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Slalom Consulting Management Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jan 3, 2015
Updated Jan 3, 2015
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Management Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Slalom Consulting.

Interview Details

Great team in San Francisco! I had several interviews. Each was different. I think the biggest challenge was understanding how exactly I would fit with the larger team. Slalom typically doesn't hire unless they can staff you pretty quickly soon thereafter. This means they may not offer until they find a place for you which could take several weeks. Then don't be surprised if you are at a client the first week.

Interview Questions
  • Most of the questions were somewhat higher level. I came as a referral from and industry leader and have many years experience so there was no skills test or anything like that. More of a qualitative conversation.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
They asked what my desired salary would be... I said x... they offered me 1.3x... I accepted with no negotiation... amazing experience. Christmas came early.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Slalom Consulting.

    Interview Details

    Extremely long interview process. I had interviews with 6 separate folks in the Los Angeles office ranging from recruiting staff to Managing Directors and after all the time invested by Slalom and myself, the company decided not to hire me! My understanding of why they decided not to progress with me was that my experience was only on large client engagements.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how you handle transitions e.g. between teams, phases, projects, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Slalom Consulting in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Consisted of:
    1. an initial recruiter screening
    2. HR interview
    3. principal interview
    4, 5. interview with two would-be peers
    6. interview with general manager

    Interview 1 was fine - nothing bad, nothing notable. Very friendly and approachable recruiter.

    Interview 2 was also fine - decent but basic questions about career plan, applicable experience, cultural fit.

    Interview 3 - would have been expected if I were fresh out of college applying for a grunt job at Accenture instead of a professional with 20+ years of management consulting experience. Basically a series of IQ tests and how well I perform under pressure. Zero questions about the value I've brought to my projects and the experience I would bring to the company.

    Interview 4 - interviewer was arrogant and told me I'd be bored at this job.

    Interview 5 - great! Finally someone I'd want to work with.

    Interview 6 - more psycho/intellect tests and some stump the chump. Again, no expressed interest in the value I have provided and my capabilities.

    Interview Questions
    • An ill-administered, informal DISC evaluation with questions leading toward a seemingly anticipated profile result of a S.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Slalom Consulting.

    Interview Details

    I was initially recruited via LinkedIn after my resume was reviewed and was noticed for experience at a large consulting firm.

    I was brought in for an initial interview and asked for 180 references and then set up on 3 subsequent interviews, all at client sites (I offered to meet the interviewers, since I was mobile and unemployed at the time. They were very willing to meet me wherever I was available, however).

    My first interview was with a consultant, and we discussed day-to-day operations and expectations for an incoming consultant. He was very upbeat, engaging, and enthusiastic. He was inquisitive without being prying, and it felt very much like a discussion and a 'getting to know you' session rather than a formal interview.

    My next interview was with a project manager and felt more like a formal interview. I was asked about my previous experience and my take on business problems (how would I handle a difficult client, unexpected situations, personal issues with coworkers, etc). He was more direct and business-like.

    They asked the next day if I could move the third interview back to their offices, and I found out that they were interested in making an offer rather than need the third interview. After reviewing their package and discussing terms (there was little/no room to negotiate, and the package had already been slightly above my expectations) I accepted.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most difficult experience you've had managing a team?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    After reviewing their package and discussing terms (there was little/no room to negotiate, and the package had already been slightly above my expectations) I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Slalom Consulting in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    They are very picky. I had to give many references. They made it feel like home with every person I met in the process. Red Carpet treatment.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you do outside of work? Why do you like it? How could I share that with Slalom Consultants? Can I teach other people at Slalom?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fair and fast
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Slalom Consulting in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Be prepared for 4-5 interviews over a long period. Leadership team is just odd, closed off...

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Grad School of Accenture, weak teams,

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Slalom Consulting in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I sent in my resume through the website and got in touch immediatley with recruiters and even some of the leadership team down in Los Angeles. The interviews consisted of meeting with someone to see if there was a good cultural fit and another to review skills. Culture is obviously very important at this company, and the people were all very friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • What are some of the projects you have had in the past, and what skills have you learned from them?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was given a very fair offer after volunteering an offer I received from one of the Big Four. They have a very unique compensation model which was one of the reasons I ended up working here.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Slalom Consulting in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter who was very pleasant and eager to chat with me so I listened to the quick synopsis on the company. I agreed to meet in person simply bcos of the person and curiosity. The first official interview was a detailed spiel on the company and its offering along with basic Q&A's. The person was also there observing potential cultural fit and filtering for the next round of interview, which is more competency-based. Second interview was a no-nonsense experience interview, where you layout your rock solid experience. Upon passing the second interview, you move to the final interview with the GM or MD of the company, which again is more culture suitability, personality etc. My entire process was conducted over a week, with actual interview days being three in total. I received my offer at the end of the week. Basically, you have to be experienced and competent, but also personably fit in order to preserve their culture.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work for us, besides wanting to be local?   Answer Question
    • How do you manage clients? (Interviewee may or may not provide a scenario)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They clearly sell the localized model of management consulting, so don't pay premium to the likes of the big four, which is understandable due to its business model. There is no signing bonus, so don't go looking for one. I personally negotiated my initial offer due to the fact that I had three additional offers from other places, and they met me halfway. I do believe that was bcos of my specialized skillset, though I could be wrong.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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