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Deloitte Interview Questions

Updated 15 Apr 2015
Updated 15 Apr 2015
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    Senior Manager Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Deloitte (London, England).

    Interview

    Went through recruiter and invited to an assessment centre. Assessment centre consisted of written exercise; group exercise; presentation and Q&A; and partner interview.

    Divisions are broken up into areas but the presentation asked to complete is standard. So, if the division your role fits in is department A & B, but your expertise lies within B, the presentation is likely to be on A as it is standardised. Clearly this is ridiculous.

    Interview Questions

    • Prepare presentation on an area that was NOT my area of expertise.   Answer Question
  2.  

    Consulting Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview

    Went to the Spring Insight programme last year and fasttracked to the interview. Did online tests and e-tray for the Spring Insight programme. The interview was a structured case combined with competency test. The structured case was about a media company. Deloitte changed their interview process this year and the questions were quite extraordinary.

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    Senior Consultant Data Analytics and Control Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Deloitte (London, England) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Recruiter interview, Deloitte HR telephone interview, Deloitte Manager telephone interview, Deloitte Director face to face interview. The interviewer was very friendly and put me on ease. Gone through my CV and asked few CV related questions.He then asked me few technical questions related to job specs which I struggle to answer.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the general process of audit of financial application?
      Have you managed a team?
       
      Answer Question
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    Economic Consultant Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview

    Hiring: first stage was a telephone interview which required me to send some sample writing containing economic concepts before hand. The telephone interview was standard competency and also briefly covered my writing sample.

    The first stage was a 1-on-1 interview with a consultant. I was given a small case study and had to write about the underlying problems, using economic thinking and explain what the problems were. This was followed by a competency interview and a case study which I was eased in to. It required to apply basic economic theory on taxation, and so was straightforward. However, i was not told it was a competency interview before hand despite asking, so i felt under prepared.

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    Audit Staff Interview

    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Deloitte (London, England) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Senario and case study, must show analytical skills and apply theory to provide strategic options. Gave me 30 min to evaluate case then present on issues and recommendations to the company I order to address these issues.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Pay rate

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    Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Deloitte (London, England).

    Interview

    Two interview, one was a case study with unexpected extra data I had to assess on the spot. Final interview was with a partner who used a stress technique to see how I dealt with pressure

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    Summer Interview

    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Group Exercise + Mini Case + one-to-one interview (did not do well here).
    Group exercise is pretty standard, have 30 minutes to read something like a 15 page document wih graphs and charts and each one will have to answer up to four questions (mathematical and managerial). Then each one takes turns to present their ideas. This was actually quite interesting.
    Mini case is the start of the interview, they did not expect too much from us so it was ok. As for 1-to-1 interview, questions are standard but i did not prepare well enough, so underperformed and did not meet their minimum requirements....

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    Corporate Tax Advisory Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview

    Initial application was straightforward. Required some basic research into Deloitte and the service line you are applying for. Unclear when applying for 'professional services' service line what lines are actually included. Consulting was not and I only found out much later in the application process.

    The online exams are not too difficult but require a lot of practice and preparation. There are several free tests online and more may be purchased quite cheaply. Revisit GCSE Maths and create a sheet of useful formula, such as percentage change, ratios etc...

    The interview wasn't too difficult and was heavily competency based with the specific competency being tested for each question identified beforehand. Just ensure you have prepared several examples of extra-curricular experiences you can demonstrate the competencies and a couple from university. For the career motivation questions ensure you can give facts why Deloitte over the other big 4. Using awards Deloitte have won shows you have done your research. To meet the commercial awareness competency ensure a few relevant recent business articles are understood so they can be described and their potential impact on Deloitte identified. Ask several questions to the interviewer at the end and ask for their email to thank them for taking the time to interview you.

    Interview Questions

    • Impact of current Corporate tax issue on Deloitte   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Assistant Manager - Transaction Services Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview

    Two interviews. First interview was a case study. You were given two hours to analyse a potential acquisition. Purpose is to test your basic understanding of financial due diligence. Good idea to include cash flows, net debt, quality of earnings, some commercial due diligence. You are required to type up your findings in a report. After two hours, a director came in and you had to present your case to the him/her.
    If you passed the case study, you had an hour interview with a partner. This was less skills and more interest. I was asked about some of the recent activity in the market, what I expected to do in the job, some of my favourite deals, etc.

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    Negotiation

    none

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    Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Deloitte.

    Interview

    Went for a face-to-face interview. Interviewer was 45 minutes late. I've had more than 2+ years industry experience and graduated with a 1st class honours degree in Computer Science, but yet was surprised that the first few questions he asked me were questions like "What is a class", "What is an object" and so on. Since it has been almost 6 years since I covered such basic definitions at university, I actually struggled to provide a succinct description for these simple questions. I was a bit taken aback to be expected to answer these sorts of questions with my experience level. I am very familiar with object-oriented programming concepts but I could not provide you a concise definition off the top of my head for the various fundamental concepts. I was able to successfully answer more difficult questions like "What is polymorphism". I felt like I was at a Computer Science examination, rather than a job interview. Following on from this, he asked me to code a simple binary tree algorithm, something I honestly struggled with under pressure. I can't write algorithms under pressure of interview, and writing binary tree algorithms is not something I have done since I was at university 5 years ago. I have never had to code a binary tree during my actual work, so I didn't think this was a good way to test candidates. I got some relief when he asked me to talk about some of my previous projects though. After this though, the interviewer went on the offensive again and started to find holes in my CV, such as where I had mentioned some experience, but when he asked me about them I wasn't able to provide good descriptions about them (again this was affected by the pressured environment). I explained that I had taken courses on these topics many years ago and that the point of including these on my CV was to show awareness of those methodologies, not to claim any expert knowledge of them, but he seemed to think I was deliberately trying to lie my way through the interview. Rather than acknowledge that my knowledge and experience with some CompSci concepts was lacking (with regard to data structures and algorithms) and move on, he seemed to want to poke further. I think the interviewer thought I was a fraud and seemed to be taking joy out of tearing me apart. The thing is, there was nothing in the job description that would have required knowledge or experience with the concepts I was being tested on. The interviewer explained that they were recruiting for people to work on mobile apps, and so it is highly unlikely I'd find myself having to do LinkedList implementations and binary tree parsing algorithms. If I had have known I'd be asked such basic questions, I would have prepared beforehand... but sure what would be the point in that? Then, I'd be judged on how well I can remember a few definitions rather than how useful I would be in the ACTUAL JOB.

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