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KPMG Information Technology Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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IT Consulting Internship Interview

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at KPMG.

Interview Details – I had my 1st on campus, the interview was very causal and was consisted of some behavioral questions. There were 2 interviews in the 2nd. No hard technical questions.

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Information Technology Manager Interview

Information Technology Manager

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at KPMG in February 2013.

Interview Details – Applied through school website, got an on campus interview.

Interview Question – Nothing really, most of the questions are from your resume   Answer Question

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IT Advisory Associate Interview

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Interview Details – Interviewed with Partner, who was very helpful in answering my questions, and one other associate. And besides that, the interview process was pretty standard. I was asked some basic behavioral questions. Afterwards, some associates took all of the candidates out for coffee so they could ask more questions.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time that a group teammate did not do what he was supposed to do, and what did you do?   Answer Question

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IT Audit Staff Interview

IT Audit Staff
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at KPMG in March 2013.

Interview Details – I talked with a Manager that came to my school to present, I was a leader in the group he was presenting to and we had a good discussion afterwards. I then followed up with a thank-you email. When he came back for a resume workshop (one on one resume review) I made sure to have him review it. He was brutally honest about my resume and appearance, and I took his advice.

He sent my name to a recruiter when they asked about possible candidates. They invited me to the 2nd round of interviews that were held at KPMG (the first round of interviews is typically done on my college campus).

There were four students in the group they were recruiting from. One person was from my school and the other two were from a private school. The recruiter met us and took us up to a conference room. We were then each taken to an interview with a Director (Senior Manager level). After the interview we would switch directors until we had each interviewed with 3 Directors each.

We then went out for a lunch interview with all of the directors and an associate. The food was excellent and the conversation was lively most of the time.

Interview Question – No technical questions, they were all behavioral, and most were not difficult. The most difficult was asking about my greatest failure.   Answer Question

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IT Advisory Interview

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Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at KPMG.

Interview Details – This process has taken far too long. It has been 4 weeks since my 3rd phone interview and no one seems to care to email me back. I must have bombed the phone interview but I mean just tell a guy he isn't the right fit for the company. Not a fun process to be a part of.

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IT Advisory Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG in November 2011.

Interview Details – Interviewed on campus and then on site in New York for the day. Had lunch, office tour, and interviewed with two individuals.

Interview Question – Nothing technical only easy conversational questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate.

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IT Advisory, Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG in March 2010.

Interview Details – Since it was through my college, I got the invitation to interview for the first round on campus.

First Round:
I met with a Sr. Associate before the interview with whom I had casual conversation about what I studied and all. Though it might not be termed as an interview, the person is evaluating your behavioral and communication skills. I was then escorted by him to the interview room where I met my interviewer who was a manager in the firm. It was the most unpleasant experience as it started with negative questions and comments, to which I was defending my position for the 1/2 hr. It might be one of the interview technique but never heard of it being practiced in Big 4. I learned from other interviewees that they had a similar experience. FYI: after I received the offer I made the HR aware of the experience and it was take very well and I hope they fixed the problem. After 2 weeks I heard back from HR that I was selected for the second round. Work of advice: Prepare well as you never know what might come your way. The interview was little technical and mainly behavioral.

 Second Round:
This constituted a day long process of presentation, group-activity, breakfast, lunch, and two personal interviews. There were close to 30-40 interviewees with me, which was quite intimidating. Keep your spirits high to sustain the pressure. First, a partner gave a presentation of the business and the positions available. This was followed by formation of small groups to which a person was assigned to explain one of the key benefit of working at KPMG for which we had to prepare a small skit. This can be challenging as its matter of 5-10mins that you are asked to collaborate with 5 other interviewees and come up with a skit. I decided to be engaged but could not take a lead. This was the eye-opener of the level of people you will be competing with. This was followed by lunch with staff level employees, so be prepared for some good questions to show them your interest and commitment towards the company. You might wonder if all this is required, but now I participate in campus recruitment and we do give feedback about the interviewees we talked to. So be prepared to present your A game. After this there were two rounds of interview with Manager/Sr. Manager/Partner level people. Again little technical and more behavioral. Resources that helped me was glassdoor questions, general behavioral questions list, thorough research about the position and the structure of the company...and last but not the least Youtube. Yes! I saw couple of interviews of C level KPMG executives talking about the practice, problems facing the industry and practice, and outlook of growth in the coming years. This gave me the tools to speak their language and be well read of their problems and opportunities. This was the biggest help and probably a game changer.

I received a call after approx 20 days informing about the offer which I happily accepted! Hope this helped.

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Negotiation Details – I didnt negotiate as I thought I didnt have the leverage since this was my first one after school.

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IT Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Dallas, TX

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG in February 2012.

Interview Details – 3 phone interviews and 1:1 interview with three managers. Recruiter didn't let me know that this process could take months. Now I know that is common practice or atleast not unusual. I enjoyed talking to them as they seemed to really enjoy working for KPMG.

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IT Advisory Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Detroit, MI

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at KPMG in March 2012.

Interview Details – three one on one interview with three ladies. They all seems nice and no hard questions.

Interview Question – Do you have any IT background?   Answer Question

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IT Advisory - Associate Interview

IT Advisory - Associate
McLean, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in March 2012.

Interview Details – First i applied through my campus university website. I got invited to an on campus interview. The night before i attended a pre-interview dinner at a restaurant. The next day i had an on campus 30 minute interview 1:1 with a senior IT Associate. I met my interviewer the night before at the dinner. The dinner plus the on campus interview was very relaxed and casual.

After my on campus interview the next day i got a call inviting me to attend the second round interview in 5 days. The second round interview was 8 hours long. It consisted of presentations , team building exercise, 2 back to back interviews, and then dinner. This whole 8 hour day is very relaxed and nothing to worry about. The people that work for KPMG are great people and very kind. All the interviews you will have with them will be conversational based. Just talk to them. They want to hear about you and what you know.

So then two weeks later i got the "Congratulations" Call.

Hope this helps!

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Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate. The salary they offered to me was fine with me. I was happy with what they offered me.

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