Loft9 Consulting Interview Questions

Updated Jul 16, 2015
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Loft9 Consulting.

    Interview

    3 stage interview process; Stage 0 - a general 'get to know' phone call or in person session followed up by (Stage 1) a more in depth resume walk and culture fit assessment. Next (Stage 2) is a business case session and likely has senior executive staff involved. At this point there will either be an offer or recommendation to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

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    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Jul 28, 2015 – Founding Partner

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the Loft9 interview process. This information is useful to individuals that are considering Loft9 and we’re thrilled that your process ... More

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kirkland, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Loft9 Consulting (Kirkland, WA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Having interviewed with dozens of companies, I must say that the Loft9 interview experience is a cut above. From the initial discussion through the final stages, the process was painless and I felt like the interviewers were genuinely interested in learning more about me and having a discussion. Culture is a defining characteristic at Loft9 and it's very obvious the company goes to great lengths to recruit the best people.

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    • There were 3 interviews - an initial discussion to determine culture fit and see if my career interests align with the opportunities Loft9 can provide, followed by a second interview to dive deeper into my experience and how it translates into what I would be doing at the company, and finally a third interview to run through a couple case studies with members of the leadership team. There were no trick questions, some behavioral questions and a good amount of resume-specific questions. The case studies were very much in line with standard consulting case interviews; take a moment to make sure you understand the situation and formulate a response. The great part about the process is the quick turnaround time - the company prides itself on letting you know about next steps within 48hrs and in my experience has met or exceeded that threshold.   Answer Question

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Jun 1, 2015 – Founding Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Loft9 interview process. This information is useful to individuals that are considering Loft9 as a future employer. We strive to ... More

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    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Loft9 Consulting (Bellevue, WA).

    Interview

    Went through 3 rounds of interviews for, in order: culture fit, skills, thought process. The first two are with long-time employees who are currently embedded in companies, to get a strong sense of the company culture and way of doing things, to walk through the resume in detail, and to ask questions in both directions. Prior to the 2nd interview you are asked for a writing sample (an up-to 2 page write-up of a project, process, or analysis you conducted, why, how, and outcome), The third interview was with a founder and the Managing Director. It was again somewhat social, a walk through the resume, and then a couple of verbal case studies with time limits and a couple of scenarios / approach questions. All interviews were conducted via Skpe or over the phone - nothing in person.

    Interview Questions

    • If we call your references, what is one success they will tell us about? What is one challenge?   Answer Question

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Oct 24, 2014 – Founding Partner

    Thanks for the review! We’re pleased that you were able to get a strong sense of our firm from the individuals you met in the interview process. We recognize that conducting interviews over the ... More

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Loft9 Consulting (Redmond, WA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I met with two Microsoft contractors very early (8am) at a Starbucks. Many of the questions were about my value for good culture and abilities to mentor. If I had gone further, there would be two more interviews: 1 to assess writing and communication, the other situational.

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    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Oct 13, 2014 – Founding Partner

    We appreciate you sharing your experience with the Loft9 interview process. Our interview team strives to provide a positive experience for all our recruits and we feel badly that your was lower than ... More

  6. Helpful (1)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Loft9 Consulting.

    Interview

    The first interview was with an associate at Loft9 and it was a very low key, fit interview. He wanted to know a little bit more about my interests and goals, share information about Loft9, and answer any questions I had. It took place at a coffee shop. Prior to the second interview, there was a written questionnaire I needed to complete and send in. The questionnaire consisted of three questions - I was to choose one to respond to. The questions were not difficult. They were all similar in that they asked you to expand on a specific part of your resume or previous work experience. We walked through my answer during the second interview with one of the leaders at Loft9. This second interview also seemed laid back and again, it took place at a coffee shop. The third and final interview was with two senior executives in the company. There were two, verbal case studies as part of this interview and both were very vague. One was on project management and I don't recall the other. The leader who asked both questions was terse and cold. The other was kind. It was as if they were playing good cop, bad cop. A few days later, I received an offer. The salary was appalling. Know your worth in the conversations with the senior executives and afterward if they extend an offer. My observation and opinion of Loft9 is that they value employee development, however, are not willing to compensate for knowledge, skills, and abilities - and unwilling to negotiate.

    Interview Questions

    • Using an example from your resume, describe a process that you either owned, developed, or improved.   Answer Question
    • Using an example from your resume, explain how you used data to solve a problem or make a decision.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Their offer was on the border of being offensive. They were unwilling to negotiate. I accepted an offer for a similar position elsewhere at 20k over Loft9's offer.

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Jul 18, 2014 – Founding Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on Loft9’s interview process. It’s important to us that all applicants have a positive experience, regardless of whether they receive an offer to ... More

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Loft9 Consulting (Bellevue, WA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    The process was pretty straight forward. Its three rounds of interviews and after each round they let you know within 48 hours if you made it to the next round. I only did two of the three rounds. I applied online via LinkedIn and was contacted by HR. I was asked to fill out the Employment Application which contained a Skills and Experience section that specifies certain skill sets and your level of experience with them. HR set up a meeting at a coffee shop which lasted about one hour. She explained to me more about Loft9 and wanted to get a sense from me if I would culturally fit in. The next day they set up a second interview with me. Before the interview I had to complete a written assignment which was pretty simple (it is based on your experience, they want to review your writing style). I met with a Director and he did a deep dive on my experience and skill sets. There were a lot of hypothetical questions on how you would respond to certain scenarios. The next day I got an email from HR stating they thought I was more at the Consultant level than senior and because of my salary requirements they would not be moving forward with me.

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    • In 2 minutes (or 3 I can't remember) simplify a complex topic? They want to know if you can speak about a complex topic in layman terms   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (1)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Total of three interviews, firm fit assessment followed by technical skills assessment and the third interview involves a case study during the interview. The case study is related to the kind of work the firm is involved in

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Oct 24, 2014 – Founding Partner

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the Loft9 interview process. This information is useful to individuals that are considering Loft9 as a future employer, and we’re pleased ... More

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Loft9 Consulting.

    Interview

    Was invited to first interview after I had sent Job application. They told me there would be two more. Got encouraging Feedback during the interview e.g. good questions. Then received a no further interviews.

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    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Oct 24, 2014 – Founding Partner

    We appreciate you sharing your experience with the Loft9 interview process. Our interview team strives to provide a positive experience for all our recruits and we feel badly that yours was lower ... More

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Loft9 Consulting in September 2013.

    Interview

    They have a 48 business hour SLA in between rounds which is great. Int 1 assesses culture fit and is a 50/50 information gathering interview. Int 2 is a skills assessment with a written presentation prepared in advance. Int 3 is a process and problem solving evaluation. Whole process can be as short as a couple weeks to a couple months depending on firm need and applicant availability and skillset

    Interview Questions

    • What does culture mean to you? - be ready to answer this question.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    better offer from company

    Loft9 Consulting Response

    Oct 24, 2014 – Founding Partner

    Thanks for the review! This information is useful to individuals that are considering Loft9 as a future employer and we appreciate you taking the time to share your positive experience. Our ... More

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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Loft9 Consulting (Bellevue, WA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process is a series of three interviews. I only made it to the second interview. The first one was with a senior consultant and was primarily focused on culture. They want to know what your goals are and if you are a fit in their culture. The second interview was was with a consultant and a BA. This interview was focused on my work experience. They dive deeper into your work experience and see what you know and what you are able to contribute.

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