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    Industry Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Multiple phone interviews , in-person and then cross-vertical interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Infosys in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by an Infosys HR rep who found my resume on dice.com and inquired about my availability for a position her company was trying to fill in Phoenix. I informed her that I was indeed available and she proceeded to set up a phone screen. Subsequently, I spoke with 2 IT managers from HQ in Bangalore and had a 40 minute conversation in which I discussed my technical background and responded to their questions. I then proceeded to the next level of HR processing which consisted of another phone screen with a different IT manager from HQ which went well.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a question about Data Guard and RAC that was confusing and I never understood what they were asking.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Lead Principal Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Infosys.

    Interview Details

    Took over 6-months. This timing has improved since I was hired, but expect at least 3 months.

    Interview Questions
    • 1st question - what questions do you have about Infosys. This was 1st item out of person I was interviewing with.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No

    . Negotiate vacation - regardless of the number of years experience you will be offered only 2 weeks vacation / year.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Infosys in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Protracted , confused , little face to face , never met with hiring partner prior to offer,

    Interview Questions
    • Asked to created a PPT based on a case study and to present to a Partner . I was provided a case study not in my are of expertise and presented to a partner in the middle of one of the most busy Starbucks in Chicago. The Partner had no knowledge of the industry I was told to present   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Crazy, disjointed was made more tolerable because of the external recruiter
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Principal, Enterprise Applications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Infosys in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview communications is usually conducted by offshore resources(junior resources).These conversations tend to be around skill set matches, experience and suitability for the job. It is pretty difficult to provide the correct answers in these initial interviews; unless you deftly interview them and get the run down on what they are looking for. Once you learn that, you can then provide the appropriate information. 2nd and 3rd rounds of interviews tend to be conducted either in person or via video conference, depending on the location and interviewees schedule. To do well on these interviews, be prepared, learn about infosys, understand their delivery/consulting and value compared to other companies. Understand that they rely on people who can drive actions and move things based on part on offshore talent and resources. Showing you have those kind of experiences and skills will certainly help.

    Interview Questions
    • Ability to work with and deploy other technologies than the ones for which you are applying for. Ability to adapt to new learning and challenges?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes you can negotiate, provide relevant market and salary data
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Infosys in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    6 months long... There were 5 telephone interviews which included 3 types; technical, management & general HR. After completing those 5, I had one in-person interview where the interviewer was flown to my location. The interviews were generally 1 hour each though a couple slid into the two-hour category. The final step was a background check which was botched by the contracting firm.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was one about a particular technical issue with the platform I was to work with. I was asked how I would create a dynamic looping mechanism within the tool under a scenario where the system would spawn X sub-processes across business units based on process-level meta data. I was able to answer how it can be done on another platform, but informed them the platform we were discussing did not have the feature. As such, I stated they would have to custom code an external service to generate the sub-processes.

      Many follow-up questions were posed which made it obvious I was being asked to consult on the interviewer's current project problem.
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiations were early in the process where you were asked for a range. They came back with the offer at the bottom of the range and refused to budge on the number at the conclusion of the interview process.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Principal Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Infosys in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    The most simple I ever had. Some random questions about my knowledge of the information systems, and in 30 minutes I was hired.

    Negotiation Details
    I could negotiate what I wanted, in fact i just gave my number and this was accepted without a discussion.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Principal Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Infosys in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview was the typical consulting case interview approach. Included a two traditional cases, one non-traditional where I had to pick a topic and prepare a short presentation. The final interview was behavioral. Overall the interview process went very well,but the types of question they ask today may vary depending on the group you are applying for, it may be more technology focused.

    Interview Questions
    • A couple of questions to check that you are quick on your feet. Example give me 10 reasons why a product could be off a shelf , you have two minutes.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Principal Consultant Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at Infosys in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview was set up by someone, the tracking was done by someone else in HR . The interviewee was the first screen and all he had to ask was dive deep into one product area, which i worked on recently, which was not very relevant to the job. I tried to offer an overall pictur eof my experience, but he was just wanting me to focus on this one thing.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Principal Interview

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

    The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Infosys in September 2008.

    Interview Details

    First a phone interview: general consulting skills and background questions

    Then a face to face interview (met with 2 separate individuals)

    The reference checks took awhile (due to schedules)

    Interview Questions
    • Situational (what if you were analyzing a business and....)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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