Headstrong
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www.headstrong.com Fairfax, VA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Headstrong Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
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Managing Consultant Interview

Managing Consultant
New York, NY

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Headstrong in July 2009.

Interview Details – Interviewed in US Office
2 high level interviews, 1 HR interview

Interview Question – Nothing. Just basic background questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Extensive negotiation. 2 weeks or more.

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Delivery Manager Interview

Delivery Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Headstrong in January 2009.

Interview Details – Interview's are based on current employees assigned to projects.

Interview Question – Actually, there are none. They really don't know how to interview.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – If you're good in your field ask for what you want, they will lowball you into an insult. If you really want to work here then dig your own grave. Stick to your number and if you get it, take it, if not, walk away.

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Managing Consultant Interview

Managing Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Headstrong.

Interview Details – No more than 10 questions on the subject matter - because the interviewer also does not know what specific to ask.

Interview Question – Length of work in the other areas   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, whatever they offered, unless they had an IMMEDIATE need

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Principal Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Headstrong in June 2010.

Interview Details – Basic interview with standard questions but not too challenging by any means. More focused on bodies and contacts versus quality of delivery and experiences from the past that could be brought forward.

Interview Question – What are your career goals.   Answer Question

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Project Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Headstrong in June 2011.

Interview Details – I had multiple rounds of phone interview (atleast 6) and you don't hear from them until when they want to schedule another round. The HR person will just be bombarding you with calls every 5 minutes the day before they want to schedule an interview, hoping that you are available 24*7 for them. She will leave a message to ask you to call her back, leaving no additional message of why they want you to call back. No email correspondence either. They will sincerely ask your availability and say that they will schedule the interview at that time, but they wont get back to you or apologize for not calling. Your time will be lost in blocking that day for this recruiter / waiting for their call, while the time could be better spent on something else.
The HR person does not even know what job responsibilities the candidate needs to have. They only know what position they are hiring for. It is better that you ask the interviewer from the project / client all these details and see whether you fit in the role.

Interview Questions

Reason for Declining – Salary was too low compared to market rates.
No proper communication. Seems the project people and HR people are not in sync. If it is the case even before I join, I wonder how it will be after I join.
They never put anything in writing / email. Only phone conversations.

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Neutral Experience

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Lead Consultant Interview

Lead Consultant
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Headstrong in May 2010.

Interview Details – Posted through employee referral. HR was initially not interested. You get a call only if there is a requirement on client side. They dont have a talent building process. HR took a phone interview with basic HR questions. Followed by technical interview by manager @ headstrong. Followed by 3 technical interviews by the client.

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Negotiation Details – Very much negotiable. If client has made up the mind, the negotiation is easy.

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Fairfax, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 days - interviewed at Headstrong in May 2007.

Interview Details – - People that interviewed me had decent knowledge on subjects, but they always pretended as if they knew way more.

- Interview was mostly on outdated technologies

- They did not look prepared for the interview

Interview Question – When would you chose .Net over Java   Answer Question

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Senior Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Noida (India)

I interviewed at Headstrong in January 2014.

Interview Details – Was called for a f2f round. There were 2 technical rounds & 1 Managerial. Most of the questions shall be from your technology/domain. Clearing them is easy if you have a strong grasp of your fundamentals.

The HR negotiates a lot.

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Positive Experience

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Technical Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Roorkee (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Headstrong in January 2012.

Interview Details – Selected through Campus recruitment. Written test (Aptitude test) followed by GD and then two rounds of interview (HR and Technical). Each round is elimination round. Technical interview consist mainly about your projects/Internship during graduation. and HR is general such as why do you want to Join HS etc.

Interview Question – Group discussion was a bit tricky, rest they will ask from your resume.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No Negotiation (Campus recruitment).

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Lead Consultent Interview

Anonymous Employee
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Headstrong in May 2010.

Interview Details – Very simple interview process.

Interview Question – No difficult questions   Answer Question

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