Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (San Francisco, CA) in December 2011.
The Interview Process was pretty generous. Consisted of a on-campus interview, that was behavioral.
Then consisted of a on-site interview that was (3) 1:1 interviews that was essentially designed to see if you were a good fit for the company.
- Tell me about a time where a member of your team did not contribute Answer Question
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Philadelphia, PA) in December 2011.
Typical consulting interview. Pre-screen, techincal interview, face to face interview. Good questions that truly test your knowledge and personality.
- Why are you looking to join our Firm? Answer Question
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The process took a day – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Seattle, WA) in November 2011.
The interview process occurred on campus and was 1/2 hour long. All of the questions were very basic. Things like "describe a time you worked in team and there was an issue that arose". Pretty much the standard questions.
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I applied through college or university. The process took a day – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Houston, TX) in October 2011.
The company contacted me for a first-round interview, and was very flexible when I asked to reschedule the initial set time. The consultant who interviewed me was very friendly, and all the questions were behavioral - no case interviews at all.
- Tell me about a time where you had to work with a difficult person. Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
Received an offer from a more prestigious company
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The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Dallas, TX) in October 2011.
I submitted my resume at the career fair at my university. It took a few weeks to hear back from them since their deadline to submit applications online was a little later. My first interview was a 1:1 interview with a senior manager from the info session the night before. The interview was very conversational and relaxed. A week or so later I heard back that I had been offered to come out for a second interview. The second part of the process was a little different. The first night (night before the interview) there was a dinner at a very nice restaurant with execs and new hires. The dinner was informal but you should still be on your toes during the entire night. Act as if every conversation is a small interview. The day of the interview, we were given a small tour of the floor that Hitachi has in one of the buildings in Dallas. Their area was very nice and modern looking. After the tour, we sat in a meeting room and were fed info about the company and their benefits (which are GREAT)! Then it was time for interviews!!! The first interview was 1:1 and again very conversational. Then there was lunch with new hires. A second interview followed lunch along with a panel discussion and a group case study. The group case study was very relaxed. Just make sure you participate and have fun. Overall, it was a great experience! I loved it! The people were GREAT!
I tried negotiating my salary to start and that was declined to keep the consistency amongst the new hires. If I were you, I would try anyway. I then negotiated for relocation/signing bonus and it was accepted. The lady I negotiated with was very nice and REALLY excited that I liked the company and that I was accepting. My advice....NEGOTIATE!
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Boston, MA) in April 2011.
Two Rounds of Interviews
1st round consisted of 2 30 minutes 1 on 1 interviews--mostly behavioral questions and resume explanation
2nd round consisted of 3 half hour 1 on 1 interviews and a case study
overall a very stress free interview process
- Why would you be a good fit in this position given you do not have any prior consulting experience? Answer Question
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Dallas, TX) in December 2010.
For the technical tract, the interview process started after the internal recruiters were given my information by an employee. The first call was with what would be my boss and simply was a "how interested are you" conversation as well as a quick overview of the company.
The follow up was a day of interviews consisting of technical and business screens with a peer, an immediate superior and an interested (but not directly connected) manager. The final interview was with the practice leader (a managing vice president).
- If after six months you are not satisfied with your employment at Hitachi Consulting, how would you handle your exit strategy? Answer Question
My offer was what I had demanded in the first place so there was no negotiation. However, knowing what you want before they ask would be helpful and feel free to push back if it is not what you expect.
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Seattle, WA) in December 2010.
There was a telephone interview with one of their architects. Pretty basic stuff. Then, I was invited to Seattle office for three rounds of interivew. First Round with another Senior Consultant, second round with director and the third round with VP. The interivew was good. They offered me the position within a week. They were very professional.
- How will you react with customers and deal some tough situations? Answer Question
Negotiate to get what you want.
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The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Seattle, WA) in November 2010.
1st round campus interview with a Manager
If invited to next round, you are invited to their downtown seattle office (Convention center) for a full day interview session. This consists of 3 30 minute interviews, usually with a Senior Vice President, a director and a manager.
I only had one offer so didn't have much leverage during negotiation. If you have multiple offers, use it to get a better deal. And don't fall for the "everybody calling you and telling you how important you will be to the team"... Consultants are notorious for this.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Irvine, CA) in November 2010.
Hitachi brought in about 25 students from various schools to interview for the tactical and business positions. Interviews were simple-- mainly just talking about yourself and your interests to 4 VPs. They were draining because they were back to back interviews and then a lunch with current employees afterward.
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