I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Sapient.
Interview Details – Phone screen by company recruiter which led to an interview day where two interviews were conducted for each applicant, one behavioral and one case.
Interview Question – The case was a technology case despite applying for a business consulting role so not really sure i was able to be evaluated correctly but got an offer nonetheless. Answer Question
The process took 3 months - interviewed at Sapient in September 2009.
Interview Details – After receiving a glowing (I guess) recommendation from a former colleague who currently works there, a member of the recruiting team phoned me up one day and scheduled a phone interview. I can't remember what all that entailed, but it was pretty high level. After that, I was scheduled to come up for a vis a vis. They did mention that this would be a three hour or so process, which was something that threw me for a loop.
The first part of the face to face had a quick skills assessment which took about a half an hour. Just really to make sure I knew what I was doing and was consistent with what was on my resume.
A 'personality' interview followed which lasted about an hour. This was pretty much run of the mill stuff...Describe challenging situations and how I mitigated that challenge. What are my strengths and weaknesses. Do I like to work alone, or in a group and why. Lots of questions, but appropriate and not a whole lot that threw me off guard.
Then, I was given a business case to present to a group of decision makers. I had an hour to prepare and an hour to present. Very challenging. Essentially, I had to give Sapient's perspective on how to solve a business problem and reduce customer service costs while maintaining superior customer service. Essentially, a big whiteboard exercise. I was given some background including financials and history of the company. There was 6 questions I had to answer as part of the exercise. So as you might guess, I segmented them accordingly on the whiteboard and incorporated into my presentation :-)
Interview Question – Perspective on how to leverage a technological solution View Answer
Negotiation Details – In the process but seems to be going well...
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Sapient in March 2010.
Interview Details – Very long. Lots of people
Interview Question – Your strengths Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No room to negotiate.
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