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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Accenture (San Antonio, TX) in July 2015.
During the phone interview, the recruiter described the job and asked very general questions. I felt like she was fishing for more information so I started to just give the usual answers that most companies request. I was then instructed to take a programming assessment. The recruiter told me that very little programming knowledge was needed. She was wrong. I did not pass the assessment because I was not prepared. I would advise brushing up on those common programming language rules. I did not Google the answers because I was told there would be a second assessment in person later in the process.
- The recruiter went over the job description and asked if I would be able to perform those tasks. There were no direct questions asked. I inserted the typical information about myself during the job description. Example: when she read the description, I would give examples of how I handle a similar process at my previous job. Answer Question
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Accenture (San Antonio, TX) in June 2015.
Day began with some kind of Orientation, welcome to Accenture-this is what we do type of event. Followed by 2 one-on-one interviews with a manager from the department they were interviewing me for and the other with the technical instructor of the internal bootcamp for that department. Spoke to Accenture recruiter about one position and bootcamp, got to the interview and found out that it would not be for the role previously discussed. Possible flag number 1. Had interviewer number 2 curse about 4 times during my interview, hmmm ok, if that's what you want to do. Possible flag number 2. Get an email from prescreen security team to clarify a response on my security questionnaire, do so and received a call 20 minutes after I sent the response email, from the recruiter I had been dealing with since my application process began. She wanted to extend a verbal offer for the job they had interviewed me for on Friday. And here's where things get real. She leads into the offer by saying the salary is a little bit lower than what we discussed since you do not have a degree. First thing to note is a degree is not required, nor did I state I had a BA, nor is it anywhere on my resume when the job description and salary were first given. To make this long story shorter, the job offer extended had a lower salary by $5000, surprise!!! To say I was not happy would be an understatement. She responded to my silence by asking was that too low, I told her it definitely was and that I would consider my options and respond to her by my 2 week deadline. Potentially the biggest flag of them all. Case in point Accenture, don't quote people one salary at the beginning of the process, have them use their time preparing and interviewing not to mention the commute, then make $5000 disappear from the salary offer like Houdini and offer some lame never before mentioned excuse for why the salary is magically lower. Classic bait and switch, huge waste of time.
- None of my interview questions were hard at all. Why do you want to work at Accenture? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
I have not yet accepted nor declined the offer. I will weigh my options and make my final decision once HR extends my official offer via email in a week.
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture in May 2015.
Typical behavioral interview to start, then a technical interview with a developer about a week later. Final HR interview at the end (about another week later). Interacted with a single primary recruiter who scheduled subsequent interviews and provided additional information. Recruiters very friendly. Interviewers were very objective. Was very difficult to glean any information about the specific position/project being considered for.
- Basic logic question (not programming related) followed by two explicit coding questions. Answer Question
Helpful (8)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (San Antonio, TX) in April 2015.
After a phone interview with basic questions basically seeing your experience with computers in the related field you are applying for, you have to take an assessment online. It's a 40 question quiz that has to be completed in 1 hour or less. Some questions are more difficult than others, but the main difficult part about this quiz is the amount of time you have. Only an hour for the 40 questions isn't enough time which makes it more difficult than it actually should be. Maybe this is their way of seeing your time management skills. After taking and passing this assessment, the recruiter contacted me to set up an in person interview with the company. On the day of the interview, I along with about 7 other people interviewing were taken into a conference room and given a presentation on the company. After this, we each individually went to two one-on-one interviews with some of the managers, we each had our own different ones to interview with. The first interview lasted about 25 minutes with questions basically asking about my computer skills and to tell them about myself. This manager then gave me a worksheet with three questions to see how my analytical skills were. They were questions that made you think, I was able to answer 2 of the 3. After that, I was returned to the conference room to wait for my next interview with the other manager. This second interview was much easier. Basically just had to talk about myself and ask about any questions I had about the company. He explained a lot of things about the company and what a typical work day would be like. After that I was done! I interviewed on a Friday and was called the following Monday morning with an offer that I accepted.
- Why do you think you would be a good fit for this company? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Accenture (Austin, TX) in April 2015.
I had a brief interviewing process. Basically they just verified that i was a Military Vet whom was discharged under honorable condition. Once verified, I was set on a path to success by setting me up for training on the position i applied for. Once completed my understanding is that I will have a short interview with a manager to ensure I was an excellent fit with the rest of the team.
- Am I an Military Veteran who was discharged under honorable conditions. 1 Answer
Helpful (2)No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Accenture in March 2015.
The first interview was a phone screening with the recruiter. It was almost like an information session where the recruiter described the company, what you would be doing, and what the rest of the interview process would be like. The second interview was also a phone interview and it was mostly technical in nature. Review basic topics on OOP and you'll be fine. We spent most of the time discussing projects I had listed on my resume and answering questions based on my own projects and experience. It was a little bit difficult the explain my projects over the phone. I prefer answering technical questions with paper or a whiteboard where I can draw out examples or block diagrams, but my interviewer was patient and seem to understand what I was describing. The last step was a video conference interview was a senior manager. This was mostly behavioral questions with one or two technical questions. This lasted about half and hour. A few days after the last interview, the recruiter emailed saying the company was pausing interviewing and hiring for the moment and that I would hear back about the job in a few weeks. So, for now I am still waiting on their decision.
- How would you handle exceptions in Java? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Accenture in January 2015.
The first phone interview is very general, you just talk about yourself, your interests, and why Accenture. The recruiter will let you learn about the position such as the salary and will ask you about what type of work you are interested in. The second phone interview is a technical interview. You will get a variety of questions, and below is a list of these questions. 1) Why Accenture? 2) Name the four OOP concepts? 3) What is big-o? 4) Worst case big-o for searching through a singly linked list? 5) What is a link (for a linked list)? 6) Describe the keywords finally, final, and finalize? 7) Difference between an error and an exception? 8)What is the super keyword? 9) What is an immutable object? 10) Purpose of the singleton keyword? 11) Difference between StringBuilder and StringBuffer? 12) Difference between "==" and ".equals()"? 13) What is a constructor? 14) Describe how your course work has prepared you for this position? 15) Hardest project you've had to do in school? Talk about how you resolved this? How did you and your partner divide up the work load? 16) What have you done to stay relevant with your programming skills? 17) How have you improved your programming skills in the past year? 18) Describe the technologies you have used? 19) Your strengths? 20) Your biggest weaknesses? 21) Your favorite course(s) and why you excelled in them? 22) Difference between an interface and an abstract class? 23) What is polymorphism? After the questions you will be given a chance to ask the interviewer any questions you may have.
- What is the purpose of the singleton keyword? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture.
Interviewed through the on campus recruiting. In the first round the interviewer went through your resume and asked questions about it or to expand on it. Heard back within a couple hours that I made it to the next round which was the following day. Round two was a behavioral interview with typical questions for that type of interview. Heard back after a couple days that I made it to the final round. This round was at the Accenture office and it started with a presentation followed by two more behavioral type interviews.
- Talk about a time you had to deal with conflict. Answer Question
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Accenture.
The intial process began with a phone screening performed by a recruiter. The next step involved two over the phone interviews conducted by managers in different industries. Each were behavioral before presenting a case then follow-up questions.
- There is no way to go 50/50 with 2 case interviews. You have to ace one and at least pull 75% on the other or vice versa. Unfortunately, one of the interviewers was incredibly difficult to work with on the case study via phone. The behavioral portion is incredibly straightforward and simple. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferAverage Interview
First completed a phone screen with a recruiter, was told right after that I had made it past. Four days or so later was my scheduled interview on the phone with a woman in Dallas which was behavioral, she actually told me how to answer it (she was very nice & explained the process), but to be honest, you should know the STAR method for answering behaviorals. Then I went to a city separate from the one I was going to work at (I guess they have interviews in groups based on position, not on your desired work location). You learn about the company, then they have 2 interviews a technical one (the guy actually didn't interview me, but we just talked about my formal training, what I could do and what department in Accenture I would be better fitted for) then an informal interview where we just chatted. I ended up getting put in Systems Integration, which was great seeing as I liked that better and I didn't have to interview again.
- Pretty standard questions Answer Question
Didn't need to negotiate, they offered all that I wanted.
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