Accenture Frontend Software Engineer, interview tomorrow - advice?

New XOIS14
May 13 27 Comments

Background: I am going through a career change. I'm going from PM / business-related roles to a software engineer. I've completed a coding bootcamp, so I recognize I still have a lot to learn. Luckily though! I have an interview with Accenture for a front-end engineer position tomorrow. This will be my first ever technical interview. Any advice specific to Accenture's interviewing style and specific to the engineering role?

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  • Accenture Mulch
    I had a fizzbuzz interview and easy leetcode questions. Followup phone interview with the tech lead was just talking about my past experience and getting a chance to ask questions about their stack.

    The interviewer liked my questions, which I think sealed it for me, since the recruiter explicitly mentioned this to me after the interview. Overall, pretty easy, but I'm guessing the actual questions will vary greatly as it seems up to whatever the project leads want to discuss. Also, this wasn't a front-end position.
    May 13 15
    • Accenture Mulch
      I work exactly 40 hours. Government tracking of time is pretty strict and they generally don't want you working overtime. No oncall, pretty lax overall. I've heard this is very project dependent though and also commercial side works differently.
      May 13
    • Microsoft vxefcdrvsw
      So you are a govt contractor? Is US citizenship/green card needed for this?
      May 13
    • Accenture Mulch
      I work for the government contracting branch, yes. Highly project dependent, but in general, yes, you need US citizenship or a green card. If you don't have either you can work for the commercial side, which is supposed to pay more. Not sure about work life balance for commercial projects though.
      May 13
    • Microsoft vxefcdrvsw
      Thank you. How can apply for a govt contract job? I need apply at Accenture?
      May 13
    • Accenture Mulch
      Basically when you work at Accenture you need to apply for a project to bill hours to. I didn't have to do this because I was hired directly to the project. So it depends on the job opening.
      May 13
  • Accenture plackers123
    TC 106k with 3.5 YOE
    May 13 10
    • Accenture plackers123
      Not sure. I was an acquisition hire.
      May 13
    • Accenture Mulch
      You LLP or AFS?
      May 13
    • New XOIS14
      OP
      Mulch, did you do live on screen coding for your interview? Any other sage advice?
      May 13
    • Accenture Mulch
      It was a video interview over a chat interface like Skype. I forget the actual software we used. The guy just had me type in my code through the chat lol. I wouldn't worry too much about the interview, just make sure you're well rested. Not much you can do at this point other than making sure you feel good.
      May 13
    • New XOIS14
      OP
      Ok great! Thanks for the info.
      May 13