Accenture Senior Manager Interview Questions

Updated Aug 22, 2015
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Senior Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Accenture.

Interview

The interview was comprehensive, but most of it was completed on the phone. First with recruiter multiple times, then with several managing directors and then in a final face-to-face in person interview. The company had a need for an experienced hire like myself and were very enthusiastic to get help. For the most part the final interview was very low key, friendly and respectful for what I had done previous to coming to Accenture.

Interview Questions

  • What do I envision for the future of the company. What would I like to see from the company   Answer Question

Negotiation

There was a little back and forth but then we settled.

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Accenture (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    3 phone screens, then traveled to meet the managing director. Meeting went well enough but no answer for several weeks. You just wait. And wait. If they decide to call you - or you call them - it will be like they don't even know you. Cold, impersonal, sloppy, and unprofessional.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time within the last 18 months when you had to address a challenge without all the information you needed? How did you handle this?   Answer Question
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    With a total six interviews, Accenture’s interview process is rather structured. More specifically, there were: 1 HR, 1 Behavior, 2 Tech skills, and 2 In-person (NYC) interviews. Each interview was about one hour long that always started with outlining the flow of the interview. The specific questions were general in nature however, the interviewer always probed for a deeper understanding. The probes were aimed at understanding and not to throw and curve balls. It was a good and interesting experience.

    Interview Questions

    • An example from the Behavior interview: When working in a matrix organization, what do you think are the biggest challenges?   Answer Question
    • An example from the Behavior interview: Tell me about a situation where you had to agree to an approach to a business problem that you didn't agree with? How did you handle that?   Answer Question
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture.

    Interview

    Typical interview questions. They're looking for seasoned consultants from other consulting firms. They hire very few industry folks and once you get there, most people have no idea how to interact with you.

    Interview Questions

    • If you're an industry person, they will ask you questions that have nothing to do with your experience in industry & everything to do with consulting.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Straight forward

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Usually the hiring process is 4 steps: HR, behavioral, Job Specific/Situational, and Final Executive Interview. I was a re-hire so I didn't have to do the behavioral, and had 3 interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • When getting into the Job specific interviews, being a consulting company the interviewer asked questions about leadership, leading a team, how would I handle certain situations with clients, as well asked my knowledge in specific areas, trends, and opinions on some opportunities.   Answer Question
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Accenture.

    Interview

    2 months, 3 rounds......scenario based leadership questions, generally a smooth process. Big company hence I had to follow up a few times....but ok experience. I'd say I have had better experience in my previous companies in terms of the interview process.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if a govt official asks your for a bribe   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Not much scope, take it or leave it

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Accenture.

    Interview

    The interview process is consistent of the following steps: 1: College interview (new hire) or application on Accenture's career site 2: Phone interviews (1 to many - as needed) 3: Office visit interview 4: Acceptance phone/letter 5: After acceptance, orientation

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (New York, NY) in September 2014.

    Interview

    interviewed with external search firm than recruiter than hiring manager and then several senior staff, some interviews were over the phone or via video conference - interviews were easy to arrange via their interviewing app (very cool), and I was impressed with the caliber of people and their enthusiasim for the company. I was very happy at my previous company but was "sold" on accenture because of the people.

    Interview Questions

    • lost of behavioral interview questions: tell me a time when, give me an example etc. Interviews were pretty conversational in style, no surprises in the interview process. Very thoughtful approach, strong prep from the recruiters and good follow up from the interview team. I enjoyed the process.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    yes, make sure to present factual evidence on curent compensation so that they truly understand what you could be walking away from.

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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    It's detailed and gives you a good insight into role, co. and expectations. You can ask questions and clarify growth path. Also discuss location, overall HR is flexible but if it's project specific requirements location will be fixed

    Interview Questions

  10. Helpful (4)  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at Accenture.

    Interview

    Basically 3-4 calls:1-2 filtering interviews to test your technical fitness; 1-2 HR situational interviews to make sure you are OK to hire, and 1-2 calls with hiring manager to interview you or just to say hi and provide next steps.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe most difficult situation with a client problem and how did you handle it - what was the outcome?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Pretty short - they provided a number, I gave mine, and then we discussed why my number was higher - and they agreed without hesitation. I should have asked for more ...

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