Deloitte Business Operations - Interview Process in Switzerland

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New answer on Mar 02, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 01, 2020

Hello community

I was wondering how Deloitte in Switzerland is structuring their current recruiting process. The service line I am applying to is Deloitte Business Operations (not Monitor Deloitte) as a Operations Transformation consultant. I am unsure what to expect from the interview, especially which kind of cases.

My first Zoom interview will be in two weeks (appr. 30 mins) the initial online assessment was positive. I would be happy about any recommendations or hints on what to expect, not only for the first interview but also from potential cases in the second interview.

Any tips are highly appreciated, thank you a lot!

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Clara
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replied on Nov 02, 2020
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Hello !

Pretty standard to be honest, I would recommend the following, with 2 main workstreams ahead:

1. FIT INTERVIEW

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2. BUSINESS CASE

You don´t have any more time to the classics of Viktor Cheng, "Case in point" book, etc. You need to get hands on asap:

1. Practice cases with partners asap, as many as you can do.Find experienced partners who can provide a good feedback

2. Practice your math skills, both in your cases and with ad hoc exercisess, such as:

1. ​Multiplying double digit numbers (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndkkPZYJHo

2. Leveraging math tools (Mimir math for iOS), Math tool on Viktor Cheng website to practice

3. Ensure you have a good overview of the ​most common case types:

1. Profitability cases- basic profitability framework.

2. Idea generation cases: for any specif issue

3. Growth cases: market penetration, new product launch, product mix change, etc.

4. Pricing cases

5. M&A cases

6. Valuation cases

7. Value chain cases

Given you are under this much time contraint, consider working with a coach to foster speed and ensure you have a tailored plan to be very targeted. PM me interested!

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Ian
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replied on Nov 02, 2020
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First of all, congratulations! Now, in terms of what to expect...

Operations Cases

1) Search on Operations here (already done): https://www.preplounge.com/en/management-consulting-cases?language=en&topic[]=8&sort=real-case-desc&page=1&perPage=20

2) Google and casebooks are your friend. For example (https://managementconsulted.com/case-interview/case-interview-examples-master-list/)...go to Accenture, Amex, AT Kearney, Deloitte, and LEK sections which specifically call out operations.

3) Send me a message and I can provide you with a few good ones and/or case you in them!

For Interviewing Virtually

  • Make sure you have a strong internet connection
  • Make sure your sound+video work
  • Have a good desk space and keep using paper for solving the case,
  • Make sure you'll be in a quiet space with no distractions
  • Still dress for the occasion
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Anonymous A on Nov 08, 2020

Thank you very much for both of your clarifications. I feel that both answers are helpful for my preparation.

Alina replied on Mar 02, 2021

Hello, how did your interview go at Deloitte? What kind of cases did u get?

Thanks for sharing your experience. :)

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Anonymous A on Mar 02, 2021

Hello Alina, in the end I did not go through the full process for personal reasons. The initial interview is a great chance to learn more about, I can recommend to prepare good questions and also great fit stories. Probably nothing new for you. Please let me know if you have more detailed questions or want me to contact you personally.

Alina on Mar 02, 2021

Yes could you please contact me personal :)

Alina on Mar 03, 2021

Thanks for you answer..you can write me on my email if you want which is: meier6362 @ gmail.com

Ludwig updated an answer on Dec 05, 2020

Hi, how did your interview go? Could you please share your expereince or provide first hand advice on how to best prepare for this interview?

Best Regards

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Alina on Mar 02, 2021

Hi Ludwig, did you already do the interview at Deloitte and if yes, do you have any advice?

Anonymous A on Mar 02, 2021

Hi Ludwig, I am sorry I have not replied, I did not see your questions. If you still have detailed questions or want me to contact you personally, please let me know.

Alina on Mar 02, 2021

Hi A, could you maybe contact me to give me feedback on the interview at Deloitte as I will have a similar one upcoming. Thank you so much in advance. Looking forward hearing from you. All the best Alina

Gaurav
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replied on Nov 13, 2020
Ex-Mckinsey|Certified Career Coach |Placed 500+ candidates at MBB & other consultancies

Hi there!

All of these tests have something in common. fit part, motivational and behavioral questions, case solving.

If you have already prepared for case interviews and good at reading charts, analytical thinking, and mental math, then this test is an additional of probably an hour as what you should plan for.

Basically, to prepare you can use some potential test for Bain, BCG, PST (McKinsey), or GMAT, and after every test just look into a solution to see where you have gone wrong. 3-4 mock test it would be enough for you to prepare.

Cheers,

GB

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