I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Decision Resources.
Interview Details – Normal consulting interview. Introduction, case and Q&A
Interview Question – Be prepared for a case interview. Answer Question
Interviewed at Decision Resources
Interview Details – General fit questions - these included tell me about yourself, why consulting, why Decision Resources, etc. Was asked about leadership questions - crisis, overcoming conflict, delegating work. Not many case questions. It was a first round on campus interview and the person interviewing was amicable and made me feel comfortable.
Interview Question – Aspects you would look into for a drug launch Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Decision Resources.
Interview Details – The interview process was very well organized and fair. In addition to meeting with the hiring manager and human resources staff, I met with a variety of other people in the department. The communications after the interview was also well coordinated.
Interview Question – Standard questions only. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They had a budgeted salary and were not able / willing to negotiate
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Decision Resources.
Interview Details – Several rounds, on campus, on the phone and on site. On site there is a presentation and about 4-5 interviews/case studies. Case studies are typical healthcare consulting case studies.
Interview Question – Can you explain the trends in this graph? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Decision Resources in November 2011.
Interview Details – I found Decision Resources through my university career fair. I first interviewed them on campus. My interviewer was an Associate Consultant who had been with the firm for 3 years. He was very helpful and a challenging interviewer. I was asked questions based on my personality/fit and a small case question. It was only 30 to 45 minutes.
My in-office interview was long but very informative. I met with 6-8 different members of the consulting team from various levels of management at DRG. The interviews were mostly personality/fit and qualitative cases (all very short and simple). I had one or two quant cases but nothing too challenging. I was really impressed by how accomplished everyone was at this firm, yet how down-to-earth they were. I knew after that day that I would want to join the firm if given an offer.
Interview Question – The interviewer asked me about what I found to be the most interesting trend in the biopharma industry. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Decision Resources in October 2012.
Interview Details – Myself Ph.D. applied online. 1-2 weeks later heard from Associate (Yes ! two person directly out of UG were my interviewers, first time have i ever seen thing like this. Where they allow new Hires to interview candidates for Senior Positions- I dont know what to make of this.) I talked with both for 30 mins over phone. 15 mins was all: You are Ph.D. and expert in particular subject , what do you want to do this? It seemed like they didnt understand very well what Ph.D's do ( Hypothesis formation, data collection/ analysis etc.) The case was the worst, it was very specific and one with absolutely no information to solve it completely. I didnt hear from them for 4 weeks after interview and finally got a very generic email from HR. Overall very unprofessional and disorganized. Ph.D's stay away , seems like UG's are bosses here.
Interview Question – 1) Your client is working on pharma drug in particular therapeutic area. Estimate market size for next 15 years. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Decision Resources in April 2011.
Interview Details – Found out about the position through my school's job board. Had two rounds of phone interviews which included personal questions and a case each. Had final round of interviews at their offices in Burlington, same format. My interviewers were very smart young individuals as well as experienced consultants. Overall very good process.
Interview Question – Healthcare related case question. Not mathematical. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Decision Resources in May 2009.
Interview Details – discussed past expereince, management experience, types of reporting structures
Interview Question – Would you relocate? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Was able to negotiate fairly well but they didn't live up to the agreement
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Decision Resources in March 2011.
Interview Details – Received the chance to interview through career fair. Had two phone interviews, one with a relatively recent hire (9 months with company) and another one with a consultant. Then got called in for a full day interview consisting of case/behavioral interviews with 6 current employees (from vice president to associate level). Had a 30 min written case.
Interview Question – Why consulting? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Decision Resources in November 2008.
Interview Details – Following an on-campus interview, I was brought to the company's headquarters to meet and interview with all members of the consulting team. It was a real interesting experience to not only be interviewed by the group's principals and VPs, but also by entry-level Associates who graduated the same year as myself, and had only been working for a few months.
The interview experience enabled me to really get to know all members of the team, and feel comfortable in my decision to accept their offer. Additionally, I found interviewing with various levels of the team to be rewarding as it allowed me to present different aspects of personality, skill set, and ability to different members of the team.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you've failed at something? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was very little to negotiate. Partly because I was without any other offers, and also because I was starting at an off-peak time of year, I was unable to negotiate any part of my salary. Having worked here for a while though, I now understand that negotiating with HR is different from negotiating with the VP of consulting - which is what I should have done in the first place.
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