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Pricing Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton International in June 2014.
Interview Details – Recruiter called and spoke with me for roghly 30 minutes. His boss then followed up with a secondary screening to ensure I was capable and qualified. After the phone calls I had one day with 3 interview with management/high level coworkers then second In-person round with the head/partner responsible for the group
Interview Question – Questions were not difficult, but were not in line with what the HR staff initially mentioned the position was for. View Answer
Executive Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton International.
Interview Details – Had a series of 4 interviews, each 30 minutes long. Technical questions regarding things like calendar management and travel booking were asked. The people were very nice and enthusiastic. The interview with HR is in the initial phase and they basically screen you and make sure that you are qualified and enthusiastic.
Interview Question – What my passion and goals are. At the time, I had not done enough self reflection to answer this well. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate and that was a huge mistake on my end. I could have been in a much better situation in the end if I had.
Audit Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Grant Thornton International.
Interview Details – On-campus interview - Mainly Q's about why audit/accounting/GT? Overall conversational.
Office interview - 3, 30 minute interviews with varying levels. Q's about resume and just conversational. Very laid back. No behavioral questions.
Both interview days had a lunch/dinner the day before. Good opportunity to meet employees and ask questions about whatever.
Interview Question – No difficult or unexpected. Why GT? Why Audit? Why Accounting? How did your leadership role in so and so help? Answer Question
Senior Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton International.
Interview Details – Applied online; they contacted me a couple of weeks ago. Scheduled a phone interview. I thought it went pretty well. Questions were very standard - 3 strentghs and examples, the riskiest decision made, etc. She was very open about how the partners are busy so it might take me a while to hear back from her. I waited a while, didnt hear from her. I called her, emailed her a couple of times, and not a word. Not cool! Not that I'm so excited to get another "we regret to inform you' email, but I thought it would be appropriate to at least get back to me.
Interview Question – expected salary View Answer
Advisory Senior Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Grant Thornton International in February 2012.
Interview Details – pretty standard - behavioral questions and some technical questions, almost all having to do with my resume. told a few stories and kept it light. came from Deloitte so was able to easily draw contrasts between the two and why I wanted to work for GT.
Interview Question – "we'll spend about 20 minutes on technical questions" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I had a number and they met the number.
Audit Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Grant Thornton International in March 2012.
Interview Details – First stage interviews are 1-on-1 provided on campus through the College of Business at the University of Illinois-Urbana, Champaign. Second stage interviews consist of a half-day office visit and tour ending with a 1-on-1 interview with senior management. The full-time offer is sent out about 7-10 days after the second stage interview.
Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton International in October 2010.
Interview Details – The interview was laid back and the interviewer did not act as professionally as with other firms. This was more of an interview to see if you were a good fit for the company and would be able to work with the people that you were assigned to work with on various clients.
Accountant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton International in October 2011.
Interview Details – Pretty good questions. Nothing in particular stands out as all that difficult. Average situational questions.
Tax Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Grant Thornton International in January 2011.
Interview Details – As with most Accounting jobs there is a lot of network that needs to be done from the beginning. Attending the twice yearly Meet the Firms event at my college was the fist step. I met professionals from GT and kept in contact with them. After an interview for an three day Externship, I was notified that I had been offered a position in their externship program. The interview for this was very relaxed. I felt like right when I sat down with my interviewer we struck up a conversation and the next thing I knew it was over. After the externship is interviews for an internship. This is a full day process, with an office tour and three-four interviews. Once again all my interviews were very relaxed. The one thing that sold me to GT was how much I felt like they were actually trying to get to know me, and see if I would fit in with their company culture. I never understood this whole word about "Corporate culture" until I felt myself so comforted in their office.
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation phase. I was straight out of college and not to experienced in that department, but I also felt that the packade they offered me was more than I had expected.
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