Any experience, tips or insights for a final round partner interview with Monitor Deloitte Australia (or Monitor Deloitte generally)?

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Anonymous asked on Oct 19, 2017

Hi everyone,

I made it in the final round with Monitor Deloitte Australia, and was wondering if someone has some experience and insights in what I can expect from a partner interview with Monitor Deloitte´s Strategy & Operation practice. I would be thankful for any information about the interview itself and practice/preparetion tips.

Furthermore, if someone would like to practice with me partner interviews, it would be a pleasure for me to connect with you.

Looking forward to your responses.

Cheers,

Chris

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Riccardo
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replied on Oct 24, 2017
Ex-Bain | 8+ years MBB / Big4 Recruiter & Senior Interview Coach | Advanced Prep | MBA / Expert tracks |

Hi Chris,

Happy to share insights on how to best prepare for Monitor Deloitte in Australia as i had direct experience with Sydney & Adelaide offices.
In terms of structure of final round with Partner - this is not fundamentally different from last step you have gone through. You can expect either:
- 15mins more in-depth interview and discussion regarding your technical and motivational fit for the role and team. This will be with a Partner from the service line of S&O + 30 mins Operations case (optional)
- or if you haven't taken a written case in the previous steps and they anticipated you that final is going to be like this, a written case with approx 15 slides - 60 min + discussion with Partner fit + solution of the case

Feel free to reach out if you have further questions or would like to practise,
Best regards
Ric

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Chris on Oct 24, 2017

Thank you very much Riccardo! That helps!

Francesco
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replied on Apr 05, 2017
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Hi Anonymous,

I helped one candidate to receive an offer from Monitor UK some time ago and he did a group exercise in its final; below you can find a quick sum up of what you can expect in the last round group exercise (please also take into account that the process may be different in different geographies):

  • Candidates get divided in different groups
  • You get 10 minutes to prepare your points and discuss with teammates
  • You will discuss the case for 20 minutes in front of the interviewers
  • You get Q&A from interviewers

Compared to a one-to-one interview, in a group interview you want to be able to interact with others, without sounding neither too dominant (meaning arrogant defending you points or not listening to others) nor too quiet. If you can take the leader role (eg, trying to have everyone participating and moving on the conversation) that’s great, otherwise it would be useful to try to help the natural leader to have everyone involved and have the team succeeding in delivering the expected outcome. You can also confront opinions you do not agree with during the initial discussion, so far that you do that in a constructive way.

Hope this helps,

Francesco

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Anderson replied on Jun 03, 2017
Deloitte Strategy B.A.; love doing cases.

Hello!

I work at Deloitte Brazil nowadays.

Some tips about what the company wants:

-Respect to hierarchy;

-Someone calm and smart;

-Someone that is not a "dreamer" (reality);

-Clear communication;

-Someone that is not leaving the job next month.

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Astrid
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replied on Apr 07, 2017
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Hi Anonymous A,

thank you for asking your question on our Consulting Q&A!

Another user asked about the Monitor Deloitte interview process before, as well.

  • The interview starts with a company presentation, where the candidates can ask first questions they have about Deloitte.
  • This is followed by three rounds of interviews: one personal fit interview and two case interviews. During the case interview, you get a written case study and have 30 minutes time to prepare before you discuss the case for about 45 minutes with a consultant from Deloitte. This is your chance to show them not only your analytical skills, but also your ability to deal with numbers and to develop solutions for complex issues.
  • If you make it to the next, final round of the interview, another case interview will follow. For that you have one hour preparation time after which you will have to present your results within a group presentation. The interviewers will watch the process of the discussion and how you participate in it. Then you will get the chance to convince a Deloitte partner or director in a personal interview and hopefully by the end you will get a job offer from Deloitte.

Please check out the following link for the full Q&A, if you haven't already:

Monitor Deloitte Interview + Cases

If you have further questions, do not hesitate to ask on our Q&A!

I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck for your interview! :)

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Clara
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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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Anonymous replied on Sep 26, 2020

Dear Chris!

Specifically, the main difference you will find in a final round with partners is that at that
stage they:
1. spend more time on fit questions and your alignment with the company - I am
sending your attached FAQ for different companies
2. check more closely your communication (eg how you react to challenging
questions)
3. may not have a “proper” structured case to present – during one of my MBB
finals I had one interview which was made by two market sizing questions and a
brain teaser, without any business case. That's because during the final they
know you can structure and crack a case (you passed 1 or 2 rounds already) and
are more interested in your logic, personality, and fit with the company
So in order to prepare, I would concentrate on:
● Review in detail your personal fit stories – they will matter more than in the
first two rounds. In some finals, I had almost exclusively behavioral questions
● Work on your communication (reaction under pressure is extremely
important, how to gain time when you do not have a structure ready, connect
with the interviewer, etc). This is something you can do with peers or with me.
● Prepare cases as you did for the first rounds. More market sizing practice
maybe useful to think out of the box if you get unusual questions.
In case you need help with unusual cases please feel free to PM me, I do a specific
session on them.

Hope it helps!

Best,

André

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Monitor Deloitte Strategy: Final Round

Sven
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replied on Jan 16, 2017
Senior Consultant Monitor Deloitte I Yale MBA

Hi all,
for insights about Monitor Deloitte Germany, feel free to reach out to me.

Best,
Sven

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