I applied online - interviewed at Hay Group in May 2014.
Interview Details – Basic first round phone interview, then got called in for an in-person interview. First met with the two project managers, then met with the director and another analyst. Very easy going and everyone was very nice.
Interview Question – Basic behavioral questions Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Hay Group.
Interview Details – it took 2 weeks, the first interview I talked with two people, one is an HR, the other is a senior consultant. The second interview i talked with the team leader. All of them were 30 minutes.
Interview Question – almost behavior and technical questions Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Hay Group in February 2014.
Interview Details – Interview is laid back
But can be deceiving as you have to maintain professionalism
Interview based on behavioral questions
questions included: What is your greatest strength?, Why did you choose hay group? describe a time when you had a conflict with a family member? what would you choose between timeliness and quality
Interview Question – describe a situation when you were unable to fulfill a goal? what did you learn from it and what would you do differently? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Hay Group.
Interview Details – I had an on-site interview with a manager. The whole interview process was very smooth and most of the questions were typical behavioral questions like "Do you prefer working independently or in groups?" or " How do you balance life and work?". The manager described the organization and the position in detail.
Interview Question – Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Hay Group in June 2013.
Interview Details – I had an phone interview first with one of the HR and then was scheduled for on-site interview. Typical behavioral questions and go through the resume. Both of the interviewer are very nice.
Interview Question – Why are you interested in this position? Introduce yourself?
Your favorite experience?
How do you handle multiple things simultaneously? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – i didn't negotiate
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Hay Group in October 2011.
Interview Details – Phone interview with senior principal first. Seemed to clear the way for the offer but still had many hoops to jump through. Next was interviews with analysts/associates/mid-level consultants (3 more at that level, and 2 more with other principals in practice group). All interviews were easy, friendly, conversational. Very good experience. Following that was an intense battery of psychological and analytical tests, which I personally enjoyed. Over a few occasions, tests amounted to about 5 hours of work, no prep required (or possible, really). The company basically throws the book of its HR consulting product offerings at each candidate and then uses those to make a hiring decision, or to help in making the hiring decision. Interesting process.
Interview Question – Questions were not difficult. Interview process really felt like they wanted to bring in a new team member. Good feelings all around during the interview process. Spent a lot of time doing standard stuff, like describing my background, why I want to switch to consulting, etc etc. I feel like I usually excel in interview processes, so I'm not sure I can be an objective source on this topic. There is an Excel test (not too hard if you are a TRUE intermediate or advanced user), a pictogram you need to describe in a few hundred words or so, a series of analytical reasoning questions basically like what's used on the LSAT, and a 2 hour behavioral psychology interview with an in-house practitioner. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate (maybe I should have) but I felt the offer was high enough. Maybe I felt no need to negotiate because I was making nearly a 50% jump from my previous job.
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Hay Group.
Interview Details – While there were job postings, I networked my way towards the hiring manager and found myself in the hiring process that way. I sought out other informational interview subjects, and then got to discuss the unit's business with someone inside it. After completing some psychometric tests, I had this more in depth interview about a particular experience. We discussed roles and responsibilities more generally, and it was a very friendly conversation.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Hay Group.
Interview Details – Very time consuming and useless. After speaking with HR who then contacted me 2 months later I was forwarded to a Partner. I had an hour long phone conversation. Then they requested I take 5 assessments at home (6.5 hrs) and meet with a sr. leader.
Interview Question – Biggest challenge was when I showed up for my 3rd interview, I was told I was interviewing for a different position, which was less attractive...Partners don't seem to speak to each other there and seems there were different agendas at play. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Hay Group in November 2011.
Interview Details – smooth interview process. met with 3 individuals.
Interview Question – tell me the your cons Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Hay Group in August 2010.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruited to have the interview with the hay group and the overall interview was about 45 mins. The recruiter would give you a excel test first because this position requires advanced excel skills. If you have a high score on the test then the recruiter would ask you to interview with them first. I was fortunate to pass the excel test and also confident of my excel skills. Finally, I interviewed with the HR representative and the department manager. They basically asked your experience and describe the job duties. At last, they gave me a small test regarding how I prioritize the task. This was interesting.
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