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IT Strategy Consulting Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Accenture in November 2009.
Interview Details – This was the initial screening interview. I was asked why I was interested in this particular position. I was asked about my skill sets. I was asked to describe certain situations and past projects.
The interviewer explained the entire 6-step selection process and told me about the company and benefits.
Interview Question – Why are you interested in this position? View Answer
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Technology Consulting Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Accenture in April 2011.
Interview Details – The people at Accenture are very friendly and like to meet others like themselves. My interviews involved describing what I have gained from previous experiences in engineering projects. They want positive, persistent team members. The ability to communicate effectively and function with a team with low to moderate contact is probably the most vital strength.
Associate Software Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Accenture in April 2011.
Interview Details – It was easy at first, but then the interviews became tricky. I feel that they base their interviews based on what they find in the behavioral interviews rather than the skills-based interviews. If they want you, they hire you immediately. If they don't, prepare to wait, and wait, and wait.
Interview Question – What was your favorite course? Why? View Answer
Systems Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Accenture in April 2010.
Interview Details – Received the initial HR phone screen which consisted of going over my resume and asking about my career goals. The HR rep scheduled me for a in person interview at their local office. I went in for my in person interview and was impressed by the great looking building and well dressed employees. The interview itself was slightly confusing. I was asked zero technical questions and was asked instead about presentation skills, customer interaction and working on proposals. When asked what I wanted to do I explained I wanted a technical IT position, I was told I would be doing very little of that. They seemed more focused on social interaction and looks rather than technical competency.
Interview Question – How comfortable are you with giving presentations? View Answer
Financial Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in July 2011.
Interview Details – 1st step in the process was the phone recruitment. The HR person goes into detail, asking about your resume, and why you would be a great fit for Accenture. If you pass that then you move onto the,
2nd step which was a skills interview with one of the higher ups. The person basically talks about the position at hand, and asks what you could bring to the table given your previous experience. This lasted about an hour.
The 3rd step, and probably the hardest, was the behavior interview. Best way to prepare for this is to research questions. None of them were tricky (probably because I prepared beforehand), but this is the toughest part of the interview. I was later told, this is what they use to weed out most of the applicants for the position. So do your best and prepare for it.
4th and final step, was two face to face interviews. One with a senior manager, and another with someone else on the team you'd be working with. Pretty simple, straight forward questions. To me this 4th interview just seemed like a way for the team to meet you and make sure you didn't come across as some nutjob. Like I stated before, if you pass the behavioral interview, I think you have a fantastic shot at securing the job.
HR contacted me 4 business days later and made me an offer.
Overall a tremendous experience. Everything was straightforward, and the woman at HR who helped me was delightful. She called me after every step, and made sure to accommodate me the best she could.
Interview Question – Name a time you got into a conflict with a co-worker. What was the problem, and how did you solve it? Answer Question
Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Accenture in December 2009.
Interview Details – Submitted online and received a phone interview, then was invited to interview as a group in the office.
Negotiation Details – was offered a sign-in bonus at the start, didn't know you can actually negotiate higher on sign-on bonus. Attempted to get higher salary instead.
Cyber Security Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in September 2011.
Interview Details – 1st phone interview from recruiter, if I am willing to relocate, am I authorized to work in the US, etc
2nd phone interview with someone from the team, asked about things in resume and asked technical questions
3rd interview senior executive, same as 2nd phone interview
4th brain teaser questions like the ones google, microsoft ask
5th behavioral interview
Interview Question – technical questions were easy, just need to prepare for detailed questions on your resume Answer Question
Associate Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in March 2010.
Interview Details – The interview consists of 3 parts:
Pre-screening in-person interview at my school
Behavioral interview: Reasonably easy questions, give a situation where you resolved a conflict, give a situation where you were in a position of leadership, give a situation where you managed a lot of data
On site interview: a few more candidacy questions, but a friendly environment
Junior Software Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Accenture in May 2010.
Interview Details – Phone interview first. Followed by timed 40 Question test via internet. Upon successful completion of test, offer to interview in person. Offer was made a few days after in person interview
- Is there a time where you've really struggled with something, how did you overcome it? Answer Question
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Negotiation Details – Was not able to negotiate
Change Management Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Accenture in June 2010.
Interview Details – Passed the initial screening, skills test (phone interviews) and got invited to the onsite final interviews in NYC. Met with two managers and everything went well. The next monday I got notified by the recruiter that they are starting the background check process with me, which is all a very good sign. Then two weeks with no response from the HR after I submitted the required documents. After I followed up with her twice, she finally called me back and said they were moving forward with another candidate. When I asked her for any feedback, she said she doesn't have any. I'm pretty sure it was because of my visa status (H1B), but I have shared the information with the recruiter from the very beginning, and they let me go through the entire process and decided not to go with it. So overall, I had a good experience with all the hiring managers, but the recruiter did a horrible job.
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