I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting.
Interview Details –
Had a phone screen with the recruiter and then later had a 1:1 onsite with the same recruiter, 1:1 interview with a peer to the position, 1:1 interview with someone slightly higher up in the org; and finally a 1:1 with the senior leader of the group I was applying for. The process was fairly routine with half questions about my interests and expectations and the other half was informal behavioral interview questions.
I was not extended an offer which was fairly frustrating given the time and energy I put into the process. I was told in my declination email that I didn't have enough experience for the role (I have about 6 years of deep experience and 12 years of other relevant experience). This surprised me given that one of the people that interviewed me, a peer to the position I was applying for, didn't really have any experience doing the work before they hired her. He/she had work experience but none that was related. The employee that referred me to the role seemed really shocked that I didn't get an offer as well given how much experience I had an the glowing reviews he/she gave me based on our previous work together.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in September 2013.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a recruiter via LinkedIn based on my title at a competing consulting firm. A phone screen led to 4 in-person interviews. Care was taken to schedule me at times that would not impact my existing working hours. Interviews with senior management sounded like a sales pitch. Seems like they were sold on me based mostly on the reputation of the company I was coming from. The final interview was more of an informal "get-to-know-you" lunch with my potential manager. Overall, the interview process was much less rigorous than interview loops I had gone through in the past.
Interview Question – Interview questions were fairly standard. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – PTO was not negotiable.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in August 2013.
Interview Details –
Was first contacted by a recruiter via linked in - once it was determined that i wasn't interested in working for the group that was recruiting, i was passed me onto the other group which was more of a fit. From there i had multiple phone 'discussions' with several of the leadership team. It was slightly based on the fact that they were trying to sell themselves to me but also trying to assess my skills and fit. This should have been a red-flag, as it felt they never quite got a good grasp on my interests and couldn't quite articulate how i would be staffed going forward.
Either way after 4 months finally got to get into the office for in-person interview. Had 4 interview back-to-back with different consulting partners - nothing too hard they mostly wanted to talk about the different consulting projects i had worked on and i obliged. I was a little irked as i was made to sit in a rented space on a different floor from the SF office as they didn't have enough open office space for me to interview. It's a really small office space. A few weeks later they wanted me to undergo another interview - a tech screen - which somehow hadn't come up previously. After the tech interview received an offer. I was still interviewing with other companies and had several offers i was considering. i asked for additional time and at the same time made it clear that there offer was pretty much beaten by really competitive tech firms, they agreed to give me another week to think through the offer and spent quite a bit of time trying to trash the other company even though they listed it as one of their top tech clients.
However, a few days later they wanted to talk and informed me that they were rescinding their offer. The process from beginning to end took 6 months. It seemed like a case of reject me before i reject you. Be careful in informing them that you are interviewing with other companies as they don't seem to like the idea that they could have competition that could best them. In addition their consulting offer is lower than you'd expect given the area and the PTO and holidays way below par. In addition, the benefits sheet i received (health, etc) leaves the employees footing a larger benefits bill than competing companies. And these were the reasons that even though the seemed like a good place to work the benefits and compensation filled me with plenty of doubt that made me unsure about immediately accepting.
Interview Question –
Really easy interview, very conversational and mostly based on your past experience and consulting projects listed on my resume. Her's some of the questions i remember:
1. How would go about gathering requirements to build a new dashboard for a client
2. How do deal with a client when you disagree? How do you mitigate the situation
3. Difference between type 1/type 2 data table
4. Difference between a fact and dimension
5. How good is your unix/linux
6. How would you go about data Profiling
7. Write SQL with an aggregate function
8. Experience with stored procedures Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Didn't really decline but the offer was rescinded once i informed them that i had a competing offer that was more attractive and i was strongly considering.
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting.
Interview Details – I was referred to a Slalom recruiter by a fellow consultant, which got me through the channels quickly. Great conversations and they worked quickly to schedule face-to-face interviews with the local team. Instead of a follow-up call by the recruiter to let me know the status of the next steps, I received a survey from two different sources within the company.
Interview Question – Typical behavioral questions Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in August 2013.
Interview Details – Process was very fast to get toward the offer. I think it helped having big 4 experience because we were all on the same level. The process was not clearly defined though my recruiter did a fantastic job of keeping me looped in every step of the way.
Interview Question – The unexpected questions that I received were about my personal life such as hobbies, interests outside of consulting, etc. It was refreshing. Nothing too personal, mind you. I was pleasantly surprised that Slalom cared about the type of person I was inside and outside of work Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Slalom was sensitive when it came to negotiating. It was my sense that they don't like to negotiate. I was able to get a larger bonus out of the deal but could not get my salary up. I would have liked to see more openness to salary negotiation. I never accept a first offer.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Slalom Consulting.
Interview Details –
First contacted by recruiter for a quick phone chat about the company, my experience, and what type of employment I was seeking, followed soon as with a quick tech screen by an existing cosultant consisting of softball questions.
In total I had about five interviews, mostly with management types (reagional manager, techonolgoy practice lead, etc.) to suss out "culture fit" and ability to interact and a fairly straight forward technical interview (no actual coding involved).
After than I was contacted by the same initial recruiter to talk about salary, benefits, etc., was asked what I was looking for as starting salary, and got an offer back within a couple of days.
Over all the process from initial contact to accepting an offer was under two weeks.
Interview Question – Nothing really difficult came up, mostly the "tell me about yourself and your experience" type questions with management and softball high-level tech questions like "how might you investigate a slow loading aspx page" Answer Question
I applied in-person - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in July 2013.
Interview Details – Had a good experience meeting all the top people in the organization. Enjoyed how personal it was.
Interview Question – The questions were pretty strait forward behavioral questions about successes and relationships with employees Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Fair
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in July 2013.
Interview Details –
Was very easy in the early years; mostly influenced by your network: who/which companies can you acquire as part of biz dev?
Nowadays may be more structured with many more on the interview panel.
Negotiation Details – Easy. They gave me a $ and start date and I negotiated for slightly higher. Wished I went for a bit more as it's taking quite a few years to be market competitive.
Interviewed at Slalom Consulting
Interview Details –
Nothing out of the ordinary but keep in mind the 'type' of person they want that fits the consulting mold:
1. Consultants with six or more years of experience at a firm like Accenture, Deloitte, PwC, E&Y, 2. Management Consultants with recent project management, business analysis, change management or supply change experience, 3. Technical consultants with recent experience delivering solutions within the Microsoft stack including SharePoint, 4. Development experience with in any of the following areas: .NET, SharePoint, J2EE, Azure or in delivering business intelligence solutions around Business Objects, SSAS, SSRS
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Slalom Consulting in June 2013.
Interview Details – I had five total interviews - first with a recruiter for a discussion about the company. The second and third were with the people who would be my direct supervisors. The fourth and fifth were with executives at the Atlanta office. The second and third interviews were the most useful where I discussed my skills/experiences and they discussed their needs. Those aligned well so I moved on to the final set of interviews that were much more about cultural fit than skills. Culture is extremely important at Slalom so be sure you're honest and don't bother holding back or trying to be formal during the interviews.
Interview Question – "Who is your hero?" View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate - they provided an offer much higher than I was being paid at the time and I accepted it.
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