Deloitte Telephone Interview?

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8 September 2009 - 3:57pm


I have a telephone interview coming up for an audit graduate position with Deloitte. Anybody any experience of this?


8 September 2009 - 4:08pm

I never knew that Deloitte did telephone interview... usually the first round is face-to-face interview at their office!

8 September 2009 - 4:50pm

Thats what I understood. According to their website the selection process is application then online tests then face-to-face interview then assessment centre. However I'm having a telephone interview prior to online tests. Anyone else experienced this?

9 September 2009 - 3:03pm

Hi, I've got a telephone interview tomorrow! I thought it was a bit weird too! Have you had yours yet?

9 September 2009 - 3:06pm

when did you submit your application? I submitted mine in August... they have invited me for the 1st interview but they have not given me the date as yet. When I spoke to the HR, she did not mention anything about a telephone interview. When is your telephone interview?

9 September 2009 - 4:27pm

mines on friday morning. Let us know how it goes, best of luck with it!

10 September 2009 - 1:15pm

Hi, It went OK :)

These were the questions: Tell us about a time you had to delvier a difficult message Why Deloitte? What do you think you'll be doing during your first year?

Good luck!

10 September 2009 - 2:44pm

Hi.. I am glad it went alright. When do you find out? Btw, when did you submit your application?

14 September 2009 - 12:18am


does anyone have more experience with this telephone interview, any other questions asked? I've got mine on Wednesday!

14 September 2009 - 7:37pm

I have one coming up the email they advise you on what they will be looking for, mine is career motivation and communication skills.

maripinkpanda - how long did it last.


15 September 2009 - 10:38am

I've got one coming up for Consulting and they say its only 15 mins.

15 September 2009 - 6:04pm

I have one coming up next week, would be great to hear people's experiences!

15 September 2009 - 6:42pm

well i will post my experiences tomorrow, if someone has some tips right now it would be much appreciated!

16 September 2009 - 10:01am

I will have one tomorrow. 15mins about communication and career motivation. Did anyone experience this before and would be kind enough to tell me their questions? Thank so much. I applied to Audit in London.

16 September 2009 - 12:39pm

just had mine, questions were tell us about a time you had to deliver a difficult message, what will you be doing in you first year, why deloitite, what services does deloitte offer nd what is your understanding about professional services. lasted 15 minutes, think i did pretty crap:P

16 September 2009 - 1:47pm

I'm sure you were fine Tal! Thanks very much for the advice and info there. Let us know how you get on.

17 September 2009 - 10:08am

17 September 2009 - 1:33pm

what scheme were you going for S.Le?

22 September 2009 - 8:38pm

Hey guys,

I heard today that I have a phone interview with Deloitte. Is it reasonable for me to expect the questions as posted above (Why Deloitte? What you know about Deloitte? Your understanding of professional services? What you do in your first year? Tell me about the professional qualification of your choice?) or is there anyone that has been asked different questions such as on team-work, or are these saved for the later stages?

Thanks :D

23 September 2009 - 1:54am


24 September 2009 - 6:18pm

hi all,

I was just wondering if deloitte contacted you via email or telephone to organise your telephone interview?


24 September 2009 - 6:51pm

To all those interested in Deloitte telephone interview:

I had a "pre-screen telephone interview" with deloitte for Consulting position. They emailed me saying they would like to set one up, and they left me a number I should call too arrange a good time for it. The convo. was no more then 15 minutes, and the questions were the ones above. i did not think i did so well, but i thankfully got through it! I did not answer the question for example "what are professional services" very well;, but they are just seeing if your a normal person, who can communicate and understand well! I now have a face to face interview (after passing online tests) coming shortly.

Good luck

28 September 2009 - 12:07pm

I just had a telephone interview for Deloitte for Audit graduate. Questions (as above) were: 1) Tell me a time you had to deliver a difficult message (why was it difficult)? 2) Why Deloitte? 3) What 4 services does Deloitte offer? 4) What do you think you will be doing in your first year?

Hope this helps - don't think my interview went so well!

28 September 2009 - 6:53pm

Thanks loads guys for the tips :D! I've got my interview next Friday (9th Oct) - hopefully I'll get the same questions...

29 September 2009 - 5:41pm

When did you apply to Deloitte if you don't mind me asking? I have a phone interview but the gap between submitting my app and having this phone screening is a good few weeks..

29 September 2009 - 5:57pm

I applied a couple of weeks ago - it will have nearly been a month between application submission and telephone interview :p pretty frustrating really!!

9 October 2009 - 11:14am

Hei, guys, I'm gonna have this telephone interview next week, any tips? I'm so nervous. Any new questions now? Or they still ask the same questions as posted previously?

9 October 2009 - 3:41pm

I had my phone interview earlier today - it is nothing to be worried about! However, the woman didn't speak great English so it was pretty difficult to understand her - I am annoyed at Deloitte for this as I kept on having to ask her what she had just said.

Anyway, the questions were exactly as above:

1) Tell me a time you had to deliver a difficult message (why was it difficult)? I used a university based example.

2) Why Deloitte? One of the big four, impressive client portfolio, great career prospects, culture and diversity etc.

3) What 4 services does Deloitte offer - tell me a little about each? Easy - look on the website! Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance. I also mentioned business enterprise risk. Then I was asked to tell her a little more about what I would be doing as an auditor. I even mentioned SARBOX compliance but don't think I really needed to!

4) What do you think you will be doing in your first year? Easy - time is spent between audit with clients and studying towards the ACA. Mention how it will be a significant investment time wise, etc.

The interview lasted for 15 minutes.

12 October 2009 - 1:52pm

Hey Imiliano,

did you get feed back from your tel screen?

I did it same day with you, but still wait for results

12 October 2009 - 5:29pm

Nope, I haven't heard anything as yet :p

12 October 2009 - 7:26pm

Had mine on the same day and no word yet. They said 2 working days so hopefully tomorrow..

13 October 2009 - 3:00pm

had mine yesterday, didnt go too well though - i thought talking on the phone would not be too difficult - i guess i was wrong! I think they said three working days though.

13 October 2009 - 5:08pm

I had mine on Friday and have just had an invite to the numerical test.

15 October 2009 - 10:35am

Just had mind a few minutes ago. Exact same questions as Imiliano. Kinda hesitated on the '4 services Deloitte does'. Though same problem as you guys—my interviewer didn't speak English that was a whole effort just to try and comprehend what she was saying.

Guess I'll only find out next week.

15 October 2009 - 6:26pm

the questions are exactly as listed above! - just had an invite to numerical test, im dreading it. is it marked negatively or just on how many right answers given?

16 October 2009 - 7:08pm

Just got offered to sit for the Psychometric Test....thought I'd messed up a few questions, didn't expect to hear back so quickly! Any tips for the online tests guys? Heard there's a website with sample tests to try??


21 October 2009 - 5:09pm

Can anyone tell me an example of an answer for the question: Tell me a time you had to deliver a difficult message (why was it difficult)? I can't remember any example from my life :(


21 October 2009 - 5:33pm

it can be anything from telling your mum you are pregnant or breaking the news that you are gay. from telling your teacher to stop making you uncomftable in class. it doesnt matter as long you explain the situation and why it was difficult.

21 October 2009 - 6:04pm

Stevie, Imilano

did you receive feedback from them?

I done verbal Mon, but stil no results


I agreed with Stevie' sample, just a simple sample, do not need so complex

21 October 2009 - 6:25pm

Thanx :)

21 October 2009 - 8:25pm

i received an email today to say i successfully passed the numerical test and now i need to complete the verbal test in three working days. hopefully i pass that - is it quite difficult Jancelyn? how is it structured - 30 questions in 15 mins?

21 October 2009 - 8:46pm

If you use the gay example hope that the interviewer isn't homophobic!! I said when I had to tell some people in a uni society that they had not made the team for a race.

21 October 2009 - 10:29pm


i think it is ok......................should be harder than PwC ones, remember it was 30 Q in 18 mins (not exactly sure, but nearly sure, sorry)

I just failed PwC's yesterday, I so wonder whether I failed in DTT as well

23 October 2009 - 2:57pm

i failed PWC aswell - wasnt prepared for the logical reasoning! but have you since found out about your verbal test with deloitte?

23 October 2009 - 3:12pm

yes, I have passed.................

but the position I applied have nearly filled in, so not sure...................

23 October 2009 - 3:47pm

really? was it audit?

23 October 2009 - 4:03pm

not audit consulting............position in this area are always filled in so quickly, and most interns will sign contract after they finish summer intern............

3 November 2009 - 10:56am

Hi everybody, I've got a Phone interview with Deloitte on Tuesday (3rd November). Has anyone got any tips for me, should I answer the questions quickly and get straight to the point or should I expand on them (like explain what I say thoroughly)?

3 November 2009 - 10:57am


3 November 2009 - 11:09am

goto the point directly, but follow up some explain

not too much, ensure you could finish each question in 3 mins

3 November 2009 - 11:33am

Thanks for the tip, much appriciated, my interview is at 1.15, I am going to do some practicing.