Accenture Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 20, 2014
Updated Aug 20, 2014
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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a staffing agency. 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.

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two rounds, one with a manager, one with a managing director

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Great Process

    Negotiation Details
    They asked, I accepted. No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Reston, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reston, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Assessment consist in a group interview where they will be presented some companies cases, each of the candidates have to propose his own solution and discuss each others in order to achieve a common solution.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had another offer.

    Declined Offer
  9. 11 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process Consisted of 3 rounds

    My recruiter was great and knowledgeable, she updated me on the process of the interviews and expectations beforehand.

    1st Round of Interviews -

    (Duration = 30-40 Min ) (Type = Phone Interview)

    It was a phone screening with the recruiter, she basically went over my resume and the details mentioned within it, to asses my experiences and knowledge for the bases of the job I was applying for.

    2nd Round of Interviews -

    (Duration = 50 - 60 Min) (Type = Phone Interview)

    The interview revolved around situational, and behavioral questions such as :

    I- Tell me about a time when you had taken a leadership role?
    II-Tell me about a time when you where able to impress a client or a person in a higher position?
    III- How did you handle meeting a tight deadline and how did you reduce time to follow up?
    IV- How did it feel to reach the goals you set?
    V- Have you had to convince a team to work on a project they weren't thrilled about? How did you deal with it?
    VI- Give me example of how you worked on some thing with a team?
    Etc...

    This interviews main intention is to asses how you would interact in certain situations and how you handle them based on your past experiences.
    what you need to do is to be concise in your answers, and to elaborate on your own personal experiences as much as possible.
    The interviewer was great and made me feel very relaxed before we started.

    3rd Round of Interviews -

    (Duration = Attend 2 Hr presentation & 45 min interview ) (Type = In Person / face to face)

    The Interview is conducted with two senior managers

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty quick compared to other consulting firms. My recruiter was great - she kept me up to speed on everything, told me beforehand what type of interview/questions would be asked so I could prepare and responded the next day after each interview.

    Consists of 4-5 interviews (I had an extra interview with another Mgr of the same group - normally it is only 4 interviews total)

    1st rd - phone screen with Recruiter

    2nd rd - past experience phone interview with Manager of the practice I was applying to. Discussed my past, what skills I have that are pertinent to the group, how I would fit in, etc. Some technical questions were asked, however not very difficult.

    3rd rd - behavioral interview by phone with HR. She was great and made me feel very relaxed before we began. Tell me about a time where xx questions. I had the flexibility to skip some questions where I could not provide an example of which was a great option (however I did not exercise it). Told stories of different engagements I have been on.

    4th rd - skills phone interview with another Manager I was applying to. He asked more technical questions in nature.

    5th rd - face to face with Sr Exec. I went into the office to talk to the Sr Exec. We were scheduled for 1 hr however began early and ran about 80 min total. The Sr Exec talked a majority of the time and offered great insight/history of the company and practice. Kind of sold me on Accenture although I had already been sold after hearing what each interviewer said about the company/practice.

    Received great feedback the next business day and an offer 2 days after. I had another offer at the time so I asked for 48 hrs to give a reply and they were fine with it.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the implications of a SQL injection? How do you prevent it?   View Answer
    • If you could only have one, client side or server side validation, which would you pick?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiated a few more on the base (4%) as I had another offer on my end.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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