Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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- No OfferPositive Experience
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Seattle, WA) in October 2014.
I applied through the campus recruiting process. I did one 30-45min interview on campus with a senior manager. I then went to an all day interview at the Seattle offices where I interviewed with about 4 managers. I was taken out to lunch by 2 current entry level consultants. There was also a group portion where we were divided into small groups and responded to a business scenario to a group of potential "clients." The day was ended by a cocktail reception hour.
- Why are you interested in going into consulting? Answer Question
- Declined 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
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Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 1 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.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
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.
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Seattle, WA) in October 2012.
Started with an on campus interview followed by a second round of interviews. The second round of interviews was a full day. The morning session consisted of multiple behavioral interviews with management as well as a case interview. The case interview was more strategic and less financially based. The night session was a team case question followed by a presentation.
- Question about solving a business problems with pirating of their content. Whether it was worth it to pursue lawsuits, send letters, etc. Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through other source. The process took a week – interviewed at Hitachi Consulting (Seattle, WA) in February 2008.
Interview was very well organized. The recruiter and recruiting team have a well-run process which includes a phone interview, then several 1:1 meetings with various levels of the consultancy (manager to VP). It also has case studies to test your knowledge. Hitachi also does a lot of behavioral interviewing. Very very well run!
- Part of external consultancy includes proposing new projects/selling? Tell me about a time when you had to sell an idea, etc... Answer Question
Negotiations were quick and reasonable. Able to negotiate sign-on bonus.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
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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