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Baringa Partners Interview Questions

Interviews at Baringa Partners

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Baringa Partners.

    Interview

    The recruitment process was fantastic - the best I've ever been through. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering applying.

    I applied through LinkedIn and was contacted by the Recruitment Manager. From there they sent a document clearly outlining the interview process, timelines and expectations. My process took around 3 weeks in total as the team were able to speed it up as I had another offer. It comprised four stages:
    1) Initial interview with a Senior Manager from my area
    2) Case study interview with a Senior Manager and a Director. One hour to prepare and one hour to present.
    3) Buddy chat with someone my level - useful to get an "on the ground" perspective.
    4) Interview with partner, relatively friendly and informal. Focused on getting to know each other, and giving you a realistic idea of what to expect.


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Baringa Partners (London, England (UK)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I had a different process than most people who joined Baringa. I knew a few people who worked at Baringa and it all started with an informal coffee with one employee. Following this, and because I wanted to know more about the company, I had another informal coffee a week later with a Baringa partner.
    From this point on we decided to go for a formal process which involved 3 stages: typical CV interview, case study and Director/partner interview. I was keen to go for face-to-face meetings so never had any phone calls.
    There was no surprise at all when it came to the first stage. The questions asked were similar to many other firms' but the biggest difference is that it did not feel like an interview at all but more like a discussion.
    The second stage was a case study to prepare for an hour in a meeting room. Each BU has its own case. A few pages to go through, filter the information you really need to answer the case questions and then elaborate your structure. There was a whiteboard on the wall I fully used in addition to my notes but it seems that most people only stick to their notes. Quick 20min presentation on my side if I remember correctly and then we moved on to the Q&A which I found very challenging towards the end as we started to go deeper into the case. The 2 interviewers made sure I had 10min at the end to ask any question about Baringa. Despite this stage was more structured than the previous one, it still felt like a discussion.
    The 3rd and final stage was a fit interview with one director and one partner, nothing specific to say here. They were trying to understand what my personality was and whether I would make a good addition to the team. It was a very good chat.

    I received a call 48h after from the partner I had met to give me an offer, which I accepted.

    Throughout the process I was offered informal chats with people in the BU I applied to. It is for you to choose whether you want to accept them or not but I would encourage you to go for them as they give you the opportunity to ask any question you want.
    Baringa knew I had other processes going on when they extended me an offer. Since the moment I received the good news I had regular calls or coffees from HRs, other consultants and one the partners to catch-up. It really made a difference in the end.

    One thing I would like to flag on the cons: Baringa pride themselves in being able to deliver a quick process, mine lasted 6 weeks and I was expecting something quicker. I understand my case was rather specific but wanted to flag this nonetheless.

    Interview Questions

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Baringa Partners in March 2015.

    Interview

    Very communicative, clear and transparent process on behalf of the HR team. Each step in the interview process is followed-up with a call from HR to give feedback, report on next steps and give you the interviewee a chance to contribute to the whole experience.
    The case study, whilst it looks quite daunting and difficult gives you a great opportunity to pick your strengths and demonstrate them to the interviewers.
    An informal meeting also helps getting a better understanding of Baringa has a unique approach and give information on the day to day functioning.

    Interview Questions

    • How has my industry experience contributed to my consulting career?
      What do I tend to look for in a project?
      How do I approach difficult client/colleague situations?
      What is my view of the industry trends and how can a consultancy adapt to them?   Answer Question

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Baringa Partners.

    Interview

    I was referred to Baringa by a friend, the first interview was a meet and greet and general CV run though - formed more of a conversation than interview (which is always a good sign to be that it has gone well!)
    Second interview was a case study on unseen material. 1 hour prep and 1 hour to discuss. I must confess, this was the hardest case study I have ever worked on - i thought the questions themselves were structured oddly which resulted in a lot of jumping around as I wanted ro mitigate risks to the issues found...but that was part 2 of the question so had to hold back.
    The two interviewers were friendly and attentive and the process waa very professional. Unfortunately I did not make it past this round but a good experience up to that point

    Interview Questions

    • Hope would you modify the project plan to recover the lost time   Answer Question

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Baringa Partners (London, England (UK)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Comprised of three steps: 1:1 competency based interview, a case study (1 hour prep, 1 hour presentation / discussion) and a partner interview. There was also an option for a peer 1:1 interview before the partner interview (which as I had spoken to people working at Baringa prior to applying I opted to skip at this stage). Really useful to get a candidate interview pack prior to the process beginning, and feedback throughout after each stage.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions generally centered around why Baringa, why the area I had chosen, and examples of where I demonstrated skills e.g. managing people, delivery, difficult situations etc.   Answer Question

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Baringa Partners (London, England (UK)) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Initial telephone interview, followed by a case study and a final Partner interview. I was kept up to date throughout with really fair and useful feedback on how to develop and prepare for the next step.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to share what I believed to be my best example of a project that I had delivered.   1 Answer

  7.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Baringa Partners (London, England (UK)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Fast, easy & friendly throughout. Partners were engaged on helping me from day 1 & I found the level on seniority who were in frequent contact with me both unusual & refreshing.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Baringa Partners (London, England (UK)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I interviewed for the Retail & Networks team. I contacted the recruiter directly on LinkedIn, and had an interview arranged within a few days. The first interview was with two Senior Managers and lasted about an hour, both were extremely relaxed which was excellent. The second interview was a case study, with 1 hour to prepare and 1 hour to deliver. The timing for the case study was purposefully rushed, which meant you had to be very focused, overall it was a great experience and I think it brings the best out of you. The final interview was with two partners and was an hour, it was again very relaxed which was a huge benefit, and covered a range of topics related to my career in Energy & Utilities and how that would benefit Baringa. A partner called me with the offer a few days later and was very knowledgeable on the hiring process and answered all my questions, this was a really nice plus. Overall this was a fantastic experience and I feel that the way it was approached brings the best out in candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Business consulting background
      Technical knowledge
      Cultural fit   Answer Question

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Baringa Partners (London, England (UK)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    After an initial phone discussion with the recruiter I was invited to London for the first interview with one of the partners. At the end of this, he informed me that I'd be invited for the second interview that includes a case study. This happened, including two more interviews with another partner, plus a peer discussion to get a sense of what it's like working for Baringa.

    Interview Questions

    • Please prepare and discuss a client proposal to explain how to use data to improve the failure of smart meter installations.   Answer Question

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Baringa Partners (London, England (UK)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through the company website with my CV and Covering Letter in Sept '15. Heard back from Baringa within a day or two confirming they would like to start the recruitment process towards the end of the year with a view to being hired in early 2016 if successful. This suited me as I was working abroad until October.

    The process itself consisted of a brief but informative chat with the recruitment team before a 1-2-1 interview with a Manager-grade employee was scheduled. The interview was thorough without feeling intrusive or aggressive, and the interviewer was warm and friendly throughout. I found out within 48 hours that I had made it through to the next stage and was given honest feedback about where I performed well, and what I would need to improve in the next stage.

    The next stage was an unseen case study interview with a (different) Manager and Senior Manager. I was given about an hour to read the case study, prepare for a discussion/informal presentation using a whiteboard and prepare a formal written note to a key stakeholder about the discussion. The case study is designed to be 'information overload', so I would suggest reading the case study through first, before focusing on the most important pieces of information, and information which you can relate to your real life experience. The discussion was again warm, friendly and honest without being aggressive. At no point did I feel like they were trying to 'trip me up', just looking to understand my thought process and how I reached my conclusion. Feedback was given within 48hrs.

    Final Stage was a partner interview, this was a CV review with a few competency questions thrown in. I felt like this was really to determine whether I would be a good fit for Baringa and vice versa.

    Approximately 3-4 days later I found out I had been successful and would be offered a role. The partner himself rang me with the news which I thought was a nice touch, before HR/Recruitment sent the paperwork through later in the day.

    Overall I found the recruitment process thorough and challenging, but actually quite a warm, 2-way experience that just made me want to join the company more and more as it progressed.

    Interview Questions

    • Talk through your CV/Experience   1 Answer

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Pros: “Great coaching and development, people genuinely help when you need it (and know their stuff), and a massive focus on culture. I feel like I can be myself and not a ‘corporate version’.”“Great coaching and development, people genuinely help when you need it (and know their stuff), and a massive focus on culture. I feel like I can be myself and not a ‘corporate version’.” – Full Review

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