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Centric Consulting Interview Questions

Updated Jun 19, 2017
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    Microsoft Dynamics EREP Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Centric Consulting (Cincinnati, OH) in August 2016.

    Interview

    the interview process is slow, conservative, and very transparent. it is worth the wait! I was contacted via LinkedIn by the in-house recruiter and then participated on two phone interviews and two in-person interviews in Cincinnati.

    Interview Questions

    • no "gotcha" questions. the interviews were conducted in an open, free dialog, forum and were more about synergies and chemistry, however, experience and skills were discovered along the way.   1 Answer

    Centric Consulting Response

    Dec 19, 2016 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    I think you nailed the keywords we go for when hiring at Centric - conservative and transparent. We want to make sure that the fit is right - both for the candidate and for Centric. The last thing I ... More


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    Big Data Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Centric Consulting (Saint Louis, MO) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Very weird experience with Centric. I had 4 interviews including the last one with a partner and the feedback was positive. They were moving so fast and I was really excited to join their team. I was expecting an offer but then suddenly the recruiter called and asked me to take a SQL test (after the 4th interview with a partner and after passing the technical interview? Hmm…weird but OK). Shouldn't that test be given right away? And never mind that I was applying for Big Data Architect position. I would think that NoSql test would be more appropriate or test related to database architecture. Anyway I took the test which was not easy considering it was timed to 1 hour...but I still did well. If I had 2 hours I would have answered all the questions correctly.
    Anyway, the recruiter calls me today to tell me they won’t be proceeding with the hiring process because my test was not up to the standard, I lack experience in building teams (I have 7 years experience working as a manager and managing teams) and because I am not open to 100% travel (I told them I am open to 100% travel - this is fact the very first question recruiter asked me). I told the recruiter but I am open to 100% travel, I do have experience building teams…"sorry I wish I have more saying in the hiring decisions". And that was it. Wow!

    Interview Questions

    Centric Consulting Response

    Jun 19, 2017 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    It sounds like we didn't provide an unmatched candidate experience this time. I hope you can accept my apologies. I have shared your feedback with the team and we will use it to refine our process ... More


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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Centric Consulting in February 2017.

    Interview

    Quite a disappointing experience. This is another shop that treats potential employees as cattle - expect to be called at a starbucks where a manager assesses you, and be rejected with a 3 dollar latte if they don't like you. There is no investment in you as a future employee. I have seen a lot of interviews and this is a trick I have figured out that mostly cheap consulting companies use - it is a zero investment trick from them. Call you on the phone, screen you in fifteen minutes, then invite you to a starbucks (not even their office), spend 3 dollars on you if that, and interview you. This is really insulting to qualified candidates - they should be taking you out on lunch, or inviting you for a full round of interviews at their office to show investment and respect. This practise needs to be called out and discouraged. Remember the golden rule - respect starts at the beginning of the hiring process. If they don't treat potential employees well, they won't treat an employee well once their business is done with you. I rejected their starbucks offer and will be working for a different company that does not do their hiring as a speed dating event.

    Interview Questions

    • phone screen for ten minutes- no real questions just fluff   Answer Question

    Centric Consulting Response

    Mar 14, 2017 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience interviewing with Centric. Our goal is to provide a casual, comfortable interviewing process and environment that allows both you and us to get to ... More


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    Accounting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Centric Consulting in February 2017.

    Interview

    I had talked with a recruiter for about 15 minutes over the phone. I tried to summarize my experience in account payable because this position is going to oversee the account payable function. I am a CPA and have over ten years of experiences in all accounting areas. The recruiter interrupted me before I can finish stating my applicable experiences and asked me what else drew me to apply for this company. I told her that I was very impressed by the company president actually took the time to reply to Glassdoor comments, which shows how much the company management cares for the team. And more importantly, the company's promotion of creativity and synergy is the biggest draw. I have been looking for such a company for a long time.

    Interview Questions

    • What drew me to apply to this company?   1 Answer

    Centric Consulting Response

    May 2, 2017 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    I am sorry that you felt your interview was rushed. Screening interviews are always tough because there is so much ground to cover in such a short period of time. Unfortunately, that means that ... More


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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Centric Consulting (Cincinnati, OH).

    Interview

    The interview process was long and drawn out through 6 interviews over the span of a few months. I met with coworkers in a similar role, managers, and even the a few of the partners. It was frustrating at first, but it also provided the opportunity for me to learn more about them and who I would be working for. Through this, Centric really took the time to get to know me through relaxed conversation about my work history and goals, but also about my passions outside of work. It just shows that Centric is different in the way they look for individuals; they prefer a right fit for the company as well as the position.

    Interview Questions

    Centric Consulting Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    Welcome to Centric! I will be the first one to admit that our process can be pretty slow sometimes. Like you said, however, making sure it's a good fit - both for Centric and for you - is our top ... More


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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Centric Consulting.

    Interview

    Spoke to a recruiter through networking efforts and the recruiter chose to do a chronological resume review, which I thought was a little basic for this level of a possible job. The interview was a proactive one to discuss possible fit and opportunities. I received follow-up questions through email and one additional call.

    Centric touts its award-winning culture, which may indeed be impressive, though it is important to keep in mind that many of their employees work at home. So how much does culture translate to those who work at home? It is also instructive to understand that most companies that promote how "fun and great their culture is" usually masks a "lower compensation" approach. This seems to be true of Centric.

    This company strives to pay average or below market consulting rates. This is a direct quote from one of their executives found online "Our goal is to pay market rates between the 50th and 75th percentile".

    Another strategic decision for Centric is to employ about 60% as W2 and 40% as independent 1099 Contractors - another way to keep costs low. This is somewhat, to use a more recent cliche, a "Uber" or on demand resources approach. Though the engagement timelines are likely to be a few months to several months, the concept seems to apply.

    Be aware of this if you are engaging with this company. Culture rarely trumps lower pay and lack of benefits in the long run. I have seen many companies aggressively tout culture, and almost every single one pays below market rates. Each person will obviously have their own view on this and what makes sense to them.

    Interview Questions

    Centric Consulting Response

    Nov 10, 2016 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    Thanks for leaving such detailed feedback – this will certainly be helpful to other candidates considering Centric. To add a little more context to a few of your points… 1. Culture is certainly ... More


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    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Centric Consulting in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied to a job posting on glassdoor in Louisville, KY for a Java Developer. I never heard of this company before but decided to check it out based on reviews.

    I received a call one month after I applied. The recruiter told me all the positions were in the Cincinnati, OH. I'm not sure if they wanted people to travel or relocate but the job posting had none of this important information in it.

    I was put off that they posted a job listed in one market for a jobs somewhere else. If the job posting listed the information, (travel, relocation etc) that would be fine and more respectful of applicants time.

    Interview Questions

    Centric Consulting Response

    Nov 10, 2016 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    I am sorry that you had a frustrating experience. We have noticed that sometimes our national job postings sometimes appear "local" on job boards such as Glassdoor and Indeed. We are looking into ... More


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    Business Analyst Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cincinnati, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Centric Consulting (Cincinnati, OH).

    Interview

    I was selected to do a phone interview. They called me a few minutes late for the interview, which is not a HUGE deal, but c'mon... be on time for the interview. The interview was meh. Before she asked me any questions she told me that Centric does not generally hire new grads for these positions, and I applied for the "Business Analyst Consultant - Dec 16 & May 17 Grads". I generally do very well in interviews, and this one seemed very forced. She asked a lot about my "internships", but I did not have any listed on my resume. I have much more relevant work experience on my resume, but she did not seem too interested in asking me about it. I received a generic rejection email 2 weeks after the phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the biggest lesson you have learned in college?   Answer Question

    Centric Consulting Response

    Nov 7, 2016 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    One of the toughest parts about campus recruiting is that we always have way more qualified applicants than open roles. Compounding that is that we are typically looking for very specific experience ... More


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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Centric Consulting (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    I completed two phone screens. I then had several face to face interviews at a local Starbucks, a week - 3 weeks apart. One interviewer failed to put the interview on his schedule and we had to reschedule. After 4 of these interviews (meeting with the head of the practice), I have heard nothing back (6 weeks).

    Interview Questions

    • What do you value in a job?   1 Answer

    Centric Consulting Response

    Oct 3, 2016 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    I am so sorry that you did not have a good experience interviewing with Centric. It sounds like we dropped the ball communication-wise this time. If you feel comfortable, you are welcome to reach out ... More


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    Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Centric Consulting (Saint Louis, MO) in August 2016.

    Interview

    I met with management over the course of 2 weeks and learned about current projects while discussing my aspirations. They were really interested in why I would want to make a career change and what type of route I want to take within the project offerings

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was very conversational about how I've handled certain situations. In other words, I talked about previous experiences and how I've handled them. Specifically dealing with people and difficult people.   Answer Question

    Centric Consulting Response

    Feb 7, 2017 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    Welcome to the team! We prefer conversational over check-list interviews - it's just more natural for both you and us. Glad you had a great experience during our interview process. - Carmen Fontana ... More


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