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ACN 2nd round

 
#1 ACN 2nd round
06/02/2008 10:48

ACN app

Hi there,

I've been offered a second round interview/assessment day at Accenture (yipeeee!) and would love some insight into what to expect, as this is my first one. On the website, they give an outline of the day, including case studies (relatively straight forward, if the example given is a true reflection), an accuracy exercise (ok), a group innovation exercise and a second interview.

What I'd really like to know is:

1. Are you set a context for the innovation task, or is it a random brainstorming session, e.g. "what will be the next big thing in technology?"

2. What sort of qus might a second round interview focus on? Is there an aspect of the competency interview?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

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#2 RE: ACN 2nd round
06/02/2008 11:14

acn to ACN app (#1)

Just went through the 2nd round at Accenture mate, can give you a bit of insight:

1) Idea generation task was to come up with ideas for improving health in the UK. The twist was that you had to take role of a reality tv show contestant and so make it as controversial as possible. Then to present your idea to assessors your idea.

2) Its a general interview - what you thought of the day, how you felt you did, couple of why consulting questions etc.

Was nothing to worry about, in fact, it was a lot less intimidating that what I thought it would be. Enjoy the day, know your stuff, be clear, concise and a team player, should do fine!

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#3 RE: ACN 2nd round
06/02/2008 12:10

anon to acn (#2)

What a dumb exercise.

How do you present an idea that's as controversial as possible without making yourself look like a complete jackass (especially as it's such a ridiculous made-up problem that, even if it were a real situation, would simply never be addressed in this way)? It's an exercise that is very highly biased against sober, realistic, cynical, experienced individuals who are able to think up creative yet realistic solutions to real life problems. Instead, it favours domineering airhead types who have the gift of the gab and an ability to force their opinions on others, and who can dupe HR into thinking they're good all-rounders when in fact their only real strength is that they happen to be extroverts.

Also, the problem with team exercises is that your own rating depends on how the team as a whole does (despite what the assessors might say... it's called "associative theory" or something like that).. Which isn't very fair if you end up lumbered with a load of jackasses.

I think I should go for a career in HR. I'd have all sorts of good ideas for hoops to make candidates jump through. I think my first one would be to get them to write a song about the company in 45 minutes, emphasising our competitive advangage and their ideas for how they could solve global warming, then sing it to the group. There would be three judges (all from HR) and we would give them feedback Simon Cowell style before making our decisions as to whether they're through to the next round.

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#4 RE: ACN 2nd round
06/02/2008 12:58

Pete to anon (#3)

Anon

Bravo. That is the best post I have ever read on this site.

Wunderbar.

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#5 RE: ACN 2nd round
06/02/2008 15:44

ACN app to Pete (#4)

Thanks acn, that's a great help - think I might have to drink lots of coke & eat plenty of sweets before I arrive to get my hyper-creativity levels up!!

anon - I'll be sure to pass along your comments.....!

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#6 RE: ACN 2nd round
06/02/2008 16:32

ginster to ACN app (#5)

ACN app, to get your hyper creativity levels up, I suggest you take your coke via a different orifice.

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