Deloitte Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Aug 18, 2015
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    Summer Scholar Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Pre interview dinners (still an interview do not be fooled), coffee chats, behavioral interviews and an individual case, and for final rounds they had a super day in a main office with a pre interview dinner again, then a behavioral interview in the morning, another individual case, and then a group case interview followed by lunch in the afternoon (still an interview)

    Interview Questions

    • walk me through this case and tell me what solution you would recommend a client   Answer Question
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    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Initial interviews with 2 manager level employees. One behavioral one conversational. Then If you passed you go on to office visits at the office you interviewed for. Interview with 2 partners/senior managers. Everyone was very laid back and nice. Not intimidating, mostly concerned with getting to knlw you as a person.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None

  3. Helpful (2)  

    Human Capital Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL) in August 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process was typical of any other experienced consultant hire interview. I got this interview via an employee referral. A 30 min phone conversation with the recruiter was then followed by a 30 min phone interview with a manager of the practice, I was interviewing for. I had to then fly to Chicago for 3, 1:1 interviews. The interview with the senior consultant was fairly technical and revolved around my experience and questions related to that. The subsequent rounds with the manager and the partner were fairly generic and not related to the practice , most of the questions being situational.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing too unexpected. 1. Did you ever have to think out of the box to overcome a limitation of the product you were implementing? How did you overcome the limitation?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    If you are experienced, there's always room for negotiations.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    On-campus interview with two different Deloitte professionals - each interview was roughly 30 minutes. Overall, the interviews were pretty easy and casual. Would have had an offer, but was "too young" based on how many college credit hours I had.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time you worked with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.   Answer Question
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    Audit Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Initial communications: Reached out by the head campus recruiter and scheduled for two campus interviews, each one 15-30 minutes. Planning: I was told this was mainly going to be a behavioral interview therefore I mainly planned by thoroughly reviewing my own resume and being prepared with the "STAR" method to respond to behavioral interview questions. Number of Interviews: 4 total (2 first round on campus, 2 second round in the city) Perception of the people: Motivated, lot of pride in their firm being better than other Big 4 firms

    Interview Questions

    • Most difficult question was "Why do you want to go into Audit versus Deloitte's other offerings (Tax, FAS, ERS, etc.)?"   1 Answer
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    Consultant - Human Capital Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL) in May 2014.

    Interview

    First interview was a 30 minute sense check phone call with the recruiter. Pretty simple, just a high-level walk through of some resume items; looking to ensure there aren't any glaring red flags with your experience or how you present yourself. Second interview was a 30/45 minute phone call with a senior consultant. A brief high-level review of the resume followed by more specific behavioral questions about past experiences. As you would expect with a practitioner asking the questions this time, they were more pointed and related to the practice with which you are interviewing. In my case, I think the questions were around examples of leading change initiatives, communicating change effectively, managing through ambiguity, etc. Office visit was next, which consisted of two behavioral type interviews and a case. If you get to this point, you'll get a load of resources to from the recruiter to help you prepare. So I'll just briefly summarize the three interviews: Behavioral 1 (45 min) - Focus Area evaluation – related technical skills, industry specific knowledge development and sharing Behavioral 2 (45 min)- Consulting Attributes evaluation - Demonstration/knowledge of the consulting process, effective communication skills, teaming/mentoring/leading of others, knowledge sharing, business and people development, engagement management Case (30 min) - Human capital specific - Case is presented to you be interviewer, along with key facts/figures, then you're given a couple minutes to analyse/digest, then asked to walk them through issues, problems, solutions. It's much more of a fluid conversation than it is a typical "strategy" case interview. It's best to be able to demonstrate level of analytical/process driven thinking, as well the ability to communicate to the practitioner effectively. There isn't a right or wrong answer necessarily, but you will need to be in the general vicinity. Specifically, my question was around a brand holding company that was looking to break apart/divest it's 3 key brands into three separate companies. What were some of the issues and challenges that would arise along the way? Whole interview process from first contact to offer took about a month. Office interview was on a Friday, had my offer by the following Tuesday.

    Interview Questions

    • The case wasn't necessarily hard, but I could see it being a little uncomfortable dealing with the ambiguity of that style of question if you're not used to it   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Open to salary negotiation, if you think you're worth more, make your case to the recruiter and they'll take it to the partner.

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Applied via Deloitte website, was contacted a day after requesting a time to conduct a phone interview, phone interview was basic quick questions about previous employment and pay range. I was then sent email to have an imperson interview a few days after. I interviewed with 3 managers for different services departments. Each interview took 30-45 min, and I was asked questions on how I would handle a situtation and what were my main responsiblites at my last position.

    Interview Questions

    • I think my most difficult question was when they asked about to describe a sitituation in which something went in error or a customer was irate, and how it was handled. Because I could tell they were trying to find the right person to be in the position that could be stressful at times.   Answer Question
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    Summer Associate (Business Technology Consultant) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL) in April 2014.

    Interview

    I got the interview call through campus recruitment. Three rounds of interviews - behavioral, case 1(both of these on campus), case -2(at Deloitte office). The first two rounds are typically half an hour each and the case -2 interview is 45 minutes about a specific ERP case

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Good, structured, interview process

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate much.

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    Project Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Deloitte (Chicago, IL) in February 2014.

    Interview

    My first interview was with a Deloitte recruiter who asked me to walk him through my resume - very general. The second interview was with a current Senior Project Controller who asked me some Excel/Basic financial questions. The next was in-person with three senior managers who ask standard interview questions and also a case study portion (see below). It was not as intimidating as I would have assumed for Deloitte.

    Interview Questions

    • You will have a case portion - but not like McKinsey or Google type questions where they ask you "how many trash cans are in New York City?" These questions will make you act like a Project Manager and ask your opinion when issues arise. For example: How would you cut costs? Make sure you know how to calculate project margin as well.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate since salary is great for a salary starting. Benefits can't be beat.

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