I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Capgemini Consulting in December 2013.
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For the grad student university pipeline, it started with a corporate presentation, followed by some networking events and essentially a presentation at their office.
Two rounds of interviews. The first round consisted of two cases with some behavioral mixed in. The second was a half-day consisting of a presentation (just on paper to a single Vice President, one on one), two more cases, and some time in between to just chat and get to know some of the consultants at the office. For all of the interviews, there was an unusually large amount of time towards the end to ask questions and talk, compared to other consulting company interviews I had.
I had a very positive impression of the people who interviewed me. They all seemed very intelligent, and were all down to earth and friendly.
Interview Question – Both interviews were supposed to be business cases. The second case, however, was not a conventional strategy, marketing, or operations case, but more on dealing with client relationships as a consultant. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Offers are standardized, well-established pipeline for MBA recruiting. Not much room for negotiation.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Capgemini Consulting in November 2013.
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The phone interview was pretty standard for a consulting firm and the interviewer was very professional, quickly putting me at ease. They actually contacted me to setup the interview directly, rather than HR, which I found impressive. The questions began as standard, why Capgemini, tell me about yourself etc.
From there they progressed to seven competency questions, again quite standard, no curve balls. The competency questions have about four sub-questions so listen carefully and don't be afraid to ask them to repeat the question if you miss a part. Maybe bring a notepad so that you can take notes as they ask it. I would just look up standard competency questions from KPMG, Accenture to get a good idea.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you... they are all based around this style of question. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – In progress
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Capgemini Consulting in September 2013.
Interview Details – A recruited out to me first for a phone interview. I was then selected to come for an interview at their DC headquarters, meeting with three different members. Felt a bit out of place, because I kept getting asked about my "data mining" and SQL skills. Other candidates were programmers. Still haven't heard response on my interview after 3+ weeks.
Interview Question – How would you improve processes within the government using SQL? Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Capgemini Consulting in August 2013.
Interview Details – Very easy and flaky. Interviews are based in personality rather than past project execution. Interview questions are not standardized and could range widely depending on who the interview is with. If you are lucky they will ask how many people you have managed in the past etc. If you are not careful, too much attention to project execution will be seen as a negative as this organization only cares about sales and not project outcomes.
Interview Question – You will not be asked too many detailed questions which would allow you to showcase your skills. You will need to find ways to sell yourself. Discuss your sales contributions and how you can help interviewer with their sales targets. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They hired a 3rd party contractor to manage the hiring process. I was part of this group. The third party contractor was very dishonest. You will never receive the bonuses they promise. Do not listen to them when they discuss the leveling. The leveling at this organization is a complete joke. If they have an immediate assignment for your skill set you are in the drivers seat so demand the appropriate seniority and the appropriate base salary and do not back down. The staff is not interested in helping you do well only knocking you down so you take less.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Capgemini Consulting.
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First round (Telephonic)- General screening.
Second Round (Telephonic) - Resume stuff, behavioral and fit questions.
Face-to-face - case study, behavioral, resume stuff
Interview Question – A couple of twists in the case study and what the outcome might be. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Capgemini Consulting in June 2013.
Interview Details – A friend put a me in contact with the hiring manager. Had a phone interview, followed by an in person super day. Super day consisted of 3 interview, 1 with a senior consultant, 1 with a manager, and 1 with a senior manager. Very straight forward.
Interview Question – What do you like about technology. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Capgemini Consulting.
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Final interview was with three individuals at their office. Two were concentrated on behavioral questions, and one was solely a case study. The case study was very easy; they gave you a packet of information and questions, and you had to go through the packet with the interviewer.
The worst part of the process was waiting for a response. They prolonged the decision a few months, and I haven't even received a definite answer (its been about 7 months now). The people are great, but it was a very unprofessional experience.
Interview Question – Sales improving question Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Capgemini Consulting.
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1st round - 2 case interviews on-campus. Tough, but fair, questions. Interviewers seemed bright & capable. Received a call 3 days later telling me that I was moving on to the next round.
2nd round (6 days later) - 2 case, 1 fit interviews at office. Cases were a bit more challenging and involved. Had a very favorable impression of the interviewers - seemed like bright & capable people. Of course, they were all gone by the time I joined the firm. Office was an interesting - had an "ASE" which allows clients to come together to solve challenging business problems. Got a tour of the ASE after the interview, which I think was supposed to be a selling point (of course, I never got to go to an ASE during my time with the company).
Received an verbal offer 5 days later.
Interview Question – Case interviews were confidential, but involved market sizing, reading graphs, assessing business transformation issues, etc. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was happy with base comp but signing bonus was low (only $5K). I managed to negotiate up to $10K with some difficulty, and changed office location as well, with minimal difficulty.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Capgemini Consulting in February 2013.
Interview Details – On campus Job fair then 1:1 campus interview
Interview Question – How do you work with a person that doesn't like you or thinks you are too young Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Capgemini Consulting.
Interview Details – This process was a series of phone interviews followed by an in office visit in Chicago. The process did drag out over a few months, however the interviews were all behavioral (no case studies) mostly to find out qualifications and the right cultural fit for the postion. The final round interview was actually 3 separate interview with other consultants.
Interview Question – "If I was an animal what would I be?" Answer Question
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