I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The Advisory Board Company.
Very streamlined process. My resume was submitted to HR through a friend's referral. Within two weeks, HR contacted me for a phone interview. Within another two weeks, I had an in-person interview that consisted of speaking with two practice managers and an executive director (3 hours) as well as a one-hour writing test.
Upon pushing back at their initial offer, they increased the base by 5% and offered a starting bonus.
The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The Advisory Board Company (Washington, DC) in February 2012.
Arduous process - long interviews with everyone asking the same questions. It could have been shorter to get the same result.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at The Advisory Board Company in April 2011.
The phone interview with HR recruiter was a simple screening, but it resulted in an invitation to visit DC for a face-face interview with 4 hiring managers/directors. I knew beforehand that ABC was a revolving door of college grads in their first consulting gig who left for grad school after a year or two, so the career development opps were not well positioned, just an afterthought. Unfortunately, the company isn't prepared for the experienced worker who wants to move over to consulting - by the second of 4 interviews, I knew they were not interested in me, blew off time commitments with lame excuses and weren't prepared for the interview. I was more disappointed in them they probably were in me. And getting reimbursed for expenses was a small circus, not representative of an organization that prides itself on quality and best practice.
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