ZS Associates Interview Questions & Reviews in Pune India
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BTAC Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ZS Associates in January 2013.
Interview Details – Very Stringent, they look for all aspects in the related technology and they might try to take a stress case too. There are some very important things like they keep an eye on your attire , your attitude also matters a lot , something they just see that how you are solving a problem rather than what have you done
Interview Question – Puzzles and deep technical expertise Answer Question
Negotiation Details – no negotiations
Business Analytics Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at ZS Associates in February 2014.
Interview Details – After clearing your aptitude round (which is conducted by AMCAT), you will face 3 other rounds. 1st one is data interpretation round in which you will be given test paper which you have to solve in 45 minutes. 1st interview will be completely based upon that. In 2nd interview you will be asked about your projects, some puzzles & guesstimates type of questions. Final round is HR.
Thats it. Clear these rounds and get selected.
Interview Question – i find data interpretation round the most difficult. Answer Question
Business Analytics Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at ZS Associates in December 2012.
Interview Details – Hired out of college in India. Interview had first round Quant test, group discussion and second round business case study. Then had interview with manager which contained guesstimate, analytical questions and final interview with principal which was mostly behavioural
Interview Question – guesstimate was unexpected to me (how many MS Office licenses are there in our country?) Answer Question
BOA Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ZS Associates in August 2013.
Interview Details – Apti test of 45 mins, Behavioral Interview , Case Interview , Principal Interview
Apti test was quite easy , Case needed some expertise and practice , Principal was mere formality. Interviewers were friendly , some basics of economics and a bit of case practice should be enough to get one through
Interview Question – How has attention to detail helped you in life? Answer Question
General Analytics Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ZS Associates.
Interview Details – There would be a written test with questions testing quantitative skills of the candidate after which 3 rounds of interviews would be conducted. The first round would be a case study round where a lot of data is given in the form of tables (printed on paper). The candidate would be asked to draw out meaningful conclusions from the data and point out possible data errors. There would be one more round to test the attitude of the candidate (behavioral round). The final interview would be the principal interview (taken by one of the principals of the firm). This may vary from candidate to candidate. Mostly a mixture of behavioral questions + some questions testing analytical skills (noted in the next section)
Interview Question – A bell curve was draw on paper (the lower most part of the bell was above 0 (the curve has a y-intercept >0). The y-axis showed sales of a drug whereas x-axis showed number of sales people. I was asked to explain the curve's shape and the logical reason behind it. View Answer
Negotiation Details – This was a campus interview and so negotiation was not allowed based on campus rules
Quality Assurance Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at ZS Associates in October 2013.
Interview Details – First round was aptitude. Basic questions on testing,SQl and Qaunt were asked.
Then the next 2 rounds were technical round. Different types of SQL queries were asked. Asked questions like test cases for ATM,CD player,pen etc.Different questions on SOA webservices, Web application architecture were asked.
Then the 4th round was managerial round. Different types of riddles were asked.
Final round was Case study round were 4 different applications were given and we had to write all possible test cases for the same.
Negotiation Details – not negotiable. As per Industry standards
Operations Delivery Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at ZS Associates in January 2014.
Interview Details – Very Professional Process. They are in touch throughout and are committed. They finish the hiring process very fast. From Aptitude test to final interview+results, it may take less than a week. 3 rounds: Aptitude test+2 rounds of interview. The final word is given just a few hours after the final round and offer letters are rolled out soon.
Interview Question – Case Study. Answer Question
Business Technology Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at ZS Associates in July 2010.
Interview Details – Quantitative Online test -> Case Study -> Technical interview -> Principal Interview.
All these steps are progressive, one has to clear the earlier rounds to get into the next. The case study round is where ZS grills the most. Rest all rounds will be more friendly discussions.
Interview Question – Case stud, ZS cases are periodically updated by a panel of current employees and the quality of cases is very high. They give heavy importance to detail. Go through the case thoroughly and dont be afraid to get any clarifications from the interviewer if required. Answer Question
Associate Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at ZS Associates in March 2014.
Interview Details – 1. HR calls
2. Arranges for face to face interview in Pune
3. In Pune office, first a case study round a manager
4. Then a general discussion round with a more senior person
5. Finally a telephonic discussion with a even more senior person.
Reason for Declining – The package offered was way below my expectation
Business Analytics Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at ZS Associates in February 2014.
Interview Details – its totally non-technical job profile. you deal with overseas clients directly like bpo/kpo call centres. thats all.
Interview Question – easy questions like tell about yourself, etc Answer Question
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