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Anybody recently gave Accenture Strategy case interview? Would be grateful if you could share your experience...

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I have an interview with Accenture strategy if a couple of weeks. Looking forward to learning from experiences of candidates who recently went through an Accenture interview...

Vlad replied on 06/13/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

It greatly depends on your role and the office. Accenture has 2 types of interviews:

1) Case interview with the manager / partner

  • No clear guidelines for cases, so the case depends on the manager.
  • 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

2) Assessment center

  • You will be in a group of 6-10 other candidates
  • You'll have a case (general business problem though with various aspects to look at, i.e. marketing, supply chain, finance)
  • The main goal is to discuss the case together and come to a collaborative solution

My advice for the assessment center:

  • Don't take a leadership role trying to organize and manage other people unless you are a 100% natural leader
  • Act rather like a contributor with: a) frameworks to structure the problem b) rough calculations c) Industry / functional knowledge (it helps to be a background in marketing or supply chain) d) creative ideas
  • Be nice and friendly with everyone and don't try to show that you are better than others. Rather impress with contribution and impact

Best

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