I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Opera Solutions.
Interview Details – Hiring through on-campus process. Two-round interview process with three interviews each.
First round is on-campus, second round in their office in Jersey City. They may take a while to give an offer after final round (up to 2 months for some people in my class...)
Typical consulting interviews - no surprise:
1) Personality interview (15 - 20 min)
2) Case study (15 - 20 min)
A brainteaser if time permits.
Interview Question – What is the number of ATMs in the US? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation whatsoever.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Opera Solutions in February 2012.
Interview Details – Very detailed and focused on expertise.
Interview Question – TBD Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very short
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Opera Solutions in November 2012.
Interview Details – First round interview began with two phone calls, each around 30 minutes. First was a business case dealing with churn and how to stop it for an online dating site. It involved some easy math and you had to talk about ways to stop churn and data you might want. The second was a fit interview, all pretty basic stuff, like why consulting, etc. In person interview about 2 weeks later. It consisted of 3 interviews, each about 45-60 minutes. First interview had some fit elements and a brief case about credit card fees and attrition. Second interview was a supply chain case (which was very confusing if you're not familiar with the terminology, and the interviewer was seemingly very pressed for time and really rushed me through it, which I think took away from the interview overall). Final interview was mostly fit with a brainteaser thrown in. Heard back from them about a month or so after my in person saying I was not going to be made an offer.
Interview Question – Supply chain case was confusing because of terminology used
Credit card attrition
Brainteaser Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Opera Solutions in January 2011.
Interview Details – Hiring for Services side of business mainly comes from annual on-campus interviews. Currently on-campus hiring is more skewed towards lower levels, BA and Associates. At least two rounds of interviews, 2-3 interviewers each round. Questions range from "Walk me through resume" to consulting style cases
Interview Question – Ex: "a recent client of mine had this problem______, how would you go about structuring your analysis, what solutions would you implement, and what would the business case be?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Simple offer and acceptance of start date
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Opera Solutions in May 2011.
Interview Details – It was an 1:1 on campus interview.
I have met 3 people from Opera
they asked me business case types of questions, plus my motivation for consulting and Opera in particular.
I didn't make it, but also I was not really interested by consulting in general.
Interview Question – You're managing your own casino. You're considering to charge people or not at the entrance. What do you think ? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Opera Solutions in October 2011.
Interview Details – Reached out to recruiter after meeting them at Career fair. After several attempts, finally got a response and got scheduled a first round interview. 1st round took place on campus and consisted of 2 - 45 minute interviews, one with principal and another with analyst. Brainteaser and case study were given in 1st half, behavioral for 2nd half. Interviewers were very nice and cordial. Invited to 2nd round in Downtown LA, also consisted of meeting with principal and analyst for 2 - 45 minute interviews. 2nd round was considerable easier, we talked about interests and they answered any questions I had about the company.
Interview Question – Estimate the dollar amount that the smartphone app market will make in 2020. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No room for negotiation due to Opera still being a smaller company with regards to other consulting firms.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Opera Solutions in October 2010.
Interview Details – Very long hiring process. I first submit my resume on February, got called for an interview during the summer but only acutally got an interview in October.
Interview Question – Case Interviews (strategy question, McK style) View Answer
The process took a day - interviewed at Opera Solutions in November 2011.
Interview Details – 1.) Phone interview
2.) Case interview
3.) Super day
Interview Question – Two parts: Phone and case study. Phone interview was behavioral, classic "walk me through your resume" stuff. Case interview two weeks later was a 2 on 1/ no prep time thing. Most interviewees got cost estimation type questions: How many domestic airline passengers per year, how many elementary school teachers in the US. Others got more qualitative questions, such as how to make Weight Watchers more profitable. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Opera Solutions in November 2011.
Interview Details – First round was two back to back 45 minute case interviews. First case was simple, something about credit card fees and attrition. Second case was about starting a business in Collegetown. Second round was three back to back 45 minutes. One was fit. One case was probability, the interviewer gave the probability of 3 different possibilities and you had to calculate the expected profit. Second case was about the profitability of building a bridge.
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