KPMG US Senior Associate - Advisory Interview Questions

Updated Mar 31, 2015
Updated Mar 31, 2015
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Advisory Senior Associate Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (New York, NY) in February 2015.

Interview

I was referred by a partner. I got a call for interview three days later.
Got interviewed by a sr associate and a director.
both were very friendly and the interview was more conversational.
They grilled me on my past experience and the advisory related knowledge.
Got a call after two weeks with the offer.

Interview Questions

  • They asked me alot of questions regarding my experience in credit and related to financial crisis. How it could've been avoided   1 Answer

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    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Bangalore (India)) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Interview process has three phases. HR round followed by technical round which is conducted by Manager or Senior Manager level. HR and technical round is generally conducted over a phone. After completing the technical round, if candidate is through, there will be partners round which is done through video conferencing or in person at the respective location/ branch.

    Interview Questions

    • I had been asked some I Q questions related to tricky mathematics during the final round of interview which was quite unexpected.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    This was my first job and I needed the brand in my CV. I did not do the negotiation as they told me that they have fixed minimum salary for each band

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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2010.

    Interview

    Be honest, listen intently and ask good questions

    Interview Questions

    • Had to do with an ethical situation and how you respond   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Pretty cut and dry -

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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at KPMG US (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    1st call was from external recruiter, 2nd was interview with HR for behavioral questions and making sure I was still interested, 3rd was with Senior Manager

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked for examples for nearly every bullet I had listed on my resume. The interview wasn't extremely technical but did refer to my resume a lot as expected.   1 Answer
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (New York, NY) in January 2013.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email from a KPMG recruiter within 2 days asking me to schedule a phone screen with her. Within a week I was asked to come in for an 1:1 interview at their New York office and met with 2 managers. I received an offer the very next day.

    Interview Questions

    • Some behavioral questions, what is an area you would like to improve,   Answer Question
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview

    Very smooth interview process. I was referred by a current employee. No prescreening round by the HR. 1st round - behavioral questions with Managing Director over the phone. Lasted 30 mins. Plenty of time to ask questions about the company. 2nd round - flown to Atlanta to meet up with 3 interviewers - one Principal and 2 Managers. Again, behavioral questions lasting 30 - 45 mins. Don't focus on just one interviewer. Each interview matters!

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    Senior Advisory Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    First Recruiter screening followed with Sr. Manager Tech round of interview. Immediately after 3 days, got an invitation for F2F interview on site with two directors and the partner.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions as such. Few Technical questions from one director. Few behavior questions and case study.. Just be confident. If you have a genuine experience in your area of expertise, you will make it. Be ready to grill out technically at point.   1 Answer
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US (Albany, NY).

    Interview

    I have been in the KPMG process since last 8 weeks. Not sure if this is all real or a set up. The recruiter called and spoke for 5 minutes and said he will get back to me. For 2 weeks no response and then set up a interview date. I met the Partner, Director and Manager. Went through 2-3 hours of interview. All went well. No response. A week later the recruiter calls and lets me know I was short listed for another 5 rounds of interview with 3 managers and 2 directors. I go through 5 rounds. All went well. It's been few days, no response.

    It is a shame how KPMG's hiring process works. They talk about being professionals. I think it is more about acting smart than being smart. I read on some blogs that this interviews are not real. They hire cheap H1-B people in other countries and then justify that they were not able to find anybody local of same talent.

    Also KPMG prefers to hire people in 20's. I learnt through the interview process, they don't want people with more experience as they won't blend well with the existing staff.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would a firm like KPMG will hire you as we have so many candidates coming here everyday for interview.   1 Answer
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    provided details to the recruiting personnel and was asked for interview over phone with a director level person.
    call went on for 40mins and mostly spoke about previous work experience and 2 scenario based Questions.
    after 2 weeks, was asked to attend on site interview with 4 ppl staring with 2 partners, senior lead, director in that order. They made me feel comfortable when I became too conscious and felt all went smoothly/
    Was not offered the job though!

    Interview Questions

    • scenario based question regarding interaction with client team.   Answer Question
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in July 2012.

    Interview

    Had a common friend so was able to skip initial online application. Conducted brief phone interview / screening with hiring manager. Few days later had a more in-depth phone interview with national recruiter. Two weeks later had a phone interview with the Partner managing the team I would potentially join. Was asked to fly out to office for interview loop with four members from the team (1 partner, 1 director, 1 manager, and 1 senior associate). Couple days later, received call from national recruiter that I would be offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing overly surprising. Just needed to be confident and on my toes. Mostly behavioral or business process related questions. Stuff I should know at this point in my career.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Some negotiation.

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