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Top 30 Accenture Interview Questions

Question 1 of 33
This position with Accenture requires strong research skills. What is the first resource you turn to when you need to research a person, business, or topic?
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Question 2 of 33
At Accenture we seek to hire those who can read between the lines in order to uncover our client's potential needs. Give me an example of how you have successfully done this.
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The interviewer would like to know that you understand the nuances that come with this job. When you work for Accenture you must be able to think independently and out of the box at all times. This type of thinking will increase client happiness, sales results, and will help to expand your portfolio. Give one real-life example of how you helped a client by reading further into their potential needs.

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"One example I can give is when one of my larger clients went through a corporate restructuring last year. I was able to help them fill in some gaps in their service needs as I saw potential shifts in their business. Because I have assisted many clients with restructuring projects in the past, I was able to foresee some of the roadblocks they may face and offered my assistance there. The client was very pleased with my proactive approach, and I was able to upsell additional services."
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"With each new client that I take on, I conduct a detailed questionnaire with my primary contact. I ask tough questions regarding the pain points in their business. From these answers, I can predict some of their needs faster than they can. I believe this is because it's harder to see your needs when you are directly in the middle of the scenario. Sometimes, it's easier for outsiders to uncover your business' most significant needs."
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Question 3 of 33
In this role with Accenture you will be required to make regular presentations to our clients. How comfortable are you with public speaking, and creating PowerPoint presentations?
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If you know ahead of time that presentations are going to be a part of this position, feel free to bring a previously crafted PowerPoint presentation with you, on a tablet or iPad. Otherwise, be prepared with some examples that include the number of people you have presented to, what the range of topics has been, and what the outcome was.

You can also make your answer very clear by rating yourself from 1-10 on your PowerPoint and public speaking skills. If you have any formal training in public speaking, be sure to talk about that as well.

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"I am very comfortable with public speaking and would rate myself as an advanced user in PowerPoint. I have attended multiple Toastmaster classes to perfect my public speaking skills. In my current position, I will present to groups from 3 people to 90, ranging from 'lunch and learns' with my internal team to the entire department for my client. I receive consistently positive feedback on my presentations because I like to keep them engaging through the use of analogies and sharp visuals."
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"I am an intermediate user in PowerPoint and have no problem improving my skills to an advanced level. When it comes to public speaking, my experience is limited; however, enough to know that I do not suffer from stage fright. I would very much enjoy further exposure to public speaking and the delivery of presentations."
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Question 4 of 33
We have many strong competitors. What makes Accenture stand out, and how could we improve?
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It is essential that you research Accenture before your interview and be sure to learn about their business landscape. Who are their competitors? What are customers saying online? Check out some favorite review sites to get an idea of what the public is saying about Accenture vs. their local competitors. Keep your answer positive and complimentary.

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"After researching Accenture online, I found that you stand out from the many ways that you give back to your community. On the Accenture website, as well as third-party review sites, people are talking about the charitable contributions and generosity coming from Accenture. This factor makes your company a big stand-out to me because I am serious about working for an organization that is aware of their social impact."
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"Without having worked in Accenture, it is tough to give suggestions on improvement accurately. I quite like what I have seen so far and feel that your company stands out through your quality standards and search for constant improvement."
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Question 5 of 33
What do you know about our clients at Accenture and the types of services we offer?
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The interviewer wants to know that you have put some effort into getting to know their business and the types of clients that Accenture services. You can find this information online by combing through the company website or doing a Google search. Discuss with the interviewer what you discovered during that research. It is okay to ask the interviewer more about the services and clientele at Accenture as well.

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"From what I understand, you provide services primarily to clients within 'ABC Industry'. Your range of services is quite broad which was a big pull for me when applying to Accenture. Could you tell me a little bit more about your primary client base?"
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"I have conducted a great amount of research on Accenture before coming here today. I believe that your product range is vast and it would attract a very diverse set of clientele. Is this correct? The one service that stood out to me was (name a service) because it offers exceptional value to established business owners and new entrepreneurs, alike."
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Question 6 of 33
We have a very specific personality type that fits well with the strong corporate culture at Accenture. Describe your personality in 3 words.
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Question 7 of 33
We have a healthy yet competitive culture at Accenture. How do you track your personal successes and metrics? How often do you look at your KPI's?
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Question 8 of 33
At Accenture we do everything to ensure that our clients are satisfied. What is your client service philosophy?
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Question 9 of 33
Are you currently interviewing with any of our competitors? Why do you want to work for Accenture over any of our competitors?
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Question 10 of 33
This position requires a competitive yet collaborative individual. How do you plan to make an impact in your first 90 days with Accenture while setting a strong groundwork of trust with your new team members?
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Question 11 of 33
When have you had to change a major component of your project due to new information being presented?
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Question 12 of 33
Tell me about a project you completed recently that was ahead of schedule.
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Question 13 of 33
What is the most competitive work situation you have experienced? How did you handle it? What was the result?
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Question 14 of 33
If you could start your career over again, what direction would you take?
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Question 15 of 33
What type of manager brings out the best in you?
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Question 16 of 33
How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?
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Question 17 of 33
How would you describe your relationship with your customers or clients?
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Question 18 of 33
How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?
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Question 19 of 33
Outside of work, what type of creative activities do you like to pursue?
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Question 20 of 33
Tell me about a time when you took on a new course to study in order to improve your own work performance.
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Question 21 of 33
Tell me about your most significant work experience that relates to this position.
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Question 22 of 33
Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?
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Question 23 of 33
Do you prefer to work in a team based position or individually?
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Question 24 of 33
When do you feel your leadership skills are most effective?
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Question 25 of 33
How do you evaluate success among your team members?
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Question 26 of 33
How do you balance life and work?
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Question 27 of 33
What sources do you look to when you need to solve a complicated problem?
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Question 28 of 33
How would you prefer to be compensated?
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Question 29 of 33
What would you do if a client asked you about a product or service and you were unsure of the answer?
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Question 30 of 33
How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
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Question 31 of 33
How do you motivate others on your team?
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Question 32 of 33
What is your long-range career objective?
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Question 33 of 33
How do you manage your time?
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Our Accenture interview questions and answers are created from the industry we believe they most well-represent. For a full list of industries we base our company interviews off of; click here.

About Accenture

Accenture plc is a multinational management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company. Its incorporated headquarters are in Dublin, Republic of Ireland. It is the world's largest consulting firm as measured by revenues and is a Fortune Global 500 company. As of 2013, the company reported net revenues of $28.6 billion with approximately 280,000 employees, serving clients in more than 200 cities in 56 countries. Accenture has more employees in India than any other country; in the US, it has about 40,000 employees and 35,000 located in the Philippines. Accenture's current clients include 91 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500. Since September 1, 2009 the company has been incorporated in Ireland.

Accenture was chosen to replace CGI Group as the lead contractor for HealthCare.gov in January 2014.

Accenture common equity is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol ACN, and was added to the S&P 500 index on July 5, 2011.

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