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Centric Consulting Interview Questions

Updated Mar 14, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (3)  

    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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    Digital Designer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Centric Consulting (New York, NY).

    Interview

    At first I was very excited to receive a request for an interview, but some weird things transpired that made me uneasy about the company structure. First I was called without having the recruiter confirm an appropriate time to do so. Then, at the end of the call I was accidentally told 'i love you'.

    This comes off as a very loosely structured business with low standards of professionalism.

    It was a very strange experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How would your current employer react if you were to leave the same day as being hired at Centric.   Answer Question

    Centric Consulting Response

    Jan 22, 2018 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    I am so sorry for the negative interview experience. What you mention is not in line with the standards or philosophies we strive for within our recruiting team. Please accept my sincerest... More

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Independent Contractor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Centric Consulting.

    Interview

    I applied online through their website and a few days later received a request to schedule a time for a phone interview. The person I spoke with was very professional and warm.

    Interview Questions

    Centric Consulting Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    Thanks for taking the time to chat with our team! Independent Contractors are an important part of our workforce and we value our relationships with them. I encourage you to stay in touch with your... More


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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7+ months. I interviewed at Centric Consulting (Boston, MA) in July 2017.

    Interview

    From the start of the interview process to starting on a project, it took about 7 months. I interviewed with 6 different members of the local BU and national SO teams. At first, I was wondering where the interview process was going. Each conversation seemed to lead to another one, but I couldn’t tell if I was progressing or not. However, when I eventually received an offer, I realized what was happening. Centric puts you through a series of interviews because they are looking for the right personal fit and the right project fit. There is no case study to go through or mind-numbing brain teasers to answer. They look for candidates who are going to a. fit into their unique (awesome) culture and b. are looking for a career and not a job. In many cities, Centric does not have physical offices so most of my interviews were over the phone or at a local Starbucks. My interviews were casual, conversational, and often about lessons learned, career goals, and Centric’s culture and strategy.

    As this process takes a very long time, and does not have a linear structure, this can be a turn off to a lot of people as they don’t know where they stand or if they will end up receiving an offer. But after going through the Deloitte meat grinder earlier in my career, I am personally very happy with the interview process and given the opportunity to join Centric. Trust me the wait is well worth it!

    Interview Questions

    • There were no tough interview questions. Rather they just want to get to know who you are as a person, how you treat clients, and what your goals are. Be yourself and be honest.   Answer Question

    Centric Consulting Response

    Mar 15, 2018 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    It sounds like you had a very typical Centric interview process! We are trying to tighten up the timeline a bit, as we know that can be frustrating to candidates. That said, we want to remain true to... More


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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Centric Consulting.

    Interview

    5 minutes max. My qualifications were an exact match for the position. My experience was an exact match for the company's targeted experience level. My pay rate was an exact match for the staffing req. Pretty easy.

    Interview Questions

    • Years experience with the product and the various modules involved.   Answer Question

    Centric Consulting Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    Welcome to Centric! I am glad you had a positive experience and ultimately chose us. Never hesitate to reach out should you need anything. - Carmen Fontana


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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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    Shared Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Centric Consulting (Indianapolis, IN) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Dealing with Centric has been a unique experience, from the first contact they made with me until now. After submitting my resume for a posted position, I was contacted by a professional talent acquisition manager, Carmen, and not just a recruiter. She was knowledgeable, asked open ended questions, and related to my answers. The position I applied for was a newly created position and I did have a question she did not have an answer to. At the conclusion of our call, she let me know the next steps in the process. Carmen then followed up with an email and made arrangements to move forward. That email also had the answer to the question I had asked the day before.

    We stayed in constant communication throughout the process, with emails and calls, which made me comfortable. I knew when to expect a response and what would be expected next.

    Carmen was candid in her discussions with me. Centric believes in a transparency which is not what I was accustomed to in this industry. I found this to be the case with all of the individuals who interviewed me. Having that visibility, good and bad, was reassuring when I made my final decision.

    Interviews with Centric can be in person or phone. Without a central office, my interviews were held via the phone. It was no different than other screening calls I may have had in the past, and again, with their philosophy of being transparent, it was comfortable start to finish.

    Interview Questions

    • Centric is seeking the right candidates for their culture; those who value what they hold dear, people who are committed to the cause. Skills are also important, but unlike most midwest IT companies, they are determined to make the workplace one that people envy - and they have! Work/life balance. It's real here. They encourage it from the top down. So don't expect the typical "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" but be prepared for something geared toward the type of character you have, how you deal with people, problems, and stress.   1 Answer

    Centric Consulting Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    I am so happy you had a positive experience and chose us! - Carmen Fontana

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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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    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Centric Consulting (Cincinnati, OH) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Centric is definitely not your typical consulting firm interview experience. One of the biggest drive home points at Centric is that their culture is a big deal. At first I was skeptical, thinking it was probably a marketing tactic to attract new hires. But after my first few months here, I realized just how special the culture at this company really is. My first phone screen was with a recruiter who had found my resume from my campus job fair. I could tell right away that he was genuinely interested in getting to know me as a person. The conversation was very relaxed. We talked a lot about my hobbies, interests, goals, etc. and less about the technical side of the consulting world. My on-site interviews were similar. Most of the employees were just trying to get to know me as a person. On the flip side, they also went into a lot of detail about the position so that I knew what I was getting into. But it felt less like a test and more like an informative atmosphere. Overall, I came away with a very positive experience from the interview process and got the chance to meet most of the team I would be working with before accepting my offer.

    Interview Questions

    Centric Consulting Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    Yep, our culture is important to us! I am glad you are finding that culture to align to what you saw in the interview process. We try really hard to provide an authentic view of Centric during... More


  10. Helpful (1)  

    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


  11. Helpful (1)  

    ITSM Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Centric Consulting (Chicago, IL) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 4 people over a period of 2 months due to scheduling issues. One phone interview, 3 in-person interviews where we met at a local Starbuck's. Met with HR, Practice Leads, and Business Unit Lead.

    Very laid back interview style but very in-depth questioning. They certainly wanted to know if I could do the job but more importantly, they wanted to know if I would be able to fit into their culture.

    They are very transparent in their communications and they want to make sure that their staff handles things in the same manner. They shared a great deal about the work they do but equally as important, what they do in the community and for their employees.

    It is a very open structure with no real hierarchy and so everyone has the opportunity to reach out to anyone in the company to discuss things, even to the original partners of the organization who are very much a part of the every day fabric of the organization.

    As I mentioned, the process seemed to drag out a bit but once you are on board, you have a better appreciation as to why they go through the process they do in hiring people. Although it took some time, the communication in between interviews was good and HR did a good job of responding in a timely manner to my queries.

    Interview Questions

    • What other skills or qualities do I possess that would be beneficial in the other practice areas outside of the one which is associated with the job that I was applying for?   Answer Question

    Centric Consulting Response

    Aug 15, 2017 – Talent Acquistion Lead

    "Laid-back" and "transparent" are exactly what we go for in our interview questions. We find that's the best way to find out who you really are AND for you to find out who we really are. I'm glad... More


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