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Business Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at IBM (San Francisco, CA).

Interview

Was contacted by HR first for introductory interview. Had 3 more interviews by hiring and manager as well as manager of area.

Interview Questions

  • Did not have any unexpected questions. Employers biggest concern was readiness for travel which is considerable.   Answer Question

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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at IBM.

    Interview

    3 30-minute phone interviews. All behavioral questions, nothing out of the ordinary. Offer within 48 hours.

    Interview Questions

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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at IBM (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Online application form - standard questions. Aptitude Tests - number series test was one of the hardest I've had to do, however numerical reasoning (felt easier than SHL or Kenexa) - but they have to be done consecutively no break. Assessment centre was next step - employees were very friendly and engaging, it was a good experience - refreshments provided and the first half of the day involves two group exercises (planning event for client and logic problem) and confirmatory aptitude tests. 75% of candidates sent home at lunch - next part was lunch for successful candidates followed by a case study and presentation (in pairs) and an interview with the professional development manager (competency interview but make sure you have researched the company).

    Interview Questions

    • No particularly difficult questions. Remember in group exercises - be calm and confident and make sure to get in early as the good questions to ask will be used up very quickly. Finally stay alert and don't be too nervous, they just want you to give the best representation of yourself that you can, so believe in yourself and be you - if you get to the assessment centre you're already down to the last 30-40 out of hundreds, so they like you and want you to keep demonstrating you're the right candidate. (nb// travel re-imbursed up to £150)   Answer Question
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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Long Interview process including online application and tests, assessment day where 13 of 20 people got sent home at lunch. The final round business matching interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Online Applicatio Psychometric Tests Assessment Center Final interview

    Interview Questions

    • The assessment Center - Teamwork and numerical test was fine. It was the selling to the interviewer a offer that you only have about 30 minutes to read was the tough part.   Answer Question
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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Portsmouth, South East England, England (UK)
    No Offer

    Interview

    Classic CV submission, IPAT test, invitation for 1st round selection day - 2 group exercises + confirmatory IPAT test. The group exercises were the same ones as are discussed online - one logic (each of you has slightly different information) + one that is focused around organizing an event. Just do your best, focused on the team work and NOT solving it yourself (which would be way more efficient!!!!!) The overall experience was pretty negative I must say - especially in comparison with other consulting companies/positions. Everything is very anonymous, people are not helpful at all when it comes to personal needs/preferences.

    Interview Questions

    • The confirmatory IPAT test only has the 'logical' part (i.e. the numerical series)   Answer Question
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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM (London, England (UK)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    This is for the United Kingdom IBM. Apply online, once cv has been screened then you do 2 psychometric tests. The first test is numerical and contains sequences and seriers that get more difficult as you go. You have approx 20 min. The 2nd test is verbal reasoning wich also lasts 20 min. 1st round selection centre consists of 2 group exercises and a re-test of the numerical test. the 2nd numerical test is very easy, only 10 questions. first group exercise is a logical exercise which they ask you to solve. second group exercise is consists of a business case about an event where half way though they suggest there is a problem and you have to rethink your strategy.

    Interview Questions

    • how many petrol stations are there in the UK?   1 Answer
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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at IBM in May 2012.

    Interview

    Group exercises- one logical one, one event planning task. Then a confirmation maths test. The second stage was a one-to-one interview, case study and presentation (only in front of the assessor!) and group logic test (really hard)

    Interview Questions

    • Why is the product so expensive? (I was trying to sell a mobile app to the interviewer)   1 Answer
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    Business Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at IBM (Bangalore (India)) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Resume Screening HR screening Technical interview HR interview Salary negotiation Offer rollout

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    not really

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