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Updated Feb 22, 2015
Updated Feb 22, 2015
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    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    there was a couple phone interviews and an in person interview. It lasted about 4 hours and included a 20 minute presentation and 3 45-minutes. There was a couple technical tests and a conceptual coding challenge

    Interview Questions
    • How do you manage your time if you are given 12 weeks to complete a project?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    EVS Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    I talked to a recruiter who came to my campus at the time to advertise an Accounting role. I was a Finance major, and I networked with the recruiter to see if Finance positions were available. Luckily, there was something for me. I interviewed with the recruiter, then 2 other people on separate days. Very conversational interviews. Nothing too technical. Mainly behavioral questions that were easy to discuss - just to get a feel of my personality.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I accepted what they gave.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Transfer Pricing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through campus site, got the first interview. Was strictly behavioral, really more like a conversation. In a week or so got a call from the interviewer asking me to go for a super day. It was great--a meal at Trump Tower, and awesome hotel accommodations. Got a tour of the place, got to network, etc. 2 Interviews the next day. Both also behavioral, they didn't expect much knowledge of TP. Ended up with me asking more questions than them. Got the internship offer 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Just straight up here is your offer. No negotiating
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    Applied through university career website. Had a first round interview with a tax partner. He was really nice and laid-back. There was a pre-night reception before the actual interview at a local restaurant. The interview process was very relaxing. Now, I am doing my research for my second round interview. One advice is be confident, be yourself and know what you are talking about!

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you have to make an ethical decision.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    6 interviews in total:

    --- Remote Interviews (Conducted via Phone) ---

    First interview was a phone screen conducted by one of their internal recruiters. Focus was on why I wanted to join KPMG and salary expectations

    Two phone interviews followed; one behavioral and the other technical. Focus was on assessing fit with firm culture and technical acumen as related to the position being applied for.

    --- In-Office Interviews ---

    Was flown to Chicago where I met with four members of the team I was intending to join:

    First interviewer was a Manager who wanted to know what questions I had about KPMG and asked a few questions about the types of engagements I had encountered in the past.

    Next interview was with a Senior Associate who asked several pointed questions around the skillsets required to be successful in the role (e.g. tell me about how you approach an application rationalization)

    Third interview was a case conducted by a Manager. Company X is looking to acquire Company Y. What are the most important things for them to consider when integrating their IT systems? How would you structure a team to help Company X achieve successful integration?

    Last interview of the day was with a Managing Director and included another case around the integration of a specialty gas company into a company with a global network of commodity gas manufacturers operating as their own P&Ls. Questions were mostly around how the business should be structured (stay operating as distinct P&Ls or integrate) and their location strategy. Final question was about how to structure the IT organization to support the proposed structure.

    After returning home, I was told I needed to meet with a Partner at my local office. That interview was scheduled approximately a week later and focused on what I could bring to the firm if hired. Questions included: What do you want to be famous for / why does your phone ring? What network of contacts could you bring that we could use to sell new work tomorrow?

    Before leaving the interview, I was asked to take on a homework assignment. The assignment was to write a 2-4 page white paper on how IT could prove its value to the business. I was given until the end of the day to complete the assignment and send it back to the interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you want to be famous for / why does your phone ring? What network of contacts could you bring that we could use to sell new work tomorrow?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    1 phone screen, 3 phone interviews, 2 in-person interviews

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Attestation Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had networked extensively with KPMG recruiters on campus both at the career fair and open office hours. I was then invited for a first round interview on campus. The interview was laid back with a few behavioral questions. I could tell that the interviewer wanted to get to know me on a more persona level, so I was able to find some common interests to talk about in the interview. After successfully completing a first round interview on campus, I was invited to KPMG's Inside Look program. KPMG definitely wants you to feel comfortable in their office and give you the opportunity to engage in social conversations with many different professionals. Dinner followed after, which was very nice. On the second day of the Inside Look program, you get a more in depth look at the office and a sense of what it would be like working as a KPMG professional. I had two interviews - one with the Director of National Recruiting and another with a Senior Manager in the IT attestation practice. When meeting with the manager, I was being asked many behavioral questions left and right, as if I was trying to be thrown off guard. Within the last ten minutes of the interview, my interviewer took a complete "180" and we engaged in my social conversation and discussed what it would be like working on a team together.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time when you had to relay a complicated message and how you did so."   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Intense interview. You can expect alot of technical questions about accounting, so be prepared. I interview with two people in the same room. Also, be prepared for critical thinking questions as well

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied through campus recruiting and was selected for an on campus interview. The first interview was conducted with a partner. To my surprise the interview was very laid back and lasted only 30 minutes. We went over my resume for about 10-15 minutes and then talked about the position and the responsibilities involved. About a week later I was invited to participate in the Inside Look (second rounds) program.

    I was extremely nervous a few days leading up to Inside Look but again, it was very laid back and informing. The first night started with a tour of the office and concluded with a two hour dinner at a very nice steakhouse. The second day lasted from 8am-2pm with various activities and a couple of interviews with senior managers. All of the interviews were very laid back and did not include any behavioral questions. Though a few of the other candidates I spoke with did have behavioral questions. It all depends on who you interview with.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiating since it is an internship
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing process was very lengthy. It look about 4 months to actually get an offer letter from the company. Communication wasn't very good either. The interview process itself wasn't too bad. Had 5 phone interviews and 1 onsite with 3 people. I had to travel from NY to their Chicago office and they only paid for the flight.

    Interview Questions
    • none really - they asked about the aspects of SAP GRC. if you know that for this position it should be fine   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    My company matched the offer and it took a lot of time to actually get the offer

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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