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- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA) in June 2015.
First round: Telephone screening (lasted about 20-30 minutes) Second round: Behavioral/ situational interview (will last about 30 min to an hour) Third round: In office interview (have not completed yet- will last 2-3 hours) Recruiter was very helpful. I have my behavioral interview later today.
- What do you know about Accenture Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA) in April 2015.
It was about a two month interview process with two rounds of phone interviews and a third round in person interview. The first phone interview was a introductory interview to just get to know me. The second phone interview was a situational interview. They gave me various scenarios where I had to explain how I have handled those situations in my past. The in-person round had two interviews (case study and character interviews) The case study was to see how I addressed a given problem and to see my thought process and tactics. The character interview was to see if I would be a good fit for the company.
- Tell me a time when you failed at an assignment and how did you cope with that? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA).
First round (Thursday, on-campus): It was a 30-minute, one-on-one screening with one of their employees (I got a managing director). It was a resume review/typical screening. Make sure you can present a 90-second elevator speech about yourself and a 90-second speech on what you know about the company. I received a call that night to invite me to a second round interview on Friday. Second round (Friday, on-campus): It was a 1-hour, one-on-one behavioral interview with one of their employees (I got a senior consultant). It was a behavioral interview where you have to guide them through about 3 different stories in your life, such as "Describe a time where you had difficulty mending a working relationship," or "What is your biggest accomplishment so far." They are looking for a thoughtful, 15-minute explanation that guides them from start to finish through your thought processes and actions during the story. There is no case study. I received a call the following Monday that I was invited to the third round in Atlanta. [For the first and second rounds, some people had phone interviews if their schedules prevented them from interviewing on campus.] Third round (2 weeks later, in Atlanta): There were two separate 45-minute, one-on-one interviews with managers. One often plays good cop, and the other plays bad cop. Also, you'll be presented an hour-ish long presentation to sell you on the company and its benefits. If you do well, you'll get an offer within the next week and a half. I didn't.
- Q. (Throughout the second round) What were you thinking when you made this decision? Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA) in March 2015.
Overall it was good experience First interview was taken by recruiter after that it was technical interview and last one was video interview taken by HR. First interview: This is a phone screen with the recruiter to discuss your qualification for the position. The recruiter will lightly go through your resume to ensure that you meet the qualifications for the position.Second Interview: This is a Technical screen by a manager on your soon to be team. This person will be asking you about your technical background as it relates to the position. It is extremely important to be able to relate your experience back to the job description as well as be current on things occurring in that field. Third Interview: Consists of meeting with a Senior Manager. The senior manager will perform a behavioral interview which discusses your background in an indirect manner. The interviewer will ask you about your current project and the role you played on the team. They are looking too see if you were a leader and what type of activities you have completed. Last Step in the process is circling back with the recruiter and receiving your offer letter. Make sure that you do some negotiation in this process.
- Q Difference between Black box and White box? Q Difference between Regression and Retest? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA) in March 2015.
The interview process was very efficient. I applied online and the recruiter contacted me for a 30mins screening for qualifications. Then I moved to 2nd round phone interview (behavioral/situation) questions which lasted for 45mins. Once passed that, I was scheduled for a skills interview which is 1hr. Finally, after clearing 3 rounds, I had a final 30 mins, video interview with the managing director. After clearing all 4 rounds, the recruiter contacted me and extended an offer.
- Describe a time when you dealt with a conflict? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA).
Quick, targeted and articulate teams throughout the entire process. From the recruiter to the VP, each person was well prepared, timely and structured. Accenture had nailed the process and seem to support their staff very well even remotely. They foster growth and career guidance even at the upper levels of management, which makes sense. Why stop growing even if you excelled, achievements are what keep the company recognized and well reputed.
- Overall experience and skills discussion. Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA) in February 2015.
the interview process consisted of three steps for me: phone screen, technical skill, and HR Video chat interview. My recruiter extremely polite, fast in responding, and was in touch through the entire process. My recruiter was always willing to help me whenever i encountered log-in issues to sign my offer packet.
- Technical Interview: done over the phone i was asked basic java OOP Q's such as what is OOP? what is Inheritance? Give me example of Inheritance? Advantages of using OOP? what projects you have worked on? describe you role? any issues you encountered in the project? -- lasted 30-40 mins. HR video chat interview: 1:1 interview quick 25 mins only basic behavioral Q's such as; why accenture? introduce yourself? tell me a time when you worked on a project that involved in a decision that you had to consult with someone else be executing it? and in between the interview he asked my a few TECHNICAL Q'S, to test my knowledge. Heard back with a few hours from my recruiter for a verbal offer that i was able sign my Offer Packet after a couple days. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA) in January 2015.
Long, drawn out process....multiple interviews with all levels of organization. Initially talked with recruiter, then HR person, then Manager, then Senior Manager, then another Senior Manager, then practice leader. All of them focused on the travel related to the job rather than the job itself. I told them early on that travel was no issue, yet that is what they constantly harped on. I ultimately accepted a job with even more travel. Go figure.
- Mainly behavioral type questions, nothing really out of the ordinary. 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No Offer
I applied online – interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA).
Applied for the job on their website and was emailed a week later to set up an over the phone interview. My recruiter asked basic questions pertaining to previous projects I did in school and what languages I had covered in school as well. After that I was given an online assessment which was fairly simple for the most part. After the test my recruiter said she would email me if I passed and set up a face to face interview. However, I had to email her to and ask how I did. She replied by saying I passed and that she was scheduling the face to face interviews. I am still to this day waiting on that email. I even emailed her to check on whether or not the emails had been scheduled and I had gotten no reply.
- none too difficult Answer Question
Helpful (6)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA) in July 2014.
The process took about a month from the time of applying. I was contacted by a recruiter via email to set up a phone interview to go over the job and company. Afterwards I was sent a link to take an online aptitude test that focused on arithmetic, code, pseudo code, and patterns. The test wasn't that difficult. Keep in mind it is designed so that the test taker will not finish so take your time and answer the questions as accurate as possible. About two days later, I was notified that I passed the test and asked to set up a time to take an over-the-phone skills interview with a current Accenture employee. That interview took place a few days later and basically just went over my past job experience and delved a little into my technical knowledge. Some of the questions were also behavioral based: "Why did I decided to apply to Accenture?", "where do I see myself in 5 years", my career goals, etc. A few days later I was contacted again by the recruiter notifying me that they would like to move forward with the final, face-to-face interview. This interview was probably the easiest. It basically was a presentation of an overview of the company and job with a senior member of the company. The interview was casual and conversational and the interviewer was very personable. His main concern was ensuring that I had a solid understanding of the role and company and what it offers. We also briefly discussed my background and desires. I received a verbal offer about three days later from the recruiter and the official offer letter a few days afterwards. Overall I was pleased with the experience. The recruiter kept me informed with where I was in the interviewing process at all times, was quick to respond to any of my inquiries, and even had another recruiter reach out to me when she was unavailable. The recruiter even gave me information to prep for the interviews including topics and concepts that applicants are normally questioned on.
- There weren't any difficult questions. Actually I was more prepared for the interview than necessary. Most of the topics that I was advised to freshen up on weren't even mentioned in part of the interviews. Answer Question
There wasn't any negotiation due to this being an entry-level position.
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