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Accenture Management Consultant Interview Questions

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Management Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Accenture.

Interview

I was referred by their client to interview. I participated in 3 interviews over approximately 12 weeks. No one I interviewed with seemed to have any clue who I was, or what position I was applying to. I have 5+ years of experience and an advanced degree and some of the questions in my first interview were "What extra curricular activities did you have in college? Were you in an honor society?" My second and third interview were switched, and my third one was focused on a subject matter that I have absolutely no background in, and was not relevant to the position. I received good feedback from the client interview, but apparently did not get the job due to "lack of analytical skills." when I probed for feedback on what these skills were, or how they are assessed, I did not receive any additional information. Communication from my recruiter at accenture was absolutely awful the entire time; any requests for additional information were ignored or I was told they were following up with someone else but I never received any information. I was dinged for asking a quesiton about remote working, despite receiving no salary or benefit information the entire time. Regardless, I was prepared to move and was planning to give my notice -- given all of the great feedback from my interviews. I was instead told "it wont work out but were looking at entry level positions instead."

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for Accenture

  1. Helpful (2)  

    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Accenture (Denver, CO) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Initial communications began in October, but interviews lasted through January. I interviewed with seven different folks. After my final interview it took HR three weeks to bring me into the firm.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiation was limited due to poor economy. Accenture pushed back, even stating that the economy is not driving appropriate market salaries.


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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (Atlanta, GA) in January 2019.

    Interview

    Applied and within 3 weeks received a call from a recruiter. Answered a few basic questions and was set up for a behavioral interview which lasts an hour. Lastly, flown to Chicago for in person confirming interview session. Didn't know what to expect based on previous interviews. What helped me was to have a few scenarios that detailed my experience with project implementation or situations where I had to deal with resistance from cross functional teams.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your strengths and weaknesses. Don't bother with the I work too hard type of answers, give a true honest answer.   1 Answer
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    Management Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (Chicago, IL) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I had one case study involving HR and operations decisions to be made during a merger for two insurance companies. The interview lasted about an hour with the case taking up about 30 minutes and general resume questions taking up the rest of the time.

    Interview Questions

    • The case: HR and operations decisions for a merger between insurance companies   Answer Question

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    Management Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Accenture (New York, NY) in May 2011.

    Interview

    The recruiter gave a very thorough description of the review process. There would be 3 phone interviews and one in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Provide an example of a time where you had to earn the trust of your stakeholders   Answer Question

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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Accenture (Houston, TX) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Accenture hosted a number of networking events at which they introduced current Consultants and explained the company culture. They keep track of attendance at these events so it's crucial to attend. I submitted my resume and they invited me to a first-round interview. I had to separate, roughly hour-long case interviews. The first was a conversational case which was pretty nebulous and confusing. The second was a more quantitative case. Both interviewers were kind but to-the-point.

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    Management Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Accenture (San Francisco, CA) in November 2008.

    Interview

    1. hiring manager found my resume on a job board. 2. phone screen 3. phone interview with hiring manager 4. on site interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Situational questions and assessment of maturity/seniority. Questions on how I dealt with project members who did not pull their weight.   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    The recruiter presented an offer that I declined. They bumped up the salary, I accepted.


  7. Helpful (1)  

    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Accenture (Washington, DC) in August 2012.

    Interview

    HR Screen, then behavioral interview with Manager, Situational Interview with Senior Manager, Business Case & Final Interview, 1:1 with Senior Executive

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Be very flexible because it's a great opportunity. There's a lot ability to move and around within the organization.

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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Accenture (Philadelphia, PA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    The process started off with an initial screening interview from HR. Following this, I had two phone interviews-- the first was a skills assessment followed by a case interview. The skills interview was intense and the case interview was a little bit more relaxed. I think this was more a function of the interviewer's style. Following these phone calls, I had an in person interview where I met with two senior executives and a partner. These were mostly behavioral and went well. I haven't received an offer yet, but am hopeful!

    Interview Questions

    • If I were to put you into a boardroom with the CEO of company X, what would you sell?   Answer Question

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    Management Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Accenture (San Francisco, CA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    I applied for a Change Management consultant role based on the advice from my friend: a former consultant at Accenture. My friend happened to know the recruiter and made sure that she looked at my resume. The recruiter admitted to me that she wouldn't have picked my resume because I didn't have enough change management experience on it, but did so upon recommendation of my friend. I interviewed with the recruiter via phone for the first round. I interviewed with a Change Management Senior Manager via phone for my second round. I interviewed with two Senior Managers in the SF Office for my final round. That was just before Christmas, so I had to wait 2 weeks to get the offer. The hardest part was getting someone to vouch for me to the recruiter to put me on the interview track.

    Interview Questions

    • What change management methodologies or tools have you used in the past.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I asked for $10,000 more, additional signing bonus, and compensation for an HR certification that I was about to test for. The response was that the salaries were more science than art in the way compensation at Accenture worked, and I was able to squeeze only $2,000 more out of them. I negotiated with the recruiter, and she was very good.


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