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Deloitte Human Capital Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014
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Consultant - Human Capital Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Deloitte in May 2010.

Interview Details

The interviewing process was much more informal than I expected coming from a competitor. There was a phone screen, then a phone competency interview with a manager-level, then a 3 person partner/director level in-person interview of which I flew out for. 2/3 asked me the exact same script. One round was loosely "case-based"; the other 2 were to gauge my personality and fit. The "greeter" also has a say in your "fit" and is analyzing your actions.

Negotiation Details
I tried to ask for 10k more being that I was at the lower end of my peer group coming from the competitor, but they were not willing to negotiate.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Consultant - Human Capital Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Deloitte in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Consultant - Human Capital Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Deloitte in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume online. A recruiter contacted me and introduced me to a Sr. Manager. The Sr. Manager asked specific HC questions. The recruiter contacted me to invite me in for in-person interviews with 3 leaders.

    Interview Questions
    • The case study - role playing scenario. They put you in the shoes of a consultant and have you solve the problem to the best of your ability. "A company wants a new talent management system. How would you proceed?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I asked for more money. They declined. I accepted anyways.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Human Capital Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview Details

    First contact was a group "get to know you" session with all other applicants and current consultants on campus. Next was an interview with 2 people and then second round was a two day process in SF

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Human Capital Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Multi-round interview process with networking events that seemed to determine whether or not you got taken on to the final round. The final round interview was a full weekend process where you had 3 one-on-one interviews and 1 group interview. The group interview seemed to tank a lot of people.

    Interview Questions
    • The group interview was really annoying -- if you got stuck with a difficult group you could end up being screwed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Human Capital Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview Details

    The process was straight forward

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Human Capital Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Deloitte in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had two interviews over the phone: a behavioral interview and case interview.
    The behavioral interview was a walk in the park, the manager I spoke to repeatedly said that I would be a fantastic fit and was very easy to talk to.
    The case interview was very different. It was not at all like a strategy case. It revolved around implementing a variety of human resource computer systems for a client. The manager who was giving the case hadn't read it beforehand and read it out very rapidly. He was clearly quite stressed for time (the interview started about 15 minutes late). My first question threw him for a loop: I asked what is the client's overall strategy and how does the HR department's strategy fit into this. The case apparently did not include any of this information- rather oddly, I think, as projects should be aligned with strategy.

    Interview Questions
    • The case question was rather odd- it involved a lot of HR specific buzzwords that pretty much required you to be familiar with implementing these systems, such as Talent management systems, succession planning, etc. I have a PhD, not an MBA, so I am unsure why they thought this would be a good case to give.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 9 people found this helpful  

    Human Capital Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview Details

    Had an HR consulting internship with Mercer the summer before
    Submitted application for position, indicated office preference for SF, DC, then Chicago
    1st rounds on campus in midwest with Partner (Peggy is awesome) w/ informal case interview
    Contacted by recruiter to discuss service line fit (went with HRSD given my background)
    Flown out to San Francisco for Blitz weekend (awesome, thank you Deloitte!)
    Missed Friday night networking event because of late flight
    Caught up with other interviewees (~20) on Saturday for all-day interviews
    Interviews consisted of 3 behavioral/informal cases, panel Q&As, presentations, networking, and 1 group case presentation in front of three partners/sr. managers
    Thought I did terrible and did not do well at the networking part
    Received phone call 2 weeks later from Service Group leader (Barbara Adachi is awesome too!) with offer
    Deloitte HC does a GREAT job with recruitment

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Standard offer package: starting sal at 65k with 10k signing bonus (you would have to pay back the 10k signing bonus at a pro-rated rate if you left anytime in the first 2 years though)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Human Capital Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Deloitte in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Deloitte recruiter contacted me based on an alumni referral. Phone interview was about 30 minutes during which recruiter asked questions on resume, strengths and weaknesses and future career plans. A few days later recruiter said that I would get an invite to an in-person interview with a panel of senior consultants/managers. After weeks of waiting and following-up, an invitation for an interview arrived rather short-notice. During the in-person interview I met with two managers, each one for a 30 minute behavior-style interview. One of the interviewers asked the standard set of questions, such as: describe your actions when you were faced with a difficult situation, how do you work on a team, etc. The second interviewer ran out of questions after I had given an elaborate tmay, highlighting my skills and accomplishments. There appeared to be no coordination between both interviewers, which resulted in many redundant questions. Interviewers were professional but failed to create a welcoming atmosphere. Interviewers seem to conduct interviews back-to-back, which gives sort of an assembly line feeling. Administration of the entire process could be smoother.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Human Capital Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Arlington, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Arlington, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Deloitte in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    One of their recruiters found me on LinkedIn and contacted me about a possible position. About a week and a half later I had a quick phone interview with the recruiter. Then she had me fill out a Prescreen form of my background experiences. About a week later I was told to come in for an interview at their Arlington office. The interview itself was very laid back, I had three consultants come in and talk to me about my experiences, knowledge, and other easy topics, for an hour each. They told me that they would get back to me with an answer in one week. Two weeks later and many emails and phone calls to them, they emailed me back that I was not chosen for the position.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your biggest accomplishment of your Capstone experience?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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