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Slalom Consulting Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
San Francisco, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in June 2014.

Interview Details – Recruiter and everyone that I worked with through the process were very pleasant, but the entire process took way too long (and too many visits to their SF office). Once they finally decided to make an offer I had to return yet again to the office, only to be underwhelmed. Not worth the time or effort.

Interview Question – Was asked about technical details for specific software that I had never referenced. I was interviewing for a role aligned to Human Capital - I think the interviewer forgot what they were looking for.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Seattle, WA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Slalom Consulting.

Interview Details – Easy...you talk to a few leaders, they look to see if you're a fit. Used to be heavy on senior experience, now just looking for anyone with big 5 even juniors.

Interview Question – None. Just looking to see if you fit the culture.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in April 2011.

Interview Details – It can be a bit long but they hold true to their values and culture so I understand the process being so detailed. Iti takes a bit of patience as I was excited to get going and had to go through 3 rounds of interviews

Interview Question – What would make this job the best experience you had and pure success if you were to leave at some point.   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – Not too much negotiation as their model is pretty locked but I was able to add targets bonuses for delivery items that helped quit a bit and gave me a clearer path to becoming a leader some day.


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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Consultant - Org Effectiveness Interview

Consultant - Org Effectiveness
Denver, CO

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in April 2014.

Interview Details – a) Recruiter
b) 3 rounds of behavioral and technical interview

Very professional and quick process

Questions included
a) Describe how you performed change management
b) Describe when you were being creative in solutions you proposed


1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Management Consultant Interview

Management Consultant
Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in March 2012.

Interview Details – Be prepared for 4-5 interviews over a long period. Leadership team is just odd, closed off...

Interview Question – None - it was kind of a joke.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Grad School of Accenture, weak teams,


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Management Consultant Interview

Management Consultant
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through other source and interviewed at Slalom Consulting.

Interview Details – Extremely long interview process. I had interviews with 6 separate folks in the Los Angeles office ranging from recruiting staff to Managing Directors and after all the time invested by Slalom and myself, the company decided not to hire me! My understanding of why they decided not to progress with me was that my experience was only on large client engagements.

Interview Question – Describe how you handle transitions e.g. between teams, phases, projects, etc.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Denver, CO

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in March 2014.

Interview Details – Saw the position had been posted on LinkedIn and contacted. Received a response within a few hours and set up a meeting with recruiter. Learned more about the company and set up for next steps, which was a face-to-face with another similar level consultant. Talked about previous experiences, wasn't really a tech screen, but I think it was more to get a feel for how I interacted and communicated.

Next step was a technical screen with an architect-level consultant. Set up a screen-sharing session and he gave me a problem and had me solve it in the IDE. Gave me 15 minutes to solve and improve it--it was a very simple question designed to allow me to show how I would take a basic request and improve it with OO paradigm and other high-level architecture.

Next step was a face-to-face with a few of the leaders of the local office. Various soft questions about previous experiences, issues with coworkers, successes and failures and what I'd change.

Interview Question – What are you passionate about?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a bit on the salary, though their initial offer was very fair.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Business Consultant Interview

Business Consultant

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting.

Interview Details – A few one-on-one interviews beginning with a screening by the recruiter (to identify the right role, confirm fit, etc), followed by conversations with consulting leadership in the office.

Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation


4 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Seattle, WA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ months - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in December 2013.

Interview Details – I was introduced to Slalom by a former co-worker who had good things to say about the firm. I was first contacted via LinkedIn, and after following up to that I had a couple of phone conversations with the recruiting team. I spoke both with the National team’s recruiter as well as the local team’s recruiter. I was more interested in a local role, so that recruiter and I set up a face to face meeting for a week or so later.
In that meeting I got to learn more about the company and culture, and what it means to be a consultant, since I did not have previous experience in that kind of role. During this conversation, I became more interested in the opportunity, and so the recruiter offered to arrange a technical phone screen, which I did a week or so later. The interviewer spent about an hour on the phone with me asking very appropriate questions that would give them a good idea whether or not I really knew what I had listed on my resume.
After the phone screen, we arrange a face-to-face interview at the Slalom office. There I met 3 people and with each had about a 45 minute conversation. The focus of each interviewer was more around a “consulting” theme, as opposed to any deep technical discussions. For example, trade-offs of different technology choices, and what-if’s: the client wants to go a certain direction with the project, what would you advise them? Again, all very appropriate questions to determine if someone would be suitable for a role as a consultant. My impression was that it was more of an assessment of my temperament and people skills, along with my ability to discuss high-level technical matters, than any detailed facts I may know about any particular system.
Then approximately a few days following that interview I received a call from the recruiter to say they would like to make an offer, and they gave me an opportunity to lay out my expectations for compensation. A day or two later I received a verbal offer and then shortly after, I met once more in person with the recruiter to review the offer in detail.
All in all, a very professional and comfortable process from beginning to end.

Interview Question – Some syntax questions on SQL statements. Only difficult because I had not used that feature in a while.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied in-person and the process took 8 months - interviewed at Slalom Consulting.

Interview Details – The process is pretty fluid and takes several months. In addition to discussions with local and regional GMs, several interviews and lunches with staff occurred.

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