Grant Thornton Interview Questions

Updated Aug 21, 2015
299 Interview Reviews

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview

    Very welcoming. I was nervous, but I never felt intimidated by the personnel. Instead, they were straightforward, genuinely interested, and very comforting about the firm. Like most public accounting firms, they are selling themselves to you just as much as you are trying to sell yourself to them. So long as you have a good resume and can hold a conversation, you're prepared for a successful interview.

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    • For me, the hardest questions are always those asking if I have any questions for the firm. It's hard to come up with someone unique and not something everyone asks.   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Grant Thornton (McLean, VA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Met surge 2 partners, 1 senior manager and went out to lunch with two lower level employees. Everyone was very nice and answered questions honestly. It seems like they have a very good culture- better than big 4 at least. The lunch was very good as well. Not sure if they chose this restaurant especially for me but it was the nicest place in the immediate area.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview

    30 minute interview with two Grant Thornton employees (I had one partner and one manager). The interview was conversational and fairly laid back. It took place within the interviewer's office at Grant Thornton's Metropark office. The interview was one-on-one and predominantly resume/behavioral based questions. The entire day lasted about 5 hours with one hour designated to the interviews. The rest of the day was spent networking with various employees.

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    • Describe a time you were working in a group setting and experienced internal conflict. How did you handle the situation?   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview

    3 face to face interviews. First interview was with a Senior Associate, Second interview was with a Manager, Third interview was with the Partner. All were behavioral interviews in a laid back setting.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview

    It was awful, spoke with two recruiters, very rude and they just lie. I would be very hesitant to consider employment with this agency. Partners within the company advised me on the troubles within HR and their lack of care. This phone interview resulted in an employee write-up.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview

    Applied online and received a phone call from a recruiter the following week. After an initial phone screening I was flown out to the office where I was interviewed by a manger and partner.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, although It was mostly questions about experience. They are trying to gauge whether you will be a good fit for the firm. Don't be too nervous. Let your personality shine through! Don't be afraid to be honest. They enjoyed hearing my reasoning for choosing a small school.   Answer Question
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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Grant Thornton (Houston, TX) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Campus recruiting, plenty of pre-interview dinners and socials, in-office interviews. VERY positive experience overall! I enjoyed every minute of it! All of the GT employees were incredibly welcoming and made every effort to ensure you felt comfortable as a candidate. I strongly recommend going to all of the functions!

    Interview Questions

    • A lot of typical behavioral questions were asked at the on-campus interviews: Tell me about a scheduling conflict you've had and how you prioritized, tell me about a time you had a different opinion than the rest of a group and how you approached it, etc. The in-office interviews were more conversational and low-key. It was mostly get-to-know you questions. One difficult question I did receive, however, was: "Why wouldn't you choose GT?"   Answer Question
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Grant Thornton (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    One day program. Spoke with people that worked within the firm and their experiences. Went out for lunch and spoke with some more people. After lunch, first interview with a guy that was very honest on his take on the firm and didn't ask very difficult questions. Then another interview with a guy that was nice, but seemed a little distracted too.

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    • How would you go about presenting ways that technology helps the work place to the CEO?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    IT Security Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview

    3 phone interviews. Pretty standard questioning. Background and walk through resume. Standard HR questions. Test of troubleshooting skills. Walk through of a situation in which someone needed computer basic help.

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    Human Resources Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Grant Thornton (Boston, MA).

    Interview

    One day single interview with two people. About 30 minutes each where they give a description of what the job would be like and how your position would contribute to the group. Give tour of the office, meet a couple people. None of the questions are too difficult, they love Excel skills and organization. Deadlines and attention to detail are important, they make this clear.

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    • How organized are you? Describe how you are organized.   Answer Question
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