ZS Associates Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Oct 21, 2014
Updated Oct 21, 2014
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Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Interview Details

The interview consisted of a 30 minute quantitative case study. Followed by a 30 minute qualitative case study. The interviewers were friendly but definitely wanted direct and accurate answers to the questions being asked.

Interview Questions
  • The quantitative question involved market sizing and expected growth. Study basic case study questions and you will be able to tackle them. The qualitative questions definitely rely a lot on talking about previous experiences.   Answer Question
No Offer
Difficult Interview

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at ZS Associates in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Campus Interview with case and experience interview. Case was interviewer led.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time in which you changed the culture within an organization.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at ZS Associates in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with 2 individuals, one was a manager, the other was a principal. The principal interview went good. My first interview was with the manager. He was the one that presented me with the case. He had 3 problems
    1) He had a very heavy accent, which made it hard to follow his thought process
    2) He became upset after a while, at least that's what I felt
    3) He refused to offer any help in the case, so when I answered the first part correct he wanted more of an answer in his head. When I couldn't reach his same conclusion things just went downhill after that.

    Another thing that deeply bothered me was that I was promised to interview with someone else, and I found out on site that they changed my schedule.

    Interview Questions
    • The case was structured, which threw me off especially since I had an interviewer that had a terribly heavy accent.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at ZS Associates in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone screen done by HR person and then 2 rounds of interviews in person with managers and partners within the organization. Good opportunity to meet other individuals at the same level as well. Another consultant took me out to lunch and that was really helpful. THe consultant had a very similar background to me, likely chosen by design.

    Interview Questions
    • Case analysis with presentation of materials. when I interviewed it was done on transparencies but now I believe it is ppt.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was solid so no negotiation needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Ithaca, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at ZS Associates in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    The company seems to have a positive work environment and general positive atmosphere. The interview consisted of a 1:1 behavioral portion for 30 minutes followed by a 30 minute 1:1 skills assessment. Anyone with a basic economics background should be able to answer the questions although there were a few tricks to them.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think we are different from other consulting firms?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at ZS Associates in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    ZS management are very bright, high performing individuals. You will impress them the most by showing you are a smart, down to earth individual.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked specific steps regarding how to structure a certain project.   View Answer
    • What particular law or state regulation that imacts my job bothers me the most and would I like to change it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    ZS made me an excellent and very competitive offer. They didn't give me a reason to do much negotiating.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at ZS Associates in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    There are two rounds of case interviews with a behavioral fit in the final round. Focus on structuring the case.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you price a burger at a new fast-food chain restaurant?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Compensation was low.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at ZS Associates.

    Interview Details

    Case round, Personal Interview, Principal round - Each of these rounds were conducted by fairly senior people and provided insights about how the company works. The case consists of some project / graph related things from ZS. The Personal interview was most focused on skills etc and the Principal round is more of fit interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at ZS Associates.

    Interview Details

    4-6 rounds depending on your location preference and place of interview. First round would be more of interpersonal and KYC kindda. Second round is case study walk through followed by a third round of case study presentation. Final round will be by principle and don't accept it as an cake walk :)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune (India)
    Interview Details

    Hired at an entry level. Very rigorous process

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

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