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Accenture Senior Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Feb 16, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Management Consulting Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (Minneapolis, MN) in December 2010.

    Interview

    Do not understand what are they looking for. I guess some "consultant" traits that I do not have. I do not think experienced industry or job function knowledge is as valued as the client management skills......pretty sure that the client pays to solve the problems effectively and effciently rather than to be "managed".

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (3)  

    Senior Sales Technology Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (San Francisco, CA) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed by HR who became my primary point of contact. I was then passed to a Senior Manager who took me through a behaviorial interview. I was then passed back to HR for a Situational Interview that was very challenging. I was then scheduled for a telephone interview with the Senior VP of the group which led to a face to face.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you were forced to present controversial or very difficult information to a customer or internal client. How did you discover it and how did you present it. What was the outcome and what was the impact?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time when you developed a strong working relationship with a key contact or colleague in another part of the organization. Why did you form this relationship and what was the benefit or challenge you experienced in forming it?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with someone who was just not very reliable. How did you discover this unreliability and what actions did you take?   1 Answer
    • Tell me about the most complex project you had to organize where you were faced with meeting difficult and challenging objectives. The project itself was perhaps or perhaps not complex but complex from a project management perspective. What were your key challenges and how did you overcome them. What results did you experience and what did you learn in the process?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Negotiated move to virtual with agreement that Saturday work would be done close to my home office. Negotiated pay package.

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    Consulting Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Accenture (New York, NY) in April 2010.

    Interview

    The Good -- Accenture had me interview with 5 of the brightest people I've ever met. Cordial and intelligent, they were very easy to converse with and the interviews were very successful. In fact, in my last interview the Senior Manager implied that we would be working together. Accenture is one of the few firms who conducts background check prior to offer (I think you have to be a serious contender though) eliminating that "I have an offer but will it be rescinded" worry.

    The Bad - Their HR process and staff is horrendous. The first HR person that I spoke to never remembered who I was and I had to constantly relay my background to her each time I returned a phone call. I was then passed to another HR person who was worse than the first. Curt, impatient and inconsiderate of other people's time - she had very poor communication skills, didn't return emails or phone calls until a Sr. Manager was cc'd on emails to her. The entire process was ridiculous - I went through 5 Senior Manager interviews over the span of 3 months with minimum of 1 week of follow up "radio silence" between each interview.

    The Outcome - No job. Not a precise fit. Strung me along for over 3 months and they never had a job role for me to begin with. I don't appreciate being window-shopped. The interview process was a communications nightmare...I can't imagine what the situation would be like for those hired and on the road!

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the scope of your job and how it is relevant to the job you are applying for.   Answer Question
    • Why would you leave a successful established position to join a new firm and start from networking "scratch"?   Answer Question
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Accenture in February 2010.

    Interview

    easy process and very detailed questions with 3 round of interviews and after that final offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Accenture (Chicago, IL) in December 2009.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of a case interview along with a fit interview. The fit interview was good, but the case that was given was ridiculously esoteric. It seemed like the guy just made the case up on the spot, and it was presented poorly. If there had been 2 case interviews, or if the guy had stuck to something a little more traditional, it would have been better to assess the competency of individuals.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you want to work at a competing firm?   2 Answers
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    Management Consulting Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (Chicago, IL) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Interview experience/process did not meet my expectations for such a global brand.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Manager Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (New York, NY) in February 2009.

    Interview

    Contacted by an executive search firm. Fist round of technical interview. Second round in person by a Partner. Went very well. Third round by some one in HR.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me of a Project where you ran over budget.   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    No negotiations. They came back with 10K less and agreed to split the difference as sign in bonus.

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    Consulting Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA) in January 2009.

    Interview

    I was lucky enough to have a contact within Accenture who submitted my resume via their employee referral. She was also savvy enough to give her HR Rep, plus several other well place contacts a heads up that my resume was in the system - and also sent them my resume. A hiring manager took interest in my background and I assume that as a result, my resume was pushed through their computerized system

    Interview Questions

    • In a follow up question to "tell me about a business case you have developed", the interviewer probed too deeply into details about what we were trying to accomplish at my former employer.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    The salary was not high enough to warrant the personal sacrifice required to perform at Accenture as an experience hire, the hours I expected and the travel neccesary to succeed in a culture like Accenture.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (New York, NY) in August 2008.

    Interview

    To begin the hiring process, a candidate submits CV on Accenture career site. There are 3 rounds of interview. First, an HR staff will conduct a telephone interview, asking information on your CV. So, know your CV. Second, you will enter an office interview with 3 interviewers. Be prepared to communicate your assets and skills pertaining to the job

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewer may ask technical questions. My recommendation is to answer honestly but demonstrating your capability to learn and adapt to new environment, which is the ground for all business consulting   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Ask for $5K to $10K higher than the proposed offer. Ask for month at level

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (McLean, VA) in February 2008.

    Interview

    It was a telephonic interview followed by the 1:1 meeting with the Sr. Manager and then the Group Head. The meetings were really comfortable and mainly discussed my prior work experience and projects. Salary negotiation was done at the Group Head level.

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