Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Hitachi Consulting
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Dallas, TX) in March 2013.
I was a campus hire so my interview process will be relevant for those just graduating from college. I submitted my resume to the university job portal and was called for an in-person interview taking place at my school. I interviewed with a senior manager for 30 minutes and was called one week later for a final round of interviews at the Hitachi Dallas office. The day before the final interview, there was an interview dinner with several VPs, managers, and consultants which helped us break the ice before the interview day and meet the other interviewees. The day of the final interview was a full day (8am-4pm) with 3 different interviews (behavioral and a little technical) as well as lunch with consultants and a case study.
- 1. Why do I want to do consulting?
2. What interested me most about Hitachi Consulting specifically? Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Hitachi Consulting
Consultant InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in September 2014.
Met at Campus Career fair. Greeter was incredible and immediately got me interested.
Applied on school career portal, was notified that I was accepted to first round interviews.
Invited to drinks with all interviewers the night before interviews- casual but clearly important to see how well we fit with other applicants and current employees.
First round interview was 2 seperate people, 45 mins each, all behavioral as expected.
Second round was brutal- partially because my interviewer was really tough and asked 3-4 brain teasers, and tried to throw me multiple times. Probably hardest non full case interview I've ever had. Walked out thinking I wouldn't be getting a call back, but got a personal email from my interviewer saying he was happy I made it through his tough questions and he was excited to invite me to final rounds.
Final rounds were awesome, all other applicants were so ambitious and friendly- I wanted all of us to get hired together.. the two day final interview process included a team building exercise, dinner, drinks, and and a day full of case interviews (group case to see how well you can work together without trying to show off), presentations, and meetings with VP's.
Every thing about the process made me want to be part of the company, because they went out of their way to show you how important cultural fit was to the firm- and how awesome it would be to work with other hitachi consultants.
- Behavioral, brain teasers (ping pong balls in room), harvard business case (group case question) Answer Question
Consultant InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Houston, TX).
Applied at a career fair on campus. People there were great and very friendly and helpful. was invited a few days later to an on campus info session. After that, round 1 of the interview. It was a 45 min scheduled interview on campus. Round 2 was at their location two weeks later. I did the first interview and was done in about 30 minutes. talked mainly about my experience, projects I've worked on, style of dispute resolution, how I would pick a team, why Hitachi? and this one was a little odd: define strategy. Interviewer was very closed off it seemed. Talking fast, trying to get the interview done with quickly. seemed very rigid, business focused.
- Talk about your experiences 1 Answer
- What specific projects have you worked on? Answer Question
- How have you handled disagreements in teams? What is your dispute resolution style? 1 Answer
- give me an example of a time you had to pick a team Answer Question
- Why do you want to leave your current company? Answer Question
Consultant InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeks – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting.
I interviewed on campus first with a Hitachi manager. Then the second round consisted of three interviews at the company site. My first round interview contained a brief case as well as one of the second round interviews. Within a week of the second round interview, I received an offer and given two weeks to decide.
- None of the interview questions were too difficult. One case question was "Create an algorithm to make a Sudoku board". This was challenging but as long as you display a favorable way of thinking and presenting your thoughts in an appropriate amount of time, you will do great, regardless of whether you actually solve the question. Answer Question
I did not attempt to negotiate salary because the offer was the best I received. I was however able to extend my deadline in order to hear back from another firm.
Consultant InterviewNo Offer
I met them on campus for a Career Fair. I, then, went to my university career website and applied and was asked for an interview. The process was not too difficult. They held one-on-one interviews on campus. Not many questions were asked, mostly just asking about my resume.
- What are your top 3 accomplishments? Answer Question
Consultant InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Seattle, WA) in November 2014.
Applied on the university job board. Got scheduled for an on-campus interview for 45 minutes where I went over my resume and cool side projects. Since I came from an engineering background, some questions were about why I wanted to go into consulting. Mostly behavioral questions. The next round was a case question onsite and then a couple interviews onsite as well.
- Why do you want to go into consulting? What do you know about Hitachi? Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Not that great of a reputation
Consultant InterviewDeclined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in June 2014.
One-to-one interview, interviewer was a new consultant. The interview was basic behavioral questions, such as "tell me about yourself" and "why do you want to be hired?" The interview lasted for an hour, had only a few minutes to ask questions.
- Tell me about a challenge that happened unexpectedly. Answer Question
Consultant InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Atlanta, GA).
I applied through on campus recruiting process and attended company presentation and social events. I had an interview on campus, which included two one-to-one interviews. The interviews were mostly behavior questions. Nothing really unexpected.
- typical behavior questions Answer Question
Consultant InterviewNo OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting.
Was offered on campus interview after applying through campus recruiting. An hour and half in total. With two separate people, each for 45 minutes. The first one asked mostly behavioral based questions off a list. The second one asked me to list 2-3 involvements with bullet points for each, then he chose one involvement and asked me more detailed questions pertaining what I did for that position, what technical programs I used etc. You need to know your resume well. Both recruiters are friendly.
- Give me a time when your plans have to change due to unexpected circumstances. Answer Question
Consultant InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in September 2014.
I applied online through my university and was subsequently contacted for an interview. I had an in-person interview that took approximately 80 minutes and had two parts. The initial part was business-centric, during which the interviewer and I discusses Hitachi Consulting itself and the work done there.
The second interview was a personality/attitude interview during which the interviewer asked me to simply discuss my CV from bottom to top. Not to because it was unclear, but as a speaking and conversational exercise. He then asked me to recant times when I'd had trouble with team members and how I resolved them.
- Unexpected: What excites you in the morning? Answer Question
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