I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Accenture in November 2013.
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Absolutely loved the efficiency of the entire process!
The process for me began with a recommendation for the position, from a partner. Now as much as that level of recommendation immediately got me a first round interview, the consultants that interviewed me were really looking to make sure that I could "walk the walk."
Round 1: 2 Interviews (over the phone) - 45 minutes each - Case Interviews & Background
*Wait time for results - 1 week
Final Round: 2 interviews (in-person at SF office) - 45 minutes each - 1 Case & 1 Confirming
*Wait time for results - 48 hours
Case interviews were the focus (and most difficult part) of the process. If anyone needs practice with the case interview process, look up Victor Cheng and his LOMS series. Without a doubt, the only reason I did so well with my process.
Interview Question – Case Interviews were the hardest aspect...PRACTICE. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Accenture in November 2013.
Interview Details – Three rounds-- initial phone screen, then a behavioral round, then a round of case interviews. Rounds 2 and 3 consisted of multiple interviewers taking 45 minutes to an hour.
Interview Question – Case interview questions. Make sure to brush up on Case in Point or Crack the Case. Don't memorize frameworks or anything, though. Each question was from my interviewer's real-life experience and could have gone thousands of different directions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Able to negotiate extra time to decide. The initial offer was sweet enough that not much negotiation was necessary.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in November 2013.
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First Round: On campus interview. They asked me about my resume, what I thought the job would be, why I wanted to work at Accenture. Some people say it is an easy screening interview, and it's hard to tell how "hard" it was, but make sure you prepare for this round too!
Second Round: At the local office. I had an interview with one of the partners that lasted about an hour. This interview wasn't what I prepared for. I thought it would be more behavioral, like everyone on glassdoor says, but it was more conversational. I think the partner who was interviewing me just had a different style, but what seemed important was carrying on a conversation. I was asked a couple of situational questions, but my interviewers didn't delve into the answers too much.
Third Round: At the local office. They started with a presentation by the recruiter, a new hire, and an experienced employee. I was with nearly ten other interviewees. Then we were each interviewed by a manager and a partner. These interviews were more well balanced. They asked about my resume, why consulting, why Accenture, and they also asked some behavioral questions. Be honest and show that you are excited about your previous projects when you talk about them.
Negotiation Details – I didn't try to negotiate, because I've heard that Accenture doesn't really negotiate salary, and the offer was on the upper end of what I was aiming for.
I applied online - interviewed at Accenture in October 2013.
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1. Screening call with HR. Brief goes through resume
2. Behavorial call - prepare examples of difficult project experience and how you handled and good experience
3. Technical call - if you are interviewing for technical practice. No 2 calls alike. Mine was easy, but I have had friends with more technical depth and experience not pass. Depends on the nationality of the interviewer.
4. Face to face in office with written case. Face to face is easy, just formality that you don't have 2 heads. If you made it this far and can write reasonably well, you will be hired. Dress professionally and have a good hand shake.
Interview Question – For me it was the behavorial, but I had researched prior and had close answers. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation here. The base salary is lower than what it should be and they don't negotiate. My advice is to negotiate on the level you join on instead. They will try to convince people with over 20 years of experience to come in at Consultant level and move up in a year after they understand the company better. Don't fall for that and negotiate to come in at Manager level. It will take 3 years to be promoted to Manager if ever, as you must be rated in top 5% against your peers.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in October 2013.
Interview Details – Got an interview through a referral. Had a phone screening with a recruiter, then 3 1-hour phone interviews, with 30 min business case, 30 min behavioral. Then flew into the office for final round of 1 business case with senior manager, and 1 with managing director.
Interview Question – Describe a time you didn't get along with or agree with your supervisor. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I tried to negotiate but they wouldn't budge because they said it is an entry level position.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Accenture in September 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter on LInkedIn for the position. Initial phone interview with the recruiter and then a technical phone interview. Was invited onsite for an in-person interview. Had one 45 minute interview with a partner. By far, this was my best interviewing experience. The recruiters were great and the partner was very engaging. The communication was very rapid and the whole process took about 10 days.
Interview Question – After so many years at your previous employer, why do you want to leave and start all over on building your network? View Answer
Reason for Declining – I accepted an offer from a competitor which was a better fit for my career.
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Accenture.
Interview Details – Interview process was positive. I was interviewed by quite a few people of different levels. I had a positive experience. Communications about being hired, salary and such was straight forward. Hiring process was structured and positive.
Interview Question – Behavioral questions are often difficult. I do not recall the most difficult question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was not a negotiation phase. Benefits were part of the employment, hiring process. Salary was already determined based on pay structure as far as I knew. I was perceived as an excellent hire due to my prior work experience.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Accenture in May 2013.
Interview Details – I applied for a Change Management consultant role based on the advice from my friend: a former consultant at Accenture. My friend happened to know the recruiter and made sure that she looked at my resume. The recruiter admitted to me that she wouldn't have picked my resume because I didn't have enough change management experience on it, but did so upon recommendation of my friend. I interviewed with the recruiter via phone for the first round. I interviewed with a Change Management Senior Manager via phone for my second round. I interviewed with two Senior Managers in the SF Office for my final round. That was just before Christmas, so I had to wait 2 weeks to get the offer. The hardest part was getting someone to vouch for me to the recruiter to put me on the interview track.
Interview Question – What change management methodologies or tools have you used in the past. View Answer
Negotiation Details – I asked for $10,000 more, additional signing bonus, and compensation for an HR certification that I was about to test for. The response was that the salaries were more science than art in the way compensation at Accenture worked, and I was able to squeeze only $2,000 more out of them. I negotiated with the recruiter, and she was very good.
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Accenture.
Interview Details – exhausting three round interviews with the first screening one on the phone, the second phone interview was behavioral interview again. it took about 50 minutes. Then I was invited to the san francisco office and interviewed with two managers again.
Interview Question – know your answers very well. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I told them that I could only accept san francisco but the offer came in for sacramento. they also included a bonus. I turned it down. A week later was offered the job for san jose and had to turn it down again.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Accenture in April 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process was very simple, people were friendly for the most part.
Interview Question – Of all the consulting companies out there, why Accenture? View Answer
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