I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Capco in December 2013.
Interview Details – The recruiting process was very efficient. Capco recruiter located my resume online and reached to me for a series of phone Q&A sessions. I would not call my experience an official phone interview but rather a chance for them to get to know me as a candidate and understand what my personal and professional goals were.
At an official Meet and Greet, several candidates were brought together to meet a variety of full time Capco employees. It felt very much like an informal interview process as we were encouraged to research Capco and understand their operating model, client base and basic philosophy before the event. At the event, there was a vague sense among the candidates that the more Capco employees you met, the better. From my experience, however, quality of interaction was stressed over quantity. Engaging in positive, thorough, and constructive conversations with the Capco employees in your targeted domain is an excellent approach. It is the impression you leave on a few that will get you invited back for an interview.
From the meet and greet, several candidates were invited back for a round robin interview the following week. I was interviewed in 4 sessions, each lasting approximately 30 minutes. The questions were not necessarily technically challenging but I got the distinct impression that Capco is looking for a certain "type" or person. Industry specific experience and education is not required but they were looking to understand how my skills and background were going to transfer and help Capco continue to grow its business. Be forthright, thorough, and personable at the interview. If you make a positive impression on the 4 interviewers, you have 4 advocates when it comes time to make hiring decisions.
Interview Question – There were no challenging technical questions. For me, not coming from a Finance background, my most challenging question was to answer "Why should Capco hire me? What specific value of diversity or perspective would I bring to the table if hired?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – When I heard they were going to make an offer, the recruiter asked me what my target salary would be. After two rounds of negotiations, they came in slightly below my offer but the total compensation package was more than adequate.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Capco in December 2013.
Interview Details – I applied through an internal employee. The HR rep called me within a week to setup an interview night session with four of the interviewers. The initial process could have been smooth but there were few hiccups. Read below to know more.
Interview Question – None. They asked mostly behavioral questions. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Capco.
Interview Details – Several interviews with key senior management
Reason for Declining – Didn't care for business model
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Capco in December 2013.
Interview Details – I did a phone screen with a recruiter in Florida who scheduled me for a mass consulting interview night. I was then contacted, a day or two later, by a recruiter in the NY office who rescheduled me for one on one interviews instead. The one on ones were with 2 principal consultants who were handling a specific account that had projects that were ramping up. The focus seemed to be on this specific client since they had a portfolio of projects with them that would need bodies thrown at it.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. The interviews were behavioral and were related to my previous consulting experiences. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They gave me a verbal offer over the phone 2 days after the interview. The offer was lower than expected so I presented a counter. They met me half way (which I expected they would do) and I accepted. I still would have liked more money, but then again who doesn't.
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed 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 Question – How would you find the weight of an elephant without a scale? Answer Question
I 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 Question – "Why" in relations to most of my answers in the second interview caught my offguard Answer Question
I interviewed at Capco in March 2013.
Interview Details – initially on campus recruiting, then callbacks for interviews. the interview was very standard fit questions, team capability, etc
Interview Question – ever been faced with a difficult teammate Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Capco.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview and then an in person interview, it was all ver quick and friendly
Interview Question – They were just basic interview questions Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Capco in February 2013.
Interview Details – First process is HR phone screen with pretty standard questions about resume, day to day, challenges faced, team dynamics questions etc. the phone interview last around 30 mins and the last question would be about expected salary. They give a pretty low rage with a take it or leave it scenario at the very end.
The Second round is face to face interviews with a few senior consultants and one partner. The whole process lasts a few hours. Questions include walk of the resume, knowledge abut capital markets, team dynamics, presentation skills etc.
The third round is an all day even that takes place during the weekend. All the candidates are put into groups and are assigned group activities like preparing a deck of slides of a pretend client and doing project management functions. You will then be faced with an 'unexpected' twist during the exercise which you will have to creatively solve with you team mates. Be prepared to come up with innovative ideas and solutions.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. Brush up on Capital Markets and be prepared to think creatively on your feet Answer Question
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