I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BearingPoint in March 2009.
Interview Details –
The whole interview process itself consisted of 2 interviews, one on my college site and one in their corporate headquarters.
The initial communications with the company was done through my college career site. Afterwards a 1:1 interview was set up with a senior project manager. The interview was set up to be casual, as to put less pressure on the interviewee. The interview itself was fairly simple, just behavioral questions and nothing tricky. The only question that might have been considered tricky was naming a movie, book, or show that you liked and how it motivates you.
As for preparation for the first interview just know the general information about the company, but nothing technical is needed since all the questions are behavioral. Just be familiar with the company and your resume.
After the first interview is done about 1-2 weeks I heard back from them for a second interview on site. Before the actual interviews take place you get a quick background presentation about the company and general information about how they do things. This is done with a group of people who are also there for their second interviews as well. After the presentation they have new hires come in to talk with the group in case there is any questions for them.
The interview there consisted with talking with 2 other individuals who I believe were also senior project managers. The interview there was not much different from the first except less tricky and more on whether you actually want to work there and if you're a good fit. All the questions were behavioral. For preparation just be familiar with what the job actually entails, and be familiar with the company and your resume. One question I remember off the top of my head that wasn't about the resume was what I thought business analysts did, so all in all it was very simple.
My perceptions of the people interviewing me are pretty positive. They seemed really easy to approach and talk to so there wasn't that much pressure during interviews. One problem I had was just contacting the general recruiter though. Emails don't work that well with the recruiter I and when I called usually no one picked it. Other than that the actual interviewers were nice people and easy to get along with.
The office was also pretty nice, something you'd expect from a business in McLean. Nothing really special about it but it is a multi-floor building thats pretty large and has a nice view of the McLean area from upper levels.
The work culture seems to be really easy going. No suits required when working in the building, just business casual. Though professional dress is required when meeting with clients. The new hires came and talked with us also seemed very easy going and nice.
Interview Question – Name a movie, book, or show that you saw and how did that motivate/inspire you? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at BearingPoint in March 2009.
Interview Details – The recruiter contacted me and clarified some details on my resume. She set me up for an interview. At the interview I met with four individuals one at a time. It took approximately 2.5 hrs to interview with everyone. All interviewers were courtious and friendly. Make sure you wear your best suit, if you're not wearing a suit you might as well not come in. We wear suits on a daily basis and if you can't wear one to the interview they will not hire you!!! Make sure you know your resume front and back. The interviewer is a subject matter expert, they will know when you are stretching the truth.
Interview Question – What was your biggest failure? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate. When I initially talked to the recruiter she asked what my bottom line salary was. When they made me an offer, it was above what I expected to get. You can't negotiate the benefits because most of them are voluntary.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at BearingPoint in November 2013.
Interview Details – Phone call, then a 2 hours interview with the Managing Director and a Partner.
Interview Question – No Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at BearingPoint.
Interview Details –
Going over your CV and motivation letter. You have to give examples of every claim you make in your motivation letter.
You will get an estimation case like the ones below and you will get a case where you get a certain project for a company and you have to explain how you will handle it/which steps you will take to find a solution.
Interview Question –
How many buildings are there in Etterbeek (Brussels)?
How much does an Airbus 320 weigh? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at BearingPoint in June 2013.
Interview Details – Standard process - telephone interview followed by an afternoon of interviews/presentations. Travelled in from a different country which complicated process but wasn't consulted on interview date. Requested a break between interviews but this wasn't accommodated - day was exhausting. Hiring manager had an attitude problem & gave nasty feedback
Interview Question – Business case study was based on cost saving in the Irish public service. Was required to identify a solution for introducing new technology to achieve costs savings across a few different departments. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at BearingPoint in February 2013.
Interview Details –
1. IQ test;
2. panel interview, doing a group case;
3. 1 on 1 behavioral interview.
Interview Question – Tell me a recent Movie you watch. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation phase, just give you the contract directly.
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at BearingPoint.
Interview Details – I was referred for the position by employee, my former colleague. First, I had a conversation with HR representative. As a second round, I was interviewed by the project manager where I was going to work and a technical specialist. It was basically a technical interview with no soft-skill questions and other typical questions such as "Why us?".
Interview Question – technical questions on the subject area Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BearingPoint in October 2012.
Interview Details –
Send a covering letter and CV to head of recruitment. Initial telephone interview on my background, reasons for wanting to be a consultant, my understanding of the job role etc.
Assessment centre- Short speech/ presentation on a personal topic. Group exercise for a case study of a company in need of consulting help. Written exercise- some maths, some grammatical. Case study interview with 2 managers.
Then some people got through to partner interview
Interview Question – Partner interview was incredibly relaxed/ informal. General chat about things going on with the business and with you (the interviewee) Answer Question
Interviewed at BearingPoint
Interview Details –
- Assessment center consisting of following steps:
2. Group discussion
3. Personal interview
4. Case study and presentation in front of panel.
5. Immediate feedback
- Interview with Partner and Senior Manager about general IT knowledge and professional and educational background. Very friendly and nice atmosphere. Moreover, a good introduction to corporate goals and vision as well as career perspectives and general market situation.
Overall very fair and transparent assessment process. From my point of view more difficult than the application process of Accenture, IBM etc. (also had offers) but easier than pure Management Consulting firms.
Interview Question – The most difficult questions where questions that are not part of the standard set of questions (e.g. strengths, weaknesses, why applied for BearingPoint). Due to the very informal and friendly interviews, the interviewers had a much better chance to highlight the personality and assess whether the candidate is “fake” and therefore I had to answer much more questions that can be labeled “hard to prepare for”. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at BearingPoint in July 2012.
Interview Details – I was asked about wht i did during my intermediate nd there was no longer procedure to hire me as an employ nd value of this field was very important for me...
Pros: “Very fair compensation--it was really how well you played the salary negotations. You could easily have a strong work-life balance here.” – Full Review
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