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ZS Associates Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 26, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Princeton, NJ

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at ZS Associates in October 2013.

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

Interview Question – Tell me about a time in which you changed the culture within an organization.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Princeton, NJ

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 Question – The case was structured, which threw me off especially since I had an interviewer that had a terribly heavy accent.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Evanston, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed 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.


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Ithaca, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed 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 Question – Why do you think we are different from other consulting firms?   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
San Mateo, CA

The process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – How would you price a burger at a new fast-food chain restaurant?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Compensation was low.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Pune (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at ZS Associates in January 2010.

Interview Details – Consulting case study, behavioral interview, technical interview and principal interview

Interview Question – Consulting case study   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I took what they offered


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – Case round   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Consultant Interview

Consultant

The process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – A quiz round from principle   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Pune (India)

Interviewed at ZS Associates

Interview Details – Hired at an entry level. Very rigorous process

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