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Application Process & Interviews at Accenture

7.8
7.8 rating for Recruitment, based on 56 reviews
Please describe the interview process and assessments.
The interview process was fairly drawn out
Nothing too challenging, as long as you know what you want to do in the company
The interview and assessments were good. The assessment day was much better assessment centres in other companies. It was a lot of great fun
Initial Application, Psychometric Assessment, Video Interview, Assessment Center, Face to Face Interview
There were 3 interviews. 1. Phone interview with the Recruiter. 2. video interview 3. Final interview with a MD
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.
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.
It was smooth and to the point,
Online assessment then multiple interview rounds
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.
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.
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.
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.
Multiple face-to-face interviews and skill assessments
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.
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.
Online personality test, multiple interviews
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.
Face to face and hands on
Fairly comprehensive
What questions were you asked in your interviews?
Past experience, when I've been in high pressure situations, etc.
Normal interviews questions, mainly around what I know and what I want to get from the company
Normal Interview questions
To describe my field of interest, background, skills, passions etc.
The questions were varied from academic background to general experiences. some of the questions were more focused in the experience.
Behavioural and personality-based questions. I was also asked a number of questions specific to Accenture.
I was asked about my experiences in life and how have a reacted and behaved in certain scenarios.
Past experiences and the usual
Behavioral Case Questions Personal (interests, goals etc.)
Questions centered around career aspirations and how well I understood the company, its business and structure.
What would do you think you will be doing day-to-day at Accenture? Why do you want to work for Accenture?
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.
Lots of leadership / FIT / personal experience questions
There were a real range. I did multiple case study interviews as well a behavioral interviews, and then some interviews were quite casual.
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.
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?
Mainly behavioral and technical
I was asked a lot about my interests and what I wanted to get from working at Accenture.
Pretty standard questions - where do you want to be in x years, what can you do for the company etc.
Why do you want to work at Accenture, rather than a competing company I received a graduate offer for.
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.
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
Be yourself and be honest. Do not force answers and make sure to do your background research.
Have a comprehensive version of a resume, to start with. because the resume reflects on your personality, achievements.
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.
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.
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
Have a good understanding of Accenture: its structure, competitors, service offerings and major clients
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.
Do your research.
Talk to your interviewer as if they were a friend, and ask questions of them too.
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.
Understand the company you're applying to
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.
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.
Research their website well. Show that you want to be at Accenture, rather than they are one of many places you are applying
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.
Read lots about the company, its projects, competitors etc.
Start to build a foundation of general knowledge around new technologies.
Be honest. Don't feel too intimidated. A good handshake gets you further than you think.