Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Apr 4, 2015
Updated Apr 4, 2015
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Senior Consultant Interview

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
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Declined Offer
Positive Experience
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Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Washington, DC) in January 2015.

Interview

I was referred by an employee for a software position. BAH has a website where you fill-in your information for their records prior to the interview. Was called within a week by a recruiter. After 2 general information phone interviews, I was invited for an on-site interview with the technical team. Generally, a suit seemed to be standard attire for employees.

The project lead gave me an overview and asked general questions while the technical team asked programming problems: one seeing how I used API calls to solve a problem and the other, a recursive counting problem. Generally, they just are looking for how you think and approach a problem. Take your time and talk through your logic.

Overall, they were professional at the interview. Outside the interview, I felt like I needed to be proactive contacting the recruiters, as I fell off their radar unless I followed-up.

Interview Questions

  • Solve a logic problem using only API calls   Answer Question
  • Solve a counting problem and describe time complexity of the solution   Answer Question

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Honolulu, HI).

    Interview

    My interview process was minimal. I came in one time and met with a panel of employees who put me through a 40 minute interview. The interview focused on ensuring a cultural fit, once they had their answer I was asked questions to verify my experience that was listed on my resume. A week later I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • No questions were difficult or unexpected. The questions asked were aimed at identifying qualifications but were mostly focused on ensuring a cultural fit.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I had very little room to negotiate. I was young with little experience and they did not have the contract yet so the demand was less than it would be if they needed an immediate hire to fill a position.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    very knowledgable regarding the platforms I have used in the past. They know what they are looking for and based on your resume they make you feel like they know you already.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Washington, DC) in November 2014.

    Interview

    One Interview mostly interested because of Military background and education. Hiring process took more than a month mainly because of holidays in Nov and December. HR was communicative and were responsive.

    Interview Questions

    • Ways to deal with Government System and bureaucracy.
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    Negotiation

    Offered possibly the lowest amount of Salary in entire United States in a high cost of living city such as Washington DC especially for someone that is married. Weren't willing to negotiate.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview

    Initially has one phone interview as a screening with an internal recruiter (HR) with behavioral questions and resume related questions. Then had an onsite interview which lasted several hours, including 3 interviews each with a 2 person panel. Later had one more phone interview for follow-up to clarify which group would be the best fit.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation in which you failed to meet the objectives of the project.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation is possible if you have valid reasons.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview

    After 1 hour screening interview, had 1 hour interview with Principal. Was extended an offer about 3 weeks later. Interview was mainly around my professional background, skills, behavioral questions and my aspirations for joining Booz Allen.

    Interview Questions

    • Didn't have any business case-related questions. Just behavior questions and what one was seeking in transitioning to Booz Allen.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Tried to negotiate, but did not have much success.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview

    Quite efficient process, initially screened by someone in HR, then round-robin type interviews with multiple candidates, but individual 30min well-organized, relatively simple interviews (resume walkthrough, why interested in Booz Allen etc). It was unclear during process what position exactly I was being hired for, and what team/who was interviewing and who I'd be working with, presumably because more than one position and team were hiring.

    Interview Questions

    • These depended on the individual interviewing, it didn't seem as though there was a defined set of interview questions, which made it more comfortable. No business case/case study.   Answer Question
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview

    Contacted for a phone interview a few days after sending a BAH recruiter my resume. Phone interview was conversational and lasted ~20 minutes. Offer letter came 2 days later as I told them I had another offer on the table.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Salary and benefits were above average. No negotiation

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Interview is done by multiple staff members as either an intern or a full time staff and can be done for a general hiring or as a project specific job opening

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want this job? What makes you different from others?   1 Answer
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    Interview

    I was hired through University Recruiting, which was like a speed dating process of interviews. My university submitted my resume to Booz Allen. I received a phone call for an interview screening, then had three interviews with different people.

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