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Portland Group Interview Questions

Updated Feb 26, 2017
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    Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Portland Group (Worcester, MA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Called in response to an add was told to come in and fill out an application. Had interview that day came down to can I drive the trucks. Was sent out with a senior driver to prove that I could drive without any issues. Went back to warehouse spoke to the manager and walked out with a job offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Portland Group (Sydney (Australia)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The entire process took 6 business days, visited Sydney office on 3 occasions:

    Occasion 1. Cultural fit chat with an Associate Director
    Occasion 2. Analytical Test (Excel based, focused on procurement/spending analysis)
    Occasion 3. Director Interview, Conceptual thinking test and Case Study.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Past experience (personal and professional)
      2. Behavior based questions
      3. Problem solving/Case study on a real client (related to Supply Network Optimisation)  
      Answer Question
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Portland Group (Sydney (Australia)).

    Interview

    Three stage interview process once you get past phone screening via their HR:

    1. Analytical test (~90 minutes) in MS Excel with a current BA / Consultant
    2. Case interview (~60 minutes) with a Senior Consultant / Engagement Manager / Associate Director
    3. Final interview (~60 minutes) with a Director

    Interview Questions

    • Analytical will test your MS Excel skills   1 Answer
    • Case interview will test your structured thinking abilities and communication skills; will also test your level of procurement knowledge dependant on the role you are applying for   1 Answer
    • Final interview with Director is a cultural fit interview that may include an additional case study questions   1 Answer
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Portland Group (Sydney (Australia)) in May 2014.

    Interview

    Initial phone interview with hr following submission of cv, then Analytical test followed by 2 - 3 rounds of situation exercises, director interviews problem solving etc. Whole process complete in 2 - 3 weeks.

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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Portland Group in January 2013.

    Interview

    Three step process. The first is the analytical process... they give you an excel spreadsheet for you to analyse in a short period of time. It is basically procurement and cost saving opportunities. If you are familiar with pivot tables thats all you need!
    The second interview is behavioural and case study. For the case you need to be organised and structured in the way you think. Sometimes they do a brainstorming session.. be prepared for that! The third interview is another case study and teasing questions with a director and a partner. get used to doing calculations on strange things like how many black cats in australia

    Interview Questions

    • Ok... How many black cats in Australia... and How many golf ball in a 747   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Not the company I was looking for. Too focused on procurement.

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