McGladrey LLP Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2015
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (Phoenix, AZ) in October 2011.

    Interview

    The interview was very informal. The interviewer asked if I preferred to work with non-public companies or public companies. No behavioral questions whatsoever.

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    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in February 2010.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of two parts. The first day was more of a social event, all the interviewees meet at a resturant with some partners, managers, seniors , and associates. It was a way for them to get to know us in an informal setting. If you get to do this TALK TO AS MANY Peolple possible, they want to see if they like your personality , if you will fit in with the company. The 2nd day was the actual interviews. Started very early , consisted of 4 interviews , 45 mins each all one after another. Be prepared for this, by the last interview your going to be exausted. But after all the interviews are done everyone hasnlunch together, this is another good time to show your personality

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    • What is one of your weaknesses ?   2 Answers
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    IT Help Desk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in DeBary, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (DeBary, FL) in December 2010.

    Interview

    I first had a phone interview, then a 1:1 interview, then came back three weeks later for a 3:1 interview. Phone interview went over resume, 1:1 interview was over the specifics of the job and resume again. 3:1 interview was behavioral questions and resume again. Some questions asked were illegal and not appropriate, but I answered them anyway.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2011.

    Interview

    I really did not feel I had the opportunity to get to know the interviewer. I felt like the interviewer was the drill sergeant and I was a cadet. I was asked questions about how I could audit someone when I did not balance my checkbook and high level "what can you do for us" type questions. By the end of the interview, I was hesitant to ask anything personal for the interviewer.

    Interview Questions

    • How can you audit someone when you don't balance your own checkbook?   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (New York, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I was not hired for what I applied for, but I record excellent detail that I'm willing to share. A McGladrey interview will almost be 80% based on your personality, a few behavioral questions, and lots of "tell me about yourself" stuff. They're definitely just getting to know you as a person. Your qualifications to do the job is the main reason the interview is provided--they know that you can do the job, because they'll most likely put you to a formal training program anyway. It's as described by many: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, by some employees of the firm, to help ease your nerves. Whether or not they have any power in your hiring, that's unknown. Better be nice to everyone. We had a nice relaxing lunch with all the other candidates. Learn a little bit about the firm, the benefits, all that jazz. After lunch, the candidates went their separate ways to meet their respective interviewers. They'll each tell you a little bit about themselves before they get to the real deal. For me, I had an Audit Partner interview me. Nope. I can feel I sucked. Why? He did not seem very pleased to even be doing interviews, which was an immediate sign that I was not going do well, or have a fair chance. He was interviewing my INTEREST in the position by asking if I have any questions about the job; I had a few, but not enough to last 10-15 minutes conversation. But being that I've always dreamed about being a part of McGladrey and for my dream career choice, what didn't I already know? This was my fault; should've prepared better. It's not an interview about how much you want the position & company, it's about showing the ambition you want for yourself in YOUR career. He had NOTHING scripted, and it was all spur of the moment questions...well, in my case, expecting me to have questions for him. Interview #2 was with a junior HR person. It was more formal, with the questions I've prepared for in personality questions and a few behavioral. Definitely felt I aced it. But again, I think most of the hiring powers come from Partners. If not, you probably need the approval of both. I already knew I was a lost cause, and accepted defeat after all this. Below, I share with you some questions in exact form:

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Tell me about yourself 2) Why do you want to work with McGladrey? 3) Why did you not apply for the Big 4? 4) Why public and not private? 5) Why do you like Audit? (or whatever your position is) 6) Tell me about a time you made a mistake, and how you dealt with this? 7) Run me down with your resume 8) Do you have any teamwork/leadership skills? **Have some questions ABOUT the position you're applying for, even if you know most of it already, to show interest. Be ready to wing random moments of conversation**   1 Answer
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It was through our school career website. It didn't take more than a week. A HR called me and asked several basic questions, such as what is my GPA, where I was academically, and interest... The lady was really nice and friendly.

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    • I had to take an Auditing exam, which was really hard. They require the score needs to be above 90%.   Answer Question
  8.  

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP in May 2014.

    Interview

    I did an initial phone interview with the hiring manager where we talked about my past experiences, the job, exceptions, and salary for over an hour. The team was currently three members, with two of them in Chicago and one in Minneapolis, I would be working out of the Des Moines office. About a week later I moved on to a technical interview with two of the members of the team I would be working with. Conversation went very well for well over an hour, until we got to salary. I told them the same thing I told the hiring manager, but the conversation/interview abruptly ended there. Two weeks later I got a call from the original hiring manager that they were going to go with a local person. Three days later I got an alert from their website saying a new job was posted, which was the same one.

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    Staff Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at McGladrey LLP (New Haven, CT).

    Interview

    The HR department called weeks after applying online. They wanted transcripts prior to the interview. First interview went great. The representative was friendly and easy to talk to. I received a call back but at the second interview a different representative asked a lot of tax specific questions when it was an entry level position

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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP.

    Interview

    Intensive interview process. Was pleased to make it through the process. Didn't get a job offer (yet) but can honestly say they have an in-depth approach as apposed to glancing through resumes.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP in May 2013.

    Interview

    The process was spread over 4 successive screening / interviews: HR phone screening, On site one to one interview with practice Partner and Director, and Interview with the team (supervisor, senior consultant and consultant)

    Interview Questions

    • Functional: How can you hep us to develop the business with mid size financial institutions Technical: What are the main characteristics of the BSA / Patriot Act   Answer Question
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