Application Process & Interviews at Accenture

Please describe the interview process and assessments.

The interview process was fairly drawn out
Graduate, Sydney
Nothing too challenging, as long as you know what you want to do in the company
Graduate, Sydney
The interview and assessments were good. The assessment day was much better assessment centres in other companies. It was a lot of great fun
Graduate, Canberra
Initial Application, Psychometric Assessment, Video Interview, Assessment Center, Face to Face Interview
Graduate, Sydney
There were 3 interviews. 1. Phone interview with the Recruiter. 2. video interview 3. Final interview with a MD
Graduate, Sydney
Fairly straightforward recruitment process, had approximately 3-4 rounds of assessment before I was offered a role. My only criticism would be the delay between my final interview and receiving an offer - that was about 2 months. Up until that point they had been very prompt at letting me know whether or not I had progressed to the next stage.
Graduate, Melbourne
The online testing and interviews were an appropriate way to select their employees. I believe that with the advancement of technology, people are definitely using technology at various places but i believe that human connection should still be required to make final decisions.
Graduate, Melbourne
It was smooth and to the point,
Graduate, Melbourne
Online assessment then multiple interview rounds
Graduate, Melbourne
Began with online application. Then recorded interview (I was recorded asking questions sent through one at a time). Then was video interviewed before offered the position.
Graduate, Melbourne
It was lengthy and a little nerve-wracking, but everyone I came into contact with (from the managers who interviewed me, and the recruitment people) was so nice, and really helped me through it.
Graduate, Melbourne
I had one interview after doing some online assessments. The assessments were standard and I enjoyed doing them. The interview was very relaxed and was closer to talking to a friend rather than talking to a potential employer.
Graduate, Canberra
I didn't hear from them for about 6-8 months after I put in the application. There was no rejection email. There was online testing and two interviews. One with a senior manager, and the other with a managing director.
Graduate, Sydney
Multiple face-to-face interviews and skill assessments
Graduate, Melbourne
The most organised process by far. Also the recruiter was the best I've worked with. She was organised and professional, but also incredibly understanding and flexible.
Graduate, Sydney
Very interactive, highly informative and pleasant to be in. It wasn't as stressful as some of the other companies I interview for, which allowed us interviewees a chance to really showcase our skillsets.
Graduate, Melbourne
Online personality test, multiple interviews
Graduate, Melbourne
Like most grad programs, there are a series of stages you must go through in order to get a job at Accenture. First there is an online submission of resume/cv and academic transcript, then a series of online quizzes/tests, online video interview, face-to-face HR interview and finally and interview with the Managing Director of the area they are looking to hire you into.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Face to face and hands on
Graduate, Canberra
Fairly comprehensive
Graduate, Melbourne
Initial online testing. Series of skype interviews as I was interviewing from another city.
Graduate, Melbourne
The interview process was straightforward and they held a hackathon for us as part of the hiring process, which was a fun and challenging process, although it was shorter than it should have been for the task complexity
Graduate, Sydney
It was great - the process was fast and I was given feedback as to what to expect during each interview round, and how I could prepare better.
Graduate, Sydney
Application, then questionnaire before proceeding to recorded video interview. Afterwards a phone interview with a Graduate recruiter, a live video interview (in lieu of Face to face) with a Manager and a follow up conversation with the Graduate recruiter for the offer.
Graduate, Sydney
Online assessment, phone call, interview, another interview with leadership. Lengthy.
Graduate, Wellington
Personality quiz, video interview, and a face to face interview
Graduate, Melbourne
Phone interview, Manager interview then a day long group day with many group activities as well as your final interview with the MD
Graduate, Perth
The interview process was intense. I went through a 7 stage interview process that started in July 2015 and finished in November 2015. It involved an online application, multiple online psychometric tests, online video interview, face to face interview, and then a full day assessment centre called "the Accenture Adventure" in which we were assessed for a variety of group activities. During this day, we also had an interview with a managing director. After all of these stages, I was finally offered the job 18 months before I finished studying
Graduate, Melbourne
I did 5 interviews and an assessment day. The process took 6-8 months. Way too long!
Graduate, Perth
Online app, phone interview, face to face, assessment centre and then months of waiting to hear back.
Graduate, Sydney
There was slightly less communication than there should have been. There were long periods where I didn't hear anything, and I didn't know what was going on.
Graduate, Auckland
Number of interviews are high. But the responses are very quick. Progression to next stage happened within days
Graduate, Sydney
The Interview process was long, having gone through: * a phone call interview * an online video interview, * a manager interview * a managing director interview (if you get this far, I have heard that you have already got the job and this interview is purely formalities)
Graduate, Sydney
Submit a CV, and any supporting documentation. Complete an aptitude assessment. Complete a self paced video interview to text based questions. Complete an interview with a manager/senior manager. Complete an interview with a managing director.
Graduate, Sydney
There were multiple steps with online, phone and face-to-face interviews but overall the process was quite fast. Once I was employed I had a number of months to wait until I started in the job.
Graduate, Canberra

What questions were you asked in your interviews?

Past experience, when I’ve been in high pressure situations, etc.
Graduate, Sydney
Normal interviews questions, mainly around what I know and what I want to get from the company
Graduate, Sydney
Normal Interview questions
Graduate, Canberra
To describe my field of interest, background, skills, passions etc.
Graduate, Sydney
The questions were varied from academic background to general experiences. some of the questions were more focused in the experience.
Graduate, Sydney
Behavioural and personality-based questions. I was also asked a number of questions specific to Accenture.
Graduate, Melbourne
I was asked about my experiences in life and how have a reacted and behaved in certain scenarios.
Graduate, Melbourne
Past experiences and the usual
Graduate, Melbourne
Behavioral Case Questions Personal (interests, goals etc.)
Graduate, Melbourne
Questions centered around career aspirations and how well I understood the company, its business and structure.
Graduate, Melbourne
What would do you think you will be doing day-to-day at Accenture? Why do you want to work for Accenture?
Graduate, Canberra
They were behavioural questions. I remember being asked about my experiences (describe something really hard I went through) why I wanted the job, my strengths, my weaknesses, where I wanted to be in 5 years.
Graduate, Sydney
Lots of leadership / FIT / personal experience questions
Graduate, Melbourne
There were a real range. I did multiple case study interviews as well a behavioral interviews, and then some interviews were quite casual.
Graduate, Sydney
Why do you want to work at Accenture? Give an e.g. of when you had to take on responsibility. Give an e.g.. of when you had to juggle tasks with limited time. Give an eg. of when you had to put your job first.
Graduate, Melbourne
Why do you want to work here? What motivated you? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What do you know about how we operate and the clients we work with? What do you do outside of work? What challenges have you faced and how have you overcome them, either at work or in your personal life?
Midlevel, Melbourne
Mainly behavioral and technical
Graduate, Melbourne
I was asked a lot about my interests and what I wanted to get from working at Accenture.
Graduate, Melbourne
Pretty standard questions - where do you want to be in x years, what can you do for the company etc.
Graduate, Sydney
Why do you want to work at Accenture, rather than a competing company I received a graduate offer for.
Graduate, Sydney
Honestly don't remember the early parts. Much of the later stages was about what my interests were, what I was looking for, what I understood about Accenture and an opportunity to ask questions about Accenture
Graduate, Sydney
Generic questions about my past experience, but with a bigger focus on who I am as a person
Graduate, Melbourne
Why do you want to work for this company? Tell me about a time you struggled/failed/faced difficulty? Tell me about a time you overcame a conflict? Where do you see yourself within the company? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What is the most important thing you have learnt from university?
Graduate, Melbourne
Resume/University/Career related Some behavioural questions.
Graduate, Sydney
How I dealt with Projects at University that had issues where team members weren't pulling their weight? Or the project was not going well?
Graduate, Sydney
Behavioural questions like "Describe a situation where you displayed .."
Graduate, Sydney
General personal and previous experience questions.
Graduate, Canberra
Standard resume questions, a few character questions and general background and future aspirations.
Graduate, Melbourne
About myself, what I know of the company, ambitions and expectations of the role.
Graduate, Melbourne
Previous experience, situational behavioural questions etc.
Graduate, Melbourne
About my previous experience, what i would bring to the company, working/leading by example, work life balance
Graduate, Melbourne

Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?

I would recommend that they research the company core values, and focus on how they can relate their previous experience into work related scenarios.
Graduate, Sydney
Research the area you want to join and ask questions until you have a good idea of what they provide and if it aligns to your values
Graduate, Sydney
Be yourself and be honest. Do not force answers and make sure to do your background research.
Graduate, Sydney
Have a comprehensive version of a resume, to start with. because the resume reflects on your personality, achievements.
Graduate, Sydney
Research is key. Know the ins and outs of the company, particularly their values. Work out how these relate to you as an individual and why you want to work for them. Generic responses (i.e., international company) won't get you very far - be a bit unique and demonstrate that you have genuinely thought about the company and want to work for them.
Graduate, Melbourne
I would say be yourself and show everything you have done to date whether it is volunteer experience, university assignments or any type of experience.
Graduate, Melbourne
Have something interesting outside of study/work that you do as a hobby. the managers interviewing me liked to know I am able to maintain a work/life balance prior to joining Accenture
Graduate, Melbourne
Have a good understanding of Accenture: its structure, competitors, service offerings and major clients
Graduate, Melbourne
Learn about what he company does and how it does it. Looking up some media releases on work they have done in the past would give you a good idea of the kind of work they do.
Graduate, Melbourne
Do your research.
Graduate, Melbourne
Talk to your interviewer as if they were a friend, and ask questions of them too.
Graduate, Canberra
Doing your research, understanding the kind of work we do and the people we work with is important, but knowing yourself, showing self-awareness and using specific examples from your experience.
Graduate, Sydney
Understand the company you're applying to
Graduate, Melbourne
Practice case studies and know the industries of the managers who are interviewing you in the case study round. Other than that, just be yourself, because the managers are very understanding and just want to get to know you.
Graduate, Sydney
Read on the company profile, have questions prepared, and really define what your assets and skillsets are so the interviewers know and understand your strengths.
Graduate, Melbourne
Research their website well. Show that you want to be at Accenture, rather than they are one of many places you are applying
Graduate, Melbourne
Know the lay of the land. Research the latest Business and Technology trends affecting the market, and specifically that which you are looking to moving into (finance, telco etc.). Be ready for questions that aren’t related to work, they want to see if you fit the company culture. Show that you are someone who likes solving problems and who is adaptive and can learn quickly.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Read lots about the company, its projects, competitors etc.
Graduate, Melbourne
Start to build a foundation of general knowledge around new technologies.
Graduate, Melbourne
Be honest. Don't feel too intimidated. A good handshake gets you further than you think.
Graduate, Sydney
To know why you are the best person for the company - it boils down to having more than a great academic transcript, but if you are an interesting person, who is willing to go above and beyond, without the guarantee of recognition. For example, I volunteered at university - and did this because I really enjoyed it (rather than using this as a vehicle to enhance my CV. I believe in my interview it could be seen I was genuine about this, and I think the interviewers could really see who was and was not genuine about extra-curricular activities and their motivation for them). Also, as Accenture is a people company, being able to freely converse is a big plus.
Graduate, Sydney
Preparation is similar to other graduate program applications.
Graduate, Sydney
Ask for expectations of the job, your day to day responsibilities, clients
Graduate, Wellington
Don't focus too much on case studies etc. that are required for traditional management consulting companies. Understand where you would like to fit in the company, and demonstrate how you think, what you know about current issues etc in the market which that business group operates
Graduate, Melbourne
Relax and be yourself
Graduate, Perth
Research the company extremely well before interviewing. Try and remain calm during the Assessment Centre, and always be yourself
Graduate, Melbourne
Build your digital literacy.
Graduate, Perth
Get a referral.
Graduate, Sydney
Do a bit of research on company structure.
Graduate, Auckland
Search company background. culture. your future plan, field of interest what you know about that field
Graduate, Sydney
Remember examples of different uni projects you were involved in and how you played a part in each project.
Graduate, Sydney
Review your achievements and responses to behavioural questions. Stay up to date with the industries that you are interested in working with, and also the new trends in technology.
Graduate, Sydney
Research the company and know the background and the values of the company prior to interviews.
Graduate, Canberra
You cannot anticipate where you will placed as a graduate, especially when coming from a non business or legal degree. So make a good case of where you believe you will fit within the organisation before your interviews.
Graduate, Melbourne
Just be relaxed and be yourself.
Graduate, Melbourne