I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in December 2013.
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Got interview through internal referral. Had a quick phone screen with the recruiter and then interviewed with various individuals from junior Business Analysts, to Consultants, as well as Senior Leadership. Everything was very smooth.
The people were great, very interesting and knowledgeable. The Office location were great, and culture was very team and family oriented.
Most questions were behavioral trying to assess the type of challenges you've faced previously, as well as methods and techniques used in the past.
Interview Question – Asked to describe in detail task and context of previous engagements with specific reference to tools and methods used. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in November 2013.
Interview Details – I was initially reached out to by a Recruiter that found me via LinkedIn. I then completed 6 in-person interviews that were all 1:1. The process was thorough but well organized and I felt informed of my step/status throughout.
Interview Question – What do you know about Slalom and why would this organization serve as the ideal next step in your career? Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in November 2013.
Interview Details – Phone screen, in-person casual screen, one-day 2 hour interviews with 4 people.
Interview Question – Usual fare - seeking elaboration on difficult environments, approaches to problem solving, etc. No technical questions or business cases. Answer Question
Interviewed at Slalom Consulting
Interview Details – Was very conversational. Didn't ask many questions or behavioral questions. Seemed to be more about getting to know me and see if I was a good fit for the company
Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected quesitons Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in October 2013.
Interview Details –
Please let this entry serve as a cautionary tale for those of you considering Slalom. Given that most people who choose to submit entries fall on the extreme ends of the spectrum (i.e., either love or hate the company under discussion - myself included), please take this with a grain of salt…and please make sure you go into your conversations with your eyes completely open.
Similar to a lot of respondents, I was approached via LinkedIn. Based on my background (ex Big 4 consultant, 17+ years of internal/external consulting experience, significant Director-level positions within a Fortune 100 company, MBA from a top 5 business school), I was being considered for a Practice Area Lead role. I interviewed with Slalom several years back but did not accept the offer of employment due to timing and compensation (I would have left a significant amount of money on the table by accepting their offer)…but I did have a very good experience last time and held a deep respect for the people I interviewed with so I said what the heck (Note: Although I'm quite happy as an independent consultant, the role sounded pretty good and it never hurts to have a conversation right?).
So I spend a couple weeks interviewing with the entire Leadership Team and the conversations are pretty good. The questions were pretty focused on my technical competency…which weren't hard at all…but nothing about my comparable leadership experiences. The following week I had subsequent conversations with the recruiter and one of the Practice Area Leads where they signaled their interest in bringing me into Slalom…but at a senior individual contributor level role. They're reasoning: while I had "potential", they wanted some time to evaluate me and make sure that I could demonstrate key Slalom behaviors. When I pressed them further, they said things like being able to manage multiple clients, how I structure deals, how I manage client relationships. I only wished that they had asked me these questions during the actual interviews, paid attention to what my 6+ client references said and looked at my resume so I could share my perspectives. Nonetheless, I know that I don't walk on water, so I said fine I'll spend time demonstrating these behaviors…but please put me in a role where I have the opportunity to demonstrate them from the outset (lest I spend a year in the role, only to be told that I haven't sufficiently exhibited them). When they couldn't meet this basic requirement, that is where the talks broke down.
As they would later disclose, they haven't had very much experience hiring candidates directly into the Lead role and try to get candidates to accept a lesser role. In fact, in the 7+ year history of the practice, less than a handful of candidates were hired at that level (which begs the question, why even attempt to hire at the Lead role then?).
So I walk away from this experience pretty disappointed that I spent three weeks of my life and expended significant emotional energy talking to Slalom. Lesson to be learned from all of this: make sure you know exactly what role you are interviewing for. It can make all the difference in your respective experiences and whether or not you to choose to pursue their opportunities.
Interview Question – Simple case study questions (e.g., how would apply a certain methodology in an agile environment?); questions about my experience Answer Question
I applied through other source and interviewed at Slalom Consulting.
Interview Details – Over the course of a couple of years, I have received several interview requests from this company and each time they say they want to schedule another interview and then I don't hear anything from 6 months. Then they call asking if I want to come in to interview again, then they don't call for several more months asking if I want to start the process over. There seems to be a lot of turnover because each time the person that called before is no longer around.
Interview Question – Nothing difficult Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Inconsistency, lack of process, turnover, hearing the same story from other recruiters I know
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting.
Interview Details – Several interviews that happened over a 6-week period. 2 of the interviews were technical, and the others were more about company and consulting fit.
Interview Question – Architect solution to technology problem being faced by a real client. White boarding session. Review View Answer
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting.
Interview Details – Contacted by recruiter, then first short interview with talent acquisition manager. Followed by 1 Technical phone screen with current consultant in team, 1 in-person interview with solution architect, 1 in-person interview with practice area director, 1 in-person interview with practice lead. Process was fast, very well coordinated. Excellent experience. All interviewers have great knowledge in their fields with passion.
Interview Question – If you have been working well in your field, you won't have any problem with answering technical questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered me right amount at first, so I just accepted it
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in September 2013.
Interview Details – I was called upon by a Recuiter who had set a face to face interview with Slalom. This was a follow up to a phone interview which I had not done that good. I was interviewed by three people one at a time. First lady seemed like a QA lead or similar. I was asked range of testing questions and my previous work experience. The second guy asked me some technical questions which were relatively simple. He then stopped asking technical questions and talked about the company and asked me which tools I have used. The third interview was the shortest of all and All I was asked was my background experience and couple of easy technical questions.
Interview Question –
The questions I was asked are as follows :-
1. Difference between pass by value and pass by reference
2. Finding the largest number in an array
3. How would you test a Lamp ?
5. How would you test a Twitter application ?
6. Find a missing number in an array of sorted numbers.
7. What are primitive types and non primitives types.
8. How would you test a Restful Web Service View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting.
Interview Details – My initial interview was with one of the internal recruiters to talk about the company and a high-level overview of my experience. After that, she introduced me to one of the business development employees as well as a client service lead to talk more specifically about how I might fit-in with some of their projects. From there, we discussed specific opportunities and an offer, which i accepted. The whole process took a few weeks but they were always honest and up front with me about the current status and next steps.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. The interviews were mostly about past experience and future work and project goals. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate. I was up front during the process about my salary expectations and the offer met those expectations.
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