Has anyone interviewed with SMC (Siemens Management Consulting) and can share insights?

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Atul asked on Jul 02, 2017

Hi,

I have an interview with SMC in 2 weeks and would benefit hugely by spkeaing with someone who has been through the process.

Thanks in advance,

Cheers,

Atul Agarwal

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Anonymous C replied on Jul 04, 2017

Hi Atul!

I can share my insights on the SMC entry level interview process with you.

One week after I applied via their online tool, I got a call to arrange a date for the first round of interview which was about 2 weeks after at their office in Munich. The interview itself was more or less a typical consulting interview. First, personal fit questions (why consulting, why Siemens etc., approx 10-15mins). Second came the case interview (approx 45-50mins). They didn't give me a case, though, they asked what I know about current issues and news about Siemens. I mentioned a few that I knew and in the end I had to analyse why Siemens acquired a specific company that I mentioned. In the evening I got a call from the interviewer, he gave me feedback and invited me to the second round.

The second round consisted of 3 case studies and a personal fit interview. The case studies were given this time but also related to real Siemens szenarios. So overall, its crucial you know as much as possible about Siemens and otherwise the normal case prep should be sufficient.

Hope this helps!

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Atul on Jul 04, 2017

Hi, Thanks a lot for the comment. That was very helpful. Really appreciate the help. Would it be possible to connect with you on email and ask some specific questions? Thanks, Atul

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Astrid
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replied on Nov 24, 2016
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Dear Anonymous A,

Congratulations on getting into the second round with SMC!

On the SMC interview day, note the following key points:

  • You will have 4 individual interviews: three case study interviews and a personal fit interview.
  • The case studies are all based on real problems from Siemens consulting projects, with either corporate or analytical focus, in order for you to get an insight into your future job at SMC.
  • The interviewer will introduce him/herself and then present the case study. You can ask questions on the case study before you develop - in a dialogue together with the interviewer - how you would approach and solve the case. At the end, you present your solution in form of a small presentation.
  • Note again that the case study interview should be a dialogue. For this, you may also check one of our Forum threads on how to engage the interviewer.

I hope someone will still share their first hand experience with SMC here on the forum! And if not, maybe you can share your experience next week - it could be really helpful for future SMC candidates :)

But for now, I wish you all the best for your interview tomorrow!!!

Best wishes,

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Anonymous replied on Dec 02, 2019

Hi Omar,

SMC is an in-house consulting of Siemens. Therefore, their focus lies on everything what Siemens does in the region (they are pretty strong in transportation and energy in particular).

They are currently growing very fast in the ME.

I had an offer from them in Germany some time ago, but decided to go with a top tier company.

You will have at least two rounds of interviews:

  1. consisting of 3 interviews (1 personal fit & 2 cases). If you are good, you'll be invited to the 2nd round
  2. consisting of a group case or 2 interviews (depending on how many candidates are left after the first round). If you are good as well, you'll have a partner talk to negotiate your conditions.

If you have any further question or need help in preparations, write me a pm.

Best,

André

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Grecia replied on Feb 04, 2017
Currently preparing for interviews with DHL and Siemens Consulting, as well as BCG

Hi, does anyone have some tips for assessment center for SMC?

Thanks

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mamouna on Nov 25, 2017

Hey Grecia, have you been to the first round of assessment? do you have any input on the case? thanks forsharing!

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Francesco
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Hi Omar,

I helped several people for Siemens Consulting in the last year; questions tend to be related to:

  • Profitability, revenues and cost cases
  • Knowledge of Siemens, its revenue model and the industries where it is present
  • In some offices, there is a role play where the interviewer acts as client presenting a challenge

Hope this helps,

Francesco

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