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Updated Jan 30, 2015
Updated Jan 30, 2015
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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Accenture in February 2014.

Interview Details

The interview's were fairly straight forward.
Consisted of 4 interview: 1st with recruiter (phone). Make him your friend as he can give you hints/strategies/even pay range. 2nd (phone) was with my potential manager and his boss. Mostly background, experience, and skill set questions. 3rd (phone) was with another manager. More skill and technical questions and how I would relate to this position. 4th and final was a circle-back via video conference. Be aggressive and ask for the sale. At least you won't be sitting and wondering for the next week if you have to position or not.

My advice is to do your research on whatever space you will be in. Also, since this is a monster of a company, be sure to ask questions on the specificities of your role. Travel, verticals, etc... Good luck!!

Interview Questions
  • No case studies for my position.
    "What experiences you've had will help you in a room full of executives"
     
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Negotiation Details
I did some pre-negotiating before the offer, they sent exactly what I asked for and I accepted. I have heard there is sometimes room for negotiating but I was happy with what I was offered.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Accenture in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went through 3 steps interview

    First is general interview with HR recruiter. This is very general and they want to understand why I am looking and my background

    Second is skill interview with director or senior manager. Each person have different style or questions but the goal is to see if you have the right skills, including communication for the role. I had one with case study, actually test if I can do some simple math from the case, and the other just ask questions around my background and experience

    Third is confirmation interview with managing director or partner. Again, they want to understand your background and will open floor for all questions you have. They will provide you more direct insight what's the role and responsibility, what the group is about, and what projects will be.

    After that, they will make a decision. Waiting game!

    Interview Questions
    • At confirmation interview, I found myself defending my experience and skills. Several times the interviewer will start with you have some related experience that can apply to what we do but not direct...not sure if it's on purpose or....   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    The other offer came in better :-)

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was a great experience I loved it they were very nice to me and made me feel very welocome in the process

    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Accenture in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    3 total interviews. 2 over the phone and 1 face to face. The first 2 were a mix of behavioral questions with problem solving questions as well. Definitely be ready to explain a complex problem and how you have figured out a solution for it. The third interview was just a formaility. If you get past the first 2 you are pretty much locked in to get an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most difficult problem you had to overcome on a project? What was your solution? Was it a success?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Pretty simple. I gave the celing based on the market and I got what I wanted. Definitely ask for a sign on bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior 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+ monthsinterviewed at Accenture in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone interview with HR
    2. Behavior/Situational interview with a senior manager over the phone (1 hour)
    3. Skills interview with a senior manager over the phone (1 hour)
    4. Final round interview with a senior manager in person (1 hour)

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a time when you convinced a client to go along with an unpopular decision   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It took between 3 to 4 weeks to negotiate my salary, but they eventually matched my salary demands
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Accenture in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    easy process and very detailed questions with 3 round of interviews and after that final offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Accenture in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview consisted of a case interview along with a fit interview. The fit interview was good, but the case that was given was ridiculously esoteric. It seemed like the guy just made the case up on the spot, and it was presented poorly. If there had been 2 case interviews, or if the guy had stuck to something a little more traditional, it would have been better to assess the competency of individuals.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Accenture in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    To begin the hiring process, a candidate submits CV on Accenture career site. There are 3 rounds of interview. First, an HR staff will conduct a telephone interview, asking information on your CV. So, know your CV. Second, you will enter an office interview with 3 interviewers. Be prepared to communicate your assets and skills pertaining to the job

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer may ask technical questions. My recommendation is to answer honestly but demonstrating your capability to learn and adapt to new environment, which is the ground for all business consulting   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Ask for $5K to $10K higher than the proposed offer. Ask for month at level
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Accenture in February 2008.

    Interview Details

    It was a telephonic interview followed by the 1:1 meeting with the Sr. Manager and then the Group Head. The meetings were really comfortable and mainly discussed my prior work experience and projects. Salary negotiation was done at the Group Head level.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was terrible! The recruiter was disorganised and seemed to have no idea about the market value that other companies are paying. Salary expectations where discussed early and I went through 4 long drawn out interviews and was offered a salary over a 1/3rd less of what I am currently being paid.
    Accenture offered a role similar to a graduate position, I have been in the industry for nearly 10 years and they knew this from the beginning of the interview process.
    The length of time between each interview was on average 5-6 weeks. For the Senior MD interview I got the impression the Senior MD hadn't seen my CV or even knew anything about my role/me. Awful interview experience as a whole - the wasted my time and their own.

    Interview Questions
    • I was given a 'technical' case study, asked to read and then make recommendations.
      The case study was simple and more business focused rather than 'technical'.
      However, I had contacted the recruiter in advance asking about the format of the interview and was not given a response despite trying several times. The 'technical' case study was a surprise on the day.... however it wasn't difficult.
       
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    Reasons for Declining

    Unrealistic entry level, salary offer (over a 3rd less than my current salary), recruitment process, MD interview (appeared to be uninterested, hadn't read my CV etc etc)
    Overall the whole process was a waste of time. Very disappointed by their whole approach to new talent and the digital industry and the offer that was made. I expected more from Accenture and was excited about the position and the chance to work there but in hindsight I had a lucky escape.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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