Accenture Strategy - Final round interview with Hiring Manager Advice?

Accenture Strategy
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Anonymous A asked on Jul 07, 2017

I am in the interview process with Accenture Strategy. I have already done a few interviews and I now have a final one with the Hiring Manager (Managing Director). Any advice on what to expect.

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Vlad
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replied on Jul 07, 2017
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

In general the interviews at Accenture are not that structured:

  • No clear guidelines for cases, so the case depends on the interviewer
  • 60% chance that it will be marketsizing
  • 40% chance - profitability and general frameworks
  • Interviewers are less demanding than at Big3. unless you meet an ex-big3 consultant as an interviewer
  • For fit I would prepare: Story about yourself; Why consulting; Why Accenture; Leadership; Team work; Your questions to the interviewer

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Clara
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replied on Oct 31, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

Congrats for moving to final round!

As it has been outlined, its very similar, but :

  • Cases you can expect are more "free riding" - less organized than the ones your found in the 1st round or most prep pages
  • Stronger emphasis in the FIT part, as outlined before by other coaches.

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Isabel replied on Mar 04, 2019

Hi! I am in the same position now and have my last interview (30mins) this week. Do you have an advice? Will there be another case or anything tricky? Thanks!

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NeedAdvise on Mar 04, 2019

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Alija on Mar 27, 2021

Hi Isabel, how did your final interview for Accenture go?

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