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KPMG US Advisory Associate Interview Questions

Updated Nov 19, 2014
Updated Nov 19, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    1 Phone Interview - HR.
    1 Phone Interview - Risk Consulting Director
    3 in Person - 30 min interviews. 1 Manager, 1 Snr Mgr and 1 Partner.

    Resume review, one of the in person interview was technical, 1 was chilled out and another was with the Partner mostly wanting to get a feel of where they could staff me.

    Advice would be to be yourself!

    Interview Questions
    • TCP/IP Knowledge? Describing a Wi-Fi Implementation?   Answer Question
    • Why I wanted to leave my current position, and why I was choosing KPMG?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Put a $$ on yourself and go with it. If you dont have experience, you will learn alot on this job and be worth a lot more soon so just suck it up.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    pretty informal, mostly interested in any previous skills in databases and my interest in IT.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate, IT Advisory Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The entire process was very well structured. There are 2 stages to the interview: one is on campus and the other is an all expense paid on site visit. Communications are very prompt. The on-site visit consist of two interviews, a tour of the facilities, and lunch. Everyone i met were extremely friendly and positive, this includes senior managers. The campus recruiter took us out for dinner after the offers came out so he could answer any additional questions that we may have and just to hang out with us. The logistics for the on-site visit are well managed with an online booking system that lets you book flights in under 5 minutes. The hotel was very close to the office (literally 5 minutes away). One can tell that they genuinely care about the potential candidates and the employees in that in the wealth of information packets they gave out, there are information for where to find good housing options and tips on where to enjoy yourself in NYC.

    Interview Questions
    • Who do you think is ultimately attributable for the financial crisis of 2008?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied through campus recruiting. Filled out application online and received notice of an interview request from them through my school's career website. After scheduling my interview I received an invitation to a Pre-Interview Event. The event was business casual and I got to meet my interviewer along with other KPMG employees; snacks and refreshments were provided. They played music and we also got to play a game; prizes (KPMG cups) were given to the winning groups. Most of the people were nice although I did come across a few that were a little stand-offish. The interview process was pretty basic. I waited in a room with chairs until my interviewer came to get me. They asked very basic interview questions and nothing about the company. They asked questions like "Describe your experience working in a team," "Explain a time when someone asked you to do something unethical, how did you approach the situation?," and they also asked about strengths/weaknesses.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IT Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Allied through college website. Invited for a trivia night on the eve of interview. It was a good opportunity to interact with interviewers in an informal setting. The interview was fairly easy with questions based on the resume and experience. The interview was for 45 minutes. I received very positive and encouraging feedback during interview however I was not invited to second round of interviews. The employees came off as warm and collaborative in nature. Only issue was that I was led to believe that I will be invited for second round but I did not get the offer. Take any on the spot feedback with a pinch of salt.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Advisory Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume through campus career services, got a on-campus interview with a Senior Manager at the firm. After a week I heard back about a second round interview in their office which consisted of two half hour interviews and a lunch with an associate.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    IT Advisory Associate Interview

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

    The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    had a on-campus interview which was pretty easy with all the behavior oriented questions, then was called up for the on site interview in New York city.Had a set of 1:1 interviews in the second round which was more like going through the resume, your interests and so on.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Started with a Phone Screen where the outcome was somewhat unclear for a couple of weeks. Got a call out of the blue where I was notified that I had made it to the office visit stage. The receptionist at the office, once I got off the elevator, was a little bit rude. She did not greet me with a smile (as I was accustomed to from other firms/offices) and told me I could wait in the lobby area right behind her desk.

    I interviewed with a Senior Manager and a Partner. Both were extremely short-lived (30 mins) where they basically wanted to get an idea of me and what my interests were. I stressed about it and had prepared a lot of answers for questions I did not get asked. Typical questions such as "tell me about yourself" and "why advisory?" were definitely hit on. However, I was surprised that I did not get the "Why KPMG?"

    Lunch with a Senior and Associate level staff followed the interviews. The lunch was nice, but I didn't get the best impression from the Senior. They struck me as a little bit conceited and trying to sell KPMG too much (at that point, I had already been sold...it was a little over the top for me)

    If I had to offer some advice for other candidates, make sure to be aggressive and know where you stand in the interview. Don't wait until afterwards to wonder "well, did I make a good impression?"

    All in all, I didn't get the position. However, I would have to say that I was disappointed seeing as I how I really wanted the job and felt like it was a good fit.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Advisory Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    1. Initial discussion with recruiter about positions they're seeking to fill, requirements, past projects, willingness to travel, visa sponsorship, salary expectation, etc.
    2. Phone interview next week with Senior Manager. Interviewer briefed about the position, resume review, questions on past projects, technical questions. Last 10mins, I was allowed to ask the interviewer any questions
    3. Invited for an onsite visit 2 weeks later. Interview with Managing Director & Senior Manager. Both conversational, talking about past projects in detail, behavioral questions.

    Still waiting for a reply.

    Interview Questions
    • Why KPMG?   Answer Question
    • Describe an issue that you faced in your past project? How did you handle it? Did it affect relationships at work?   Answer Question
    • Presented different phases of SDLC and asked me which one I would fit in.   Answer Question
    • Questions on teamwork, strength of teams, my role in the team   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    SAP Advisory Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I got an e-mail from Kpmg that someone was going to call me. A gentleman called and introduced himself to me as a senior ERP manager. He asked me a few technical questions. Took 20 minutes, and he promised someone from Kpmg was going to let me know about the outcome of the interview. Never heard from them ever again. Tried to call and inquire about the status of my application, No reply to my e-mails, No answer to my calls.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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