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Accenture Strategy internship interview

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Mohammed MudassarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Case Study Interview HR Interview Guesstimate Interview Other Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why would a person with a very technical background want to go into consulting?
  • Question 2: What is the current mobile phone I use? (At the time, I used a Micromax A74) Why has Micromax succeeded? What has it done correctly?
  • Question 3: What do you understand from Micromax’s recent advertising campaigns? Why has it cast Hugh Jackman?
  • Question 4: Why is Nokia doing badly? What are the strategic mistakes it has made?
  • Question 5: Which other industries interest me? (Apart from technology, my answer was Aviation) Why is the aviation industry not profitable?
  • Question 6: Caselet: How would I approach the situation if Boeing asked me to help their suppliers (HAL) improve their output? What recent major deals in aviation did I know about?
  • Question 7: How would I be able to handle the pressures and challenges of a consulting career?
Interview Experience
Boeing parts:
• I was only asked to list the broad areas I’d look at. Listed transportation, supply chain, labour relations, and legal arrangements.
• Added one or two possible problems under each issue and suggested solutions.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Largely conversational, my experiences and expectations from consulting and whether Accenture would fit me. No clichéd HR questions.
Round 3

Guesstimate Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Guesstimate the size of the Indian Diaper market.
Interview Experience
Guesstimate(Diapers):
• Structured using the number of kids in India using population statistics, the family income, and cost of diaper by guessing the percentage of families who would use diapers.
• My initial estimate was $12 billion, way too high, and without him pointing it out, I tried to adjust my various estimates.
• He was fairly happy with the structure and did not try to correct the numbers too much.
Round 4

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: What is Accenture’s current stock price?
  • Question 2: Is Accenture a public or a private company?
  • Question 3: Where is Accenture headquartered out of?
  • Question 4: What is causing deflation in Japan?
  • Question 5: More questions about the state of the Japanese economy and macroeconomics in general.
  • Question 6: What should the governor of RBI focus on?
General Tips
• In-depth knowledge of one or two sectors is very valuable.

• Consistency of answers across interviews and your CV makes you look sane.
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Accenture Strategy Intern internship interview

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Tanveet SalujaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Case Study Interview HR Interview Other Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A case study on how to improve profitability by reducing the logistics cost.
  • Question 2: H asked which area I wanted to specialize in?
  • Question 3: What would I look at first while looking at income statement of a company so as to determine the health of a company?
Interview Experience
I had done a 6 month internship in Logistics department of Skoda. So he asked me the case. Basically he wanted to check how many areas of logistics I touched upon and how could cost be reduced in each.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Why consulting?
  • Question 3: Why is academic section of your CV so strong?
  • Question 4: Most remarkable achievement during your work ex.?
  • Question 5: What are your hobbies?
  • Question 6: What would you do first after finishing your MBA?
Round 3

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: The partner had a degree in chemical engineering. So he asked me questions on heat transfer.
  • Question 2: My favourite course at IIM Lucknow.
  • Question 3: A few questions from microeconomics.
  • Question 4: 15 minute discussion with him on Prisoner’s dilemma in the airline as well as soft drink industry.
  • Question 5: Why Accenture?
General Tips
Be calm and composed. Consulting interviews are basically about having a wholesome conversation with the interviewer. The more comfortable you are higher are your chances of selection. Do not mug up frameworks for case prep. Be logical in your approach.
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Accenture Strategy Intern internship interview

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Karthick NivasFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
HR Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
  • Question 2: Why consulting?
  • Question 3: Questions on my CV - Long discussion on projects that I did at Flipkart
Interview Experience
Some discussion on the “Digital” focus area of Accenture. I asked the interviewer about his experience at operations projects at the company. (Operations was his area of specialisation)
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: A marketing strategy case. Client is a perfume seller in Jaipur. The perfumes he sells are not to be found anywhere else in the world. The product has not been tried by people elsewhere apart from the city. Tourists to the city have been intrigued by its flowery smell and usually buy some to take back home. How to go about increasing the business?
Interview Experience
The case was very interactive. The interviewer expected me to frame a structure and ask the right questions. There was a lengthy discussion at the end about pricing and the right marketing campaign to be chosen.
Interview Tips
I was able to hold onto my point albeit minor modifications in light of continuous questions and interruptions by the interviewer. The interviewer, I believe he was trying to test my composure and I think I did well by sharing with him the logic of my answers.
I was unsure about some of my points after being mocked by the interviewer. My lack of knowledge of perfumes was a bit of a problem.
General Tips
Be cool and logical in your thinking. The interviewer looks for gaps in your thought process. So, list out any assumptions that you take inadvertently in your mind.
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Accenture Strategy internship interview

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FresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Case Study Interview HR Interview HR Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: How did you balance your work/studies with your extra-curricular activities?
  • Question 3: Questions on work experience like the type of risks associated with vessels or the state of the Insurance industry in India
  • Question 4: If your previous employer came to accenture for consulting advise, what advice would you give them?
  • Question 5: 1st asked me about how Tata Sumo is doing in India, to which I replied not well at all. Then the problem statement was to help Tata come up with a decision regarding the future of Sumo.
  • Question 6: Post the case, he asked about the current Economic condition of India and what implications the forthcoming elections and the budget hold.
Interview Experience
Walked him through the value chain and stressed on the cost and value drivers and came up with 3 solutions, to which he seemed impressed and stopped the discussion there
after case, he asked another question. Had a discussion on that for 10 minute and then he asked me if I had any questions. Asked him why Accenture is the only Consulting firm that is publicly listed while the others are privately held? He seemed impressed again and explained the whole idea behind going public. After 10 minutes of discussion, the interview was concluded.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Asked various questions like tell me something about yourself, why Accenture, why consulting
  • Question 2: tell us something that drives you
  • Question 3: why did you give up on sports
  • Question 4: what convinced you to do an MBA
  • Question 5: Also ran through my CV and asked HR related questions regarding the Positions of responsibilities that I held and the extra-curricular activities I took part in.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: asked me to introduce myself and in general spoke about what I did in life and what drives me. Also wanted to know what I was passionate about in life
  • Question 2: The conversation ended with him asking me whether I would like to choose Accenture Global or Accenture India, to which I replied Accenture Global and linked it to everything else I had spoken to him about.
General Tips
Preparation of HR answers, most essential

In a case, look at every aspect possible

If you don’t know how to proceed, take time out to think and involve the interviewer as much as possible

Don’t jump to conclusions
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Accenture Strategy Intern internship interview

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Pooja AgrawalFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Other Interview HR Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Introduction
  • Question 2: Reason for a career in Consulting
  • Question 3: Case was on profitability of a tea packaging company
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Introduction (something not on CV)
  • Question 2: Discussion about family,my hostel life & other generic stuff
  • Question 3: Interviewer read the comments of R1 and asked about how confident I am with quant. (I messed up some calculations in first round)
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: How to increase the number of bank accounts of a public sector bank?
  • Question 2: How to commoditize the perfume being sold at the Jaipur city palace & used by the royal family?
Interview Experience
He gave a lot of details: targeted segment, existing customers, mean & median age and income of customers, for the first question.
For the second question, He wanted me to think of a marketing plan for 5-10 mins. He wanted a one- on-one debate rather than a structured solution on paper.
General Tips
HR answers: most important, Have a clear answer for ‘Why consulting’

Involve the interviewer during the case as much as possible.
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Accenture Strategy internship interview

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Swati SinghFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Technical Interview HR Interview Guesstimate Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me something about yourself?
  • Question 2: Work profile?
  • Question 3: Difference between SCM inside the firm and outside the firm
  • Question 4: How does an automobile firm manage its inventory?
  • Question 5: What is the difference between centralized and decentralized supply chain? Advantages and Disadvantages of each
  • Question 6: What are the various ways in which you’ll reduce inventory pile up?
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me something about yourself
  • Question 2: How was your experience of working with XYZ Company?
  • Question 3: Why consulting? Why not join the old firm back?
  • Question 4: Why Accenture?
  • Question 5: How do you fit in?
  • Question 6: What if we are not able to recruit you today?
Round 3

Guesstimate Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Started with the usual tell me something about yourself. Then he started questioning me on why I want to choose consulting as a field and why I don’t want to work with my old firm again.
  • Question 2: Estimate the no of passenger shared auto rickshaws in Lucknow The guesstimate could have been done using multiple approaches so he asked me the different approaches I can use to arrive at the final answer. He also cross questioned me on the assumptions I had made while solving the guesstimate.
Interview Experience

Round 4

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: The interviewer was also a mechanical engineer so he asked me a lot of questions on SI/CI engines, Torque Speed curve, Knocking etc.
  • Question 2: Market entry strategy for a Chinese automobile firm
Interview Experience
My approach was to first evaluate whether it is the right environment and time to enter and then move on to how to enter by utilizing existing capabilities or developing new ones.
General Tips
If you have core manufacturing work-ex, irrespective of the department you were in, be thoroughly prepared with operations related questions.

Also, be prepared for a few question from your undergraduate stream
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Accenture Strategy internship interview

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Suraj SerikarFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Case Study Interview HR Interview HR Interview Other Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Interview kicked off by tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Then asked about my PORs at IIT
  • Question 3: Gave a case on Olam expansion strategy in between discussion about my work ex
  • Question 4: some questions about Accenture and HR.
  • Question 5: Asked if I had any questions for him.
Interview Experience
Suggest a strategy for Olam to expand in next 2-3 years in coffee commodity business unit? Interviewer was looking for structure and logic in the approach. I walked him through the value chain in coffee business and then focussed on areas in procurement and distribution currently controlled by other parties. Then proposed for forward integration for the product and explained the rationale using some examples of other businesses of Olam. Interviewer appeared to be quite convinced at this stage and he moved on to some specific set of questions in commodities.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 2: Why Accenture?
  • Question 3: Why consulting?
  • Question 4: HR person was interested in my work ex and PORs, asked a plenty of questions on that.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself?
  • Question 2: Asked how my day was, as my energy levels were bit low at that point of time.
  • Question 3: I had an entrepreneurial venture at IIT and interviewer was asking questions related to entrepreneurship trends in India and issues faced in my venture, key learnings etc.
  • Question 4: Interviewer was working in a similar domain of supply chain (Sales and distribution) and we had a discussion on challenges involved in projects.
  • Question 5: What were my expectations from Accenture and why I prefer it over working for Olam?
Round 4

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Was very short interview and partner was quickly running through my CV and asked about my entrepreneurial venture and why it failed?
General Tips
Be confident, energetic and enjoy the process.
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Accenture Strategy Intern internship interview

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Ankit SinghaniaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Intern role at Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Case Study Interview HR Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Why AMC?
  • Question 3: Why Consulting?
  • Question 4: Why not finance?
  • Question 5: Why MBA from Engineering?
  • Question 6: Any question you would like to us?
  • Question 7: Case
Interview Experience
CASE
1. Ranbaxy production is falling. Give me the structure and exhaustive list.
2. Ranbaxy profits are falling. Give me the structure of all the parameters under consideration.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Why AMC?
  • Question 3: Why Consulting?
  • Question 4: Any question you would like to us?
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Case
Interview Experience
1. Calculate the cost of the disease ( opportunity cost+ medical expenses+ social +emotional cost )
2. List down all the parameters to be considered while constructing a Toll booth on highway to generate maximum revenue.
General Tips
Read about the company on their website and include that information in your answers.

Practise basic case solving frameworks
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Accenture Strategy Strategy consultant interview

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AnonymousExperiencedSelected
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Other Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
Before presenting my resume, I talked to company executives in detail about my profile and aligning my experiences with the firm
Interview Tips
Talk to insiders in the company before sending the resume to make sure it is inline with company standards
Round 2

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Hospital IT Optimization
  • Question 2: Uber for trucks
Interview Experience
Interviewer gave me 2 mini cases after asking the "Tell me about yourself" part
Interview Tips
Be structured and use standard case prep techniques
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: International Ports company IT consolidation case
Interview Experience
same as round 2
Interview Tips
same as round 2
Round 4

Other Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Interview with MD
Interview Experience
Standard questions like tell me about yourself and about experiences from previous job.
Asking KPIs from the start-up etc
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Accenture Strategy internship interview

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Rhythem PahwaFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIM Lucknow for Accenture Strategy
Interview Process
Case Study Interview HR Interview Case Study Interview
Round 1

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Some basic questions like tell me about yourself, why consulting
  • Question 2: Discussed one project from Mu Sigma and one from ZS in detail, nature of responsibilities
  • Question 3: Case on an FMCG giant who was facing a sharp decline in profits
Interview Experience
The interviewer did not allow me to use a pen and paper and rather asked to orally discuss the case. I questioned the ins and outs of the business, the industry and other basic qualifiers. The issue was with the supply chain. Gave him recommendations on how to enhance the profits. After this he gave a couple of hypothetical situations pertaining to sales and distribution issues and how I would go ahead. The interview lasted for about 45 mins.
Round 2

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me something about yourself
  • Question 2: typical HR situations (significant achievement, situation where you achieved something significant after overcoming obstacles, etc.)
  • Question 3: which practice area would you like to work in at AMC, what do you know of that practice area
  • Question 4: what do you remember of the ppt, what did you like, what is it that you didn’t like.
Round 3

Case Study Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Some general questions from my work-experience, which practice area would you prefer, why, recent developments in that practice area
  • Question 2: a couple of projects from my stint at ZS
  • Question 3: He asked me an HR case. A Financial services firm recruits and trains Financial Advisors but for some unknown reason the attrition rate is huge. Investigate why. He just gave me 5 mins to discuss and solve the case with him so had to be really fast with the analysis.
General Tips
Prepare well for HR questions, it helps
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