KPMG US Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Advisory Manager Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    The hiring/ interview process was pretty typical of a Big 4/ consulting environment; initial phone screening by a recruiter, phone call interviews (mostly behavioral and fit based) with Sr. Manager/ Director. Followed by in-person interview at local KPMG office with Director/ Partner.

    The one thing I will say about the process is that the scheduling was VERY unorganized and the phone calls somewhat disinterested. Prior to scheduling an interview the recruiter/ or assistant would reach out and ask for availability for the following week, after providing it, I got no response. After the week was up I issued a follow up email and was again asked to provide availability for the NEXT week, no apology or justification for delay in response. I would be contacted 24-48 hours prior to the scheduled interview via email confirmation, no phone call/ or email to confirm my availability.

    Finally, after going through this disorganized practice and poor applicant experience (5 weeks in), I simply informed them I had accepted another offer and declined the final interview.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Audit Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with the Campus Recruiter and then 3 in person interviews of 30 min each with different managers and partners in the office. All behavioral questions and conversations about my background and "why accounting / KPMG". Most of my interviews were just like normal conversations and only one resorted to a pre determined list of questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a recent ethical dilemma and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Information Protection Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial campus meeting where we went over the basics (Why KPMG?, why Information Protection, What makes you different from other applicants, etc). Then, I was asked to come to the office and I was flown out to interview with 2 partners and 1 senior manager, all of which had different technical questions and different areas specified. After the three interviews, I was taken out to lunch with 2 associates and I had a chance to ask them any questions about the internship experience or full time questions. After lunch I met with the recruiter and was told I had an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Knowing that you will have to travel and have a highly stressful career, why do you want to go into consulting?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate, Advisory Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Positives: KPMG has an array of extremely professional, personable and level-headed people. On top of this, I respect the work of the advisory group I was interviewing with. This was all very refreshing and exciting to be around during the interview process itself. The questions I was asked were all experience-related and personality-based. Overall, I enjoyed the people I met and the experience very much.

    Negatives: The one thing I thought was awful was the on-boarding and follow-up process of the interview. After two phone interviews that went well, I had to reach out to the "experienced-hire" recruiter myself to check and see when I would receive flight information and booking details for the in-person interviews. There was so much of a delay that I had to book a flight last-minute on a connecting flight that got in to the city I was interviewing in at such a terrible hour. After the interview, I again had to reach myself to see whether I got the job or not. It turns out, I did which was exciting! However, the unprofessional manner of the on-boarding and follow-up seriously slashed the legitimacy of the company for me. I think this something that is definitely fixable and I hope to see changed if I ever interview with the company again.

    Overall, not a bad experience at all. The company is great. I got the offer and I turned it down because I would like to have more experience in my current industry before pursuing an advisory-type role.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    I was hired full-time through first going through the KPMG internship program as a junior in college. I went through college recruiting where I had a first round interview with a KPMG recruiter at my campus career center. Then I was invited in for the second and final round of interviews, which was a full day over-night interview process, which included dinner with professionals, paid hotel room for the night in the city, and 2 interviews the next morning with a manager and a partner. All questions were behavioral and the partner interview was particularly informal - at this point, they want to just get to know you and whether they'd be interested in having you on one of their audit teams.

    Interview Questions
    • Please give a situation in which you were in an ethically compromising situation and how did you handle it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No salary negotiation as salaries are the same across the board for all interns and new-hires. However there is a higher salary for new hires who can demonstrate that they've completed 150 units towards their CPA. Also bonuses for passing all 4 CPA exams within the first two years of hire.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Audit Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at KPMG US in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Very laid back. Not challenging-Asked behavior questions

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Audit Associate Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    2-3 interviews. process takes two days

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Advisory Manager Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at KPMG US in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviews was done in person and over a call. Had a call with a director and also a partner. Interview questions were standard, asked to describe career highlights and challenges

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person 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
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    Auditor Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    First round and second round questions. All behavioral, very easy to get through.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Other job opportunities

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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