I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PA Consulting.
Interview Details – I got this interview through career services at my university. The interviewers were very friendly and gave good answers to the questions I had for them.
Interview Question – Not so much difficult as unexpected - he wrote down 4 2's on a piece of paper and asked what you could do with them to make the largest number. View Answer
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PA Consulting.
Interview Details – PA prides itself on interviewing but the process is so overly complex and burdened by 60's era psychobabble testing (like Belbin and Meyers Briggs) that the whole thing comes off as farce. The sad thing is NONE of these psych considerations are actually used during your job. They make a big deal of saying "everyone is unique and contributes to the team in special ways" --- but then they evaluate everybody on the exact same criteria of utilization for junior staff and utilization + sales for senior staff. The rest is pure window dressing.
Interview Question – How to share sales credit across your team. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Take it or leave it.
I applied through other source and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PA Consulting in April 2013.
Interview Details –
I saw the Analyst job posting online and reached out to a 2nd degree connection on LinkedIn who worked in HR. She asked for my resume and we set up a 30-minute phone interview.
The 30-minute phone interview asked all the basic questions:
1. Tell me about yourself
2. What did you like most about your previous jobs?
3. What are some of your strengths?
4. Why should we hire you?
The two people I dealt with were very pleasant.
Interview Question – There were no unexpected or difficult questions in the 1st round. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PA Consulting in March 2013.
Interview Details – Very professional. They value self-motivating candidates.
Interview Question – Group case study was challenging. View Answer
Negotiation Details – They are open to negotiate with salary and location.
I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PA Consulting.
Interview Details – Very professional interview process that offers transparency to candidates, although took a long time
Interview Question – mostly behavior interviews Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PA Consulting in February 2012.
Interview Details – First the financial controller asked me some questions in my resume, it went well. Then comes out the corporate controllers, asking more details about my resume.
Interview Question – Tell me more about your internships Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 months - interviewed at PA Consulting in March 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process is long; it took over 5 months. In the final interview, I interviewed with 3 people and had to make a presentation on my strategy for the role. I also had to take a analytics and verbal assessment test. The people were all very focused, intelligent and passionate about their roles. The culture was somewhat staid but a few were very keen on changing that.
Interview Question – What makes you different from all other candidates we're speaking with? Answer Question
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PA Consulting in August 2010.
Interview Details – Seems like they are expecting cut back. Not impressed by the enthusiasm of the interviewer.
Reason for Declining – Seems like they are expecting cut back. Not impressed by the enthusiasm of the interviewer.
The process took 1+ week - interviewed at PA Consulting in January 2010.
Interview Details –
Initial Phone interview lasted for an hour. It consisted of basic HR questions like the below examples:
1) Describe your previous jobs
2) Give examples of how you handled a situation where your employer/advisor didn't agree to your opinion even though your were right and how did you tackle it
3)What did you like the most about your previous jobs?
4)What subject didnt you like the least?
5) What are your weakness?
On-site interview consisted on 3 one-one inteviews. Each person analysed various areas
eg; 1st person was the partner who analyzed my characted and interpersonal skills.
2nd person thoroughly checked my Technical skills based on my prior experience.
3rd person tested me with a case study to see how logical my thinking & Problem solving abilities were.
Negotiation Details – yes.
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PA Consulting in October 2009.
Interview Details –
1st Round: On campus with an alumni working in the office. Very casual behavioral interview.
2nd Round: Assessment Day at the office. Small group of grad and undergrad candidates there. The day consisted of a one-on-one behavioral interview with a senior partner, a one on one case interview, group case interview and presentation, and verbal and numerical testing.
There was nothing unexpected or uncommonly difficult. The office is very relaxed. Oddly enough composed almost entirely of MIT and Georgetown grads.
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