Interviewing for strategy at a big tech company and got a take home case that asks for (1) POV on future of tech (2) competitive landscape (3) acquisition recommendation (4) industry-specific strategy (5) a stock pick and (6) investment prioritization for the company. Never done one of these before but this seems like an insane ask to do in a week with a full time job. Is it just me?

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We charge our clients LOTS of money for that.

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Exactly. These are multiple strategy engagements that would span months smh

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Reply with a SOW. You can probably make a years salary before you even join!

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That is indeed a lot of work!
Take homes are necessary evil of interview process.. but there should be a limit!

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Yeah, I was okay when they said there was a take home case, but when I actually saw it I was LIVID

One slide each. Do not make the slides look good — just have the information. If I got that assignment, I would literally say “I spent my time making sure I knew the content for today, not making sure this presentation looked sexy. Let’s begin.”

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Sounds to me like they’re looking for free recommendations. Tell them you turning it in is contingent on an acceptable written offer.

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Thats an insane ask. Seems like weekend work?

Most definitely weekend work. I value WLB and having a life so not sure if this a bad sign for the expectations on the job. Debating on just saying no…

What company? I just got something similar

That’s excessive. I expect case interviews both on-site and take-home but this is asking for free work.

1-8hr assignments are fine (still require weekend work if you’re busy during week), but not this.

Tech companies love the future of tech, industry specific strategy questions. I assumed it was one of those filter questions that if you answer a certain way that is the wink wink we know the same people thing.

Maybe it’s their way of crowsourcing corporate strategy without actually paying consultants…

Pass!

Woah.

Microsoft?

Which tech firm? MSFT (including LinkedIn) or others non- FAANG

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