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Capco Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jan 12, 2015
Updated Jan 12, 2015
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Capco.

Interview Details

First round telephone interview about CV, why Consulting, why Capco, what is interesting about Banking in general. I had to make an elevator pitch about my CV and had to specify why I choose that specific university and both of the banks I have worked in.

Interview Questions
No Offer
Average Interview

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    quick and easy process. talk to hr, then final rounds with three consultant. offer two day later, negotiable. Questions include resume, projects, previous job experiences, your knowledge of the industry, etc.

    Negotiation Details
    good
    Accepted Offer
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Capco.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by HR via email. I went to the "ATP interview night". I talked to 4 different consultants. Most of the questions were very general like why do you want to work here, why management consulting, walk me through your resume, etc...

    Interview Questions
    • How would you find the weight of an elephant without a scale?   Answer Question
    No Offer
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Capco in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    3 rounds, including one with HR.

    First round was typical HR interview... walk me through your resume.
    Second round consisted of 4 interviews with senior level consultants. Again not many techncical questions. Mostly all fit.
    Third Round was in group case study format. Brief writing exercise. Group presentation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Capco in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    friend refer followed by phone interview, one week later on site superday with 4 round back to back interview with partners. got offer the next day

    Interview Questions
    • fairly simple, just let me work through my resume and ask relevant questions around my previous work/ project.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    standard package for associate level
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Capco.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed for a spot in Capco's Associate Talent Program. Had a phone interview with a HR rep (100% behavioral), then a phone interview with a more senior consultant (mostly behavioral), followed by a face-to-face interview consisting of three interviews (with consultant, senior consultant, and partner), with the final step being a half day "assessment center". The assessment day consisted of a rapid-fire question and answer session with several employees of differing levels, a written case exercise, and a group presentation exercise. All in all, the interview process was lengthy and thorough but pretty laid-back in reflection of the firm's culture overall.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    interviewed at Capco in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    First round began with 12 of us in a room for introductions. We then split off into 3 separate interviews where we were asked about resumes, experience, and questions like, "tell me about something interested that not many other people know about." I was invited back for a second round with the team I would be working with, but didn't make the cut. Second interview consisted of being grilled on tiny details in resume and asking for extra detail each time.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why" in relations to most of my answers in the second interview caught my offguard   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Capco in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied online through my college's career website. I subsequently had two on campus interviews with two different consultants. The questions were fairly general and covered behavior, resume, past experience, and the company in general. Both interviewers were pretty nice, but were from the IT Group so I couldn't get much in the way of information about their financial services consulting arm.

    For the final round, I traveled to their San Bruno office and interviewed with two partners. The first one asked me a brainteaser and a guesstimate question. Then he asked me what my ideal job (position and company) right after college would be, which I thought was kind of an awkward question. The second partner was more laid back and we talked about my experience and the company itself. I heard back from them with an offer that same week.

    Interview Questions
    • Let's say you have 10 bags of nails, and each nail weights 10g. You also have a scale upon which you can weigh a combination of the bags or nails from the bags once. You know that one of the bags is off by a certain amount of grams, but you don't know which bag or by how much. How do you find out, with one weighing, which bag it is?   View Answers (10)
    • How would you estimate the amount (in terms of sales) of ketchup in the United States each year?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Something didn't sit right with the whole experience. The company rents their offices from an office rental company to, as they claim, save on overhead costs but I thought it was a little unprofessional looking. There are backed by a private equity firm, which is a little strange as well. Lastly, their offer was fairly low in base salary but had some pretty good benefits.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Capco.

    Interview Details

    It all happened very quickly.

    Application Form
    Assessment Day
    Group exercise
    Case study
    Quick fire questions
    Q&A
    1 HR interview
    1 competency based interview
    1 partner interview

    It took some time to hear back after I sent in the online application but the time from when I had the assessment day to when I got the offer it was about 2 weeks

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Capco.

    Interview Details

    Application, Telephone Interview, AC, Partner/HC interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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