I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at BKD.
Interview Details – Campus Interview- very short, informal.
Interview Question – Didn't really ask me a lot of behavioral questions, just about school and whether I was interested in audit or tax. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at BKD in October 2013.
Interview Details – Campus recruiting, then followed by a trip to the Oklahoma City office for a tour and interviews with partners, managers, and the Managing Partner. They took us to lunch, and were very explanatory regarding duties as an intern, which were the same as First year Staff Auditors
Interview Question – Name a time when you were forced to be a leader in a situation involving conflict Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Accepted the offer that day
I applied through college or university and interviewed at BKD.
Interview Details – Recruiting is typically completed through an on campus interviewing process and then a second round of interviews at the office to which you'll be assigned. The initial interviews are very laid back and the recruiter is very knowledgeable and extremely down to earth. They do not employees the "STAR" process (ie. Tell me a time when...} but the questions are more aimed at who you are and if you'll be a good fit with the firm. They are very aware that training for audit is on the job and not just something you learn in college. If you are successful with the first round of interviews, you will be asked to come for an office visit. Nearly everyone who is invited for an office visit will be extended an offer, unless you rub the partners the wrong way. You will meet with three partners or senior managers the day of the office visit. Indianapolis the officer visit is a great experience. They ask you to come into town the afternoon on the day before your interviews, there will be an event (typically a private tour of Lucas Oil Stadium) and then a dinner with many of the partners from the office. After dinner the staff and seniors will take you out for another event, typically something fun with drinks. The next day is interview day and if you get an offer, it will be in your hand before you leave for the day. If I remember correctly there is personality test as well at one of the interviews.
Interview Question – They don't focus on technical expertise type questions or as noted above on STAR questions. Much of the focus is on your resume, so be sure it is in top form. This is a firm that wants to utilize your past experiences and involvements to determine what kind of employee you will be. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – This is your first job so there is little negotiation. Top recruit will get a signing bonus which they call a "education bonus".
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at BKD in July 2012.
Interview Details – Management and Partners are very polite, overall BKD gives off a good vibe. I've researched the company and it appears the biggest CON is that you have to work extremely hard, though isn't this to be expected in any position? Should anything less be expected? I believe this is a PRO, staying busy/working hard allows for personal growth on many level, this is surely a PRO in my opinion. I understand that I am just an outsider looking in, but my first impression is that BKD would make a great employer and has a lot to offer those willing to work hard for a living.
Interviewed at BKD
Interview Details – Signed up for on-campus interview and met with a recruiter. Received a call the next afternoon that I had been selected for an in-office interview later that month. At the office I met with three separate people and had lunch with a few younger staff and was given my employment offer before leaving that day.
Interview Question – Asked how I dealt with people in a group situation, very common accounting question because all audit work is done in teams. Also discussed work experience and education, my expectations for my career, and 'why did you choose public accounting?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations on offered salaries.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at BKD in October 2011.
Interview Details – Interview was mostly behavrioral
Interview Question – Give me an example of a conflict and how did you resolve it. Answer Question
You will learn a lot, and be exposed to a lot of different things
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