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Updated 26 Nov 2014
Updated 26 Nov 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There were three interviews conducted, all in same day. First was HR , Second was Skills interview by a Manager and then Case Type interview by a Senior Manager

    Interview Questions
    • The case interview went nowhere ! The case was a bit vague and I could not get to where the interviewer wanted me to go.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2.  

    Management Consulting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I spent a great deal of time compiling information from across their social networks to complete my application. The preparation time for the application is horrendous, especially given at such an early stage.

    I graduated from a London business school with first class honours and had additional work experience, but wasn't even offered an interview. This shows that you not only need a good degree but also demonstrate that you are exceptional, given the vast number of applicants they have.

    Interview Questions
    • In what ways does Accenture use technology to help its clients improve their business?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Graduate Consulting Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Accenture in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Lengthy online application process with a lot of written questions such as "Why Accenture?", "What is the role of an Analyst?", and "How does Accenture use technology?". The application process takes much longer than equivalent processes for other firms (Especially in strategy consulting). It is also fairly arbitrary whether you get through; I applied two years running with a very similar application and was successful only the second time round.

    After this I was invited for a one hour telephone interview. It was with someone from HR and felt more like being called by someone from a call centre than a professional interview. The interview was in three sections, the first about how well you know the firm, the second about your competencies and the last was a short case study. The case study was quite easy, although try to know as many Accenture products as possible so you can reference them in your answer.

    I fell down on the knowledge of Accenture section. I hadn't done enough research and didn't answer questions like "how is Accenture structured?", well enough. If you do your research, practice competency answers and know a bit about technology it isn't too hard an interview.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Business Intelligence Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted through the recruiter and when i made the application to go through, it took 4 weeks to complete the process.
    First was the telephonic round, hr round for an hour was quite straight forward, asking about past experiences and skills, also couple of behavioural questions.
    Second round was after 1.5 weeks time, face to face with a senior manager, who was quite friendly, it was more like chatting than interview. We discussed on my previous employer, my roles and various tools used. Few technical questions on informatica and cognos. What you write in ur CV is very important, questions will be based on that. After the interview for an hour, i did the case study as i was mentioned before the interview. I was asked to design a high level data model.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at Accenture in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process was as follows:
    1. HR phone screening -- Basic questions around eligibility to work, behavioural Q&A.
    2. Senior manager phone interview -- Mainly focused on past experience Q&A, motivation to work at Accenture, reasons for considering it now, how it fits into career path.
    3. Director Potentia interview, in person -- a 45 minute exercise. Read a brief paragraph and summarise the points of view. Then begin to distil the issues, what concerns or reflections you have, start to make recommendations and planning, think wider into the long term. A very difficult exercise that gets outside the standard case interview process. It is designed to see how you think through a broad (possibly non-business) problem, key issues and ways of solving. (It was actually kind of fun because it was challenging and different.)
    4. Director case interview, in person -- 45 minute case study. 10 minutes to review a one page case, take notes, etc. More interviewer driven by questions rather than interviewee driven by a framework, but the classic consulting case prep will help here. Then 15 minutes asking many of the same questions about fit/career as in the senior manager phone interview.
    5. MD interview, in person -- 30 minute interview where the MD probed deeper than others and asked tougher questions around duration of employment in current role, etc. But I think at this point the decision was mostly made and he was doing the final check!

    By the way, HR practices are poor. Stay on top of them toward the end of the process. Recruiting with another large consultancy was far better in terms of HR responsiveness and organisation.

    Interview Questions
    • Prepare to think broadly and be creative for the Potentia interview, particularly in the second half. The topic could be almost anything so it really is true -- hard to prepare for.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Be up front with salary expectations in the first interview. Be firm. Use the Glassdoor range (it is accurate) to aim for the top third of the range if you think you are closer to the top of the skills/qualifications for the position. By doing this I got the salary I wanted and there were no negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Process Excellence & Change Enablement Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    1. Online Application (including situational judgment test)
    2. Telephone Interview (including a series of questions regarding your understanding of Accenture's business, your experience (competency-based), and a small case study)
    3. Assessment Centre

    Tips:
    1. Thoroughly prepare 3-5 case studies on Accenture's website, you should be able to talk in-depth about how Accenture helped the client in that case).
    2. Be simple and sharp.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The start date is too late for me.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Consulting Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    Basic Application, Telephone Competency Interview, Assessment Centre

    Very basic situational judgement test completed before application details are even filled in. The application is fairly basic for a graduate consulting position and there are no further online tests. The next stage is a telephone interview asking pretty much only competency questions.

    Eg.
    1. Why Consulting
    2. Why Accenture
    3. How are we different from our competitors
    4. Tell me about our different service lines
    5. How have you demonstrated leadership, good communication, teamwork etc

    There is then a small case-study over the phone but again it is fairly basic.

    The assessment centre is case study based followed by an individual interview.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    Sent an application online. After that There were two interviews: first one on the telephone and the second one-to-one at the London office. General conversation for both interviews. There weren't many technical questions asked and was more of a check of your CV to expand on those points.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Analyst Consulting Group (Graduate Programmer) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    Filled out the online application, heard back within the week inviting me to a telephone interview.

    Telephone interview was split into three parts: questions about Accenture and why I wanted to work for them, competency-based questions ("describe a situation when...") and a short case study at the end. Was called the next day to invite me to an assessment centre.

    Assessment centre was only a morning (approximately 9.00am-12.45pm). There were a few un-assessed parts: manager presentation and Q&A with a current analyst, and two assessed parts: group exercise (split into groups to discuss solutions Accenture can offer for companies merging) and a 1-on-1 interview (part of this followed on from the solutions in the morning, the other part was asking about my understanding of and interest in Accenture).

    They said they will get back to us in 10-15 working days, so still waiting to hear on the outcome of my application.

    Interview Questions
    • Why specifically should clients come to us over our competitors?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Network Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warwick, West Midlands, England
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Accenture.

    Interview Details

    I applied online. Next day got a call to schedule phone interview with HR. During the phone screen interview you would be asked behavioral interview questions,so be well prepared for that.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience

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