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Slalom Principal Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 14, 2017
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Principal Consultant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Slalom in July 2017.

Interview

Slalom's process was crisp, human, and very efficient. A former colleague made introductions to their recruiting leader, whom I met with first. The primary assessment was on background, accomplishments, and most telling to me – my and Slalom’s cultural/style fit. Two interview rounds were scheduled from there with leaders at various levels who all had a similar interview approach, some more technical, some more sales-focused, all assessing personality style and cultural fit.

Slalom got back to me and started negotiations after just a couple of days, and we came to an agreement within 48 hours. From there, Slalom recruiting was very fast and precise, remained in consistent communication with me and was very effective in explaining the offer details, job details, benefits, etc.

They didn't waste time with iterative interview loops, mixed messaging, or long periods with no communication. The interviewers were very intellectually sharp but very approachable. Quite frankly, the best interview experience I've ever had, and has left me with a great feeling of confidence that I’m joining a firm which it and it's leaders are on top of their game.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a time when your company and your client had different short term interests. What did you do to navigate that and what was the outcome?   Answer Question

Slalom Response

Aug 15, 2017 – National Talent Acquisition Director

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a thorough review of your experience interviewing with Slalom. We are so pleased to hear it was your best experience to-date, and appreciate the details... More

Other Interview Reviews for Slalom

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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (Palo Alto, CA) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Very high touch and collaborative process. I met with a LOT of people, was asked tough questions and got to ask all of my questions. There was a genuine desire from Slalom to a) be completely confident in me, and b) help me be completely confident of Slalom.

    Interview Questions

    • Interviews were all discussion based with experiential and situational discussions. Most of the discussions were more about fit than skill.   Answer Question
    • Situational role play - here's a case study for a major program, how would you structure and lead?   Answer Question

    Slalom Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for your feedback. It is true that mutual confidence in one another is important and we're so pleased to hear the recruiting process at Slalom afforded you the opportunity to explore and... More


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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (San Francisco, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I met the recruiter for coffee at the outset and I spoke about my experience. The recruiter asked good questions that were more about character, motivation and goals than specific work reference points (years of experience, budgets managed, solutions implemented, etc.). This was a breath of fresh air. Following that, I spoke with various discipline/practice leads over the course of several weeks. In total I had more discrete meetings than I'm used to, but that was also based on my own timeline and not a reflection of their structure, cadence or interview style. From first meeting to final meeting, it was about 4(ish) weeks.

    Overall the interview process was very positive. The talent acquisition team was honest throughout the process and it felt like a team effort. From the start if felt like the interview was mutual.

    Interview Questions

    • My interviews were very conversational which made for a discussion rather than an inquisition. It was a very good interview experience in that I shared my experience through discussion rather than data points. I also got most of my own questions answered through that discussion rather than a 5-minute window at the end. One question that stood out was: Who is the most interesting person you have worked with and how did you handle it?   1 Answer

    Slalom Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you so much for taking the time to interview with Slalom and for leaving your feedback here. A postive candidate experience is of the utmost importance to us; we're so pleased to hear you felt... More

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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Slalom in November 2016.

    Interview

    Pre-interview: Lunch with hiring manager; First round: Interviews with hiring manager, his peer, his boss; Second round: Another person in my target role, potential team members in other roles, head of the office practice. Folks were friendly and courteous all around; no gotcha-style questions or case interviews. Focused more on practical experience and knowledge of industry best practices.

    Interview Questions

    • In your current position (in industry), if you could provide one (technology strategy) recommendation to your employer, what would it be?   Answer Question

    Slalom Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Congratulations on the offer and decision to join Slalom! We hope you will be very happy here. We very much appreciate you taking the time to leave a review of your recruiting experience; we value... More


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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Friendly people.
    Very disorganized...at least the NYC office.
    - People not showing up for interviews
    - Cancellations
    - Multiple rounds instead of consolidating (little value for candidate time)

    Initial meeting with a recruiter at a coffee shop. Recruiters are good marketers of the company. The actual people you interview with are average at best.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard Behavioral questions. Nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (1)  

    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (Atlanta, GA) in August 2009.

    Interview

    Meet with Recruiter for screen then talk to people in the office to judge your cultural fit and your skills

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with a difficult client?   Answer Question
    • How would you help out office become one of the best places to work for?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Initial offer is what you get there is not negotitaitons


  6. Helpful (1)  

    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process was multi-part and mostly informal. Decision making criteria was vague and long drawn-out. Little insight provided around next steps or timeframes. Ultimately was told the position was being refactored and withdrawn, although I am aware that it was offered to another candidate; lack of honesty and feedback was less than ideal.

    Interview Questions

    Slalom Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – National Talent Acquisition Director

    Thank you for sharing your feedback of the Slalom recruiting process here. We strive to give all candidates a positive experience, regardless of the outcome, and in your case it sounds like we had a... More


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I had ~ 4 interviews. These discussions really seemed to center around mutual fit, more of an exchange than an interview. Corporate culture seemed very important, this of course would be key to a rapidly growing organization. The process was positive.

    Interview Questions

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    Principal Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Slalom (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I connected with two leaders from the newly Toronto office over coffee. Their energy and enthusiasm about starting a new venture was contagious and shortly I was sold. I proceeded on with the rest of the recruiting process speaking to recruiters and other senior leadership (both in Toronto and out of town). Everyone else I met had the same great attitude and focus on culture and people.

    The entire process took 5-6 weeks.

    Interview Questions


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