Application Process & Interviews at Deloitte

Please describe the interview process and assessments.

Half day interview, two interviews, three assessments
Entry level, Hobart
CV submission, assessments, questioned by partner and HR, group assessment
Graduate, Perth
Quite a long process due to so many applicants. Need to apply online, then have phone interview, then go through all day assessment centre.
Graduate, Adelaide
Online application > brief phone interview > assessment center (including group and individual interviews, and a computer-based activity) > case study interview > partner interview
Midlevel, Melbourne
I entered through Deloitte's IBL program, where students undertake a 5 month placement with the company. I experienced what a client project looks like and made valuable connection with industry contacts. My impression of Deloitte, and their impression of me meant that I accepted their offer at the end of the placement. However, friends of mine have tried to get into Deloitte through other avenues with limited success. The length of time I spent as an IBL student ensured they had a real preview of my capabilities and fit-for-culture before I was offered a job.
Graduate, Melbourne
1. Online application with behavioural questions 2. Online assessments for screening 3. Assessment Centre day at employer (interviews one-on-one, group assessments, online testing) 4. Additional interviews (if required) Many people apply each year for both graduate level positions and vacation work, making it a very competitive environment
Graduate, Perth
4 stages - longest I have ever known 1) Preliminary computer test 2) 15 min interview 3) Analytical computer test and how would you respond to a given scenario 4) Final interview
Entry level, Sydney
The graduate recruitment process is tough, generally the process is: 1) Online application with selection criteria 2) Online testing 3) Phone interview 4) Assessment Centre - face to face interview, group activity and more online tests 5) Case study interview - two problems - logical reasoning and business case study 6) Partner interview
Entry level, Sydney
Most recruits come through the IBL or vacationer program. I somehow managed to get through the intense interviewing process which required group interviews, one on one, case studies, phone interview, etc.
Graduate, Melbourne
Application and Psychometric testing Graduate assessment day One-on-One partner interview
Entry level, Brisbane
The process involved an online application, online personality testing, an assessment centre with e-tray tests, a case study and leaderless group discussions, and two interviews (one with a Manager and one with a Partner)
Graduate, Perth
As long as you're on top of things and ahead of the game, it's not difficult. Just be yourself and show there's more to a person than a good transcript.
Graduate, Canberra
I feel that the recruitment process was a good balance between the employer getting the information that they need, and not making the applicant jump through lots of hoops.
Graduate, Sydney
I came through the vacation program. This was an excellent insight in to what can be expected from working at Deloitte. There was an online application. Online assessments. Assessment centre day at the Deloitte office. If you were successful then you were granted vacation work. I was offered a position after completing vacation work.
Graduate, Perth
Duration was over a couple of months. Digital Assessment > Phone Interview > Assessment Day > Case Study > Partner Interview This all occurred over three separate days
Graduate, Melbourne

What questions were you asked in your interviews?

Why Deloitte - what is it about our firm that makes you want to work with us?
Entry level, Hobart
Group interview - group activity where we needed to decide and justify as a team which of three options we would recommend a company pursue, given a particular scenario. Individual interview - STAR questions: Tell me about a time when you helped a team to achieve a goal. Tell me about a time when you had to deliver an outcome under pressure. Case study interview - What are the considerations you would need to take into account when your client in a particular industry needs to move from one IT platform to a different one? Partner interview - Why are you interested in this company? Why are you interested in technology consulting? What is your understanding of what we do? What are your interests?
Midlevel, Melbourne
All the questions were behavioural based questions, such as "when have you worked in a group situation" or "tell us about your experience in leadership" or "tell us about a time when you have worked with a difficult person". The business case study was specific to Technology (the area I am in) and it was identification of IT impacts on different parts of a business.
Entry level, Sydney
Standard HR type questions as well as general conversational questions. There is an acceptance that you have made it to the interview process because you have a solid CV and Uni marks - the focus of the interview is to get an insight into you as a person.
Entry level, Brisbane
Behavioural questions (explain a time when you had to overcome ....) - Short description of myself - Whether I was capable of working in a team - What I enjoy doing outside of work
Graduate, Melbourne
They just wanted to get to know me, what I expect for the future and which particular parts of the business interest me
Graduate, Sydney
Experience working in teams, understanding of the accounting Industry, future aspirations
Entry level, Brisbane
very open ended questions, previous experience, strengths/weaknesses etc.
Entry level, Brisbane
Why would I suit the role? What makes me want to join Deloitte? How my previous experience is relevant for this role
Midlevel, Melbourne
First interview - traditional structural / behavioural questions, and to discuss work experience Final interview - work experience, more about me
Graduate, Perth
Behavioural questions (a time when you have been a leader/worked in a team), questions about me (hobbies, sports), questions about the job (my understanding of the service line and my role should I get the position)
Graduate, Perth
The assessment centre and vacation work were gruelling. The assessment centre consisted of public speaking, work under pressure, team work and leader ship skills, all in a very short amount of time, and all amongst other very competitive individuals.
Graduate, Adelaide
Asked about my extra-curricular activities - they liked these! Also about subject area I studied
Graduate, Sydney
Examples of overcoming obstacles. Examples of when things have gone wrong in work and how you dealt with them. Career goals, they don't care if you see the role as just a stepping stone to something else, as long as you are willing to commit at least three years
Graduate, Perth
Project Management Consulting Questions Skills and Programming Capability Strengths Weaknesses and Challenges
Graduate, Melbourne

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

Think outside the box e.g. if a partner asks you why have you chosen to work in this division, don’t answer with 'because it relates to my degree' as that is stating the obvious
Midlevel, Sydney
Practice a 'live' or 'demo' interview prior to undertaking an interview. So that you are confident in what you have to say and the delivery is clear and concise. Not jumbled and unclear.
Graduate, Perth
Be proactive. Ask questions about the strategy of the company. Tell them where you want to go and what type of work you want to do.
Graduate, Perth
Practice the STAR technique and do example case studies. Think about the culture and objectives of the company, and how you align to them. Be positive and ask interesting questions, at a professional and personal level. Come prepared. Be open and engaged with all representatives that you meet from the company. My company hires based on the individual person and their potential, not on answering 'correctly' or being a type A personality.
Midlevel, Melbourne
Like all companies, hiring is equal parts consideration of your skills as well as how well you match the culture of the company. I would recommend that candidates evaluate if they enjoy working in high-performing innovation culture with very social people. Half of consulting is how you interact with people, how you relate to your clients and your co-workers.
Graduate, Melbourne
Don't be too fake. Nobody is ecstatic to become an auditor, and when I see candidates approach me being this keen I know it's not genuine. Also, develop an "example bank" - a whole heap of examples of experiences you've had at Uni, work or in your personal life that you can tailor to any interview question you are given. Knowing all these examples off the top of your head shows you've prepared and interviewers love to see this.
Entry level, Sydney
Research the company, research the department, be prepared to discuss yourself and your past achievements/failures/experiences
Entry level, Brisbane
Ensure that their cover letter and resume is not a generic one that you shoot out to every company. Ensure that you have tailored it specific to Deloitte's key criteria. Deloitte was my first preference, my first interview and my first job offer. Lucky? I like to think that I put extra effort into my Deloitte application and it worked.
Graduate, Melbourne
Have scenarios on hand where you have demonstrated certain work/life skills, research the company and the area you are applying for.
Graduate, Sydney
Be interesting, be worldly, be broad in their interests and knowledge, bring something different to Deloitte.
Entry level, Sydney
Do some research on the company, particularly how they compete in their market and what kind of work they're interested in. In the interviews and assessments, be yourself, project some confidence in who you are, listen and respond to others (never disregard other people's opinions), ask good questions (e.g. about some info you couldn't find in your background research; about the job), bring a point of view to assessments, prepare a whole lot of examples of typical behavioural situations employers (HR) love to ask about.
Graduate, Sydney
Draw examples form all experiences, do not be concerned that the skills or attitude developed through a casual job in a completely different field or your volunteer work during university will not be relevant to your interview. Study the role you will be undertaking and treat/view the interviewer like a person, not a question reading robot
Graduate, Perth
Know what is takes to be a CA know where they plan to be in 5 years Know about the company they are applying for and the values attached
Graduate, Brisbane
Have confidence and your own unique specialty knowledge; a professional skill that you can talk about endlessly, and for which you have a great passion
Graduate, Sydney
Practice holding a normal conversation outside of the generic behavioural questions. It is vital that new candidates are able to communicate effectively during the Partner interview and discuss topics other than work
Graduate, Melbourne