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Updated Apr 10, 2014
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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in January 2014.

Interview Details – First interview covers resume and qualifications overview.
Second interview asks direct background and experience questions centered on skill sets.
Third interview is a case study.

Interview Question – Business case required very detailed responses.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – Be hired is an easy stuff: when Accenture need a resource, they hire the whoever is willing to join among the ones with compatible skills. Process is easy: first you get contacted by HR, then have an interview by a Senior Manager - who'll talk all the time - and then you'll meet a Senior Executive - who generally is not interested in you. Expect them to push you high to accept their offer.

Negotiation Details – If you're really interested in getting hired by Accenture - don't give up the negotiation. The are in a hurry, not you. You can get the money you expect, simply keep negotiating.

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Interview Details – People seemed very nice and everyone seemed very interested and attnetive to the interview. Company is known for diversity so they were emphasizing that part of the culture. Some of the people were quite helpful and friendly when interviewing and they encouraged questions, which seemed like they care. I would recommend people to prepare with many different cases as I froze as I was trying to answer some o the questions. Analytical question prep is a plus, which I lacked. Try to be as detailed and as creative as possible. Relax and try to be yourself. As well, since there is no time limit, try to take some time as you come up with your answers, no rush. I think I rushed too much and stumbled quite a bit. Typical behavioral questions were asked as well. Work experience in the similar field would be a plus, but I did not have any.

Interview Question – Many of the questions were quite technical, and some of their questions were straight out of typical consulting case manuals. Nothing out of ordinary   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Accenture in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied as an experienced hire.

It was a very long, but rewarding interview process. No matter what your outcome, it will prove to be beneficial, even if it was just for the experience.

4 interviews in total
-first was initial screening with recruiter
-second was situational interview with HR
-third was skills interview with manager
-fourth was final interview with managing director

Best advice I have is prepare for each interview and be patient.

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Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – First off, i applied for the job and then an internal contact got a hold of the recruiter. Had an initial screening with the recruiter, Round 2 was an interview with a Manager in my practice, Round 3 was the competency based interview and Round 4 was a final meeting with the Senior Executive, which at the time was more informal. I hear now that last meeting is more formalized and SEs are making decisions based off of the interview

Interview Question – Wasn't really any surprises that I can remember   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They did increase my salary because I did have another offer but it was a small bump (less than 5K) to match it.

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Interview Details – Two rounds, one with a manager, one with a managing director

Interview Question – No difficult question   Answer Question

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Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in November 2010.

Interview Details – Campus recruiting through graduate program. All candidates go through case and behavioral interviews. The schools manage the processes during the fall and spring for full time and internship recruiting. Interviewing off-cycle can be difficult because there are so many roles open and so few recruiters to handle the interest. Networking can be very helpful when trying to get into the firm. If you know an actual consultant, try to get your resume in there.

Interview Question – Their interviews are very conversational cases. Less formulaic than other consulting companies. Interviewers use cases from their actual experience. Very interactive. We discussed how to make a prominent federal agency profitable again. It was very engaging and the firms tries to pick interviewers that are good at interviewing (from what I can tell).   View Answer

Negotiation Details – None. Offers are standard across all campus recruiting.

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I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Accenture in September 2010.

Interview Details – Great Process

Negotiation Details – They asked, I accepted. No negotiations.

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New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Accenture.

Interview Details – 4 interviews, 1st with HR, 2nd situation, 3rd skilled and 4th and final interview (at this point job is yours to loose) with Managing Director. Tedious and long process

Interview Question – All skills interview questions   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Reston, VA

I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in April 2010.

Interview Details – Pretty quick. Had a phone interview, then in person interviews a few weeks later, and an offer about 2+ weeks later.

Interview Question – Questions are not particularly difficult. Be prepared to walk the interviewer through your experience and be able to explain how it related to what they are looking for.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate. The salary offer was very generous.

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