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No Offer – Interviewed in London, England (UK) Dec 2012 – Reviewed Jan 2, 2013
Interview Details –
After an initial CV and application sift, I was invited to take part in an online numerical test, which are run by SHL and was fairly straight forward (especially if you've done them before – you just need to be able to work out sums quite quickly). I was then invited to take an E-tray exercise, which consisted of two parts: an "inbox" exercise where you had an hour to answer 20 e-mails in turn (some required a bit of research and some were purely situational-based) and a written exercise, where you have to give your recommendation for a merger or acquisition.
The interview was fairly straight-forward and consisted of a group exercise, an individual case study (which was the most difficult part seeing as you've got roughly 2,000 words to read within 15 minutes) and a competency-based interview.
Interview Question – Give me a way in which X Inc could have benefited from improved IT systems. View Answer
No Offer – Interviewed in London, England (UK) – Reviewed Dec 2, 2012
Interview Details –
E-tray assessment-The Deloitte e-tray is very straightforward (someone at the assessment centre with me said it was almost identical format-wise to the KPMG one) It hasn't changed for a few years I don't think, there is some information about it on the Deloitte website. The practice one on the Civil service fast track website should give you a good idea. The interview afterwards was just outlining why you had chosen the company for acquisition. I was asked about the issues of merging 2 businesses, so maybe read up on this. The rest of the time I was chatting about sport and my interests, but as is always said on these forums, you don't know what your partner is going to ask until he/she asks it, it is not a structured interview in the same way that many first interviews are.
Interview Question – E tray assessment, failed Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in London, England (UK) Oct 2012 – Reviewed Nov 27, 2012
Interview Details –
Groups exercise based on 5/6 towns aiming to hold Olympic event
Case Study- Merger of two banks with different customer bases
Experience based interview.
Presentation on topic emailed 24hr before
Interview Question – Challenges facing deloitte Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in London, England (UK) Sep 2012 – Reviewed Oct 24, 2012
Interview Details –
Came through a recruitment company but once I'd sent over CV and filled out part of the online application I was contacted within about 1-2 weeks
This was with a Manager in one of the Deloitte London offices and was mostly competency based. Normal sorts questions were asked about why Deloitte, why consulting, times when you were under pressure to deliver, do you mind travelling, have you ever led a team and how did you manage them. They pulled out a couple of things off my CV too and also asked me 'What are the three upcoming themes in customer experience at the moment?'
She was really friendly and I enjoyed talking with her.
Took about 2-3 weeks to get this scheduled in and then was given fairly short notice to attend one. Here's how the day ran for me (varied by person):
- 30 mins about Deloitte
- 1 hour prep for a presentation/Q&A - I was given about 15-20 pieces of paper with information about a made up company. Your task was to basically take out the key info and present back
- Partner interview - quite a different interview, lots of conversation and not many questions but not too intense (I hear this varies though depending on the partner)
- Written exercise - given a presentation about another made up company and was told that as consultants we had to summarise, in 2 pages, the status of a project to the European directors of a company. really hard to manage time but as long as you are succinct it's not too bad.
- Presentation - Presented back earlier info and then had a few questions after with a manager. Quite standard and gave me opportunity to ask questions
- Break followed by Group exercise - prioritise series of tasks - quite intense with a lot of moral dilemmas as part of the exercise.
4 days before offer came through.
Interview Question – Assessment centre - Can you think of any examples of where Deloitte would be put in a difficult position by differing client interests? View Answer
Negotiation Details – None
No Offer – Interviewed in London, England (UK) Sep 2012 – Reviewed Oct 30, 2012
Interview Details –
Online application, followed by a verbal reasoning test and a numerical test. A one hour phone interview with typical competency questions such as; Where do you see yourself in 5 years, describe a time when you demonstrated leadership skills, describe a situation when you overcame a difficult obstacle, why do you want to work for Deloitte, why this department.
Then assessment centre (e-tray exam) after which if successful, a project to be presented.
Interview Question – Why did you apply to Deloitte instead of the other big four? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Nottingham, England (UK) Aug 2008 – Reviewed Sep 26, 2012
Interview Details – There were 2 interviews in total. First interview was with HR and a Exec Assistant (snr secretary) who asked why I wanted to work for Deloitte. What I could bring to the company. What was a challenging situation I had been in. What could I bring to the company in terms of experience. The second interview was with the Partner and HR. HR was quiet in this one. I was asked all the same questions plus what ways would I suggest that they could tighten up their approach to administrative processes. Tell them about a time I had made a mistake and how I handled it. How I deal with difficult characters and how I work under pressure. What are my faults.
Interview Question – What are your faults. I never know quite what to say about this View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – It went back and forth a bit. I managed to negotiate £2,000 more onto my starting salary as I said I was considering an offer from another firm.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in London, England (UK) Aug 2009 – Reviewed Aug 16, 2012
Interview Details – Two to three initial interviews where your fit and competency is measured against Deloitte's reference framework. If you cross that hurdle. you are invited to a whole day Assessment centre where you are intereviewed by a Partner and a Director/Partner, your presentation skills are measured and your performance and team skills are measured during a group case study.
Interview Question – No difficult questions. Demonstrate your passion for the job and do your background study well. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
No Offer – Interviewed in London, England (UK) Nov 2011 – Reviewed Aug 7, 2012
Interview Details – They were very harsh in the process. The e-Tray test is not a valid way of measuring a candidates capabilities. However, the recruiters were friendly. I would like to apply again but I believe that their assessment system should be changed. I hope they do so as a lot of my intelligent friends missed out on working for Deloitte because they failed this test.
Interview Question – e-Tray Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in London, England (UK) Mar 2008 – Reviewed Jul 23, 2012
Interview Details – Case interviews.
Interview Question – Don't remember - standard b-school cases. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Successfully negotiated slight increase to signing bonus (with competing offer). Salary package is overall standard.
Amazing work culture
Work life balance
Great onsite travel
Lots of training and certifications available
All managers and directors/partners are jovial people, you can contact anyone and all of the will respond positively
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