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Hitachi Consulting Interview Questions

Updated Dec 2, 2014
Updated Dec 2, 2014
125 Interview Reviews

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume through MBA career center. Selected for campus interview, which was very friendly and informal. In-office interviews with four employees up to VP. Subsequent phone interview with subject matter expert. All interviewers made me feel very comfortable and enthusiastic about company.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary offered was very low.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I spoke with 10 - count 'em - TEN Hitachi people - 2 VP's, 4 Directors, and 4 Senior Managers. All were very friendly and upbeat about the company - gave me the "it's a great place to work" speil. And every one of them told me I would be a great fit. Some actually said they were recommending me for hire.

    It was a long process - over a month, made longer by the company's week and a half-long Holiday break.

    After 4 phone interviews, I had a face to face with a VP a Director and a Senior Manager after which I had a conference-call interview with a Director and 2 of his team who were looking for a PM for their project.

    After waiting a week for feedback, I finally emailed the recruiter who called back and told me "they weren't going forward" because I "wasn't a fit for the project role they're trying to fill".
    Odd, because I was never given the impression that I was being considered for only one specific project role. I don't understand why it would take 10 people, including 2 VP's to determine whether someone can fill one single project role.

    for the benefit of those who might not know, there's a difference between a consulting firm and a body shop. Consulting firms hire strategically - "for the bench", as they say. They get people on board, acclimate/indocrinate them, then get them onto a suitable role with a client project. Body shops, on the other hand, hire to fill a spot.

    Throughout that long interview process, I thought I was interviewing with a consulting firm. I've been around the block and I know which questions get asked and which ones to ask.

    Turns out I got played. All along, I was talking to a body shop that was masquerading as a consulting firm. Had I known who I was dealing with up front, I wouldn't have let them waste a month of my time.

    Interview Questions
    • None Really. The usual behavioral-type questions, and some Oracle-based skills evaluation questions. Nothing I didn't answer correctly. I've been on both sides of the table so I know how the process works.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    1st Round - Webcam telephonic round
    2nd Round - In-person technical round
    3rd Round - In-person domain round
    4th Round - HR

    Interview Questions
    • It is not difficult question but interesting questions:
      You got a P1 bug but you have following day release, What are your next steps.
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Limited scope, there is no space for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my university's career website, then had 2 b2b interview at my university

    Interview Questions
    • What at your last job made you want to get into consulting?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Consulting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting.

    Interview Details

    The poeple at the office was super friendly, it was the most impressive office environment I had ever been, I remember when I was sitting at the lobby waiting for my turn, there were at least 5 or 6 employers walking by and warmly asked if I 've been helped. in most of other intervews that i had been, you silent , indifferent eyes contact, not in that particular office.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not too difficult , th eprocess took a bit longer than expected
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in March 2009.

    Interview Details

    - Asked all basic questions about SQL, PLSQL and then some on ERP fundamental skills.
    - Asked about OAF related questions
    - Asked about Project Accounting related questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting.

    Interview Details

    One of the most pleasant interview processes I went through. The HR team was very quick to respond to questions and didn't drag out the process over several months. They provided a dinner the night before the "on site" interview with a few VP's present. Interview day was very enjoyable with 1:1 interviews and a group case study. It seems like they were targeting business students, not just engineers.

    Interview Questions
    • Group Case study, talking about past experiences with VP   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    - Was contacted through LinkedIn through their recruiter for an initial conversation
    - Discussed about experiences, expertise, salary, visa, etc.
    - Never heard back for a month
    - On inquiring, they responded saying I didn't have time left on my visa. I had over a year left.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    it was very straight forward

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    relocated

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Hitachi Consulting in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had one on-campus interview with a recruiter, who asked me questions concerning what aspect of computer science I wanted to work with. The second interview lasted half a day. I had three 30 minute 1:1 interviews and in between said interviews, I mingled with other applicants, who also had one on-campus interview. After the last interview, I was taken out to lunch with a current employee and two other applicants.

    During the day interview, I had the opportunity to meet a lot of current employees. They all seemed very friendly and had volunteered to mingle with us, so they clearly enjoyed their jobs and were interested in meeting the future employees. All of the interviews were more like regular conversations you might have with someone who wanted to get to know you. They asked about previous projects I had been involved in, but it felt like a conversation for the most part.

    Interview Questions
    • I'd like to know more about at least three things on your resume, so let's just go down it and tell me about each item. Describe your experience working on [bullet point on resume].   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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