KPMG US Internship Interview Questions

Updated Jun 13, 2014
Updated Jun 13, 2014
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    IT Consulting Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US.

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you think you are a good fit for this posistion?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Tax Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I got the 1st round interview through campus recruitment and interviewed with a tax partner. He asked me 3 to 4 questions and let me ask him questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3. 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
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    Economic Valuation Services Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through college career website. First round interview was fairly standard--mostly behavioral with two technical questions about DCF.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was regarding DCF and the multiples method   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Summer Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orange, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    Behavioral questions:
    Describe a time that a team member wasn't pulling their own weight and how you dealt with it.
    Describe a time that you took initiative.
    Describe a time where something didn't go according to plan and how you resolved it.
    Why do you want to work for KPMG/ this practice?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    Applied through on campus and got a First Interview. Interview went well (as least I thought it did) but I received a rejection letter the next day. Seemed a little turned off that I was new to the accounting field, but arent internships meant for learning? A lot of fake smiles in that place.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at KPMG US in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview on campus - about 45 minutes, then in-office interview round.

    Interview Questions
    • What question were you expecting us to ask, and what would be your answer?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Audit Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through my schools career site for a summer audit internship. Had an on campus interview about 2 weeks after the deadline. Pretty basic interview. Just asked questions about my resume and almost no behavioral questions. Interview was very friendly and easy to have a conversation with. Ended up not getting a second interview but still an ok experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was on-campus and was with a partner or manager from the firm. They responded the next week with an offer to join them for a second round interview called the "inside look" program. That program was about 1 and 1/2 days. They completely accommodate you with transportation and hotel, and dinner the first night is a big social with partners and other candidates at the hotel. The next day consisted of two interviews, team building activities, lunch, and presentations.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No, negotiating phase. They'll make you an offer if they really want you the night after your interview!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Tax Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at KPMG US in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was a fantastic experience overall. It began with the recruiter at my university (UMD) letting me know that I could undergo a first round interview. I had somebody who was from IT interview me but he was really pleasant. He asked me "Walk me through your resume?," "How do you maintain a good work/life balance?" and "Tell me about a time you were in a group and somebody was not pulling his or her weight?." It took about 10 minutes at which point he turned it over for questions so make sure to have good ones prepared. I felt that I had solidly sold myself (My advice is to rehearse constantly and then act as if you're answering extemporaneously- they want good communicators so be prepared, take a chill pill and don't stumble over your thoughts. the kpmg interview is not bad based on what i hear). It seems like good interviewers will have decided if they want you if they turn it over for questions early (so take control and sell yourself). First round interview experiences may vary. Exactly a week later I got an e-mail inviting me to the KPMG Inside Look event in NYC which was scheduled from 12:30 PM to 9 PM. They paid for my amtrak and hotel (marriot on 3rd avenue).

    The Inside Look day was really fun. In the beginning, the firm did introductions, presented a little on KPMG and then asked everybody to introduce themselves on the microphone (name, school, etc.). Then I went to go interview with a manager and a partner. These were 30 minute interviews in their actual offices. No technical questions; rather, they pointed out things on my resume and asked questions about them. The partner, whose desk was littered with papers and who looked exhausted, asked the typical "why kpmg?", " what can you bring to this firm?", "why tax?". Make sure to be extremely confident but humble simultaneously. Afterwards, the tax group broke off into another presentation room where a manager ran through some of his experiences and talked about the profession in depth. Then, about 8 staff members came into the room and each one went to a separate group (we were sitting in groups of 5-6). We had to learn about this staff member and do a presentation on their lives. The most creative presentation won bags, etc. I, luckily, was on that team.

    Afterwards, we went to a restaurant where we did speed recruiting for about an hour. We also ate a fancy dinner. Real informal. Waitresses were going around with drinks and a lot of intern applicants and staff were drinking. - I sipped on a glass of wine. Advice: drink a beer but don't get wasted. You will be watched. 2 days later I got a call from the recruiter who extended an offer. Long day but very enjoyable. Oh yeah, my friends got offers one day later and I remember freaking out. Don't freak out. Give it a week. This stuff takes time.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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