The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in March 2012.
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.
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.
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in January 2011.
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 Question – How will you react with customers and deal some tough situations? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiate to get what you want.
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in March 2009.
Interview Details – Interview was very well organized. The recruiter and recruiting team have a well-run process which includes a phone interview, then several 1:1 meetings with various levels of the consultancy (manager to VP). It also has case studies to test your knowledge. Hitachi also does a lot of behavioral interviewing. Very very well run!
Interview Question – Part of external consultancy includes proposing new projects/selling? Tell me about a time when you had to sell an idea, etc... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiations were quick and reasonable. Able to negotiate sign-on bonus.
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