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Updated Apr 11, 2014

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Transfer Pricing Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in November 2013.

Interview Details – All the questions been asked are basic questions based on the resume. A good prepare for the resume can be important. Study some basic knowledge about transfer pricing can be important, too, as they may ask you your understanding of this position.

Interview Question – The biggest mistake you have made in previous internship.   Answer Question

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Associate, Credit Risk Interview

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McLean, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG in March 2014.

Interview Details – First round on campus. with no behavioral questions or resume questions. most of time was discussing about mortgage banking industry. The super day is in McLean office. Interviewed by a manager and a director. The manager asked dozens of tech questions and the director focused on behavioral questions, such as strength, past leadership experiences.

Interview Question – I didn't expected tech questions, but it wasn't that hard. As long as you do your research, it would be fine.   Answer Question

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Audit Intern Interview

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Dallas, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KPMG in March 2014.

Interview Details – Prior to the interview, KPMG took me and a few other people to a nice dinner to become acquainted with each other. We played a trivia game that was fun and the interview was the next day. The interview was very casual with no direct questions. The man giving the interview was very laid back and just wanted to get a feel of my personality.

Interview Question – What is your greatest weakness?   Answer Question

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Associate Interview

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Interview Details – 45 minute phone interview with a director. Got approved to fly out to the office. For 2 30 minute interviews with directors followed by a lunch with some senior associates. Interview was mostly behavioral based. I ended up asking more questions about themselves the firm and the job than they actually asked me.

Interview Question – Summarize yourself in 2 minutes   Answer Question

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Tax Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in June 2011.

Interview Details – 2 weeks of emails, phone interview and panel interview

Interview Question – Most challenging tax topic encountered   Answer Question

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Easy Interview

Administrative Assistant Interview

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New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG in March 2014.

Interview Details – I was contacted by e-mail. I was applied for a different position what the hiring manager had. That position salary offer was very low. She interview me for the higher position and she sent my resume to the other manager. Couple of days later I got a message from the system, that they were not going further with me. I'm not sure my resume was sent it to the other manager, or I was just rejected by the system.

Interview Question – Questions were about my resume (what I do, why I left this and this position, why I'm looking for)   Answer Question

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Senior Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Atlanta, GA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KPMG.

Interview Details – Applied on campus

Interview Question – Nothing special, no behavioral questions. I walked through resume and answered followed up questions: how i did it, what was the difficulty, what was the result..   Answer Question

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Leadership Program Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at KPMG.

Interview Details – Pretty laid back interview. They just want to know what type of person your.

Interview Question – Biggest challenge you every faced?   Answer Question

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Externship Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
College Park, MD

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 months - interviewed at KPMG in September 2013.

Interview Details – After being selected to interview in September I was invited to a Pre-interview night and treated really well. I got the opportunity to network with other KPMG professionals and learn more about the people and company. 2 months after my interview I got a phone call telling me that I would not get an acceptance or rejection until after spring recruitment was finished, but Hey at least I was invited to go to the KPMG offices in McLean, VA for a visit. After 6 months (I heard back finally in late March) I received an electronic email rejecting me. I asked for feedback and received no answer. Since then I have been ignored by KPMG recruiting.

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Director Interview

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I applied in-person and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG.

Interview Details – I have worked with KPMG India for 13 years and left when I was an AD. I was relocating to the US and enquired about positions available. I always knew that KPMG (and actually every Big 4) is not truly 'global' and they share little besides the brand name but I was very surprised to find that the US team (at the the guy I had a chat with) is pretty screwed. Though I cannot generalize, i was very surprised that they could have someone with such lack of professionalism as an MD (equates to AD level in India firm).
The interviewer did not ask a single question except 'take me through my resume' and after a 5-7 minute monologue from me had just this to say - 'we in the US do much better work than in the US' which i know is not true.
I saw prejudice and arrogance which was unexpected from a person the level of an MF.

Interview Question – No question - the decision was taken already prejudiced by sheer arrogance of the interviewer.   Answer Question

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