Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (Charlotte, NC) in June 2015.
Similar to most other reviews, I had a 5-step interview process. First with the recruiter as an initial screen - basic resume questions. A second interview was scheduled through the alumni network, which was behavioral. Again, very standard "tell me about a time when"-type questions. The interviewer tried to apply multiple questions to once specific project I highlighted, so on your first answer, pick something that you can speak to in-depth. Third round was with the manager, some more behavioral questions but in general a good discussion of the role and type of work that the team did. Fourth was with a Sr. Manager, the guy who led the team. A bit more formal, but same type of stuff. Finally was confirming interview with the Managing Director. If you make it to that point, the job is yours to lose. Mine was actually scheduled after I had already received an informal offer. I was really impressed by the speed with with the recruiter scheduled next rounds. I had a competing offer on the table, and needed to move through the process quickly, and she absolutely made that happen. Everything took place over the phone/video, as I was living abroad during the time of the interview. Communication was outstanding throughout the process, despite the need to reschedule a couple times (things happen). Everyone I spoke to was smart and passionate and generally just cool, chill people. Overall one of the better interview processes I've ever been through.
- Tell me about a time when you worked with an unhappy client? How did you fix the situation? Why consulting? Why Accenture? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (Chicago, IL).
The interview process begins with a phone interview with HR probing for general requirements (e.g., previous experience, skills, and interests). The phone interview is very easy and is just to weed out any candidates that obviously have no experience/skills/desire/fit with the company. Afterwards, you are invited to interview in the office. The interview begins in a round-table with other interviewees and the company is explained to the group. After introductions (yourself included), you are led to interview 1-on-1 with a Manager. These 1-on-1 sessions are more detailed, probing into technical skills or functional skills required for the position, previous experiences working with XYZ, and thoughts on different issues. Overall, the interview process was easy.
- Describe a complex/process problem (work related) that you had and explain how you resolved it. Answer Question
Helpful (2)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Accenture.
Interviewed with multiple people and a manager. A lot of explaining the role and feeling out my interest level. Individuals shared their experiences on different client engagements. Very candid about pros and cons of different engagements and expectations of junior analysts.
- Experience in challenging situation Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Accenture.
I got both of the two interviews on campus. One is about your resume, and another one is a behavioral interview. I got both interviews on campus. The first one is about 15 minutes, and the second one is about 45 minutes. The turnaround between the two interviews were quick, but it took 6-7 weeks for them to get back to me with the decision.
- Why do you want to work for Accenture? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Accenture (Arlington, VA).
Typical process, Met with Manager of position. After meeting with them I met with the Director. Took about a week before getting a offer. interviewed over the phone and in person.
- Tell me about what you know about the role? what is your experience in this field? Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture.
The whole process took roughly 5 weeks but I talked with 5 or 6 people. They also gave me an online quiz. All of the interviews went about the same with questions about by experience, about what I am looking for in a job, and what kind of salary I am looking for.
- What are you looking for in a job? 1 Answer
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (Arlington, VA) in May 2015.
Started off with a brief phone interview asking about my background and career goals. Then, an hour long behavioral interview over the phone where they asked a bunch of situational questions. Afterwards, you are brought into the office for a 3 hour interview where you have 4 half hour to one hour interviews with members of the CFM team from analysts to senior manager. Know your resume down cold, and be sure to take notes in the beginning when the position is described in detail, because you will be asked multiple times what you know about the position.
- What do you know about the position? Answer Question
Helpful (12)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Accenture (Philadelphia, PA) in April 2015.
I submitted my resume through my school's job posting site back in mid-February. 1. Received an invitation to interview on campus. Interviewed with a partner. It was basically a conversation and walking her through my resume. She was very nice and made it extremely relaxed. 2. Notified that I received a second-round interview. This happened on campus two days later and was also with a partner. Again, it was very conversational but a little more behavioral. He asked me questions about working in teams and leadership, something Accenture always asks about, and why consulting. Then I didn't hear back from them for a month and a half, so I moved on. Then I randomly received a phone call one evening in early April and was told that I would have a final-round interview in their Philadelphia office. I scheduled it for the upcoming Friday because I had an approaching offer deadline for another company. The recruiter sent an email to me telling me what to expect in the interview process. There would be two 45 minute interviews, one case interview and one closing interview. 3. The case interview was with a managing director. He asked me a very obscure case question, which was an actual problem he was working on with one of his clients. He told me he didn't like to ask the generic case questions. The interviewer wanted to see my thought process about the problem. We talked about the case for about 15 minutes, after which he said we could just stop. He was more focused on getting to know me than the case itself. He then proceeded to ask behavioral questions: Talk about a time when you didn't get along with a teammate and how you worked through that. Tell me how you've shown leadership. Walk me through a project you've done. Why consulting? Why Accenture? They want to see how you work in teams. 4. The closing interview was immediately after the case interview. The interviewer asked a lot of similar behavioral questions that were asked in the previous interview. He also asked me what my greatest strength and weakness are. He gave me a lot of time to ask questions, so use this time wisely. I think my knowledge of the company and enthusiasm about the role really showed. I received the offer a week later. The offer was very generous. You can expect a base salary, signing bonus, and relocation bonus, along with the performance bonus at the end of the year.
- Greatest strength and weakness? Why consulting? Why Accenture? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Accenture (Houston, TX) in May 2015.
The interview was a three stage process which consisted of the HR rep., supervisor and hiring manager. Every one in the interview process asked basically the same questions. I prepared by going over commonly asked interview questions, studying my resume, and researching the company.
- What do you know about Accenture? Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Accenture (Washington, DC).
I am a graduating senior majoring in biomedical engineering. I have three internships in quantitative analysis roles and extensive experience in an extracurricular consulting club I helped found, which is what I think set me apart. I met Accenture recruiters at a career fair during a conference and had an in-person interview the next day at the same conference. It was a behavioral interview, but I could tell the interviewer was deeply assessing my interpersonal skills, i.e. how I answer questions, how I pose questions, my body language, etc. I had a second interview on the phone 2 months later (there was a long delay in between the first interview and the second since Thanksgiving break occurred and my recruiter was traveling extensively during that period). The second interview was purely behavioral, but it was very easy (questions included: When have you ever had to work with difficult team members?). The third and final interview entailed flying me out to DC a month later, where I interviewed in person with three Accenture employees and attended information sessions on the company. They questioned me on my technical background and asked me what I would do in certain situations. I was more nervous for this day then I should have been; they did a very good job of putting me and the other interviewees at rest. I learned of their decision to extend me an offer about a week or so later.
- Describe a situation in which you have had to work with difficult team members. Answer Question
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