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McGladrey LLP Audit Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Dec 27, 2013
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Audit Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP.

Interview Details – On campus interview by a senior manager, who was accompanied by a few first years. The next day I was invited to head down to the office for more interviews. For the in-office interview, I interviewed with four people - a senior, a supervisor, a manager, and a partner.

Interview Question – Be prepared to ask a lot of questions during the interview. In my case, more than one of the interviewers essentially asked me to interview them.   Answer Question

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Audit Associate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at McGladrey LLP.

Interview Details – campus interviews and then an in-house interview

Interview Question – just asked about myself   Answer Question

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Audit Associate
Saint Louis, MO

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in May 2011.

Interview Details – 3 interviews with a Senior, Manager,Partner.

Interview Question – None, it's was simple laid back.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – First offer came in and i asked for more. They called back within 10 min and made a another offer.

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Audit Associate
Minneapolis, MN

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2010.

Interview Details – A series of 3 1:1 interviews, a group presentation and then I was taken out to lunch by a supervisor.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you over the other 50 candidates who applied for this job?   Answer Question

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Audit Associate
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2011.

Interview Details – The office interview was very structured. Interviewed with two managers then went out to lunch with two first year associates.

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Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2011.

Interview Details – Once selected for the initial on-campus interview, they take you out to a pre-night interview dinner, where you can potentially meet your actual interviewer, other employees, and your competition. The next day, I was interviewed by a partner on-campus, where it was very much a conversation and laid-back. I heard back within a week for the office visit. In the second-round, I met with a manager and a partner. Again, it was very conversational, and they asked questions based on what you have on your resume. Afterward, they take you out to lunch with a buddy, where you can ask general questions about the firm. It was overall a very organized and fun process.

Interview Question – Why did you choose a mid-sized firm over the big 4?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – It was a difficult choice between this firm and another. The other firm was just a better fit.

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Audit Associate
Seattle, WA

The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in January 2009.

Interview Details – I went through a series of informal interviews before getting a offer.

Interview Question – Do you like sports?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No room to negotiate

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Audit Associate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in November 2010.

Interview Details – I actually interviewed for the summer audit internship, which followed a strict recruiting cycle. I first interviewed on-campus with a manager, then I was invited to interview in-house with 3 professionals (director, manager, associate). All interviewers were very courteous and friendly, and never asked anything too demanding. I had conversations with my interviewers about school, sports, and even music. The firm really wants to get to know your personality-- they know that they can teach anyone decently intelligent with their training programs, so personality and cultural fit seem to be the most important things they look for in a candidate.

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  • Why do you want to be at McGladrey, as opposed to other mid-tier or big four firms?   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time when you were faced with difficulty and how you went about resolving the issue.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was offered what I felt was slightly under the market rate across all firms, so I politely asked for a modified compensation package. The firm was very receptive and understanding of my request and re-sent my offer letter with a compensation package slightly higher than market rate. Worth a try, especially if you know you want to be with the firm.

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Audit Associate
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in September 2009.

Interview Details – University Posting, University Interview, Office Interview, Offer

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Negotiation Details – Nothing. There were 50 people applying for every position.

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Audit Associate
Des Moines, IA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in June 2007.

Interview Details – I was contacted by a regional human resource manager. She reviewed all of my educational background and then conducted a phone interview. At the conclusion she stated she would call back in a week to determine if I would receive an in person interview. I went to the office and met with 4 management level employees for half of a day. I was then instructed that I received an offer and had 2 weeks to make my decision.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work in Public Accounting?   Answer Question

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