McGladrey LLP Interview Questions

Updated Jul 27, 2015
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    Interview

    Went through campus recruiting, and then was invited to come down for a final interview in their downtown office. After the initial invite, I didn't hear any details until a week before. I was told after the final interview that I'd hear back in 2 weeks; however, I didn't end up hearing back until over a month later because the recruiter left the company. I had to call the office to inquire about the status on the position, and received a very generic rejection email after waiting so long.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you did not work well or there was a conflict with a team member.   Answer Question
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (Charlotte, NC).

    Interview

    I was a campus recruit and I got to the office visit level . The campus recruiter was very friendly, she remembered me from numerous interactions prior and she answered any question I had. I then met with various tax partners who didn't ask me very many questions about the job, they were mainly focused on my personality and things I am interested in.

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    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions, which was a nice change of pace, compared to an interview with a big 4 firm. I could tell McGladrey was trying to hire the best person and not the person with the highest GPA.   Answer Question
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    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at McGladrey LLP (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Met with a campus recruiter at Career Fair. Offered an on-campus interview with one of the partners who was an alumni. Very simple behavioral based interview where he made me feel very comfortable. Went to NYC for in-office interview where I was with a group of roughly 15 other students applying. We were all separated and met with 2 different partners for 2 30-minute interviews. One of the partners was a bit condescending so I could tell it didn't go too well. After the interviews, two entry level staff members took a small group of us out to lunch. Overall was a nice day-long process with the exception of the one partner making me a few rude comments during the interview.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    It was a straight forward process and interviewers were professional and pleasant.

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    Summer Leadership Comference Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (Atlanta, GA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    I applied through my college and interviewed on campus.

    Interview Questions

    • Not a difficult interview, just a conversation about my resume and company.   Answer Question
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    Summer Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (Gainesville, FL) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Interview was extremely laid-back and was an extension of the conversation I had previously had with the partner. Some of the usual questions about my resume, but most of the time I spent asking him questions. The entire process seems to be a feeling out and finding the proper "fit" between myself and McGladrey. No technical questions were asked.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Blue Bell, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (Blue Bell, PA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I interviewed with two different people. The first being someone who was high up in auditing (I'm not sure if he was a partner or not), and the second being someone in HR. The entire process took about 30-40 minutes. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be. I applied online and then I called a few days later to ask if they were hiring, and I got an interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of culture do you want to work for Describe a difficult situation you had in the past and how you worked through it. (Questions were not very difficult)   1 Answer
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    I was surprised at how relaxed and conversational the first interview went. The employees were all extremely informative and excited to tell you about their experience at McGladrey. Most of the interview we discussed my abroad experience and some past work at my internship.

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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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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

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    Interview Questions

    • Can you think about the most unforgettable teamwork experience?   Answer Question

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