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Updated Feb 16, 2018
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  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (19)  

    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Slalom (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Phone Screening with Recruiter: ~30 Min
    1st Interview onsite ~2 hrs: Case Interview with two change management consultants designed to show case change management thought process, method and skills. Met with Practice Lead after and talking in detail through resume and experience.
    2nd Interview ~90 minutes: Met with a business development lead, Managing director and change management/healthcare consultant.
    3rd Interview ~30 minutes: Met with Boston General Manager, was asked a few questions
    Final discussion with Recruiter about next steps - They wanted to move forward, but needed to wait on an offer until the new year started.

    Whole process took ~2 months, was offered a job 6-8 weeks after interview process wrapped up.

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss your experience and how it will lend to success as slalom. What do you love? Tell me about a project that didn't end as planned. Tell me a time where you received some difficult criticism, and how did you respond and move forward.   Answer Question

    Slalom Response

    Mar 12, 2017 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Congratulations on your offer and decision to join Slalom! As timing is everything, we thank you for your patience with the offer coming a short time after your interviews wrapped up. We're so... More


  2.  

    Delivery Leadership Team Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Slalom (Portland, OR).

    Interview

    Met with a recruiter at a coffee shop for an initial 30 minute vetting conversation. Was very relaxed. Was invited in to meet with a Consultant Manager on a specific service area. A one hour, very thorough examination of my experience/resume with just the one person. She explained how Slalom is set up and we brainstormed together how i might fit in. It was very collaborative and great.

    Interview Questions

    Slalom Response

    Feb 18, 2018 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for sharing a review of your experience interviewing with Slalom. We're so pleased to hear that thus far in the process, the dialog has been conversational, collaborative and thorough, and... More

  3.  

    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The best recruiting and interviewing process I have ever experienced! The process felt more like a conversation than an interview. It was intended to get to know me and for me to get to know the people and the Company.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us more about what you do / what you're interested in doing?   Answer Question

    Slalom Response

    Feb 18, 2018 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking a minute to share your thoughts on your recruiting process with Slalom. We're so pleased to see that our goal of facilitating a process that feels like a mutual interview (or... More


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    The interview process was a series of phone conversations and in-person office visits. I was doing a lot of travel for my previous company at the time and Slalom was very flexible and cooperative around my schedule. The interviews never felt like high pressure situations, and always seemed very conversational. Be prepared with stories about your resume and the projects or experiences you have, and just be yourself.

    Interview Questions

    Slalom Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    We appreciate you sharing a review of your experience interviewing with Slalom. It's great to see that we were able to tailor the schedule of meetings to your travel schedule, and that our goal of... More


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    Solutions Architect Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (Washington, DC) in February 2018.

    Interview

    The process was detailed, thoughtful, and in-depth, with multiple meetings. The conversations were focused, not only on the job, but also how well you mesh with the office and culture.

    Slalom is a place where you need to have personality, skills, and hustle. You should be very well rounded and able to speak on a wide variety of topics. Breadth and depth are highly valued. During the process you will have ample opportunity to get to know Slalom, and for them to get to know you.

    Be yourself, be open, ask lots of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you whiteboard a highly available, multi-tier, public facing solution in a cloud environment?   Answer Question

    Slalom Response

    Feb 18, 2018 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your experience interviewing with Slalom. We are so pleased to see that many of the things we strive to provide our candidates throughout the process... More


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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Slalom (Detroit, MI) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Horrible, very smug person asking very vague questions, like it was a test about the company. The recruiter had a very smug condescending attitude. Based on his demeanor alone I would never consider working there. I let him know I'm not interested based on your attitude alone.

    Interview Questions

    • What do I know about Slalom?   1 Answer

  7.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    After a brief phone conversation with a recruiter, I had an in person interview with 3 organizational effectiveness consultants and the General Manager. The Interview was low key but traditional questions were asked. I was taken to lunch for a few other consultants which was nice but a bit awkward because you're still interviewing. After several hours of being interviewed (formally/ informally at lunch) I was taken across the street to a cafe where I received an offer. I felt a little put on the spot, of course happy to get an offer but felt like the recruiter was really gauging my reaction and expecting me to decide right then and there.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a challenging client experience and how did you handle it?   Answer Question

    Slalom Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your interview experience with Slalom. We've taken careful note of the areas in which it looks like we could have done a better job setting expectations... More

  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (Atlanta, GA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Applied online.
    1. Hacker Rank test.
    2. Onsite interview with 2 interviewers.

    Hacker test was a good challenge.
    Onsite interview experience was great. They really try to make you comfortable and give you space to express yourself. Very good process in which I got a great opportunity to learn from as well.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. White board question.
      2. App development scenario ( you are expected to discuss a strategy to develop this app)
      3. Discussion about what technology to use in a scenario and how will you design database for this app   Answer Question

    Slalom Response

    Jan 22, 2018 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience interviewing with Slalom. We strive to give all candidates a positive experience, regardless of the outcome, and we are so pleased... More


  9.  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (Seattle, WA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    Very thorough, detailed, great communication. Recruiter was very cordial and helpful. I felt relaxed once I was onsite and greeted well. Very nice office location and all were friendly. it was a long process, 4 interviews total but well worth it. They truly are a company about great cultural fit and personality.

    Interview Questions

    • Slalom staff talked more about the role and job expectations and I was able to add in my experience as the conversation moved along. Typical questions, where do you see your self in 5 years, what would your coworkers say is your best trait? What was a challenging situation and how did you overcome it?   Answer Question

    Slalom Response

    Feb 16, 2018 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking a minute to leave a review of your experience interviewing with Slalom! We're glad you felt each step in the process was worthwhile and that it all resulted in a positive... More


  10.  

    Cloud Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Slalom (Philadelphia, PA) in January 2018.

    Interview

    After the initial HR and recruiting phone screen, Slalom scheduled an in-person meeting with me. They canceled it the day before citing customer priorities. That's fine, things happen.

    They rescheduled me for a phone call. I was stood up for that call, and nobody replied to any of the follow-up emails.

    When I emailed the original internal recruiter who first contacted me, I was scolded for being too aggressive and told that my timeline was too much for them.

    I'm a little shocked that such a highly ranked company would ignore a candidate and then scold them for trying to follow up. They also claimed to have called me on a day when I got no calls or voicemails. Stay away from Slalom Philly, even if their Seattle office is awesome.

    Interview Questions

    • Only basic HR questions were ever asked, nothing technical or difficult was ever posed.   Answer Question

    Slalom Response

    Feb 18, 2018 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your experience interviewing with Slalom Consulting. We do recognize how valuable our candidate's time is, and the importance of clear and timely... More


  11.  

    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (Washington, DC) in January 2018.

    Interview

    One of their recruiters based in Seattle reached out to me on LinkedIn; I was interested to see what roles they had available and I was set up to grab coffee with one of their recruiters based in D.C. The Interview process is long, but it is very thorough. After meeting with the recruiter I had an office visit to meet with a practice Director and another consultant. After that I had another phone interview and was then sent a data set to complete a technical screen and skills assessment where I had to present to my analysis to the consultants I had met so far. The final round was another short office visit where I met with another consultant and finally the D.C. Office's GM. I had competing offers from other firms, but Slalom made an effort to proceed through the process as quickly as possible. Everyone there I've met so far was professional, warm, and friendly. The process demands a lot of stamina, but if you know your stuff it won't be particularly difficult. Just be yourself.

    Slalom Response

    Feb 18, 2018 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for the investment of time you gave Slalom and your commitment to a thorough recruiting process, in addition to the extra time you took to share a review of your experience here. While... More


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