which you weren't interviewing there was your classic informational presentations about the company.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Their offers were very sketch. The called and said they would only offer an offer if I was serious and was truly considering them, wanted to know all my other offers. When i said I was interested they said they would send the package, never got it, called the recruited multiple times and emailed them, had to go through another recruiter to finally get a call back after a week. Turns out they were waiting for other people to say no before they would send out a package and they just didn't feel the need to tell me this. Very unprofessional and unclassy. Clear indication of how they do business.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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