Accenture Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jun 26, 2015
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

Interview

Two phone interviews, one technical and one personal. Then formal face to face interview with follow up personality interview to determine if you can put up with consulting lifestyle. Met with managing director of practice to ensure that I was the right fit.

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Accenture (Kansas City, MO) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Four interviews:
    1. Initial screening
    2. Personality
    3. Technical/case study
    4. Confirming interview with MD

    Recruiters prep you very well for the interview. As long as you do your homework and outline what you want to communicate, you'll be fine. I wrote out every section of what I wanted to communicate before the calls.

    Oh, and look up your interviewer on LinkedIn prior to the interview. Then you can steer your questions and comments towards something relevant from their background and bond over it.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you went above and beyond on a team.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview

    I was recommended by multiple executives for an interview as a Consulting Manager. This allowed me to skip the standard screening interview and progress directly to a final round interview with a Managing Director. The interview was unstructured and completely subjective. Rather than a behavioral or situational interview, the interviewer just asked me to tell her about my work experience that I thought was the most relevant to the role. She recommend for me to be brought in as a Consultant with 2 years at level, rather than as a Manager. She made it clear that this was based on my MBA, which is not from a top-10 school.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your experience that is most relevant for consulting.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The offer I received was attractive and in line with those reported on managementconsulted. Of course, I made a counter offer. This was rejected without any negotiation or change to my offer, and I was told that my offer was already more than they normally would have given. I found this very unprofessional, and so went with an equivalent offer from a competing firm.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Accenture (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    The process took months. There were four interviews after the initial screening: behavioral, experience, in person with a senior manager, phone with a partner. Before each interview they sent information about how to prepare and what kinds of questions would be asked. The recruiter also prepared me with tips about the kind of information they would be looking for.

    Interview Questions

    • Honestly I can't remember any difficult questions. It was very straightforward and I prepared thoroughly. The most difficult thing was staying prepared and enthuastic during the months that it took.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I researched beforehand and the offer came in at the exact figures I was going to ask for based upon the title, location, experience and company. Very straightforward and fair.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview

    Applied online for a graduate posting and was called within a week for a 1st round phone interview off site. First round was scheduled for two 45-minute parts: behavioural and case components. The behavioural interview was with a manager who asked - Why Accenture? Why consulting? Tell me about a time when you lead a team? What was the impact? Are you comfortable with travel? The case was about a market entry for a luxury goods store - tested strategy, math and execution planning. Received a call the next day inviting me to 2nd round and scheduled for the following week.

    2nd round was with also two 45-minute parts: case and behavioural. Case interview was made up of 2 pseudo mini-cases - very structure heavy but no data to collect which made it very difficult. Final interview was with a senior exec was mostly an opportunity for me to ask questions about the company.

    Was told that I'd have a response within a week - that was 6 weeks ago, but haven't heard back.

    Overall not a bad experience - except not getting a response has been extremely unpleasant.

    Interview Questions

    • Business Case:"How would you approach a JV?" & "How would you convince a team to go along with your idea?"

      Behavioural: "Tell me about yourself - walk me through a project you're proud of".
       
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Accenture (Houston, TX) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Received a call on Monday and had my first screen interview, on Tuesday had a second interview it was a behavioral questions, on Friday was invited on-site interview to their office it was a case study with one manager and then with another manager if I am a good fir to the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What are you passion about? If you have 1 million dollars what would you do?   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Two back to back on campus interviews with a case given in each interview. Each interview started with the typical "walk me through your resume", "why consulting", "why Accenture?". Then the interviewer proceeded to give details on the case with about 30 minutes allotted to solve it. Cases are based on interviewer's past experience with actual clients. Be prepared for cases specific to the interviewer's concentration (healthcare, banking, etc...)

    Interview Questions

    • All questions revolved around a case study based off of interviewer's experience.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview

    Initial interview, behavioral interview, skills interview, then final Skype interview with a Partner. Very helpful HR throughout the process; interviews with Manager and Partner were comfortable and they were very friendly. Enjoyed talking to them

    Interview Questions

    • How do you decide which variables to use in an analysis?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Slight negotiation but there is a cap for how much consultants are offered in specific regions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlottesville, VA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Accenture (Charlottesville, VA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    On grounds interview with two different interviewers. Both interviewers gave both a case interview as well as asked personal questions during the interview process. One case interview I had was pretty standard, while the other was completely out of the box and conducted by an employee who had made up the case on the spot.

    Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I interviewed with Accenture when I was in business school and went through the typical recruiting process of preparing for behavior and case interviews. I met with 2 people during the first round interviews while on campus and then 3 additional people in the Philadelphia office for Accenture.

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